Policies and Guidelines of the University
Section 2: Student Discipline Bylaw*
A primary responsibility of the University is to provide its students with the opportunity for inquiry and freedom to discuss and express views openly and freely without fear of retaliation, or abuse of person of property. These attributes are the foundation of good citizenship.
To this end, students have an obligation to act in a fair and reasonable manner towards their peers, the faculty, staff, administration and the physical property of the university. Academic integrity and personal conduct, both on-campus and off-campus, are critical elements in achieving these goals. Violations of university regulations which have been adopted to protect the university community will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include, but is not limited to, violations of regulations governing plagiarism, cheating, examination impersonation, academic fraud and acts of personal behaviour such as sexual harassment, violation of human rights, vandalism and substance abuse. The Student Discipline Bylaw provides guidance to those individuals charged with administering disciplinary action while, at the same time outlining the protection to be afforded students through their right of appeal. Disciplinary authorities are encouraged, whenever possible and appropriate, to settle findings of violation by informal resolution.
* NOTE: Students may request information from their faculty offices, the Office of Student Advocacy, or may obtain a copy of the Bylaw from the office of the Secretary of Senate.