Honor Code Resources for Faculty

All members of ASHMC are responsible for maintaining their integrity and the integrity of the College community in all academic matters and in all affairs concerning the community.

–ASHMC Constitution

The HMC Honor Code works best when students and faculty participate fully and create an environment that encourages honesty and cooperation. The resources below should help faculty educate themselves about the Honor Code and has contact information for the student and faculty stewards of the Honor Code.

If you observe/suspect an Honor Code Violation

  • Contact the Judiciary Board (for academic violations) or Disciplinary Board (for violations related to College policy or social responsibility) as soon as possible. The email aliases jb@hmc.edu and db@hmc.edu will always reach the current JB and DB chairs. The judiciary chair for the 2022-2023 academic year is James Nicholson. The disciplinary chair is Freya Derdeyn.
  • If you are concerned about a student’s well-being you should contact the Dean of the Faculty (Tom Donnelly donnelly@g.hmc.edu)  and/or the vice president for student affairs and dean of students (Marco Antonio Valenzuela) valenzuela@g.hmc.edu). The Division of Student Affairs phone number is 909.621.8125.
  • Here is a flowchart of how Honor Code violations are normally dealt with.
  • If the student is from off-campus, you will also need to contact the appropriate person at the student’s home campus. Here is the contact information for the other Claremont Colleges. You may wish to work with a faculty advisor who has experience with off-campus Honor Board cases.

If you want some examples of language for course syllabi and exams

If you want help navigating an Honor Code case

  • The current JB and DB chairs are always happy to help. They can be reached at the email aliases jb@hmc.edu and db@hmc.edu.
  • The Honor Code Committee is developing a Faculty Advisor Program to connect faculty with their peers who are more experienced with the Honor Code. The JB/DB chairs can pair you with a faculty advisor.
  • This flowchart of how Honor Code violations are normally dealt with may be of some use.

If you want detailed information on the Honor Code

For the 2022–2023 Academic year

  • The Judiciary chair is James Nicholson. Email him at jb@hmc.edu.
  • The Disciplinary chair is Freya Derdeyn Email her at db@hmc.edu.
  • The Honor Code Committee is chaired by Prof. Michael Orrison (orrison@g.hmc.edu). You may wish to contact them if you have questions about faculty resources (such as this webpage) or general questions about faculty responsibility and roles in the Honor Code.
  • The Honor Code Committee during 2022-2023 consists of Prof. Michael Orrison (chair), Prof. Erin Talvitie, James Nicholson (JB chair), Freya Derdeyn (DB chair), and Dean Valenzuela.

Ultimately, the oversight of the Honor Code lies with the vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Marco Antonio Valenzuela (valenzuela@g.hmc.edu).