A faculty adviser is assigned to each entering student. This faculty member is also the instructor in one of the studentís first semester courses. The adviser is available to explain program options and planning, to discuss graduation requirements, and to assist with pre-registration. Every student is urged to consult an adviser during each semester to review the studentís program, progress and plans.
Although the student may request a change of adviser at any time, generally the student retains the adviser until declaring a major during the sophomore year. At that time the student requests an adviser in the department in which the major is declared. Each department assists its junior and senior advisees in planning their programs of study.
The advice of the faculty adviser does not constitute a promise or a contract ensuring a studentís graduation on schedule or the completion of specific requirements. The responsibility for understanding and meeting degree requirements rests entirely with the student.
Declaration of Major
To ensure the studentís in-depth understanding of at least one area of knowledge, the requirements for a departmental or major concentration must be fulfilled.
To satisfy this requirement, the student must select not later than the end of the Spring semester of the sophomore year a department or program in which to concentrate. Early declaration is possible (and encouraged) for majors that require a carefully planned program of study. Registration for the junior year is not permitted until a major declaration has been filed with the Registrarís Office. Declaration of the major is made through the Department Chair and by filing with the Registrar.
Amount of Work to Be Carried
A normal load is 16 hours per semester. A student must carry 12 semester hours to be full-time. Full-time tuition covers 12 though 19 semester hours. A student who wishes to carry more than 19 semester hours may request permission to overload by petitioning the Assistant Provost for Academic Services. The 20th credit triggers the first percredit overload charge, with each additional credit generating an additional fee.
A student is expected to register for the next semester during the designated registration period. The registration dates are published in the University Calender and the Master Schedule each semester. Under certain circumstances, approved by the Registrar, a student may register during the first and second day of classes. The university reserves the right to cancel classes having fewer than five students enrolled at the end of the registration period.
Change of Registration
A student may add/drop normal 15-week courses according to the following schedule:
Note: Courses that meet for fewer than 15 weeks have different deadlines. Please consult the Master Schedule for appropriate dates.
All changes must be filed with the Registrarís Office on a Change of Registration form before the specified dates. Credit or grades may not be adjusted on the academic record unless the appropriate forms have been correctly filed before the deadline. Changes of registration that occur after the first day of the semester do not qualify a student for a refund of tuition or overload fees.
Auditing courses is permitted if a petition to audit is first approved by the professor whose course it is to be audited and then by the Registrarís Office. The student must also agree in writing not to expect credit for the audited course at any future time. The student is not required to take examinations and is not given a grade. Verification of auditorís status must be confirmed by the instructor of the course prior to entry on the studentís permanent record. Permission to Audit forms are available in the Registrarís Office. A traditional student who audits a course is billed for one credit of overload fee for the course.
A student must file a Course Repeat form in the Registrarís Office for any course being repeated. Only academic work that has been taken at the university is considered repetition.
If a student repeats a course, the last grade received is used to compute the grade point average. A course that is retaken counts once toward the graduation requirement of 130 semesters. A studentís transcript shows both the original grade for the course and the grade earned when the course was repeated.
A degree audit is a computerized review of each studentís course transcript matched against the universityís requirements for a degree. Except for progress in some majors and residency requirements, it tells the studentís standing relative to graduation at a given moment. A degree audit is available at no charge from the Registrarís Office upon signed request by the student. Other than faculty advisers and university officials, third parties cannot receive copies. An audit is a planning aid only. Its accuracy is not guaranteed, and it cannot be considered a promise or a contract between the university and the student. The student is responsible for reporting printed audit errors to the Registrar. The responsibility for understanding and meeting degree requirements rests entirely with the student.
Credit for course work taken at any regionally accredited institution, including distance-learning courses, may be applied toward the completion of a Wittenberg program, subject to review by the Registrar, the Director of General Education, and/or the Chair of the Department in which the credit is requested.
Although the grades granted for the transfer work appear on the transcript, they are not calculated into the GPA except to determine final academic honors at graduation.
Transfer of credit for a course in mathematics, computer science, or statistics (including Management 210 and Psychology 107) taken at any other institution is accepted by Wittenberg only if the student has met the prerequisites for the course at Wittenberg.
Course work to be taken through international education programs sponsored either by Wittenberg University or by other accredited institutions must be approved by the Office of International Education at Wittenberg prior to enrollment in the program.
