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Chapter One: Administrative Provisions

1.1 — Purpose and Scope:
   A. The goal of the Honor Code is to safeguard and promote the ideals of honor and integrity by prohibiting lying, cheating, stealing, and protecting academic integrity.  Academic integrity includes a commitment by all members of the law school community not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental ethical principles of the community and compromise the worth of work completed by others.
  B. The Honor Code does not relieve law students of the obligation to comply with other Penn State policies generally applicable to Penn State student conduct, nor does it relieve law students of the obligation to comply with federal, state, and local regulations and with the jurisdiction of law enforcement authorities.
  C. Misconduct that may be subject to sanctions under the Honor Code, along with other misconduct, remains subject to the authority of the Dean and Faculty to maintain the educational process, the public reputation and institutional integrity of the law school, and the safety of the Law School Community. Such authority includes, without limitation, (1) the exclusion of a student from law school premises, (2) the imposition of grading sanctions, (3) the reporting of misconduct to law enforcement, bar admission authorities, and others, (4) the imposition of sanctions for misconduct in the law school admissions process, and (5) the imposition of sanctions upon former students who are no longer enrolled at the law school. 
  D. The procedures of this Code apply to all allegations of misconduct described herein.
  E. An Honor Proceeding may be initiated until the law student's enrollment ends.