HONOR COUNCIL RESTORATIVE JUSTICE GUIDELINES FOR A FIRST OFFENSE
Approved by HC Exec Board: 8/23/23
Last Revised: 8/28/23 (minor revisions)
The guidelines are ONLY for a 1st offense. For 2nd & 3rd offenses, the standard sanction applies.
- 1. EDUCATIONAL TASK ONLY:
Example: a student plagiarized a paper by not citing correctly
Task: Student must write a 2-3 page paper on the importance of correct citation (with citations as part of the paper) for their professor.
- A warning: to be used when the HC hearing is sufficient to deter further HC violations
- Write a 2-3 Page Reflection paper: Be sure to specify topic related to offense
- Write a 1-Page Apology Letter: Be sure to specify addressee and any other specifics
- Complete this online course (estimated time: 2 hours) from Indiana University and get the certificate: How to Recognize Plagiarism:Tutorials and Tests
- Meet with your professor during office hours to discuss authorized/unauthorized aid
- For certain courses, going to SI/Help sessions if available
- Attend a specific number of office hours with their professor
- Other educational tasks as determined by the panel (or suggested by professor)
NOTE 1: The only authorized aid for these tasks is your brain and your own words.
NOTE 2: Upon completion of the educational task(s) assigned, the first offense could be expunged from the student’s record.
- 2. EDUCATIONAL TASK PLUS ACADEMIC SANCTION:
One of the above educational tasks above plus one of the sanctions listed below
NOTE: Upon completion of the educational task(s) assigned, the first offense could be expunged from the student’s record. (However, the academic sanction still applies.)
- 3. ACADEMIC SANCTION ONLY:
- Re-do the assignment (for full credit or partial credit, after consultation with professor)
- A zero on the assignment
- FULL STANDARD SANCTION: A zero on the assignment and a ⅓ letter grade reduction for the course.
NOTE: If there are aggravating circumstances, a harsher academic sanction could apply.
Honor Council (General)