11.18.2. For a First Class I Charge Not Originating in the Context of a Particular Course

The honor council can impose any penalty it wishes (except expulsion), but the following penalties are recommended:

Payment of restitution to the aggrieved party or entity (as may be appropriate for certain instances of academic stealing, for example) within a certain period of time.

Assigning the liable party a specific number of hours of work, to be completed satisfactorily within a given period of time. Work sanctions will be implemented by either the chief conduct officer or the honor council secretary, either of whom will consult with members of the judicial panel regarding recommended types of work, number of hours required, and the means for judging whether or not the student’s work efforts were satisfactory.

Disciplinary Probation, Residential Suspension/Expulsion or Interim Suspension. These terms are defined in H. of the Oglethorpe code of student conduct, which should be consulted for details. These sanctions will be implemented by the chief conduct officer, in consultation and cooperation with members of the judicial panel.

Requiring the liable party to complete the Academic and Intellectual Traditions class (see 11.22.) within a certain time period.

Suspension for the next regular semester.

Most first Class I charges will result in the honor council imposing some version or combination of the penalties described in Sec. through Sec. The judicial panel will be mindful of ensuring that penalties are assigned rationally and fairly in the sense that the level of sanctioning should be approximately proportionate to the severity of the offense, accounting for the level of cheating involved as well as the degree of premeditation and the scope of complicity among and between various individuals. Suspension is not commonly employed for first Class I charges, but may be in the event that a first Class I charge is particularly egregious and/or the accused’s engagement with the honor code process is unacceptable.

If liable persons do not complete any of the tasks they are assigned from Sec. through Sec. within the required time period, or if they complete such tasks unsatisfactorily, then the original judicial panel will reconvene and assign additional and more severe sanctions.