October 29, 2019

Did the Pratt School of Engineering’s namesake believe in integrity over image?

Duke is undeniably one of the best engineering schools in the country. This reputation may have never been possible if it wasn’t for Edmund T. Pratt Jr.’s generous endowment of $35 million....

October 16, 2019

Civic Engagement is defined as making a difference in the civic life of our communities. The first form of civic engagement we usually participate in and the one most associated with college students is community service. Many high schools and scholarship programs requ...

October 1, 2019

Integrity is often thought of as an innate characteristic, featured in sayings like “He has a strong moral compass” or “It just didn’t feel like the right thing to do.” Yet, this sense of honor must come from somewhere, and in many cases, it is parents or guardians tha...

September 17, 2019

We are now a few weeks into the new academic year, which means many of us are inevitably transitioning into our latest campus leadership roles. I remember being surprised when I got to Duke that so many of these positions were held by sophomores or juniors. In high sch...

September 9, 2019

This past week, the Duke University Honor Council selected several winners for the annual Summer Reading Contest. Three winners, one first-place and two runner-ups, were chosen from over 50 applicants. The contest required each applicant to submit an essay based upon t...

August 22, 2019

This week, Honor Council has welcomed the class of 2023, beginning with the first-year welcome address on August 21 at the field hockey field. Amelia Steinbach, president of Honor Council, advised the first years to act honorably in their classes as well as beyond clas...

April 23, 2019

Another year is coming to a close, providing a time for individuals and groups on campus to reflect on the time that has passed and plan for the year ahead. Many of us will soon depart campus for internships or summer employment where the traditional realm of academic...

February 28, 2019

Imagine this: Coach K sets his rules for the upcoming game—everyone must be at practice. Every day, on time, no exceptions. One afternoon, all of the team’s starters decided to show up an hour late to practice. The rule says they should be suspended for one full week,...

November 19, 2018

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Duke Honor Council hosted a panel discussion, titled Integrity in Admissions and Recruiting. Panelists included Dean Christoph Guttentag of Undergraduate Admissions, Dean Gerald Wilson of pre-law advising, Dr. Chris Roy of pre-health adv...

August 27, 2018

The Honor Council kicked off the new year by welcoming the class of 2022 during Orientation week.  Our Chair, Nick Santangelo (T '20), spoke to the entire first-year class during the opening ceremony in the softball field.  He engaged in a Q&A session with the head FAC...