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Applications due Friday for Honor Council, Student Foundation

Applications due Friday for Honor Council, Student Foundation
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By Morgan Brief

Contributing Writer

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Honor isn’t about making the right choices, it’s about dealing with the consequences.

For those who share this mentality, there is still time to apply for a position on the SMU Honor Council.

The Honor Council is accepting applications from all students who are not afraid to talk about the Honor Code and uphold its standards. The Honor Code is what SMU students refer to in cases of academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism.

When a student crosses that line into fraudulence, the Honor Council is there to represent the rest of the student body who share the same scholastic burdens and hold the student in question accountable for his or her own actions.

“This is an educational process, and people forget that,” said Anson Howard, Honor Council Public Relations President. ” We don’t want to point fingers and punish people. We want students to walk away knowing the ethical boundaries they have crossed and to take responsibility for their actions.”

The official duties of a council member include dealing with several cases during a semester, participating in hearing boards and determining the accountability of offenders.

“We just would like a range of students from diverse background and social groups to gain a broader perspective of the student body,” said Jennifer Rosemore, Honor Council President.

Applications can be found in the Dean of Student Life offices on the 3rd floor of Hughes-Trigg. The deadline is Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m. Further information on the Honor Council or the Honor Code can be found at smu.edu/honorcouncil.

By Luke Merrell

Contributing Writer

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The Student Foundation (SF) is now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 general members board.

The SF is in charge of coordinating Homecoming week, The Tate Lecture Series, Family Weekend, Celebration of Lights, University Ambassadors Program, Mane Event and other campus events.

“This year during Family Weekend, we are introducing a new event,” said Ashley Meredith, the SF chair of marketing and advancement. “We are including a Talent Show dinner that will allow students and their families to taste some of the restaurants around Dallas. This will take place right before the Family Weekend Talent Show from 6-7 p.m.”

SF is embarking on its 34th year as the university’s largest programming body. Its mission is to “provide quality traditional programming that will build community on the SMU campus, strengthen relationships with alumni and friends of the university and foster student leadership.”

The organization is also comprised of eight planning committees: family weekend, campus events, public relations, membership, Tate Lecture, advancement, homecoming and development.

General meetings are held every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg forum.

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. Interviews are slated for this Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Interested students are encouraged to apply at smu.edu/sf/membership/GeneralMembershipApplication.asp.

Students that would like more information about joining SF can contact Allison Sirianni at [email protected] or (949) 422-9057.

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