Preseason Presentation from Coach K

The Honor Council held an event in Scharf Hall on the night of Thursday, October 27th to feature a presentation from Coach Krzyzewski on honor, integrity, and ethics. This one-hour event was attended by 40 members of the Duke Honor Council community. Coach K began with a brief introduction, during which he stated that the military helped to instill honor in himself. Years later, as the coach of both the Duke and U.S. National basketball teams, he believes that it is his duty to instill honor in his players and to develop a team culture based on standards. “A standard is the way you do things all the time” – Coach K While at West Point, Coach K was expected to follow a set of rules establishe

Honor Council Chair Presents Welcome Speech to Class of 2020

The Duke University Honor Council was privileged to help welcome the Class of 2020 with a message on honor and integrity, delivered by senior Surya. Read the transcript of her speech below: Hello Everyone! My name is Surya Veerabagu, and I’m a senior this year (so obviously I am all knowing) and I serve as the current chair of Duke honor council. Firstly, I would like to say: Congratulations on being here today! I’m sure I’m the millionth person to tell you that, but you deserve to hear it each and every time it’s said. Before I shed all of my senior words of wisdom with you all, I would like for you all to stand up and stick your hands out to your sides and rub your hands like this. *motion

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