Sanctioning guidelines have been established to provide predictable and escalating responses to repeated or accumulating infractions of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes. Sanctioning guidelines are based on the following premises:
- Prior A-level violations are always taken into consideration when determining sanctions for new misconduct.
- Prior B-level violations are taken into consideration when determining sanctions for new misconduct. After a student has completed one full calendar year since his/her most recent B-level infraction without committing any additional violations, the cumulative, escalating consequences of previous B-level infractions are removed, and the student begins again with a “clean slate” for sanctioning purposes. This practice is meant to serve as a positive incentive.
Guidelines for issuing sanctions are not to be taken as absolute or maximum standards but as recommended minimums. Consistent with their authority, authorized staff members and judicial boards may impose any of the minimum penalties, regardless of order, and may impose penalties not listed and/or beyond the recommended minimums.