Honor process for conflicts between students
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Note that faculty and staff have different venues through which honor issues are resolved if mediation does not work.
All conflicts between Reed community members are subject to the Honor Principle.
When formal mediation fails to resolve the conflict, a complainant may bring his or her case to the proper hearing board. Cases involving alleged sexual misconduct should be brought to the Sexual Misconduct board, otherwise, if school is in session, cases should be brought to the student J-Board. Please refer to information on the proper Hearing Board for an Honor Case.
The J-Board is not to be used as the first step towards resolution, unless the particular offence cannot be mediated because of its nature (e.g. cases of alleged sexual assault, violence or academic misconduct).
Resolution is achieved when all parties involved in a grievance are satisfied with the outcome of mediation or a judicial board decision.
Faculty and the honor principle
As members of the reed community, faculty are bound by the honor principle. Grievances against faculty are addressed by a grievance process outlined in the faculty handbook.
For a complete account of these procedures, consult Faculty Grievance Procedures