New Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy now in place

Unanimously approved by the Board of Governors on January 29, the new Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy ensures transparency and consistency in expectations of conduct and promotes a safe living and learning environment for Carleton students.

The policy is administered by the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Student and Academic Support Services) and is the result of an extensive review of current Carleton policies and procedures and an investigation of best practices at other Canadian universities.

Representatives from CUSA, RRRA, the GSA as well as other key members of the Carleton community, including faculty and staff, were consulted as part of this process.

One of the key elements of the policy is a Peer Conduct Board (PCB). The PCB is a unique element of Carleton’s policy. It will allow students to hold each other accountable for their actions and will be comprised of 16 undergraduate and graduate students, with representation from all five faculties. Creation of the PCB is currently underway and, when established, it will participate in the hearing process and make decisions in the majority of student non-academic misconduct cases.

The policy also involves students in the appeal process.

The Carleton Resolution Board (CURB) is the final committee to which students may appeal decisions made in connection to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy and the University Secretariat has put out a call to recruit faculty, non-academic staff and students (see notice this page).

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy is consistent and complementary to policies in other areas of campus such as the Residence Contract and the Athlete Code of Conduct.

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