The following actions constitute a violation of Punahou’s Code of Conduct and are considered major citizenship infractions. (Other major infractions were outlined earlier in Code of Conduct.) Any of the following behaviors may result in disciplinary action, including expulsion.
EXCESSIVE ABSENCES/TARDINESS/PROBLEMATIC ATTENDANCE
Excessive absences from school, tardiness or problematic attendance patterns, whether the absences have been approved by the school or not, may result in a student’s disenrollment at the school’s sole discretion.
ACTS OF AGGRESSION OR INTIMIDATION
Any act of aggression or intimidation to any member of the Punahou community will not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action.
Theft refers to stealing or unauthorized borrowing, including taking materials out of the library without following correct procedures, and taking someone else’s items from lockers or students’ bags. Students should not bring valuables to campus.
Refers to actions that could injure self or others, such as roof climbing or driving too fast on campus.
Refers to any intentional or reckless destruction or defacing of property, including graffiti.
Lying to school officials is strictly prohibited.
Students who are discovered off campus without a Green Slip, Privilege Card or who have not been excused by parents through the Attendance Office ahead of time will be assigned 10 demerits for a first offense. Repeat offenders will be subject to serious disciplinary action, including the loss of senior privileges and possibility of expulsion.
Students who refuse to comply with reasonable requests made by faculty or staff, or students who repeatedly fail to comply with school policies (including, but not limited to those relating to off-campus violations; attire policy violations; and attendance at Chapel, assemblies, homeroom or study halls) are insubordinate and may be subject to serious disciplinary action, including the possibility of expulsion.