Class B violations and sanctions

Class B Violations (Very Serious: Behavior Modification)   Recommended action
Submitting student’s previously graded paper as original  Wide range of actions for all of these available (see list below) . To be determined on case-by-case basis
Soliciting another person (e.g., department chair) to effect a grade change 



Offering bribe (wasta or baksheesh) to any university employee to effect a grade change, or gain an advantage over other students
Cheating on an examination 



Assisting another student in cheating on an examination 



Plagiarism in any written work submitted 



Intentionally taking credit for someone else’s work 



Fabricating sources or references in papers and group assignments 



Fabricating test results of lab experiments. 



Assisting others to violate the university’s integrity codes  



Substantial plagiarism of a section of group project
Theft of library books, mobile phones, computer programs, faculty materials to gain a competitive advantage 



Destruction, defacing or hiding library materials to gain a competitive advantage 



Destruction or vandalism of university property 



Attempting to circumvent student wishes by tampering with student elections 



Changing examination, lab results or assignment content or grade and resubmitting for consideration 



Any second Class C offense

The Academic Integrity Committee 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 1-2 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 1 year
  • Service to AUC community up to 120 hours
  • Recommending to the faculty of the course in which violation occurred grade reduction (e.g., a grade of F in the course)
  • Other