student code of conduct

Racism is as deadly as the pandemic. Queen’s Student Code of Conduct should reflect that.

The University is using the Student Code of Conduct to punish off-campus public health violations , claiming it applies because they threaten university operations. Yet this so-called loophole hasn’t been used to address off-campus acts of racism—a notable double standard that shows Queen’s administration cares more about public image than student safety.Continue...

As parties continue, Deane must make good on his threat of expulsion

On Sept. 16, Principal Patrick Deane announced that students who ignore provincial regulations of social distancing will be reviewed under the Student Code of Conduct and could face the sanction of expulsion. A month later, no such punishment has been made for the parties that are still ongoing.Continue...

Undergraduate Trustee looks to add definition of racism to the Student Code of Conduct

In light of campus-wide calls for social justice reform, Undergraduate Trustee Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara has engaged the Non-Academic Misconduct Subcommittee (NAMSC) in discussion about the inclusion of the definition of racism in the Queen’s Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

Following City Council frustration, Principal Deane warns students about consequences of misbehaviour

On the same day the University confirmed a positive COVID-19 case in a Queen’s student, Principal Patrick Deane warned against disregarding public health directives.

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News in Brief

Woolf announces appointment of two new senior administrators; University to review Student Code of ConductContinue...

Context should be considered in student conduct discipline

Going after a student for breaching a student code of conduct without taking the broader social context of their comments into account is a serious misstep for any university administration.Continue...

Commando training for business students raises alarms from outsiders, defended from inside

The CBC called them “soldiers of fortune.” The Smith School of Business called it a “resiliency challenge.” Observers from the Queen’s student and faculty community have called it hazing.Continue...

Queen’s releases updated Sexual Violence Policy for feedback

This Thursday, the University released a 17-page updated draft of its university-wide sexual violence policy, which was approved and put into place in March of this year by Queen’s Board of Trustees. The new draft tackles some of the more ambiguous concepts like consent, confidentiality and reporting procedures.Continue...

SGPS to delay signing non-academic misconduct agreement in favour of conducting internal review

After the Board of Trustees approved the University’s revised Student Code of Conduct in May, the new non-academic misconduct (NAM) system required student governments to sign an agency agreement by student governments to execute their portion of the discipline system.Continue...

NAM contract signed after a month long delay

For 118 years, Queen’s has given disciplinary and judicial power of its students, to their peers, through the country’s sole peer-lead non-academic disciplinary system. For the past year, the University’s Intake Office has limited the student government’s power by overseeing all cases brought to their judicial system.Continue...