The University will adhere to principles of natural justice in conducting investigations and hearings of suspected discipline violations, and in applying sanctions where it is found that a breach of discipline has occurred. These principles include:
Decisions in any disciplinary matters will be final unless appealed. Decisions by the President will be final. The reputation of the University will be a factor considered in all dealings in respect of suspected or actual breaches of discipline. Disciplinary sanctions will be graduated according to the seriousness of the offence and the history of the student. Confidentiality rules will apply to all investigations and proceedings related to breaches of discipline. Where a student is found to have committed a breach of discipline, a record will be kept on the student’s file and may be referred to in any subsequent disciplinary hearing. Faculty members dealing with breaches of classroom or academic discipline must refer the matter to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs to ensure compliance with this policy, and that action and proposed sanctions accord with the history of the student and with standards of practice across the university community.