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The PC Honor Code

“On my honor, I will abstain from all deceit. I will neither give nor receive unacknowledged aid in my academic work nor will I permit such action by any member of this community. I will respect the persons and property of the community, and will not condone the discourteous or dishonest treatment of these by my peers. In my every act, I will seek to maintain a high standard of honesty and truthfulness for myself and for the College.”

The Honor Council and Blue Book

The Honor Council is a student-led body that also includes faculty members. It investigates allegations of Honor Code violations, holds hearings, and decides on penalties according to rules laid out in the Blue Book. Students apply for membership in the Honor Council in February, for the following academic year, and are chosen by the Council’s Executive Committee.

For more information, please contact Honor Council Chair, R.J. Bacon, at, or Honor Council Assistant Chair, Brent Glasgow, at

Honor Council Procedures Under Extraordinary Circumstances

Pursuant to Section V of the Presbyterian College Blue Book governing the Honor System, Provost Raber has found that we have extraordinary circumstances for the 2019-2020 academic year and that it is in the best interest of the College to forego the usual Honor Council procedures. Going forward, pending Honor Council cases and any reports of potential Honor Code violations made during the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year will be handled in the following manner: In place of a formal Honor Council hearing, members of the Executive Committee will review case documents and determine whether the charged student violated the Honor Code. The document outlines the Honor Council procedures under extraordinary circumstances.