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Definition of Unacceptable Behaviour of Students

Listed below are examples, not exhaustive, of unacceptable behavior of students. Much of this behavior is considered to be gross misconduct, punishable by summary dismissal. All are not tolerated, and will result in a disciplinary investigation and may constitute gross misconduct depending upon the circumstances of the case in question.

HARASSMENT consists of any unwanted conduct affecting the dignity of women and men. It includes unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct and it could amount to unlawful discrimination. It can involve a single incident or may be persistent and may be directed towards one or more individuals. In addition to race, creed, color, nationality, ethnic origin, it will be unacceptable if it is inflicted because of an individual’s age, language, religion or similar belief, political or other opinion affiliation, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, connections with a national minority, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, or family connections.

UNWANTED PHYSICAL CONTACT such as unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, brushing against another individual’s body, insulting or abusive behavior or gestures, physical threats, or assault.

UNWANTED VERBAL CONDUCT such as unwelcome advances, patronizing titles or nicknames, propositions or remarks, bad comments, jokes, banter or abusive language, which refer to an individual or a group’s gender, color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, sexual preference, etc., repeated suggestions for unwanted social activities inside or outside the college.

UNWANTED NON-VERBAL CONDUCT such as racially or sexually based graffiti referring to an individual’s characteristics or private life, abusive or offensive gestures, leering, whistling, display of pornographic or suggestive literature or other items, pictures or films/videos or inappropriate use of visual display units (VDUs), e-mail or network systems for this purpose.

BULLYING including persistent criticism and personal abuse and/or ridicule, either in public or private, which humiliates or demeans the indiv iduals involved, gradually eroding their self-confidence.

UNLAWFUL VICTIMISATION consists of treating an individual less favorably than others are, or would be treated in the same or similar circumstances, because they have made a complaint or allegation of discrimination, or have acted as a witness or informant in connection with proceedings under any discrimination legislation.

OTHER CONDUCT that ridicules intimidates or is physically abusive of an individual or group.Queries concerning the code of practice should be directed to the Head of Department of Students Affairs.