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Sanctions resulting from Honor Code and Code of Conduct violations become part of a student’s conduct record. Certain violation types and sanctions are deleted upon graduation. Students may reference the Expungement Policy for more details.

The sanction framework is a guide for decision-making when determining sanctions. The nature of the violation and specific circumstances will be considered when determining the actual sanction. Sanctions are issued on a case-by-case basis and may not be reflected here, depending on the nature and severity of the violation, the presence of mitigating or aggravating circumstances, or whether the student has had a prior conduct violation. Wake Forest facilitates learning through the student conduct process by providing tools and resources to assist students in learning from their experiences to make better decisions in the future. Hearing Officers and Panelists are encouraged to consider educational sanctions which encourage critical thinking as well as sanctions that consider accountability for one’s actions and the safety and security of the University community. The following sanctions, or combination of sanctions (with or without modifications) may be assigned to any individual student or Organization found to have violated the Code. Certain sanctions may result in a financial cost to the student or Organization. The Office of the Dean of Students may place a hold on a student’s record prevent course registration, including both adding and withdrawing from classes, or receipt of transcript in cases of non-compliance.

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