Dec 29


A campaign that was initiated in the Spring of 2012 to bring into question some seemingly commonplace occurrences in Duke Undergraduate student life, both academic and extracurricular. The enigmatic acronym of YBTT was posted all around campus with no actual explanation as to what the letters meant, everywhere from the bus stop, to dorms, to all over campus. The meaning of the letters, “You’re Better Than That,” was released to the student body at the end of the week in a Chronicle column.

Dec 29


Each Fall, the Honor Council goes on a retreat to bond with each other and, specifically, to welcome the new members to the Council. In 2012, the retreat was to the P-WILD ropes course in the Duke Forest, and in 2013, the Council ventured into the wilderness for an overnight camping trip in the Eno River State Park.


Dec 29

O-Week Excitement

 Each Orientation Week, the Honor Council hosts information sessions and sets up a booth at the Activities Fair to try to recruit interested freshmen to apply for the Council. This past O-Week, freshmen excitedly answered questions about the Council to win Honor Council schwag, like the bro tank pictured below.

don't be shadydon't be shady shirt from back


Nov 30

Decorating the Plaza for the Holidays

Councilors embraced the holiday spirit (and the 32 degree weather) to help decorate the Bryan Center Plaza. The Honor Council joined forces with members from Duke Jazz to decorate the stage and adjacent boardwalk area with festive lights. Happy Holidays from the Honor Council!

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Nov 11

Discussion: The Ethics of Whistleblowing

In November of 2013, the Honor Council hosted an informal, student-led discussion at the Sanford School about the ethics of whistleblowing, which preceded a conversation between Professor Schanzer, General Hayden, and journalist Bart Gellman about the same topic.



Oct 29

Pardon our Construction


Thank you for visiting the new Duke University Honor Council website! We’re currently working on it, and apologize that it is not more informative at the moment.

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Have a great day!

Sep 24

Induction Festivities

The Honor Council welcomed its new members with a fun and exciting Scavenger Hunt around campus. Check out the pictures below to see some of the excitement!

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