Student Code of Conduct


Students, faculty, administrators, and staff of the Renée Crown University Honors Program support the conduct guidelines of “Integrity, respect for the person and property of others and a commitment to intellectual and personal growth in a diverse population” that are outlined in Syracuse University’s Code of Student Conduct.
The Honors Program follows the University’s procedures of the Student Conduct System. Those policies and the relevant procedures are available at

Participation in the Honors Program is contingent on a student’s good standing with the University Student Conduct System. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will notify the Honors Program of students who have been found to violate the policy with a penalty of disciplinary probation or higher. The Honors Program will review only closed cases, after all appeals through the OSRR have been exhausted.

If a student is placed on disciplinary probation, the Honors Program reserves the right to remove the student permanently from the Program. If a student is placed on disciplinary probation, but not removed from the program, the student will receive standard sanctions that constitute a loss of privileges (student will be ineligible for early registration status and will be ineligible to apply for or receive funding from the Program) during the period of disciplinary probation. Any student suspended from the University will be removed permanently from the Honors Program. There will be no appeal process for these decisions.

By participating in the Honors Program, students are automatically subject to this policy.

There are many reasons to see an Honors advisor.


High-achieving students often need more academic advising, not less, because they tend to have many interests and more options open to them. It can be confusing to find so many subjects fascinating!

Several kinds of advising are available to Honors students. Your needs will change over time, and you will always be adding to your list of staff and faculty “advisors,” such as your home school recorder, your faculty advisor, Honors advisors, and many other helpful people you will encounter.

We can help you match Honors requirements with your college’s requirements.

  • This is a good example of an area where you will work with more than one advisor. Your home school or college should be considered the expert on your academic requirements, and you should meet with your designated academic advisor and/or your college recorder on a regular basis to make sure you understand what you need to do. Our advisors can then help you match those requirements to those of the Honors Program.  We strongly recommend that you meet with an Honors advisor at least once a semester to plan your progress toward meeting requirements. Coming in prior to registration each semester will help you take advantage of all the courses that can fulfill multiple requirements. Regular communication between you and the Honors staff is essential, and is the best way to prevent unpleasant surprises about where you stand.

We can help you make the most of your undergraduate experience.

  • Study abroad, internships, civic engagement, extracurricular opportunities – these are all part of a rich and well-rounded undergraduate experience. If you are interested, but don’t know quite how to get involved or get started, come see us! We can put you in touch with the right people.

See us for graduate school, and post-graduation advice.

  • Come and chat with an Honors advisor about your post-graduation plans. Sophomore year isn’t too early! We can connect you to other key offices on campus, and help you sort through your options and stay on track.

Come see us when things aren’t working.

  • Even the best students sometimes hit a stumbling block. You may discover you’re in the wrong major, or a particularly challenging semester may have brought your GPA down. Sometimes personal and family issues make it hard to do well academically. In any situation, please consider us an excellent first stop. We will either help you ourselves, or point you to someone who can.