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Due Process of Law for the Honor Code

A student that is charged with violating the Honor Code which is part of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is guaranteed the following procedural safeguards:

1. The student must be informed in writing of any charge or charges at least 72 hours before the case is heard.

2. The student must be informed orally or in writing of the procedural rights set forth in these numbered paragraphs.

3. The student has the option of being excused from any tests or examinations for a period of 48 hours after charges are presented, for a period of 48 hours prior to the scheduled trial, and for a period of 48 hours after the scheduled hearing.

4. The student has the right to be represented by any full-time Wofford College student or a member of the Honor Council appointed by the chair of the Honor Council.

5. The student has the right to remain silent, and such silence does not constitute evidence of guilt.

6. Records of prior criminal, social, or academic infractions may be considered by the Honor Council only after the verdict of guilty has been reached, when appropriate sanctions are being determined.

7. The student and his or her student counsel are required to exchange lists of witnesses, discovery of evidence, and retention of statements for use in the Honor Court with the member of the Honor Council who will presenting the evidence no later than 24 hours prior to the trial.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students or the chairperson of the Honor Council or the Dean of the College.