Disciplinary misdemeanours and sanctions

Disciplinary misdemeanours and applicable sanctions are defined in sections 64 to 67 of the Higher Education Act. Each faculty adheres to a disciplinary code regulating disciplinary proceedings at that faculty.

See below for an overview of faculty disciplinary codes:

In accordance with general legal regulations, a disciplinary misdemeanour is defined as a caused infringement of one’s duties stipulated in applicable legal regulations, i.e. the Higher Education Act, internal MU regulations or internal faculty rules and regulations.

A misdemeanour may constitute, in particular, any of the following:

  • cheating,
  • copying or prompting others whilst fulfilling course requirements,
  • publishing another's work (or its part) as one's own,
  • violating university computer network policies,
  • engaging in aggressive behaviour towards MU staff,
  • vandalizing MU property,
  • engaging in alcohol or drug use on MU premises.

This list in by no means to be considered exhaustive; disciplinary misdemeanours include additional types of misconduct including the violation of responsibilities, regulations and prohibitions issued by an authorized university or faculty body.

Sanctions for disciplinary misdemeanours are always imposed on the student by a faculty disciplinary committee. The committee is made up of four to six members, half of whom must be students. The following sanctions may be inflicted for disciplinary misdemeanours: admonition, exclusion from studies on probation and unconditional exclusion from studies.

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