Because several students had problems successfully submitting the online exam through Collab, the Executive Committee has decided to push the deadline back by twenty-four hours. The exam will now remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.
(Darden and Law students will still be able to submit the exam through Friday, September 20.)
Didn’t get a chance to attend one of our info sessions?
No worries! Before you take the exam, read the info below – it’ll get you caught up to speed.
The Role of Support Officers:
Support Officers assist in processing Honor cases as Advisors and Counsel:
- Advisors serve as the personal confidantes and sources of emotional and informational support for all parties involved in an Honor case.
- Counsel investigate alleged Honor Offenses and also help represent the accused student or the “Community” at trial.
As a new Support Officer, you will be trained to perform both the Counsel and Advisor roles. You will then be able to choose which role you would like to fulfill on any given case.
All Support Officers are also responsible for educating the student body about Honor. Support Officers are expected to serve as educators of the student body both formally, through events and presentations, and informally, in their day-to-day interactions.
The Try-Out Process for Support Officers:
The first stage of the try-out process is an online examination that tests your knowledge of what we call the “Green Book,” which summarizes the history, structure, and functioning of the Honor System. These closed book examinations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th. When you’re ready to take the exam, the link can be found here. The link to the PDF of the “Green Book” can be found here.
You will be notified on September 21 about whether you’ve been invited to the first round of interviews, which will take place between September 22 and September 24. Interviews will last between 20 and 30 minutes.
You will be notified on September 25 about whether you have been selected to proceed to the final round of interviews. These interviews will take place on September 26 or 27, and will also last between 20 and 30 minutes.
Final notifications about who has been selected to be an Honor Support Officer will be sent out on the morning of September 28. If you are selected as a Support Officer, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Dinner that same evening, September 28. We will accept between 35 and 45 new members to the Support Officer pool this year.
Training for New Support Officers:
All Support Officers are extensively trained so that they can effectively perform the work of the Honor Committee. Training is a serious time commitment, and is required by the Board of Visitors because the Honor Committee is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Trainees will have a choice to attend a weekly training session from 7-9 p.m. on either Mondays or Thursdays. Classes begin the week of September 30 and last until the end of the semester. Outside of the class sessions, training will include readings, practicums, shadowing, and mock case processing work.
Exam Deadline: September 18, midnight
Welcome Event: September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Training Begins: September 30 or October 3
If you have any questions, please contact the Vice Chair for Education at (434) 924-7602 or email@example.com.