Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct Debuts Knight Code of Honor

By Emily Horowitz | August 22, 2022
Knight Code of Honor metal bracelets on display
Each metal bracelet bears the name of one of the Lived Values outlined in the Knight Code of Honor

When Arcadia students arrive to campus this fall, new literature will be decorating their residence hall walls — the Knight Code of Honor. The Code illustrates how Knights demonstrate eight key Lived Values:

“Arcadia Knights are adaptable, fearless, respectful, and responsible. Arcadia Knights embrace excellence, integrity, justice, and intellectual freedom.”

The development of the Code of Honor began as a presidential initiative in a working group designed to Combat anti-Black Racism (CABR). Kate Hanley, administrative director, Provost’s Office, and Cristina Cintron-Marsh, director of the Gateway/Act 101 Program and assistant director of Undergraduate Success, Division of Student Success, led campus partners in drafting the Code of Honor.

Once complete, the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct launched two initiatives to generate awareness of the Code and recognize students for exemplifying the Lived Values. Both were piloted during the Gateway Summer Bridge program. 

Cat Mattingly, director of Community Standards and Student Conduct, and Dian Taylor-Alleyne, Associate Dean of Students, Student Affairs, ordered metal bracelets, each bearing the name of one of the Lived Values. Gateway students who were seen embodying the values were presented with a corresponding bracelet by their peer mentors. Students were encouraged to pass the bracelets on when they witnessed another demonstrating that same value.

A recognition form was created for Knights to shout out their fellow Knights for demonstrating any of the Lived Values. Ameena Carter ‘26 was acknowledged five times during the Summer Bridge program. Nominators commended Ameena for being adaptable and respectful and exhibiting excellence and justice, stating “she has been going above and beyond to do her best in and out the class, and it shows in her actions and work.” 

Teddy Perez ‘26 was highlighted by his peers for demonstrating excellence: “Teddy has been really supportive of his peers in the Gateway program, specifically running to help when people need it, holding doors, turning in work on time, and always giving a smile.”

You can nominate a fellow Knight here for demonstrating the Lived Values. Both the nominator and the nominee will be entered to win a prize.