|Disciplinary Sanction: A sanction that leads to taking disciplinary penalties against the violating students.
The following acts shall be considered disciplinary sanctions, whereby any student who commits any of them shall be subject to disciplinary penalties:
- Deliberately abstaining or otherwise encouraging others to abstain from attending classes, lectures, or other University related work that a student must attend.
- Cheating or attempting to cheat on a test or an examination, or engaging in behavior that disrupts the orderly function of examinations.
- Any act that affects the honor, dignity or morality or prejudice the good conduct and behavior that shall offend the reputation of the University or its employees, including any act committed by a student outside the University on one occasion in which the University participated or not.
- Participating in the University in any organization that is not licensed by the competent authorities of the University, or participating in or instigating any activity that breaches the applicable regulatory rules at the University.
- Use of University buildings and facilities for purposes other than the ones they are prepared for without a prior written permission by the competent authorities at the University.
- Distributing pamphlets, putting up wallboards, posters or any form of banners on University buildings and facilities, soliciting signatures and collecting donations without the approval of the component authority at the University, or misusing the permissions granted to practise these acts;
- Disrupting the orderly function of seminars, lectures, or activities that take place on the University campus.
- Any insult or offence a student makes against a member of the Academic Staff, University employee, or another student in the University.
- Any theft, damage, threat or attempt, intentional or not, of the movable or immovable property including information sources of the University.
- To violate or incite to violate University bylaws, regulations and enforced decisions thereof.
- Forging University documents or furnishing false papers for any of the purposes of the University.
- Encouraging or otherwise colluding with other students or persons on committing an act of violence, fight or falsifying reputation (oral, written or electronic) against other students or other University personnel.
- Giving University documents and University IDs to others in order to use them in an illegal manner.
- Assuming the identity of another person in any matters related to the University or its Affairs, or refusing to present identity when requested by the competent authority at the University.
- Any act that offends the national unity or the country’s security and beliefs by promoting political, sectarian or partisan ideas.
- Using, helping in using, entering or possessing a weapon, of any kind whether licensed or not, or carrying tools or harmful substances of various forms and types on University campus or University facilities.
- Taking, promoting or possessing any narcotic and/or alcoholic materials, or attending the University while under their influence.
Students who have committed any of the sanctions stated in Article (3) of these Regulations shall be subject to any of the following disciplinary penalties in terms of the sanction severity:
- Getting the student out of a classroom, lab, or activity and ask for the guards' assistance when the need arises.
- Suspension from some or all course lectures, wherein the student has disrupted the orderly function of the course.
- Depriving the student from using services offered by the University facility, wherein the student has committed a sanction for a specific period of time.
- First warning.
- Second warning.
- Final warning.
- Canceling the registration of one or more courses, wherein the student has committed a sanction and not refunding study fees.
- Fining the student twice the value of whatever he/she damaged.
- Confiscating any material causing disruption of the order of lectures and notifying the Dean or the Head of the Department in writing.
- Temporary suspension from the University for one or more academic semesters.
- Final dismissal from the University.
- Postponing the Award of the Degree for a certain period determined by the Council of Deans.
- Revoking the decision to award a Degree should there be evidence of forgery or falsification in the requirements for obtaining a degree. Combining two or more of the disciplinary penalties that are stated in these Regulations shall be permissible.