NHS Disciplinary Process
“Members should understand fully that they are subject to dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that were used as a basis for their selection.” (National Membership Guidelines)
At the end of each marking period, cumulative grades of NHS members will be reviewed to ensure that each member is maintaining the required minimum 90% cumulative unweighted GPA (unrounded percent).
If a member should fail to maintain this average, a three-step process is immediately initiated:
- An academic warning will be verbally given by the chapter adviser.
- If the student’s average is not brought up to the required 90% by the next report period, the member will be placed on probationary status. Written notification will be provided by the adviser to the student. During this probationary period, the NHS member is required to attend peer tutoring weekly and to make clear effort to improve grades. The student must submit copies of interim reports to the adviser to verify improvement.
- If, after two consecutive marking periods, an NHS member does not attain the required 90% cumulative average, the member must meet with the advisers to discuss further action up to and including dismissal. Written notification of the date, time and location of the meeting will be provided to the student in advance. Rulings shall be provided to the student in writing within five school days of the meeting.