Common Violations

A student receives the assigned number of sanction points for each violation for which he/she is found responsible.
Sanction points are cumulative over the length of the student’s tenure at the University of Arkansas.

Level ZERO Grade Sanction:
LETTER OF REPRIMAND
Sanction Points:
0.0
INFRACTIONS
Plagiarism less than 10% of assignment
Collaboration less than 10% of assignment when instructed to work independently
Unauthorized use/possession of any materials on an assignment which totals less than 10% of course grade
• FIRST OFFENSE ONLY •

Level ONE Grade Sanction:
ZERO ON ASSIGNMENT
Sanction Points:
0.5
INFRACTIONS
Copying/viewing another student’s work during a quiz/exam
Unauthorized use/possession of any materials on a quiz/exam, or any assignment which is 10% or more of course grade
Unauthorized collaboration during a quiz/exam
Attempting to, facilitating and/or aiding an act of academic dishonesty
Collaborating on more than 10% of assignment when instructed to work independently
Submitted work for a course that has been submitted in a different course, or previous offering of same course
Falsification of attendance or participation
Substitution for a graded activity which is 10% or less of course grade 
Plagiarism on 10% or more of an assignment
Providing false information or withholding information which could result in an academic advantage

Level TWO Grade Sanction:
XF in the course
Sanction Points:
1.0
INFRACTIONS
Buying/selling/obtaining/providing exam information
Substitution on an exam or other assignment which is 10% or more of course grade
Plagiarism on work outside of a course (thesis, dissertation, comprehensive exam, etc.)
Submitting altered or falsified data on an assignment
Also applies if points accumulated totals at least 1.0-2.5
• NOTE: 1.5-2.5 POINTS RESULTS IN SEMESTER LONG SUSPENSIONS •

Level THREE Grade Sanction:
1 - Semester Suspension
Sanction Points:
1.5
INFRACTIONS
Buying, selling, obtaining or providing academic work to be used for the purpose of contract cheating.

Level FOUR Grade Sanction:
IMMEDIATE EXPULSION
Sanction Points:
3.0
INFRACTIONS
Altering grades or official records
Falsifying another person’s name on a university document
Sabotaging another student’s work
Submitting falsified date on work done outside of a course (thesis, dissertation, etc.)
Also applies if points accumulated totals at least 3.0