Grades are reported for all study abroad programs (including affiliated domestic programs) as they are transmitted to the Registrar. The grades are shown on the transcript but not calculated in the GPA except to determine final academic honors at graduation.
Transfer credit is not accepted for courses in which the content has already been included in previous credit on the record. Transfer credit is also not accepted for a course taken at an institution affiliated with the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education if the course is available at Wittenberg.
Also, work taken at another institution does not count under the repeat rule; i.e., the grade earned at the other institution does not replace the grade earned at Wittenberg.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Superior students have the option of receiving advanced placement. Advanced placement is generally based on scores received on standardized examinations in such subjects as English, foreign languages and mathematics. Advanced placement and credit are granted for a grade of 4 or 5 on any Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Based on departmental recommendations, advanced placement and/or credit is granted for a grade of 3. Neither placement nor credit is granted for a grade of 2 or 1.
Notification of placement and/or credit is made soon after a studentís arrival on campus.
Internship and Independent Studies
A student may earn credits by participating in internship opportunities or independent studies supervised by a faculty member. In order to participate in either of these opportunities, the student must have completed the sophomore year and be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or better. The student must fill out the appropriate form with the supervising faculty member, secure all necessary signatures and submit the form by the semester deadline for adding courses. Independent Study forms are taken to the office of the Assistant Provost for Academic Services for final approval. Internship agreement proposals are approved in the office of the Assistant Provost for Off-Campus Programs. A student must register for an internship experience during the period the internship is completed. Credit will not be granted for an internship completed in a prior semester. A total of 16 semester hours of credit through a combination of internships, independent study, and/or senior thesis is permitted. A maximum of eight hours of internship credit is possible.
A student may request to place out of any required course or any prerequisite course in the curriculum by taking and passing an examination. To gain permission to take the examination, the student should present reasonable evidence of preparation to the department responsible for the course.
Credit by Examination
A student may also acquire credit by examination. However, a student may not receive credit for any course that includes content for which a grade has already been received (including NC or F) or that was audited officially or unofficially.
The chair of the department and the instructor of the course in which credit is to be earned must approve the studentís petition to attempt credit by examination. The petition must also be approved by the Assistant Provost for Academic Services. After all approvals are granted, the student must then pay the appropriate fee (cost of one overload credit) before taking the exam. The grade for the examination appears on the studentís transcript.
A student may cross-register for a course offered by a member of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). The student may register only for courses that are not offered at Wittenberg. There is no additional billing as long as the studentís total credits for the semester remain below 20. Registration forms are available in the Registrarís Office.
The Class Day
A typical four-semester-hour class meets three hours per week, normally in one of three patterns: three 1-hour (MWF), two 1.5-hour (TTh), or one three-hour period. A few classes may be held on a daily basis. Some schedule additional laboratory periods.
Each Wittenberg student is expected to attend class except for reasons of ill health, of travel mishaps, or of illness or death in the family. From time to time legitimate educational activities or participation in university-sponsored co-curricular activities may result in student absences. In such cases, the faculty or staff members planning these activities should weigh carefully their educational benefits.
A studentís absence from class due to any of these circumstances is considered excused. Nonetheless, each student is expected to meet the academic responsibilities for each course, even though excused from class. Faculty members are expected to cooperate in helping the student to meet these responsibilities.
The Health and Counseling Center provides written verification of illness only when the university physician orders hospitalization or strict bed rest for a specific affliction.
The following procedures are to be followed for excused absences:
The letter grades A, B, C, D, NC (No Credit), S (Satisfactory), and F are awarded by instructors and describe the studentís performance relative to the expectations of completed course work. The first four grades may be further described by the use of a plus (+) or a minus (-) sign to indicate a greater or lower level of achievement for that letter grade. Marks of I (incomplete), L (audited course work), X (satisfactory, course in progress), NR (no report), W (withdrawal), and XF (failure due to academic dishonesty) may also be given under appropriate circumstances.
