Educational Sanctions

Introduction

Where a student has been found responsible for violating NC State’s policies, rules, and regulations, the university is committed to providing sanctions (outcomes) that are developmentally appropriate while also protecting the significant interests of the community.  For a complete list of sanctions, please refer to the Code of Student Conduct.


Sanctions for Academic Misconduct

Section 9 of the Code of Student Conduct provides a listing of common sanctions related Academic Misconduct. All sanctions in this section include the creation of a disciplinary file.

Academic Integrity Probation
  • The student will usually be placed placed on Academic Integrity Probation as described below, and given one of the following sanctions or a combination of sanctions as listed in 9.2 through 9.7 of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • The student will be placed on Academic Integrity Probation for the remainder of the student’s academic career. Note that suspension will be instituted if the academic misconduct is committed while the student is already on Academic Integrity Probation.
  • Academic Integrity Probation is a pre-suspension status.  Students found responsible for academic misconduct while placed on Academic Integrity Probation must be suspended for a period of at least one semester.
Grade Penalty
  • A reduction in grade on the assignment, examination, or academic exercise on which the violation occurred, or
  • No credit on the assignment, paper, program, test or exam on which the violation occurred, or
  • No credit for the course.
Academic Integrity Program: Multimedia Academic Integrity Teaching Tool (MITT)
  • Participation in the Academic Integrity Seminar Series (known as the Academic Integrity Program).
Suspension

The student will be suspended if the academic misconduct is committed while he or she is already on Academic Integrity Probation or when the acts committed involved advance planning, falsification of papers, forms, or documents, collaboration with others, or some actual or potential harm to other students. For example, theft of another student’s returned examination will usually merit suspension, even for a first offense. In cases where the student will complete graduation requirements during the current semester, suspension is to take effect immediately. In cases where a student will complete graduation requirements in either summer session I or II, the suspension period will be applied to summer session. Suspension will be noted on the transcript.

Expulsion

The student may be expelled if he or she is a repeat offender or in those cases where acts committed are considered to be substantial violations of academic integrity or present substantial harm to other students.

Additional Sanctions

Additional Sanctions not listed above may be applied, after consultation and approval of the Director, Office of Student Conduct. These include but are not limited to, required counseling, research and reflective writing assignments, as well as other non-academic sanctions already listed in this Code. For graduate students, other sanctions may apply if the Dean of the Graduate School or the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, as applicable, determines that the graduate student is subject to the policies and procedures established for the Graduate School or the College of Veterinary Medicine


Sanctions for Non-Academic Misconduct

Section 11 of the Code of Student Conduct provides a listing of common sanctions related to non-academic misconduct. All sanctions in this section include the creation of a disciplinary file.

Written Warning

A Written Warning is a disciplinary reprimand that serves as notice that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may be cause for additional disciplinary actions.

Restitution, Service Hours, Administrative Room Change, Special Programs
  • Reimbursement for damage to, or destruction of, University property or property of any person.
  • Appropriate community service. A service project may be substituted for individual community service hours. Consultation with the Director, Office of Student Conduct may be appropriate.
  • Relocation to another room or residence with coordination of the appropriate University staff.
  • Special program attendance as deemed appropriate by the Director, Office of Student Conduct.
Restriction of Privileges

A student given this sanction may not attend University events that require presentation of the All Campus Card. This sanction may not exceed ninety days.

  • Examples of privileges that may be restricted include, but are not limited to
  • Attendance at and the ability to purchase or receive free tickets for athletic events.
  • Use of Carmichael Gymnasium (outside of classroom requirements).
  • Visitation in Residence Hall(s)
  • Participation in intercollegiate athletic events.

The following privileges will not be restricted: (unless a trespass order is in effect for these areas):

  • Use of the library
  • Use of the Student Health Services
  • Use of the Dining Hall
  • Use of NC State Bookstore
Disciplinary Probation

A student may be placed on Disciplinary Probation for a definite or indefinite period of time.

Disciplinary Probation constitutes a pre-suspension status, and therefore if a student is responsible for misconduct while on disciplinary probation, more severe sanctions will be levied and suspension or expulsion will be considered.

Disciplinary Eviction

A student may be removed from University housing on disciplinary grounds. Eviction may be for a specified period of time or permanent. All costs incidental to eviction as specified in the Housing Agreement are the responsibility of the evicted student. Students subject to eviction will be trespassed from entering all University housing.

Suspension

A student may be separated from the University for a specified period of time. The student, while suspended, shall not participate in any university-sponsored activity and will be trespassed from university property. Exceptions to this may be granted by the Provost or designee based on the written petition of the student and for good cause. Permanent transcript notations of suspension are optional and may be utilized on a case by case basis by the Judicial Boards or Appeal designee based on whether the student is a repeat offender or might pose a danger at another institution, or other similar circumstances. A disciplinary file will be maintained on a permanent basis.

Expulsion

Permanent separation of the student from the University, unless at a later date the Chancellor concludes on the basis of the former student’s petition and any supportive documentation that he or she should be given a new opportunity to pursue higher education. The student will be trespassed from university property. Expulsion will result in a permanent transcript notation.

Additional Sanctions

Additional sanctions not listed above may be applied, after consultation and approval of the Director, Office of Student Conduct. Such sanctions, where appropriate, may include but are not limited to, restrictions or denials of parking privileges, service or research projects, required counseling, behavioral contracts, trespass orders, etc. For graduate students, other sanctions may apply if the Dean of the Graduate School or, the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, as applicable, determines that the graduate student is subject to the policies and procedures established for the Graduate School or the College of Veterinary Medicine.