Honor Code Policy Appendix
- A student is a person who is admitted, enrolled or registered for study at the University of South Carolina –Columbia for any academic period.
- The college liaison is the person appointed by the Dean of each college who works in consultation with the Office of Academic Integrity.
- A conduct administrator is an employee in the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity that has been trained to adjudicate cases.
- The Carolina Judicial Council is a group of highly trained volunteer faculty and selected students that adjudicates formal hearings within the Office of Academic Integrity.
- The hearing chair is the Carolina Judicial Council member that is given the responsibility of running the hearing; they are permitted the right to accept or reject new material, address when members of the panel, charged student, or other persons in the room during a hearing speak out of turn, or make any other determination to ensure the hearing is run appropriately and efficiently.
- An advisor is any person chosen by the charged student so long as that person is not involved in the incident (witness, etc.). The advisor, may advise the charged student regarding preparation for the hearing, accompany the charged student to all proceedings, and have access to evidence to be introduced at the hearing.
- A witness is any person(s) with firsthand knowledge of a potential Honor Code violation or any person(s) that have an expertise in the subject matter in question. Character witnesses are not permitted.
- An academic program is defined as any graduate or undergraduate course, independent study or research for academic credit, laboratory, internship, externship, clinical program, practicum, field placement, or other form of study or work offered in furtherance of the academic mission of the University. Academic work includes any work performed or assigned to be performed in connection with any academic program.