Grade- Point Average
For the letter grades A, B, C, D, including any related pluses or minuses, and for the grade F, the Registrar determines a grade-point average by dividing the total number of quality points earned (semester hours for each graded course times the quality-point factor for the grade awarded) by the number of graded semester hours attempted. The following chart gives the quality points for each grade. The semester and cumulative grade-point averages reflect only course work so graded and are the averages used to determine scholastic standing, certification for selected honors, qualifications for graduation and other actions based upon a grade-point average.
|S||Satisfactory, Credit Earned|
|X||Satisfactory, Work in Progress|
|XF||Failure due to Academic Dishonesty|
Significance of Grades and Marks
Notification of Grades
At the end of each semester, a grade report is mailed to each studentís permanent address.
A permanent academic record is maintained by the Registrarís Office for each student who registers at Wittenberg.
Wittenberg student records are administered in accordance with the Family Privacy Act of 1974.
An official transcript of the academic record is available only upon the signed, written request of the student. A telephone request cannot be accepted. The request must be accompanied by a payment of $3 per copy. Only official copies can be furnished. Normally, a transcript request is filled within three to five working days after receipt, though a longer time may be required at the end of each semester. An official transcript can be released only if the studentís account is clear of outstanding balances and university holds.
General Academic Standards
A student is classified according to the number of semester hours successfully completed: sophomore standing is achieved with the successful completion of 32 semester hours; junior standing, 64 semester hours; and senior standing, 96 semester hours.
Eligibility for the Deanís List
At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, a Deanís List announces the names of students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.500 for a minimum of 12 graded semester hours. A traditional student who completes 12 or more graded semester hours over the summer session, with a GPA of at least 3.500 is also eligible for the Deanís List. Further, students so honored may not have received a grade of F or NC (No Credit) for the semester and may not have been under disciplinary probation or suspension any time during the semester. Parents receive copies of the letters of notification.
Eligibility for Academic Honors
As a result of distinguished academic performance throughout their undergraduate education, graduating students may receive their degrees with academic honors. A specially calculated grade-point average of all academic work taken at Wittenberg University and elsewhere ranks each student in the graduating class. Students so ranked graduate with honors as follows: when this final grade-point average is between 3.500 and 3.699, the degree is conferred cum laude; between 3.700 and 3.799, magna cum laude, and between 3.800 and 4.00 summa cum laude.
Standards of Academic Progress
Students are advised to complete 25 percent (32 to 33 semester hours) of the requirements in academic courses for the degree during each academic year. To meet acceptable academic standards, the student regularly enrolled as a degree candidate must accomplish the following:
Note: The Board of Academic Standards may send informal letters of warning or concern to students when the grade-point average or status shows sings of falling below acceptable levels. Such situations might include communications to first-year students awarded the NC (No Credit) mark as a replacement of an F grade and to students whose cumulative grade-point averages need to be raised to meet the progressively scaled minimums listed here.
Note: This rate of accumulating successfully completed semester hours is a minimum standard and, if followed, requires nine to 10 semesters of acceptable academic work to meet the expectations for graduation.
A student is placed on academic probation when judged to be making less than satisfactory progress toward graduation:
A student is removed from academic probation when the semester and cumulative grade-point averages and the rate of course completion reach stated minimums. A student on academic probation may not receive a letter of good academic standing from the university.
Any student on academic probation must have the academic adviserís approval prior to adding, changing, or withdrawing from a class. Further, the student is to meet at least twice (in addition to the pre-registration conference) with the academic adviser during the semester to discuss current academic work and related matters. The adviser reports the nature of the discussion and recommendations considered to the Board of Academic Standards using the appropriate form. The forms are initially sent to the student, who is to take them to the adviser.
Academic suspension occurs at the end of an academic year (except in the case of gross disregard of academic standards and responsibilities) and involves the involuntary and immediate withdrawal of the student from Wittenberg University for at least one full semester. A student is suspended as a result of any one of the following circumstances:
Appeal of Academic Suspension
The Board of Academic Standards does consider a timely letter of appeal from the academically suspended student but reverses its decision only when presented with new evidence of significant mitigating circumstances. The letter of appeal is to be typewritten and no more than two pages in length; it may include additional supportive information or give a corrective devised by the student. The Assistant Provost for Academic Services provides information regarding the appeal process. Should the appeal of academic suspension be granted, the Board of Academic Standards often stipulates a course of action specific to the student for the successful completion of future academic work. Should it be denied, the student may appeal further, but only in writing, to the Provost.
The communication to the Provost must contain new evidence that has not been considered by the Board of Academic Standards or demonstrate that the appeal did not receive a fair and an impartial hearing.
