XV. General Information

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student membership at the University of Guelph is associated with fundamental rights and responsibilities intended to maintain the integrity of the University as a community for learning. Staff, faculty and students co-operate to sustain an educational environment that promotes individual learning and development. The University is responsible for providing the resources and opportunities that students require to succeed.

The University accepts that you are able to make responsible decisions regarding your own ethical and social behaviour. The purpose of these regulations is to provide for an environment that supports personal and intellectual growth. These regulations are intended to recognize your rights as a student and the rights of others, while also identifying certain responsibilities of students that are a part of the exercise of these rights. These regulations can apply to all students who are engaged in University- sanctioned activities, and may apply to off- campus conduct, so long as the violation in question materially affects the safety, integrity and/or educational interests of the University community.

This brochure outlines the basis of conduct considered to be consistent with the goals and well-being of the University community. The code of conduct was developed collaboratively by students, staff and faculty and is regularly reviewed by the entire University community.

For the purposes of Student Rights and Responsibilities, a student is any person registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Guelph, or otherwise taking credit or non-credit courses offered by the University, or any person who was a student at the time the alleged offence occurred. Allegations involving non-academic offences for students registered in University of Guelph-Humber programs are handled under the procedures for Humber College.

The term A University of Guelph community @ , as referenced in this document, includes the regional campuses at Alfred, Kemptville and Ridgetown.

As a student, you have the RIGHT to access the judicial system if a violation of this policy has occurred, whether that violation has occurred on or off campus, provided that the violation affects your ability to use and enjoy University facilities. In addition, University organizations like Campus Police or Student Housing Services may charge students under this policy.

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