Apply to be a Support Officer

The Honor Committee is now selecting its Fall 2023 Support Officers! The application window has closed. 


Wednesday, August 30th, 5-6 pm in Newcomb 480

Friday, September 1st, 2-3 pm, in Newcomb 480 (joint session with UJC!)

Tuesday, September 5th, 7-8 pm, on Zoom (link will be posted here)

Friday, September 8th, 6-7 pm, in Newcomb 480 


To apply for a pool, please submit our written application. This application is due on September 10th at 11:59 pm. 

The written application consists of a short information quiz; please review this booklet prior to submitting your application!


By invitation, selected applications will participate in an interview with current support officers and/or Committee representatives. Interviews are designed to assess your passion for Honor, the applicable skillset for your SO pool (see below), and critical reasoning ability. No preparation, however, is necessary aside from a general understanding of the Honor System. 

Join the interested candidate listserv here for helpful information and reminders!

Please email the S&R co-chairs at [email protected] (Simran Havaldar) or [email protected] (Margaret Zirwas) with any questions or to be added to the interested applicants' email list. 

The Selections & Recruitment (S&R) subcommittee organizes the support officer application/interview process every Fall. Each year, the Committee reviews over 150 applications for students who are interested in joining Honor in the following 3 pools:


Honor proceedings can be difficult and trying for the parties involved. Advisors can help alleviate some of the pressures and anxieties that may accompany Honor proceedings. The responsibilities of Advisors are to provide students who are the subject of Honor proceedings, to provide relevant members of the Community, if applicable, with confidential, emotional support, and to provide the parties to whom they are assigned with neutral and impartial information about the Honor process.


In a system premised on the principle of honor, the procedures of the Committee should be guided by the critical goal of pursuing the truth. Counsel play a crucial role in attaining this goal. The responsibilities of Counsel are 1) to investigate thoroughly and impartially Reports of Alleged Honor Offenses; and 2) to assist, in a fair and balanced manner, in the presentation of the views of both the accused student and the Community, respectively, throughout the Honor process. Notwithstanding the availability of Honor Counsel to assist in presenting the views, arguments, and defenses of the accused student at the hearing (and later, if applicable, to assist the dismissed student on appeal), the primary responsibility for any Honor case lies with the student. Accordingly, the student is expected to take the principal role in explaining the student's own actions and formulating arguments or defenses at the hearing (and, if applicable, thereafter).


In a system premised on the principle of honor, it is important that the Honor Committee engage in efforts to educate the Community about the ideals and processes of the Honor System. The Responsibilities of Honor Educators are 1) to provide orientation and educational programs for the Community and 2) to be knowledgeable about the Committee’s policies (including those related to case processing) and initiatives and provide a factual, impartial description of the Honor System and appropriate answers to questions to members of the Community.