Commitment to a Principle of Honor
“No student shall take unfair advantage of another student or member of the Occidental Community” - ASOC Constitution, Article V, Section 3A.
What is Honor Board?
Honor Board is comprised of ten student jurors elected by the student body 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.
Honor Board Jurors 2015-2016
Malena Ernani is a Junior 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 Honor Board Chair, she is a Project Manager for Phi Beta Lambda, Vice-President of the Planned Parenthood Club, and a Diversity Inititative intern for the Office of Admission. This past summer, Malena interned at San Francisco City Hall for the office of Supervisor David Campos, specifically working in Constituent Services. She aspires to pursue a career in local politics and community organizing.
Liz Connors is a Senior 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 Senior 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 spent the summer conducting research at Chinese University of Hong Kong and will be in Buenos Aires for the fall semester.
Kara Alam (not pictured) is a Junior Diplomacy and World Affairs major born in New York but raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She ran for Honor Board because she believes that upholding high standards of honor and integrity is crucial to creating a safe and positive environment for every member of the Occidental community. On campus, she is a member of the Occidental College Varsity Golf team, a member of Delta Omicron Tau Sorority, and host of Frisco Disco on KOXY Radio. Kara will be studying European Politics and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam in the Fall of 2015.
Sammi Morrill is a Junior 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 Senior 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.
Earl Park (not pictured) is a Senior Critical Theory and Social Justice Major from Los Angeles, CA. In addition to being a Honor Board Juror, he is the President of Oxfam Occidental, President of the Korean American Students Association, President of the Boxing Club, and Co President of the Occidental Hip-hop and Subculture Club. Earl has previously interned at the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance and Disability Rights Legal Center. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in law. Outside of school, Earl likes to learn Krav Maga from Instructor Conner Lewis Smith and listen to Edmond Quan's miscellaneous facts about China (facts that are fiercely contested by Michael Cao).
Maureen Lounsbury (not pictured) is a Senior sociology major from Ivins, Utah. She joined Honor Board to see what student government is like! In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, hanging out with friends, reading, and thinking about teaching herself how to play the harmonica.
Flora Adamian (not pictured) is a Sophomore Diplomacy and World Affairs major and German minor from Los Angeles, CA. Apart from being a member of Honor Board. Flora is also a staff writer for the Occidental Weekly, an upper division resident advisor, a member of the Armenian Students Association, a member of ACLU, and a member of FEAST. She is interested in international human rights law and hopes to attend law school after graduating from Occidental. In her free time, Flora enjoys yoga, reading, and hiking.
Questions? Contact Honor Board Chair Malena Ernani at firstname.lastname@example.org