- Student misconduct – includes disruptive behavior, abuse of any kind, stalking, hazing, illegal drug use, underage drinking, vandalism or possession of weapons.
- Dishonesty – characterized by lying, cheating, falsification or forgery on academic assignments or university paperwork.
- Academic probation and dismissal – while bad grades in high school simply mean bad grades, they have bigger consequences in college. Dropping below a certain grade point average can lead to a revocation of financial aid or even permanent dismissal from the school.
The dismissal of Harvard-admitted students provides a valuable lesson: don’t take your admission into a university for granted, and don’t resort to inappropriate, offensive behavior just to relate to other students. Though these are lessons we often learn as young children, they obviously bear repeating at various stages of life.