Capilano University's Student Code of Conduct Policy (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 safer 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
  • Behaviour that impacts or causes harm to the learning or working environment
  • 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 in the context of university records or within a conduct process
  • Failure to comply with university expectations of behaviour or with procedures of the Student Code of Conduct
  • 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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