Re-admission after Academic Suspension
A student suspended for academic reasons may be re-admitted on probationary status after being away for at least one full semester (excluding summer semester) by filing an application for re-admission with the Dean of Admission. A student on academic suspension may not receive a letter of good standing and may not receive credit for work taken at another institution during the period of suspension. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the readiness to return and accomplish academic work. The re-admitted student must strive toward being removed from the status of academic probation and must normally meet with minimal expectation of completing at least 12 semester hours with a semester grade-point average of 2.333.
If an academically suspended student is readmitted, continues to remain on academic probation and subsequently becomes liable for suspension a second time, academic dismissal results. Academic dismissal is a permanent separation from the University.
Academic Standards and Policies for Adult/Non-Traditional Students
For adult/non-traditional students, the university uses academic standards, policies, and credit requirements for academic progress and eligibility for the Deanís List which are keyed to the pace of enrollment typical of these students. The University publishes these policies in the Faculty Manual and the School of Community Education Handbook for Adult/Non-Traditional Students.
Withdrawal During Semester
A student who wishes to withdraw from the university during a semester must apply for permission to withdraw in good standing. A withdrawal during semester form is available at the Registrarís Office. When the withdrawal form is completed, the student should have an exit interview with a member of the Student Development staff before leaving campus.
The date of withdrawal determines the grades to be received for the courses in which the student has been enrolled:
one-five weeks: — Without Grade or Credit
six-10 weeks: — W(Withdrawn)
11-15 weeks: — F
It is the studentís responsibility to petition the Assistant Provost for Academic Services if there are circumstances that would warrant a waiver of the above policy.
Pro-rated room and board refunds are available through the last day the student is in residence. This refund is contingent upon surrender of the meal ID card to the meal plan coordinator, a formal check-out with the residential hall coordinator, and an exit interview with a staff member in the Office of Student Development.
Tuition charges and charges for applied music lessons are refunded according to the following schedule:
one week or less — 90 percent refund
two weeks or less — 80 percent refund
three weeks or less — 60 percent refund
four weeks or less — 40 percent refund
five weeks or less — 20 percent refund
more than five weeks — no refund
A student suspended or dismissed from the university for infringement of university regulations is allowed no financial refund of any kind for that semester.
End of Semester Withdrawal
A student who withdraws at the end of any semester is required to apply for permission to withdraw in good standing. The form is available at the Registrarís Office. An exit interview with a member of the Student Development staff is required. The student who is interrupting attendance to study abroad or to participate in a special program may request a leave of absence.
Any person who has withdrawn from the college or has been asked to withdraw is eligible to apply for re-admission upon completion of a formal application for re-admission. An application form may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. The completed application must be received by at least four weeks before the beginning of the semester in which the person wishes to re-enter the college.
An adult/non-traditional student who is absent from Wittenberg for two calendar years or longer must apply for re-admission. The student is subject to the academic requirements in force at the time of return. In extraordinary cases a student may appeal to the Registrar for continuation according to older requirements.Code of Academic Integrity
Wittenberg University is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth. At the heart of our search for knowledge is personal honesty, an honesty that makes possible an open and vibrant exchange of ideas. True community and academic excellence thrive at Wittenberg through honesty, trust, and mutual respect. It is the aim of this Code of Academic Integrity to foster an atmosphere in which all individuals can reach their fullest potential as students and teachers and, ultimately as human beings.
All academic work submitted at Wittenberg will carry the honor statement. ďI affirm that my work upholds the highest standards of honesty and academic integrity at Wittenberg, and that I have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance.Ē
Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of community standards. It undermines the bonds between members of the community and defrauds those who may eventually depend upon our knowledge and integrity. Such dishonesty includes:
Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or assistance in any academic exercise.
Falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
Facilitating academic dishonesty
Helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this code. Facilitating academic dishonesty includes failing to act on knowledge of academic dishonesty.
Representing the words or ideas of another as oneís own in any academic exercise, either knowingly or through negligence.
Student and Faculty Responsibilities
To achieve the aims of this code of academic integrity, every student, faculty member, and administrator is responsible for upholding the highest standards of personal integrity. In this spirit it is expected that every member of the Wittenberg community will refuse to tolerate academic dishonesty.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to provide students with clear guidelines for what constitutes ďauthorizedĒ and ďunauthorizedĒ assistance, and the responsibility of every student to seek clarification if in doubt about those guidelines. In cases of collaborative work, the Honor Statement refers only to the contributions of each individual student within the collaborative group.
