2. Honor Council


2.1 The Honor Council is elected by the students of Luther College.

     2.1.1 The Honor Council shall be made up of twelve students, normally five members from the Senior Class, four members from the Junior Class, three members from the Sophomore Class.

     2.1.2 The First-year Class, the Sophomore Class, and the Junior Class shall each elect members to the Council (as needed) at their respective class elections held during the spring semester, to take office the following fall.

     2.1.3 Members, once elected, shall continue in office until their graduation, until they leave college, choose to resign their position or are otherwise removed.

     2.1.4 The Honor Council is functional as long as there can be a quorum for the HCRB. Once there is no quorum for the HCRB, the HCC requests from Student Senate to appoint members from the student body to the Honor Council until the vacant positions can be filled by a regular election.

     2.1.5 The Faculty Advisor is a non-voting member of the Honor Council.

2.2 The Officers of the Honor Council are the Honor Council Chair and the Honor Council Secretary.

     2.2.1 The Honor Council Chair is elected by and from the Honor Council for one year with no term limit.

  • [Changed March 2015. See Changes page for details.]

     2.2.2 The Honor Council Vice Chair is elected by and from the Honor Council for one year with no term limit.

  • [Changed March 2015. See Changes page for details.]

     2.2.3 Both positions will be filled by elections by and from the Honor Council at the beginning of each year and immediately as they become vacant.

  • [Adjusted March 2015. See Changes page for details.] 

2.3 The Honor Code Review Board is the standing committee of the Honor Council charged to conduct Honor Code Reviews in cases of alleged violations of the Honor Code.

     2.3.1 The HCRB shall normally be made up of three members from the Senior Class, two members from the Junior Class, one member from the Sophomore Class.

     2.3.2 The HCC always is a member of the HCRB.

     2.3.3 The other members of the HCRB are elected by and from the Honor Council for one academic year with no term limits.

     2.3.4 Any vacant position will be filled through election by and from the Honor Council for the remainder of the term.

     2.3.5 The quorum for any Honor Code Review is five. If a regular member of the HCRB is unable to attend a meeting, another member of the Honor Council can be appointed by the HCC as temporary replacement.

     2.3.6 The faculty advisor is a non-voting member of the HCRB and must be present at all Honor Code Reviews.

2.4 The Honor Code Education Committee is the standing committee of the Honor Council charged with educating the student body on the Honor Code.

     2.4.1 The HCEC shall be made up of the remaining HC members not on the Review Board  comprising of two members from the Senior class, two members from the Junior class and two members from the Sophomore class. 

     2.4.2 The HCC is always a member of the HCEC and chair of the committee.

     2.4.3 The faculty advisor will also assist the HCEC.

2.5 Any member of the Honor Council who is found incompetent or otherwise objectionable may be removed from the membership of the Honor Council by a majority vote of the Council. Action may be instituted against such a member by a majority vote of the Honor Council or by petition signed by twenty members of the Student Body. All voting shall be by ballot.