3.4.4. Ongoing Requirement for Students to Report on Disciplinary and Criminal Matters

Disclosure of disciplinary and criminal history is required on the Oglethorpe University admission application (see Sec. 4.). Oglethorpe applicants, accepted students and current students have an ongoing, continuing duty to report additional disciplinary and criminal events that occur after submission of their admission application. The disciplinary and criminal events that must be reported under this requirement are described below. Reports must be made to the dean of students within three business days of the occurrence of the event. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in sanctions up to and including immediate forced withdrawal from the University (for current students), revocation of admission (for accepted students) and denial of admission (for applicants). Events which must be reported include:

  • Having been found guilty of any violation of a federal, state or municipal law, regulation or ordinance (other than minor traffic violations) including offenses for which any type of first offender status has been granted, or
  • Having entered a plea of guilty, no contest, nolo contendere, or an Alford plea, or having otherwise accepted responsibility for the commission of a crime, or
  • Having been charged with, or having been found guilty/liable of, any violation of academic honesty, honor code, or conduct regulations (be they academic or non-academic in nature) at any other post-secondary institution (college or university), or
  • Receiving any type of discharge from military service other than an honorable discharge.