Respect & Dignity within the U of A Community

Non-Academic Misconduct

Respect and Dignity

In order for an academic community to be successful, students, faculty and staff need to feel safe and respected in their learning, working or student residence environments. The Code of Student Behaviour provides the process for addressing complaints against students. If you have a complaint against a member of the faculty or staff, contact the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights.

In addition, all members of the University Community are subject to the Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy. Allegations against student under this policy are addressed through the Code of Student Behaviour.

Sexual Misconduct

The University’s Sexual Violence Policy applies to the entire University Community. Complaints of sexual violence against students are addressed through the Code of Student Behaviour process.

Property and Resources

The Code of Student Behaviour also includes rules about damaging property and the unauthorized use of facilities, equipment, materials, services or resources. This includes University-provided electronic resources, such as email, web space, software and computing facilities. In addition, allegations against students under the Information Technology Use and Management Policy may be addressed through the Code of Student Behaviour process. 

Alcohol and Misconduct

Alcohol can be a nice addition to a social gathering, but too much of a good thing can cause problems! Always be aware that the choice to drink does not absolve a person of the choices they make while drinking. The expectations for conduct do not change. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, Check Yourself.

Living in Residence

Students living in Residence are subject to the Code of Student Behaviour. In addition, the Residence Community Standards offer a restorative justice approach to conduct and conflict for members of the residence community.

Worried About a Friend?

If you start to see signs that a friend is at risk for hurting themselves or others, would you know what to do? Don’t hesitate to call Helping Individuals At Risk so they can be connected to the resources or assistance they may need.