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MUSC Student Government Association

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Resolution No. 09-02
2008-2009 MUSC SGA
Committee:
Academic Affairs

Date Submitted:  02/18/09
Date Approved:  03/18/09
Committee: Tyler Pierce


A Constitutional Amendment

Addition of sanctions for use in guilty verdicts

Purpose: To amend the current Bylaws to allow for additional sanctions to be considered.

Whereas: Currently the council is limited to certain already established sanctions.

Be it enacted by the Medical University of South Carolina College of Honor Council assembled in session the following:

That the Medical University of South Carolina Honor council Bylaws be altered to read as follows.

Sanctions reads: Within two business days of the conclusion of the Formal Hearing, the Honor Council President will deliver to the convicted student a written description of the decisions regarding each charge and the sanctions.

The following actions may be taken against a student who is found guilty of a violation of the Honor Code:

  1. Verbal or written reprimand.
  2. Probation: Any probation rendered by the honor council will be noted on the student’s transcript.  If the terms of the probation have been met, this notation will be removed. This penalty can have bearing on future sanctions if other Honor Code violations are committed. Furthermore, any party receiving a copy of the student's transcript before graduation or the lifting of the probation will have record of this probation.
  3. Failure of Course: The honor council may recommend to the dean of the college, subject to his or her final authority, that a student be given a failing grade in a course connected to the Honor Code violation. A failure recommended by the Honor Council will be designated “XF” on the student’s transcript, which will be changed to a “F” upon successful completion of the student’s program or at the discretion of the dean based on recommendations of the Honor Council.
  4. Suspension: Any suspension rendered by the Honor Council will be noted on the student’s transcript.  This notation will be removed upon the student’s graduation.  It may be removed before graduation at the discretion of the dean based on recommendations of the Honor Council. The student will be suspended for a minimum of one academic semester, or full clinical rotation, or the equivalent. The conditions for readmission will be stated in the order of suspension and must at least require the repetition of the academic semester, or full clinical rotation, or the equivalent, in which the violation(s) occurred.
  5. Expulsion: Permanent dismissal from the college and/or MUSC. This will be entered permanently on the student's transcript.
  6. A combination of the above sanctions or any other penalty deemed appropriate by majority vote of the honor council based on the severity of the infraction, past performance of the student, the student's attitude, and the student's potential for future performance.
  7. When the student has met the terms of his or her sanctions or meets the criteria for completion of his or her academic program, the dean of the college will notify the Office of Enrollment Management in writing within fifteen days that the transcript notation is to be removed.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify the dean when terms of the sanctions have been met, and to ensure that the notation has been removed.

Let the section be amended to read: Within two business days of the conclusion of the Formal Hearing, the Honor Council President will deliver to the convicted student a written description of the decisions regarding each charge and the sanctions.

The following actions may be taken against a student who is found guilty of a violation of the Honor Code:

  1. Verbal or written reprimand that does not remain on student’s transcript.
  2. Verbal or written reprimand that remains on the student’s transcript (Honor Council can recommend the length of time the reprimand remains in the student’s file).
  3. Re-submission of class work or re-taking of a different form of an examination. If found guilty of an infraction involving cheating or plagiarism, the Honor Council can recommend that the student be asked to re-submit a class assignment or re-take an examination under the guidelines set forth by the student’s academic department and college.
  4. Recommendation that the student participate in sessions at Counseling and Psychological Services or the Center of Academic Excellence.
  5. Probation: Any probation rendered by the honor council will be noted on the student’s transcript.  If the terms of the probation have been met, this notation will be removed. This penalty can have bearing on future sanctions if other Honor Code violations are committed. Furthermore, any party receiving a copy of the student's transcript before graduation or the lifting of the probation will have record of this probation.
  6. Failure of Course: The honor council may recommend to the dean of the college, subject to his or her final authority, that a student be given a failing grade in a course connected to the Honor Code violation. A failure recommended by the Honor Council will be designated “XF” on the student’s transcript, which will be changed to a “F” upon successful completion of the student’s program or at the discretion of the dean based on recommendations of the Honor Council.
  7. Suspension: Any suspension rendered by the Honor Council will be noted on the student’s transcript.  This notation will be removed upon the student’s graduation.  It may be removed before graduation at the discretion of the dean based on recommendations of the Honor Council. The student will be suspended for a minimum of one academic semester, or full clinical rotation, or the equivalent. The conditions for readmission will be stated in the order of suspension and must at least require the repetition of the academic semester, or full clinical rotation, or the equivalent, in which the violation(s) occurred.
  8. Expulsion: Permanent dismissal from the college and/or MUSC. This will be entered permanently on the student's transcript.
  9. A combination of the above sanctions or any other penalty deemed appropriate by majority vote of the Honor Council based on the severity of the infraction, past performance of the student, the student's attitude, and the student's potential for future performance.
  10. When the student has met the terms of his or her sanctions or meets the criteria for completion of his or her academic program, the dean of the college will notify the Office of Enrollment Management in writing within fifteen days that the transcript notation is to be removed.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify the dean when terms of the sanctions have been met, and to ensure that the notation has been removed.The honor council may make recommendations regarding the student’s eligibility to hold current and/or future elected or appointed offices on campus.
  11. The Honor Council may make recommendations regarding the student’s eligibility to hold current and/or future elected or appointed offices on campus.

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Sheldon Bates
Student Government President


         
         

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