Through appropriate procedures, disciplinary sanctions shall be imposed for any conduct which adversely affects the institution's pursuit of its educational objectives or violates/shows a disregard for the rights of other members of the academic community, or which endangers property owned or controlled by the institution.
Individual misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
Academic and Classroom Misconduct
- Conduct that poses a danger or threat to the health or well-being of another person.
- Acts of hazing or bullying, individually or as a group.
- Disorderly conduct - abusive, indecent, violent, excessively noisy or disorderly conduct.
- Obstruction of, or interference with, the institution's activities and facilities.
- Misuse of, or damage to, the institution's property.
- Misuse of documents or identification cards.
DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONSUpon determination of a student's violation of school rules or regulations, the following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed by the school officials:
- The instructor may order the temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any student engaged in disruptive conduct.
- Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
- Restitution: An offense against property may require reimbursement by the student for damage to the property.
- Warning: The school may notify the student that continuation or repetition of specified conduct may be cause for further disciplinary action.
- Reprimand: This comprises a written reprimand or censure that does not restrict the student in any way, but does have important consequences. It is an indication of another chance being given to the student, but that repetition of the offense may result in more serious penalties.
- Restriction: A restriction may be imposed on a student's privileges for a specific duration, such as denial of the right to represent the school in any way, denial of the use of the school's facilities.
- Probation: The terms and length of probation will be communicated to the student in writing, the violation of school rules during which may result in the imposition of a more serious disciplinary action.
- Suspension: in the case of suspension, the student will be separated from the school for a stated period of time, with the conditions for readmission stated in the notice of suspension.
- Expulsion: Expulsion entails permanent separation from the school, the imposition of which is irreversible.