Each student of Converse, by virtue of enrolling, is bound by, commits to abide by and strives to actively support the Honor Tradition. At the beginning of each year, during Opening Convocation, the student body affirms their commitment to the Honor Tradition. The Honor Board is comprised of faculty and students whose responsibility is to determine, by measure of preponderance of evidence, whether a student is or is not responsible for the charges presented. The Honor Board is advised by a member of the Student Development staff who is charged with providing guidance and support to the Chair to ensure that the process is fair and follows the due process as outlined in the Student Handbook. Ultimate authority of the Honor System and its outcomes resides with the President of the University.