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.

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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