Honor Council survey reveals nuances of opinion between different grades


Courtesy of Honor Council

Honor Council posted the results from their survey on a bulletin board in Main. This series of four pie charts displays student responses to the prompt “Parents, teachers and students generally share the same academic priorities.”

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor

Honor Council distributed a survey to the student body earlier this month addressing the causes of, types of and remedies for Honor Code violations. The results were separated by grade so each class could be compared.

More freshmen, sophomores and seniors say that they strongly disagree with being empowered to address honor problems through Suggestion Ox than through any other venue. The most-strongly disagreed venue for juniors is the administration.

More seniors strongly agree with feeling empowered to address honor issues through their advisors. Other grades feel most empowered to address them through the advisor relatively through strong agreement.

57.3 percent of freshmen, 46.3 percent of sophomores, 49.5 percent of juniors and 43.9 percent of seniors agree that parents, teachers and students generally have the same academic priorities.

According to freshmen, the most agreed-upon causes of academic dishonesty are time constraints or inadequate preparation, peer pressure and unclear teacher or department policy. Sophomores, juniors and seniors, on the other hand, attribute academic dishonesty to time constraints or inadequate preparation, peer pressure and parental pressure.