There will be an honor council composed of six (6) faculty members, two (2) administrators and ten (10) students. Every year the faculty will elect two of its members to serve three year terms. The Provost and the Dean of Students will each appoint an administrator. At least one student from each class will be a member of the council. The Honor Council will strive to be representative of the diverse nature of the Wittenberg community. Once selected, student members will serve until they graduate. The students will be selected by a committee consisting of the chair and vice chair of the Honor Council, two additional volunteer members of the Honor Council, and three students appointed by Student Senate.
The Honor Council will elect a chair and vice chair from its membership. The chair will be a student with at least one yearís service on the council. The vice chair will be a faculty member with at least one yearís service on the council.
The Honor Council has the following responsibilities and authority:
The Honor Council will be advised by a faculty member appointed by the Provost, in consultation with the Faculty Executive Board, who will be known as the Honor Council Faculty Adviser. The adviser will be responsible, in cooperation with the Dean of Students, for the oversight of the Honor Council and its processes.Procedures for Honor Council
Allegations of Academic Dishonesty
If a faculty member suspects that a violation has occurred, the faculty member will meet with the student(s) to inform him/her of the allegation. The faculty member and student will discuss the allegation, and agree to either pursue student/faculty resolution or to refer the case to the Honor Council. If the student does not admit responsibility for the violation or the student disagrees with the sanction to be imposed by the faculty member, the student may request that the case be referred to the Honor Council. Faculty members are responsible for informing students of their option to refer the incident to the Honor Council for review at any time during the student/faculty resolution.
If a student is either unwilling or unable to meet with the faculty member within two weeks of notification, then the case is automatically referred to the Honor Council for review by a Hearing Board.
If a student suspects that a violation of the code of academic integrity has occurred, the student should take some form of action. Ideally, the student will report that violation to the Honor Council using the form for student reports. In this report, the student should describe any action that he or she has taken, such as talking with the person involved, or with a faculty or staff member. Every effort will be made to preserve the anonymity of the student reporting the incident; however, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Students might also report anonymously to the instructor, with or without naming individuals, or confront the individual(s) believed to be in violation of the code.
If the student and faculty member agree to student/faculty resolution, then they discuss the case and the sanction to be imposed by the faculty member. If both student and faculty agree to the studentís responsibility for the violation and to the sanction to be imposed by the faculty member, then the faculty member writes a report to the Honor Council describing the incident giving rise to the allegations and informing them of
Copies of the report will be sent to the student, the Honor Council faculty adviser, and the Office of the Assistant Provost for Academic Services as the office of record.
All reports of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the Faculty Adviser or, in the absence of the Faculty Adviser, the Chair of the Honor Council, to verify that no reports have been received indicating that the student has been found responsible for any other act of academic dishonesty. If the Faculty Adviser or Chair of the Honor Council finds that the case is a repeat offense, the case is automatically referred to the Honor Council for review by an Honor Council Hearing Board.
Honor Council Resolution
Cases not resolved through student/faculty resolution will be referred for a hearing. A hearing is initiated when the Honor Council receives a report of an allegation of academic dishonesty.
Composition of Hearing Boards
A hearing is conducted by a Hearing Board. The panel will normally consists of seven persons, six of whom will be voting members. Hearing Boards are made up of three students, two faculty members and one administrator selected from the membership of the Honor Council. Determinations of the board will be by a majority vote (four votes or more). The chair or vice chair of the Honor Council will serve as the Hearing Board chair and may vote in the event of a tie. In the event that the chair or vice-chair are unavailable or the caseload becomes unmanageable, the Faculty Adviser will appoint another member of the Honor Council as chair of the Hearing Board.
The initial report of an allegation of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the Honor Council Chair and the Faculty Adviser, who will then appoint a Hearing Board, and designate a chair of the Hearing Board, either the chair or the vice chair of the Honor Council. Following this, the chair of the Hearing Board will inform the student of the allegation in writing, including the faculty memberís report. The chair of the Hearing Board will request a written statement from the student in response to the allegation, and, if the student so desires, he or she can submit a list of witnesses to appear at the hearing on the studentís behalf. Witnesses are limited to individuals who can present evidence that bears directly on the allegation. The studentís written statement will become part of the case to be reviewed by the Hearing Board in preparation for hearing the case, but will not take the place of the studentís presence at or comments within the hearing.
