Administration of the demerit system is designed to help students and the University recognize potential problems and correct them before they become serious. The University has established several check points (called levels of consequences) based on a student’s accumulation of demerits each semester.
Maranatha reserves the right to make adjustments to the published penalties based upon individual circumstances.
Maranatha reserves the right to implement appropriate disciplinary action when it discovers any major infractions, whether the infractions took place during the school year or during a vacation.
Students will be notified of infractions electronically – primarily through email.
After receipt of demerit or consequence notification, students will have 5 business days to schedule a meeting with a dean to contest the student’s demerit report.
Students who are guilty of major infractions of university standards are not eligible for public recognition or special awards for academic or athletic achievement.
Unpaid fines will result in withheld exam slips and graduates may not be allowed to walk during graduation ceremonies.
Accumulation of demerits may result in the forfeiture of institutional scholarships. Please see the Financial Aid office.
Infractions and Demerit Penalties
|Absence, unintentional (Special meeting, chapel, church or class)||10|
|Absence, intentional (Special meeting, chapel, church, each missed Fine Arts Requirement)||25|
|Appliances, unapproved in dorm room||25|
|Call slip, unanswered||10|
|Computer games, uncheckable||25. 2nd offense = 50 + confiscation|
|Disobedience/insubordination-disrespect in attitude or action||15-Suspension|
|Dress infraction||10-25. 2nd offense = 25 + confiscation|
|Dress infraction, unchecked slacks (women)||25. 3rd offense = privilege revoked|
|Dress infraction, tattoo after enrolled or tattoo uncovered, body piercing after enrolled, or jewelry not removed||50|
|Entertainment violation -viewing unapproved movies/DVDs or Blu-ray, TV shows, videos, etc.||25. 2nd offense = 50 + confiscation of equipment or media|
|Emergency equipment, tampering w/ fire alarms, extinguishers, smoke detectors, etc.||50-Suspension; pay expenses|
|Emergency exit use for non-emergencies||50-Suspension|
|Employment, violation of Maranatha policies||10|
|Guns/weapons not checked w/Dorm sup/Student Life Office||25, confiscation and storage fees|
|Horseplay, practical jokes||15-Suspension|
|Ironing in dorm room||25|
|Late entry (dorm, chapel, special meetings, etc.)||5 each 15 minutes|
|Lights out violation, noise/wrong room||5|
|Library, books removed w/o checkout||25-75|
|Misconduct in class, chapel, church, etc. (i.e. sleeping, talking, texting, no Bible, etc.)||10-25|
|Off-limits areas/wrong side of campus||15-25|
|EPass violation (failure to submit or not approved)||10-25|
|Personal life and testimony issues||50-Dismissal|
|Property/equipment -abuse, misuse, tampering, or unauthorized use (theft)||10-Suspension; pay damages|
|Search, unauthorized of someone else’s property||25|
|Technology, bypassing or attempting to bypass the network filter||Warning. 2nd offense = 25|
|Technology, sharing/using passwords||25-50|
|Technology, video conferencing violation (unapproved area, another person on campus, etc.)||15|
|Withdrawal from school w/o notification||Suspension|