The usual order of recommended sanctions is as follows:
First violation: Instructor-imposed sanction and/or a letter from the Academic Integrity Committee. If the recommended sanction by the instructor (or the sanction imposed by the Academic Integrity Committee which may be a warning, a recommendation for suspension, or a recommendation for expulsion from the university) is an F grade for the course, the student cannot drop the course and the F grade cannot be eliminated by retaking the course.
Second (and subsequent) violations: Instructor imposed sanction and Academic Integrity Committee sanction appropriate to the nature of the violation. The Academic Integrity Committee sanction may be a warning, a recommendation for suspension, or a recommendation for expulsion from the University.
The sanction given to a student is entirely up to the instructor/administrator based on the severity of the violation. The following are only examples of possible sanctions that can be given out.
- Disciplinary warning.
- A make-up assignment that may be more difficult than the original assignment.
- No credit for the original assignment/exam.
- A failing grade on the assignment/exam.
- A reduced final grade for the course.
- A failing grade for the course.
- Denial of access to internships or research programs.
Additional Information on Sanctions
- A student caught cheating in the Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center will automatically receive an academic integrity violation from the Testing Center.
- A student cannot withdraw from a course once an academic integrity violation has occurred.
- A grade of F received as a result of an academic integrity violation cannot be removed from the calculation of the GPA should the course in question be repeated.
- Any grade received as a result of a second academic integrity violation cannot be removed from the calculation of the GPA should the course in question be repeated.
- For students taking a course P/NP, the letter grade of an "F" can be given as the sanction for an academic integrity violation.
- The Academic Integrity Committee sanction letter will be placed in the student’s file in the Office of the Chancellor along with the instructor’s report.
- A copy of the letter will also be sent to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and the University Registrar.
- False statements made during the course of the process may result in additional sanction(s) and a referral to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students for a Student Conduct Code violation.