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Graduate Honor System positions available

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 11 - November 5, 1998

Several positions will soon be available in the Graduate Honor System (GHS). Graduate students are sought to serve as panel members on investigative boards and judicial panels. Students may be called to serve on boards two to three times per semester; meetings are typically two hours and usually meet in the afternoon.
Interested students should contact their academic dean, department head, or major professor and request a letter of nomination be sent to the chief justice. Following receipt of the letter of nomination, students will be invited to attend a GHS training session.
The positions of chief justice and investigator will be available in the spring. Candidates for the position must be graduate students in good standing and must have been in residence for at least one semester preceding the nomination. Preferably, nominees for investigator will have served on GHS panels for at least one semester, and nominees for chief justice will have served as an investigator or as a judicial panel member for at least one semester. The term of office for the chief justice is one year, but if available and willing, the current chief justice may be re-appointed by the university president to serve subsequent terms, up to four years, upon recommendation of the Graduate Honor System advisor. The application/nomination packet should consist of a statement from candidate for the position outlining interest in the position (not to exceed one page); a letter of support from the department head or graduate chair, and a nomination/support letter from the major advisor.
Complete details of these positions can be found in the Constitution of the Graduate Honor System. Address all questions to the chief justice of the Graduate Honor System (gshon@vt.edu) or review the materials available at www.vt.edu:10021/studentinfo/gradhonor. Address all applications and nominations to Martha Johnson, assistant dean of the Graduate School, 0325. Applications are due to Johnson no later than 5 p.m., November 6.