Offences that are set fine eligible

 

Certain charges under the Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct are set fine eligible. This means that if the student admits responsibility for the offence they can pay a set fine (and restitution if applicable) without going to a hearing. The set fine option is only available when it is a student’s first breach and in addition to paying the set fine, the student will be placed on Non-academic Probation for two semesters. The following are breaches that are eligible for Notices of Offence and the section reference under the Policy:

Fine

Offences that are set fine eligible 

$65        

Failure to abide by the University’s use of In-Line Skates/Roller Blade/Skate Board/Hoverboard Policy. (section 9)

$150

Did urinating in a public place (section 9) (By-law)

$120

Did dispose of broken glass in a public area (section 9) (By-law)

$120

Use/possession of illegal drugs, namely marihuana on University property (section 9a)

$120 Use/possession of alcohol by those under the age of 19 (section 9b)

$120

Fail to confine smoking or using electronic cigarettes only to areas designated for such purposes (section 9c)

$100

Fail to adhere to Permits and Identification (section 9e) (e.g. loan, alter, inappropriate use of bus pass, parking pass or student ID)

$100   

Fail to abide by posted hours and limits on entry (section 10a)

$100 + Restitution  

Did unlawfully access/remove/possess University and/or personal property under $200.00 (section 10b)

$200 + Restitution

Did unlawfully access/remove/possess University and/or personal property over $200.00 (section 10b)

$100 + Restitution

Mischief/Damage under $200.00 (section 10b)

$200 + Restitution

Mischief/Damage over $200.00 (section 10b)

$75

Fail to be responsible for guest (section 11f)

I have been told by Student Judicial Services that my charge is Set Fine Eligible

For offences that occurred outside of residence, Student Judicial Services will normally email you within seven (7) business days of you receiving your Notice of Offence. In that email, Student Judicial Services will let you know if your offence is set fine eligible. If your offence is set fine eligible, you must contact Student Judicial Services at judicial@uoguelph.ca within seven (7) business days to enter a response. If you do not enter a response during this time, “Responsible” will be automatically entered and an invoice for the fine will be sent to you for payment.  

The following are response options to a charge: 

Responsible

 

Students admit that they are responsible for the alleged breach of the Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct.

If the offence is set fine eligible (based on the nature of the offence and the fact that it is the students first breach) then entering a plea of responsible means that the student will be invoiced for the amount of the set fine and restitution (if applicable). The student will also automatically be placed on non-academic probation for two semesters. The student will not be required to attend a hearing. Following a plea of responsible, to an offence that is set fine eligible, an invoice will be sent to your University of Guelph email.  Payment can be made online through internet banking or through Student Client Services (3rd floor, University Centre).  No hearing will take place, however, an automatic status of Non-academic Probation (for two semesters) will be assigned.
  

Responsible with Explanation

 

Students admit that they are responsible for the alleged breach of the Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct, but there are extenuating circumstances that they want to bring to the attention of the Judicial Committee. 

By pleading responsible with explanation, a hearing will be set before the Judicial Committee. At the hearing you will have the ability to present an explanation or any extenuating circumstances.  This does not necessarily result in a lesser fine but rather is an opportunity for you to tell your story and present any factors you wish the Committee to consider.  An automatic status of Non-academic probation (for two semesters) will be assigned to students who are found responsible.   
Yes, I wish to plead responsible with explanation.
 

Not Responsible

 

Students do not admit responsibility for the alleged breach of the Policy on Non-Academic Misconduct. 

By pleading not responsible, a hearing will be set before the Judicial Committee. If you demonstrate to the Committee that the charge is unwarranted, the charge will be disposed of. Otherwise, the Judicial Committee will decide what the outcomes will be. In addition to other outcomes, an automatic status of Non-academic probation (for two semesters) will be assigned.
Yes, I wish to plead not responsible.