IV. Student Status with Respect to the Honor System

A. All traditional Georgetown University undergraduate students and terminal master's degree students except those matriculated in the McDonough School of Business, and all students in the School of Continuing Studies, including undergraduates and master's students in the Liberal Studies Program, and in non-degree programs such as certificate programs, are subject to the rules and procedures of the Honor System.

B. The Honor Council shall investigate and adjudicate, if appropriate, an alleged Honor System offense even if the accused student drops or is withdrawn from a course within the allowed deadlines.

C. If a possible violation is reported after the grade for a course has been submitted, a case will be adjudicated only if the Executive Board determines that the alleged offense is of sufficient gravity to warrant considerations. Only matters that could reasonably result in sanctions reflected in a student's permanent record will ordinarily meet the "sufficient gravity" test in this context.

D. If a student with a possible violation withdraws, transfers, or is, for any reason, not currently enrolled at Georgetown, the University may maintain a continuing interest in, and complete the adjudication of the matter, if, in the judgment of the Executive Board, the matter is of sufficient gravity to warrant resolution. Only matters that could reasonably result in sanctions reflected in a student's permanent record will ordinarily meet the "sufficient gravity" test in this context. The Executive Board shall have the discretion to determine whether the adjudication will occur before or after the student's re-enrollment.

E. A student may not graduate with an unresolved Honor Council charge which, in the judgment of the Executive Board of the Honor Council, is of sufficient gravity to warrant resolution. Only matters that could reasonably result in sanctions reflected in a student's permanent record will ordinarily meet the "sufficient gravity" test in this context. Certification for the degree will be withheld pending a final resolution of the Honor Council matter.

F. If a possible violation is reported after a student has graduated, transferred, or otherwise terminated his or her enrollment at the University, a case will be adjudicated only if the Executive Board determines that the case is of sufficient gravity to warrant consideration. Only matters that could reasonably result in dismissal from the University will ordinarily be deemed to meet the "sufficient gravity" test in this context. Following adjudication in a case involving a student who has already received a degree, the Hearing Board shall have the authority to recommend sanctions up to and including the revocation of the student's degree.