Capilano'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 all members of the university community.
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. If you are interested in more information regarding the submission of a complaint, please visit our Information for Complainants page.
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
- 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.
- Students - Statement of Rights and Responsibility - E.702 (1) (pdf)
- IT - Student Use (E.704) (pdf)
- Weapons Policy (E. 505) (pdf)
- Academic Intergrity Procedures(S2017-05) (pdf)
- Harassment Policy (E. 501) (pdf)