Commitment to a Principle of Honor
What is Honor Board?: Honor Board is comprised of 10 student jurors elected by you to represent the student body's perspective on the Constitution.
Honor Board hears cases concerning alleged violations by members of the student body of the Student Code of Conduct or Honor Principle.
There are 3 types of cases Honor Board sits on:
· Judicial—Cases involving alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct
· Academic—Cases involving allegations of cheating or plagiarism
· Honor Board—Cases involving alleged violations of the Honor Principle.
The Honor Board also must review the ASOC Senate's Budget and proposed student body fee increases.
Meet our Jurors!!
Siri Guntupalli is a junior biochemistry major from Diamond Bar, California. She is currently serving her last term on the Honor Board as the Chairwoman. Siri is passionate about representing the students’ perspective on constitutionality. She serves as a juror on the ASOC New Student Service Committee. She is also the Co-President of the South Asian Student Association and the Cofounder and Vice President of Medlife at Occidental College. She is a teaching assistant in molecular biology and conducts research in genetics and neurobiology with Dr. Renee Baran. Siri loves to dance, sing, read, travel, and try different foods.
Malena Ernani is a sophomore Politics and French Studies double major from Greenbrae, CA. Malena decided to run for Honor Board because she believes in the importance of student representation in academic conduct and student conduct cases. Apart from being an Honor Board juror, she is the Director of Community Engagement for Phi Beta Lambda, Occidental's pre-professional business chapter as well as the Co Vice-President of the newly-approved Planned Parenthood Club. Malena is also a Research Assistant for the Politics Department, and is currently conducting research related to the political representation of women in Latin American countries. This summer, Malena plans to intern at San Francisco City Hall for the office of Supervisor David Campos, specifically working in Constituent Services.
Liz Connors is a junior Bio major hailing from upstate New York. She enjoys reading, running and yoga. Liz plans to attend law school in the Fall of 2016.
Jon Kanellakos is a junior DWA from Ottawa, Canada. At Oxy, Jon serves as a resident adviser and intern in the Office of Admission. He is also on the Dean's Advisory Council and the publicity team for Phi Beta Lambda. Jon will be spending the summer conducting research at Chinese University of Hong Kong and will be in Buenos Aires for the fall semester.
Kara Alam is a sophomore DWA major born in New York City but hails from Lahore, Pakistan. She is on the Occidental Varsity Golf Team, and is a proud member of the Delta Omicron Tau sorority. Kara will be studying in Amsterdam this coming fall.
Sammi Morrill is a sophomore Diplomacy and World Affairs major from Naugatuck, Connecticut. She was elected into the Honor Board fall of 2014. On campus she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, an outside defender for the women’s soccer team and she works at the Child Development Center. She is interested in international law and hopes to pursue a law career after Oxy. Outside of school she enjoys traveling, running and reading.
Robbie George is a junior pre-med biochemistry major and Spanish minor from Aspen, CO. He joined the Honor Board so that he could begin getting involved in student government. He is on the varsity cross country and track teams, an RA in Wylie hall, a volunteer health educator through Peer Health Exchange, and the co-social/recruitment chair of the professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma. After undergrad, he hopes to attend med school.
Tsering Lama is a Senior Economics major from Vacaville, California. Tsering was originally born in Kathmandu, Nepal, however, he immigrated to the US in 2004. On campus, Tsering served as the Vice President of Blyth Fund responsible for $160,000 in financial equities, A.S.O.C.Vice President of Finance, and Assistant Manager in the Institutional Advancement office, where he managed a 50-person student fundraising program, accounting for a third of the total annual fund. In the spring semester of his Junior year, Tsering studied abroad in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia researching the investment incentives in renewable energy in the respective emerging markets. Tsering has also interned for Waddell & Reed Inc. and CHIRLA. Tsering plans to compliment his Economics degree with an emphasis in Business and eventually pursue an MBA.
George Summers was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a Political Science major, and has worked on several campaigns during his time in college. He is still in the process of figuring out what to do post-graduation, whether to continue his education in politics or finding work in entertainment in Los Angeles.
Questions? Contact Honor Board Chair Siri Guntupalli at firstname.lastname@example.org and Malena Ernani at email@example.com