The Dean of Students Office will take the following factors into consideration when determining sanctions for repeat offenses:

  • After the first incident(s) of academic misconduct, was the student assigned discretionary sanctions designed to educate the student?
  • Did this incident occur before or after the Dean of Students Office addressed the first case of academic misconduct?
  • Are the new allegations less severe, the same level, or more severe than prior offenses?
  • Is the nature of this offense the same as prior offenses?
  • What is the totality of the student’s disciplinary record?
  • Are there any mitigating circumstances that should be taken into consideration?

If a student has received a warning as a prior sanction, the minimum sanction imposed for a repeat offense is one-year disciplinary probation.

If a student has been placed on disciplinary probation as a past sanction but the disciplinary probation period has expired, the minimum sanction imposed for a repeat offense is two-years disciplinary probation.

If a student is currently on disciplinary probation for academic misconduct, the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development will consult with the Associate Dean of Students to determine whether or not the allegations should warrant suspension or expulsion.

If a student has been suspended in the past for academic misconduct, the recommended sanction imposed for a repeat offense is expulsion.