Possible Sanctions or Penalties

When a case has been referred to the Academic Integrity Committee and determined what class of violations has been determined, it can apply a wide range of sanctions available to be determined on case-by-case basis. Possible sanctions include but are not limited to:

  • Permanent expulsion
  • Loss of scholarships, financial aid
  • Suspension of one to two years
  • Academic integrity class required
  • Referral to authorities outside AUC for prosecution
  • Restitution, including legal fees
  • Social probation
  • Reduction of credit hours allowed during next semester
  • Suspension up to one year
  • Service to AUC community up to 120 hours
  • Recommending a grade reduction to the faculty of the course in which violation occurred (e.g. a grade of F in the course)
  • And other possible sanctions or penalties

The University has identified three classes of violations and the corresponding sanctions for each type.