Student Code of Conduct
The college is established primarily to educate the student; cultural development and inculcation of good character are integral parts of that education. When a student accepts admission offer to the college, he or she has automatically accepted to abide by the rules and regulations that may from time to time be made for the governance of the College. Such acceptance also carries with it an obligation that the student shall conduct himself or herself as a law abiding and responsible member of the academic community in accordance with the college’s best standards, rules and conditions established by the legally constituted authorities of the College. It is the responsibility of each student not only to acquaint himself/herself with these regulations, but to assist to uphold them at all times.
The College expects students to make mature response to challenges/problem situations and conduct themselves in exemplary fashion as they interact with other members of the community. The college takes a very serious view on breaking regulations and/or physical attack/assault on any member of the College community. Students are to desist from any acts of unethical, immoral, dishonest, disloyal or destructive behaviour as well as violation of college regulations.
Although the College is committed to the full support of the legitimate right of its members, it has equal obligation to protect its educational purpose and the interest of its entire community. For this reason, the college is naturally concerned about the actions of some individuals and groups of individuals which may be in conflict with the welfare and integrity of the College, or in disregard of the rights of other members of the community.
The legitimate expression of differing opinion and concern is an essential part of the academic community, but the imposition of opinions and concern upon those who in turn dissent from them shall not be tolerated.
It is emphasized that all members of the college community including students are subject to the laws of the nation whether within or outside the College premises. They are expected like all other citizens to learn to cope with problems intelligently, reasonably and with understanding and consideration for the right of others. Each member shall recognize that as he/she wants rights and freedom for him/her so also is he/she expected to respect the rights and freedom of others.
The College Disciplinary System
a. The law governing the College vests on the Provost the power to discipline students. In practice there is a standing disciplinary committee on students- discipline with the general function of dealing with individual cases of indiscipline.
b. The Provost has delegated powers to the Registrar, Deputy Provosts, Head of Departments, Dean of Student Affairs, Masters/Mistresses and certain other officers of the College to impose disciplinary measure on students for certain defined offences.
c. The College reserves the right, upon evidence of a student’s failure to abide by its rules, code of conduct and regulations, to discipline him/her or to require, through the established disciplinary process his/her withdrawal from the College.
d. However, the College has a disciplinary committee responsible for dealing with serious disciplinary cases. Cases of misconduct shall be brought to the notice of the Registrar who shall immediately report the same case to the disciplinary committee through the Provost for appropriate action. In an emergency, the Provost may take immediate disciplinary action such as suspension, pending the outcome of the disciplinary committee’s investigation.
e. Student whose case comes before the disciplinary committee shall be given the chance to defend him or herself.
f. After such a hearing and due consideration of all the available evidence, the disciplinary committee may decide to recommend to the provost, punishments ranging from suspension to expulsion from the college.
g. The Provost’s decision on immediate disciplinary action and all the decisions of the disciplinary committee shall be communicated to all people concerned in writing and shall take immediate effect.
Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC)
1. The Deputy Provost (Administration) ………… Chairman
2. Deputy Provost (Academic) …………………… Member
3. All HODs ………………………………………. Member
4. College Discipline Master …………………….. Member
5. Student Affairs Officer ………………………….. Member
Any action that is contrary to the college regulation is an act of misconduct. These regulations cover aspect of life on campus.
For example, there are regulations governing the conduct of examinations, as well as those on room occupancy. There are traffic regulations and regulations governing the registration and activities of student associations.
These rules and regulations are merely a dress rehearsal for the laws, bye laws, regulations and so forth that govern the life of citizens in any civilized society. It is expected that student in the college shall abide by the college regulations and assist his or her fellow students to do likewise. However, every student shall be individually responsible for his or her actions.
Some misconduct is so serious and destructive that they are termed gross misconducts. These are expellable misconducts. It is for the student disciplinary committee to decide the gravity of an offence, and advise the Provost accordingly. Some forms of gross misconducts are tabulated below for guidance.
||Forms of Gross Misconducts
||Belonging to, or participating in, the activities of unregistered associations, including secret cults.
||Physical assault and/or causing bodily hurt on any other person, whether a student or not.
||Rioting and unauthorized assembly.
||Organizing and/or taking part in a demonstration or a march by any one or the Student Union Government without permission
||Habouring or accommodating persons without approval.
||Male entry into female hostels at any time, and female entry into male hostel rooms after 10: 00 pm.
||Possession of and drinking alcohol on campus.
||Drug and substance abuse and the use of prohibited substances.
||Persistent rowdy and/or antisocial behaviour.
||Reckless and/or dangerous driving on Campus.
||Insulting and/or attacking College officials in the pursuit of their legitimate duties.
||Willful damage to college property.
||Unauthorized transfer of bed spaces.
||Any action likely to bring the College or its officers and/or students to disrepute.
||The use of any form of wireless communication device in classrooms, laboratory or examination halls.