Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the principles of Academic Integrity, Academic Misconduct, and Non-Academic Misconduct and conducting themselves in a manner that upholds these principles to their highest standard.
Students have rights in the course of an academic or non-academic misconduct investigation as well as in the event of a misconduct finding following the investigation. These rights include:
- Students have the right to know the evidence against them and to be provided with an opportunity to present their side of the story in the case of an academic or non-academic misconduct investigation.
- Students have the right to a fair investigation process in matters related to an alleged academic or non-academic misconduct.
- A Student against whom there is an academic or non-academic misconduct investigation has the right to be notified of the Investigating University’s Officer’s disciplinary decision in writing via the student’s U of R e-mail address.
- Students have the right to appeal the University Officer’s misconduct (academic or non-academic) finding or penalty decision to the Council Discipline Committee. This appeal must be submitted in writing by the deadline specified in the letter of notification.
- If the Student or the University Officer is dissatisfied with the decision of the Council Discipline Committee, either may appeal the decision to the Senate Appeals Committee.
- The Student has the right to be notified of hearings.
- The Student has the right to be present and represented at the hearings.
- The Student or representative has the right to present arguments in the Student’s defense at the hearing.
- The student or representative has the right to question the University Officer at the hearing.