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Question #81304 posted on 03/04/2015 11:38 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

During my ecclesiastical endorcement interview, I told my bishop about some recent mistakes I've made. I have two questions about what he said:

1) He said he was going to endorce me with reservations. Does this just mean he personally has reservations about endorcing me, or is this an option Bishops actually select when endorcing us? If so, what does this mean and entail?

2) He said he's not going to report me to the Honor Code office, but suggested I think about self-reporting. When you self-report, what happens?

-Thank you


Dear friend,

The answer to your first question is that yes, "endorse with reservations" is an actual option bishops can select, at least according to this IT page. I can't find any information on what this actually entails, but my guess is that it sends a notification to the Honor Code Office. I'm not sure whether they act on that notification, but this page outlines the process of reviewing an Honor Code violation, and I would guess that it's within their discretion to pursue an investigation if they feel the that the violation is serious.

I wish I could give you a more concrete answer on your second question, but it really depends on what kind of violation it was. This PDF gives some idea of things the Honor Code Office may take into account, including the severity of the breach, its impact on others, and your own attitude about the process. I'd note in particular that it lists "timely and voluntary self-report" as one of the factors, meaning that if the Honor Code Office knows that your bishop is endorsing you with reservations anyway, it's probably in your best interests to self-report.

Good luck! Don't get down on yourself. We're rooting for you.

Yours, &c.

Heidi Book

posted on 03/09/2015 11:25 a.m.
I just want to make a note that the link to that IT page says that if you're a new student, there's an option for "endorse with reservations" but if you are a current student, that's not one of the options. However, there is a section where the Bishop can write comments next to your endorsement, so he may have done that.

-Hope this helps