Capilano University's  Student Code of Conduct - B.701 (pdf) sets out the ways in which the University responds to student misconduct that has the potential for significant impact to learning, property and/or safety. This policy supports the University in providing a welcoming, respectful and safe learning community for everyone.

Any member of the University community may make a complaint under Policy B.701, provided that it falls within the scope of the policy and involves the conduct of a current student. For more information regarding the submission of a complaint, please visit our Information for Complainants page.

Prohibited Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct prohibits behaviour including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Violence, threats and intimidation
  • Compromising the safety of others
  • Possession of dangerous objects
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Damage to property
  • Theft or removal of property
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Unauthorized access or use of data and systems
  • An attack on the dignity or security of an individual or group
  • Providing false information or identification
  • Failure to comply
  • Interference with the conduct process
  • Violation of laws, statutes, and policies
  • Expanded definitions of the types of misconduct listed above are available on page 5 of the policy.

Investigation and Sanctioning

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints received under the Student Code of Conduct. This includes a review of the evidence, speaking to witnesses and referral to the appropriate form of adjudication. If you are the subject of a Student Code of Conduct investigation, we recommend visiting our Information for Respondents page for more information.

In situations where a student is found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct, the following are examples of sanctions that may be decided upon collaboratively or imposed by an adjudicator:

  • Letter of reprimand
  • Behavioural contract
  • Formal apology
  • Community service
  • Educational activity (such as personal project or workshop)
  • Monetary restitution (typically used to recover the cost of damages)
  • Loss of privileges or use
  • Removal from a course or program
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Other sanctions as required

Findings of fact and/or sanctions imposed can be appealed to the Senate Student Appeals Committee (pdf) provided that the grounds for appeal are met.

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