Non-Academic Code of Conduct

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What is Non-Academic Student Conduct?

The Non-Academic Code provides members of the University Community with general guidelines for appropriate behaviours that are not based on Academic Integrity concerns.  The underlying principle is the expectation that Students will act and communicate with scrupulous respect for the human dignity of all others both within the classroom and outside of it, whether in academic, social, or recreational settings. The jurisdiction of the Code includes actions on University Premises, at University sponsored events, or elsewhere (including on the internet or through social media) when an identifiable interest of a University member or the University is concerned.  The Code outlines examples of misconduct both on and off campus for misconduct against persons, property or University Operations, Misrepresentation, committing offences, alcohol, drugs, assaults and/or weapons.  The Code outlines the responsibilities, expectations, violations, and procedural requirements including investigations into a concern in violation of the Code, and provides potential sanctions for Students who have committed an offence under the Code.

Student Responsibilities – Non-Academic Code

Students' responsibilities include:

  • The responsibility to support an environment free from harassment, intimidation, discrimination, assault and sexual and gendered violence;
  • The responsibility to uphold an atmosphere of civility, honesty, equity and respect for others, thereby valuing the inherent diversity within our community;
  • The responsibility to consider and respect others, even when the Student does not agree with their perspective or ideas;
  • The responsibility to behave in a way that does not harm or threaten to harm another person's physical or mental wellbeing;
  • The responsibility to respect the property of others including University Premises and University Property;
  • The responsibility to not disrupt or interfere with university activities or functions (e.g. classes and other academic activities, University programs, co-curricular activities, etc.);
  • The responsibility to appropriately respect the personal privacy of others;
  • The responsibility to be acquainted with and adhere to University policies, protocols, procedures and regulations as they apply to such Student;
  • The responsibility to act in accordance with all civil, provincial, and federal laws and to be in compliance with human rights codes and policies; and
  • The responsibility to comply with any Sanctions implemented under any code (Non-Academic Code or Academic Integrity Code), and respecting the authority of University.

Students living in residence, Student Athletes, Student Leaders, and Student Groups/Organizations may have additional Expectations.

Examples of Non-Academic Code violations

  • Hazing
  • Bullying, Verbal Abuse, Threats, Intimidation
  • Physical Abuse, Bodily Harm
  • Sexual Violence
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Disruptive Behaviour
  • Unauthorized Entry or Presence
  • Damage and Destruction to Property
  • Unauthorized Use or Interference with Facilities, Equipment, Materials or Services
  • Misuse of Library or Information, Technology and/or Computer Resources
  • Theft
  • Misrepresentation
  • Aiding and abetting in the commission of an offence
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Weapons, Explosives and Dangerous Goods
  • Failure to Comply
  • Abuse of Non-Academic Code Processes
  • Violation of Policies, Protocols, Procedures and Regulations