If the Honor Court finds a student has violated the Honor Code, it will apply a sanction that reflects the University's goals to educate the student, protect the community, and redress any harm caused by the student's act. Honor Courts may levy educational sanctions, such as redoing an assignment or completing an assignment on academic honesty or citation methods. Sanctions are meant to be flexible, educational, and considerate of the unique circumstances of the violation and the student. Please see the "Sanctions Explained" page for a simplified explanation of sanctioning in the Student Honor Court. For a more comprehensive look at sanctions, please consult section III of the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance.
Regardless of the outcome of Honor System proceedings, students are required to conduct a Post Hearing meeting with the Judicial Programs Officer. During the Post Hearing meeting the Judicial Programs Officer discusses the current disposition of the student's discipline case.
Students found responsible for an Honor Code violation will discuss the determination of the Court, disciplinary sanctions imposed, the appeals process and the maintenance of the discipline record. Students who wish to appeal a determination of the Court may do so on limited grounds. To file an appeal, the student must submit a petition of appeal to the Judicial Programs Officer within five business days of receiving the Honor Court's rationale. This statement of appeal must include all of the permissible grounds upon which the case is to be appealed and all facts supporting those grounds. If the appeal request does not contain sufficient facts or does not specify the grounds, it may be deemed insufficient and rejected.