1. Introduction

Each student, upon enrolment in the College, is governed by the rules and regulations of the College, including the Student Code of Conduct (“the Code”). Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the educational objectives of the College in accordance with generally accepted standards of behaviour, and in accordance with published College policies. At the heart of accepted standards of behaviour is respect for other members of the MacMillian Institute community. This Code, in its entirety, provides the basis for behaviour which will nurture this environment of mutual respect.

2. Purpose

2.1 The primary purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to ensure that students are not only aware of their rights, but also the responsibilities that they bear by virtue of their membership in the College community. As well, the Code reinforces MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by acknowledging the rights of all College members to be treated with dignity and respect.

2.2 It is important for all employees of the College who interact with students to be familiar with this Code and to advise students of their rights and responsibilities when required.

2.3 Where the Code has been violated, this policy establishes fair and efficient procedures to address non-academic disciplinary matters.

3. Applicability to Other Laws, Codes, and Policies

This Code is complementary to and does not alter a student’s rights or responsibilities under:

• The laws of Canada, Ontario, or municipal governments

• The Ontario Human Rights Code

• Academic Honesty Policy of the College

• The College Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy

• The College Violence Prevention Policy

• Statement of Diversity

• Disruptive Behaviour in the Learning Environment

• Policies or Regulations of Practicum Sites

• The College’s Acceptable Computer Use Policy

• Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy

• The Academic Regulations of MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences and the Academic Appeal Processes

Violations of the any of the above laws, codes and policies will be considered violations of the Code.

4. Definitions

The Parties

Complainant: the individual bringing forth a complaint about a student’s behaviour(s)

Respondent: the student against who the complaint is directed

The College: as represented by the President, or designate, in a role to ensure procedural fairness, appropriate remedies or penalties, and the welfare of the College community

5. Student Rights

The College supports the following rights of students:

5.1 to express themselves individually or as part of a group, except where the exercise of such rights is prohibited under this Code, under the College Violence Prevention Policy or other College policies, under the Ontario Human Rights Code, or under municipal, provincial, or federal law.

5.2 to be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status and handicap (disability). Complaints under this section are dealt with under the College policy on Discrimination and Harassment.

5.3 to make reasonable complaints and/or to participate in College proceedings without fear or threat of reprisal.

5.4 to use as intended, College facilities and equipment.

5.5 to have a safe and positive learning environment.

5.6 to fair and transparent processes in all matters that may lead to sanctions within this policy.

6. Student Responsibilities

Students have the following responsibilities:

6.1 to uphold the laws of the land, the Ontario Human Rights Code, College policies (including the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy, Violence Prevention Policy, and this Policy).

Examples of behaviours that breach the laws, codes, and College policies include but are not limited to: vandalism; trespassing, possession or use of a weapon, firearm, explosives, or incendiary devices; possession or consumption of, or dealing in, illegal

Policies List:

1.) Grading Policy
2.) Assessment and Evaluation Policy
3.) Academic Honesty and Plagiarism Policy
4.) Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Policy
5.) Sexual Violence Policy
6.) Grade Appeals Policy and Procedures
7.) Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy
8.) Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
9.) Student Code of Conduct Policy
10.) Smoke-Free Policy
11.) Student Code of Conduct – Complaints Procedures
12.) Withdrawal from a Course, Program or the College Procedures Conduct – Complaints Procedures
13.) Students Rights and Responsibilities Policy
14.) The Consent To Use of Personal Information Policy
15.) College Policy Relating to Expulsion of Students

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