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1 The Citadel Discipline System

2 Overview Blue Book Corrections and Punishments Merits/Demerits
Investigations & Boards Appeals Class Absences

3 Blue Book Regulations issued for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Sections Introduction Command, Control, and Organization Cadet Life Dining Hall Procedures Inspections Cadet Uniform Policies Discipline Annex A – Merits Annex B – Punishments Minimize slide show and demonstrate to 4C how to find Blue Book on line from The Citadel Web site.

4 Corrective Actions Expulsion (Highest) Dismissal Suspension Tours
Confinements Restrictions Demerits/Merits Counseling Admonition/Reprimand On-the-Spot Corrections (Lowest)

5 Merits vs. Demerits Merits
Recognize outstanding performance or exceptional appearance Demerits Recognize deficient performance or appearance Examples: OPA (Outstanding Personal Appearance) – 3 Merits Unshined Shoes – 3 Demerits Merits and Demerits criteria can be found in the blue book. There are a certain number of Merits/Demerits awarded for each. Another quick note, if a cadet does not obtain any demerits in a given week than he or she will receive merits for that week.

6 Rewards Recognize superior performance
Accumulation of merits over time within a single reporting period 25 Merits = Overnight 35 Merits = Weekend

7 Performance Reports (PR)
“PR” or “White Slip” Report of Improper or outstanding performance Submitted by faculty, staff, or cadets Must be submitted within 72 hours of report of action. Must include: Name, CIT #, Date of Occurrence, Description of Action, and Signature of Reporting Official Time for Processing Performance Reports Written and rendered within 72 hours ERWs returned within 72 hours of issue of PR You will have 30+ PR’s to distribute for the 4C to see as you talk to them. Be sure to collect these at the end.

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9 Explanation Required in Writing (ERW)
Response to a Performance Report Must be legible Chance to set the record straight Explanation Extenuation Mitigation Due to Commandant’s Office no later than 72 hours after the receipt of the PR PRs for which ERWs are not returned may be adjudicated without cadet input THE NEXT SLIDE IS AN ERW – EXPLAIN IT TO THEM. BE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT SHOULD THEY GET ONE OF THESE THEY ARE TO COMPLETE IT! REMEMBER TO COLLECT THE ERW’S AT THE END OF YOUR CLASS.

10 EXPLANATION OF REPORT, WRITTEN
For use of this form see Chapter 12 of the White Book DATE: 1. NAME (Last, First, MI.) 2. CIT NUMBER 3. UNIT 4. CLASS/RANK 5. OFFENSE LISTED ON PR 6. DATE OF OFFENSE 7. DESCRIPTION OF EVENT FROM PR 8. THE REPORT IS CORRECT INCORRECT CIRCUMSTANCES OF EXTENUATION OR MITIGATION ARE: 9. SIGNATURE OF CADET 10. DATE 11. PUNISHMENT IMPOSED IMPOSE PUNISHMENT: YES_____ NO_____ DEMERITS_____TOURS_____CONS_____RESTRICTIONS_____ ORAL REPRIMAND_______ WRITTEN REPRIMAND_______ WORK_______ COMMUNITY SVC______ REDUCE IN RANK: YES NO 11a. REFERRAL RECOMMENDED REFER TO NEXT LEVEL FOR ADJUDICATION CLASS I HEARING COMMANDANT’S BOARD 14. NAME OF CADET COMMANDER 15. SIGNATURE 16. NAME OF TAC OFFICER 17. SIGNATURE CONTINUE ON BACK IF NECCESSARY

11 Example Punishments Conduct: Disruptive in Class Max Punishment
Major Code D & 20C Minor Code D Disrespect: to College Official Code 108 Dismissal Insubordination Code 100 Suspension To anyone in Authority Major Code D & 40T Minor Code D & 20C Neglect of Academic Duty Code D & 20C Late Class Code 151 5D Failure to Comply/Meet Academic Instructions Code 314 5D & 10C

12 Delinquency List “DL” A computer printout listing cadet merits, demerits, and punishments Arranged by CIT # and by company Distributed each week on Wednesdays and Fridays Retained by Company Clerks

13 Punishment Orders “PO”
Printed document listing cadet punishments to include confinements, tours, restrictions, etc. Listed by Battalion Distributed Weekly (Tuesdays) Retained by Company Clerks

14 Investigations and Boards
Commandant’s Board (Highest) Class 1 Hearings Suitability Board Battalion Tactical Officer Hearing/Review Conduct Review Board (Lowest)

15 Appeals Right to appeal punishment Appeal Process
Dependant upon approving official Next Higher Level Appeal Chain Commander Tactical Officers (Company & Battalion) Assistant Commandant for Discipline Commandant President Board of Visitors

16 Class Absences Class Attendance is Mandatory
“Attendance is of higher priority than other normal activities” Punishment for Class Absences 1st Unexcused Absence 3D/3C 2nd Unexcused Absence 5D/5C 3rd Unexcused Absence 5D/10C 4th Unexcused Absence 5D/5T 5th / 6th Unexcused Absences 10D/10T 7th or More Unexcused Absences 10D/10T & referred to Academic Review Bd 10th Unexcused Academic Discharge The College is reviewing this process and may change it to allow FEWER class absences! More to come….

17 Class Absences and Guard
Class Attendance is Mandatory “All members of the Guard are directed to attend class when their schedules permit” Members of the Guard will not: Be absent from scheduled tests or labs Be excused from submitting assignments on time No more than four (4) absences are allowed per semester due to Guard Duty

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