XII. Disciplinary action
- Cheating on tests, plagiarism, and disrupting classes and examinations are serious offenses subject to disciplinary action by the Academic School Council concerned. Acts of theft, falsification of university documents or signatures or any improper behavior on the campus are also subject to disciplinary action by the Campus and Student Life Council.
- Students caught cheating on an exam receive a grade of zero on the exam in their first cheating attempt in the course and receive a warning. Students caught cheating for the second time in the same course receive a grade of F in the course and a second warning. A grade of zero on an exam resulting from cheating must be counted in the student’s course grade. The zero cannot be dropped in computing the final grade in case the instructor has a policy of allowing students to drop their worst exam grade.
- A system of disciplinary warnings and citations (one citation equals 1/2 warning) has been established. A student may receive two disciplinary warnings and is automatically suspended from the university on the third warning (or sixth citation). He or she may not apply for readmission before the passage of one year.
- A disciplinary warning will be removed after two academic years of good behavior provided the student has been a full-time student during the two-year period.
- Undergraduate students who have accumulated up to one or two warnings during their years of study may either be denied admission to graduate studies or may carry the warnings with them to graduate work, unless admission to graduate work is subsequent to full-time employment for at least two years following completion of a Bachelor program (in which case warnings may be removed upon submission of required documents).
- Letters of warning will be sent by the Guidance Office to the student, parents or guardians, advisor and the financially sponsoring foundation or agency. Copies will be kept at the Guidance Office and the Registrar’s Office.
- Any student subject to disciplinary action may appeal his or her case to the body that issued the warning or citation through a petition within two weeks.