Penalties are transparent procedures to be followed where plagiarism is confirmed by the faculty member and verified by colleagues. Penalties are intended to protect the integrity of the work of students and faculty of St. George’s University and the reputation of the University. Faculty members reserve the right to take appropriate action, including the award of a ‘penalty grade’ such as an “F”, for confirmed plagiarism, in addition to referring the matter to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.