The chair will select the date, time and place for the hearing and notify the referring faculty member and the student by personal delivery or campus mailbox a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the hearing. Either the chair or vice chair (whichever one is not presiding at the hearing), the faculty adviser, or the Dean of Students will meet with the student to review hearing procedures and process. He/she will also meet with the student following the hearing to discuss the ramifications of the findings and options for appeal if the student desires an appeal and appeal is appropriate.
Students have the right to object to any member of the Hearing Board believed to be biased in the case, and members of the Hearing Board also have the responsibility to recuse themselves from cases in which there is a conflict of interest. In cases where the student objects to a member of the Hearing Board, the chair of the Honor Council and the Faculty Adviser will decide whether or not to act on that objection.
The Hearing Board Process
The purpose of a hearing is to explore and investigate the incident giving rise to the appearance of academic dishonesty, and to reach an informed conclusion as to whether or not academic dishonesty occurred. All persons at a hearing are expected to assist in a thorough and honest exposition of all related facts. Honor Council Hearing Board proceedings are not a court of law, and attorneys are not permitted to be present in any fact-finding or appeals hearings.
The sequence of a hearing is necessarily controlled by the nature of the incident to be investigated and the information to be examined. It lies within the judgment of the presiding officer to determine the most reasonable approach. The following steps are generally recommended: The referring faculty member or the individual reporting an alleged violation, and then the student, will briefly summarize the matter before the honor board, including any relevant information or arguments. The faculty member may recommend a sanction.
The Hearing Board chair will ensure the following rules and points of order are observed:
If the Honor Council Faculty Adviser or the Dean of Students determines that a Hearing Board cannot be convened within a reasonable period of time after an accusation is made, two students and one faculty member will be appointed as an ad hoc Hearing Board. Members of ad hoc Hearing Boards shall be current or former members of the Honor Council. A non-voting presiding officer will also be appointed.
Hearing Board Outcomes
If the Hearing Board determines that the allegations of academic dishonesty are unfounded, then no record of the allegation and/or hearing appears on the studentís record and no sanctions are imposed.
Sanctions available to faculty members for informal resolution include:
Sanctions available to Hearing Boards include:
The grade of XF
An XF will be recorded on the studentís transcript with the notation ďfailure due to academic dishonesty.Ē The grade of XF shall be treated in the same way as an F for the purposes of grade point average, course repeatability, and the determination of academic standing.
A student may file a written petition to the Honor Council to have the grade of XF removed and replaced with the grade of F. The decision to remove the grade of XF and replace it with a grade of F requires a majority of a quorum of the council (quorum for the Honor Council is five students and three faculty members), provided that:
Prior to deciding a petition, the Honor Council will review the record of the case and consult with the Honor Council adviser and, whenever possible, the faculty member who originally reported the violation. Both the Honor Council adviser and the faculty member serve in an advisory capacity only, and do not have voting rights. If the Honor Council denies the petition, the student cannot submit another petition for four years, unless the Honor Council specifies an earlier date.
Subsequent Allegations of Academic Dishonesty
In the event of a subsequent allegation of academic dishonesty, the case is automatically referred to the Honor Council and reviewed by an Honor Council Hearing Board. Ordinarily, a second substantiated allegation of academic dishonesty results in either suspension for one or two full semesters (excluding summer semester), or permanent dismissal from the university. In the event of extraordinary or extenuating circumstances the Hearing Board has the right to assign a lesser sanction.
A student can appeal a decision of the Hearing Board to the Student Appellate Board. Appeals must be based on one of three conditions:
Appellate Board decisions may not be appealed.
The Honor Council will review the policies and procedures described in the Code of Academic Integrity at least bi-annually and will recommend any revisions to students and faculty.
Wittenberg University is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As part of the universityís overall effort to provide important information about personal safety to the campus community, a campus security report is published annually. This publication is prepared in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The report is available electronically via the Police/Security link listed under the Services/Facilities heading on either the Fac/Staff or Current Students link on the universityís homepage. You may also request a paper copy of this report from the Campus Police/Security Department.
The following policy statements and information are included: