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Mrs. Ronda Dove
Administrative Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Honor Summit Program

Preliminary 2014 Honor Summit program available to download (PDF)

Sunday, 23 February

3:30 pm Registration
Marshall Hall, Gallery

4:00 pm Welcome
Marshall Hall, Gillis Theater
Colonel David A. Miller, US Air Force (ret.), Interim Director, Center for Leadership and Ethics, VMI
Colonel Thomas Baur, Superintendent’s Liaison to Virginia Military Institute's Honor Court and Professor Emeritus, VMI
Cadet Jordan L. Bailey '14, Vice President for Defense, Virginia Military Institute's Honor Court

4:30 pm Breakout Session A - Gaining Honor Code Buy-In from Students and Faculty
Marshall Hall and Moody Hall (Students and Faculty Combined)

  • What is honor?
  • How does your system address honor versus conduct?
  • How does your code or approach translate to and prepare you for the real world?


6:00 pm Dinner
Moody  Hall, Activities Room
Introduction: Cadet Parker Blazevich, VMI
Recent Revisions to the University of Virginia Honor Code
Mr. Evan B. Behrle ‘14, Chair, Executive Committee, University of Virginia

7:30 pm Adjourn


Monday, 24 February

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Moody Hall, Activities Room

8:30 am Morning Welcome
Moody Hall, Activities Room
Colonel David Miller, US Air Force (ret.), Interim Director, VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics

8:40 am Breakout Session B - Administrative Processes 
Student Track - Marshall Hall
Faculty Track- Moody Hall

  • Appointment of honor court or council members.
  • Methods of formal assessment.
  • Investigative procedures.
  • What constitutes proper counsel for the accused?
  • Mental health of the accused.
  • Use of social media throughout and after trial.

9:50 am Breakout Session C - Education
Student Track – Marshall Hall
Faculty Track – Moody Hall

  • Training for honor court members.
  • Orientation for new and returning students.
  • Use of social media.
  • Disclosure of proceedings to student body.
  • Outreach to high schools and middle schools.
  • Communicating with parents.
  • Educating international students.

11:05 am Keynote Remarks - Dishonesty: How Good People can Misbehave and Still Think of Themselves as Good
Marshall Hall, Gillis Theater 
Introduction: Cadet Elliott Matthews, VMI
Speaker: Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Author of “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty”
Open to the general public


12:15 pm Lunch - Recent Revisions to The College of William & Mary Honor Code
Moody Hall, Activities Room
Introduction: Brice Scott, VMI
Ms. Emily Newcomb, ’14, Co-Chair, Undergraduate Honor Council
Mr. Michael Gibbons, ’14, CFO, Undergraduate Honor Council
Mr. Mark C. Weston, (M.Div.) Assistant Director of Student Conduct
The College of William & Mary

2:00 pm Breakout Session D - A Future Without Honor?
Student Track – Marshall Hall
Faculty Track – Moody Hall

  • Honor as a lifestyle.
  • Are we stressing the intrinsic importance of honor?
  • How is your honor system creating honor advocates?
  • Why have an honor system?
  • Issues related to "study drugs" and "hook up culture."

3:00 pm Closing Session
Marshall Hall, Gillis Theater

3:15 pm Adjourn

as of 18 February 2014