Honor Board

Bryn Mawr College is an institution that takes pride not only in a legacy of excellence, but also in many grand traditions. The Honor Code is one such tradition that is woven into all aspects of life on campus at Bryn Mawr. It is a living document that the Undergraduate student community adopts, “to create an environment in which each member is able to realize their full potential- a potential which is realized through intellectual and social growth.” By adopting this document, the Undergraduate student community acknowledges that respect and concern for one another is key to our development, both socially and academically.

Meet the Honor Board:

The Honor Board consists of 8 students (3 Seniors, 2 Juniors, 2 Sophomores, and the Head of the Honor Board) elected each year by the Undergraduate student body. They act as representatives in academic hearings, social hearings, and Dean’s Panels, and deliberate and decide on the resolutions of cases in conjunction with the Dean of the Undergraduate College and Faculty members of the Honor Board. Their responsibilities also include educating the incoming class about life under the Honor Code at Bryn Mawr, distributing information about examination policies, distributing Finals week materials and schedules, and delivering hearing reports to the Assembly at the end of each semester as prescribed in the Honor Code.

Confidentiality is vital to the success of the Honor Code.  Knowledge of any social or academic conflicts is confined to as few people as possible (parties involved, members of the Honor Board and those who might have taken part in mediation processes). All witnesses and parties are required to keep all proceedings strictly confidential.

KS5A7700 Head of the Honor Board: Swati Shastry
Major: Political Science, minor in Psychology
Favorite Fruit: Mango
Dorm Liaison for Pembroke West and New Dorm
2017 1-Year Representative: Meera Jayaraman
Major: English, minor in Gender Studies
Favorite Fruit: Mango
Dorm Liaison for
 14274_10203761678575533_1725092488070649187_n 2017 1-Year Representative: Justine Robinson
Major: Political Science at Haverford
Favorite Fruit: Strawberry
Dorm Liaison for
2017 1-Year Representative: 
Favorite Fruit:
Dorm Liaison for
2018 2-Year Representative: Rachel Massey
Major: International Relations
Favorite Fruit:
Dorm Liaison for
12232751_10207235269412870_8480414982929652644_o (1) 2019 1-Year Representative: Sofio Colosimo
Major: Geology, Environmental Studies minor
Favorite Fruit: Mango
Dorm Liaison for
  2019 2-Year Representative: Rebecca Kaplan
Major: Psychology, Health Studies minor
Favorite Fruit: Pomegranate
Dorm Liaison for
11892027_1455376011437065_2904311415428346452_n Head of the Honor Board Emeritus: Molly Macdougall
Major: Psychology
Favorite Fruit: Mango


Head of the Honor Board Office Hours:

Have questions about the Honor Code? Interested in joining the Board? Curious about the hearing process? Need advice about how to pursue a situation?

Come down to the SGA office at the Campus Center (previously student activities) to informally chat with the Head of the Honor Board every Monday 4-5pm!

You’re also welcome to contact Swati Shastry at sshastry@brynmawr.edu or honorboard@brynmawr.edu to make an appointment.

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