These procedures cover non academic-related incidents regarding unacceptable behaviour by students in Halls of Residence and on campus for the guidance of wardens and security personnel. It does not cover incidents relating to unacceptable behaviour in the University Library or the inappropriate use of computing facilities. The reporting and handling of offences is covered as well as the penalties that can be imposed. Example incidents are covered and an Incident Report Form is appended.
The Discipline Committee deals with student disciplinary matters of a major nature in the first instance and with appeals in the case of minor offences against a decision of a Dean, Warden or the Librarian.
It is the duty of every member of staff of the University to report perceived student breaches of discipline as soon as possible. This requirement is stipulated in University Ordinance 9: Student Discipline. Examples of indiscipline include defacing or harming University property, disorderly behaviour, non-attendance of classes, inappropriate examination conduct and more. The procedure for reporting incidents, the hearing process and disciplinary penalties are also covered. All incidents must be referred, in order to ensure that a transparent system operates in which all cases are treated consistently and equitably.