The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
The discipline of the University is intended to be mild and suasive, as far as circumstances will permit. If, however, students manifest such moral obliquities, or such idleness, as render them unworthy members of the body collegiate, they are returned to their friends without exposure, when it is practicable so to do; and it is only in cardinal offenses that the Faculty resort to Public and Exemplary punishment.
When a student enters the University, the discipline of the Institution allows him a credit of one hundred merit marks; and he is charged on the record with such demerit marks as arise from misconduct and neglect of college duties. When it is ascertained that his demerits reach fifty, a letter of notification is sent to his parent or guardian; and when the number reaches one hundred, he is excluded from the Institution by the operation of law, which is rendered effective by an announcement of the fact by the President, or by an official communication by the Secrecary of the Faculty to the individual, and to the parent or guardian.