Approved by Faculty Senate: April 22, 2014
Effective Date: May 12, 2014

In all incidents of academic misconduct, the Office of Student Integrity strives to hold students accountable for the
violation as well as help students learn from their errors. Outlined below are the sanctions and supplementary
requirements that a hearing officer must first considered in any incident referred to OSI for resolution.

First Violation

Disciplinary Sanction STATUS: Disciplinary Probation

Supplementary Requirement MINIMUM GRADE PENALTY: Zero on the Assignment

Supplementary Requirement EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Typically fulfilled by an Academic Integrity Seminar, either online or in person. Can also be fulfilled by re-submitting assignment, or an alternate written assignment.

Second Violation

Disciplinary Sanction STATUS: Suspension from the Institute for a minimum of one semester

Supplementary Requirement MINIMUM GRADE PENALTY: Failure in the Course

Supplementary Requirement EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Typically fulfilled by an Academic Integrity Seminar, either online or in person. Can also be fulfilled by re-submitting assignment, or an alternate written assignment.

Subsequent Violations

Disciplinary Sanction STATUS: Suspension from the Institute for a minimum of one calendar year or expulsion

Supplementary Requirement MINIMUM GRADE PENALTY: Failure in the Course

Supplementary Requirement EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Typically fulfilled by an Academic Integrity Seminar, either online or in person. Can also be fulfilled by re-submitting assignment, or an alternate written assignment.

This document is meant to be guidance to both the hearing officer and student involved. In severe cases the hearing officer should consider more severe sanctions than outlined above. In instances where a student has non-academic conduct history, that history can also aggravate the sanction. Additional aggravating circumstances may include, but are not limited to:

  • Level of premeditation
  • Multiple acts of misconduct within a single incident or multiple incidents discovered at one time
  • Significance of work in question to the final grade (e.g. major project, final exam, etc.)
  • Certainty of benefits (e.g. forged change of grade form, false re-grade request, etc.)
  • Direct academic injury to another student
  • Element of criminal-type conduct (e.g. theft, bribery)
  • Conduct intimating others