Honor Violation Probation Modification Request

All students placed into a status of Honor Violation Probation will be informed by an Aggie Honor System Office (AHSO) employee of their right to request a modification of the individual restrictions
affiliated with the “Not in Good Standing” status. This request for modification does not remove the “Not in Good Standing” status. This process is the official method for the University to modify one or more of the restrictions affiliated with “Not in Good Standing.” Specifically, these restrictions, as listed in Student Rule 20 include:

  •  Ineligibility to hold an office in any student organization recognized by the university or to hold any elected or appointed position within the university.
  • Ineligibility to represent the university to anyone outside the university community in any way, including representing the university at any official function, intercollegiate athletics or any forms of intercollegiate competition or representation.
  •  Ineligibility to receive a university-administered scholarship or fellowship when the “Honor Violation Probation” is in place for longer than one semester. Some scholarships adhere to more strict guidelines, and, therefore, ineligibility may result from a lesser length of time on “Honor Violation Probation.”
  • Ineligibility to receive an Aggie Ring, to pre-register for classes, or to receive a diploma. **
  •  Additional restrictions or conditions also may be imposed, depending on the timing, nature and severity of themisconduct. Examples are inability to receive an official transcript and inability to participate in commencement exercises.


Once the case reaches its final disposition with the Aggie Honor System Office, students placed on Honor Violation Probation have three (3) University business days to submit a written request for restriction modification to the Director of the Aggie Honor System Office. This request is not an appeal to modify the decision of the Honor Council or faculty member. This Request for Modification of Restrictions is intended to allow the student to demonstrate why the removal of one or more restrictions affiliated with Honor Violation Probation is appropriate.

Requests for modification of restrictions will consist of a document review only. There will not be an in-person meeting or hearing of any kind. Once the student submits a request for modification of restrictions, the Director for the Aggie Honor System Office will coordinate a review of the request by the members of the Honor Violation Probation Modification Committee (HVPMC). For undergraduate students, the HVPMC will be composed of the Director for the Aggie Honor System Office, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. For graduate and professional students, the HVPMC will be composed of the Director for the AggieHonor System Office, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and the Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies.

The HVPMC may only consider restrictions affiliated with Honor Violation Probation. The HVPMC may not review or modify the outcome of any process or decision made by the Aggie Honor System Office. The AHSO Appeals process is the only method available to modify or review the outcome of a decision made by the AHSO.

** The Honor System Office Advisory Board, which created and voted on the approval of this process, specifically determined that the HVPMC may not remove the restriction affiliated with ordering an Aggie Ring. Students will need to complete the AHSO’s processes to remove the “Not in Good Standing” status from their record in order to order their Aggie Ring. A student who requests a modification to this restriction will not have their request considered by the HVPMC.