Student Community Standards

Student Community Standards

Student Community Standards (SCS) is a resource for students, faculty and staff at Mount Royal University that helps define community standards for academic and personal conduct of students.

Reporting an incident

Learn how to report Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct and tips on discussing the incident with the student.

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Academic Misconduct

What is Academic Integrity, what qualifies as Academic Misconduct, and what to expect when meeting with your professor and SCS.

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Non-Academic Misconduct

What is Non-Academic Misconduct and what to expect during a meeting with SCS.

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Panel hearings

Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct panels, what happens during a panel hearing, standard of proof and panel training.

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Know the code

Get familiar with the Code of Student Conduct Policy, understand the timelines and FAQs.

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 Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the right to:

Have classroom standards including any/all academic and non-academic expectations clearly communicated and applied consistently and fairly.

  • To be promptly notified of a misconduct allegation.
  • To have a voice and to be heard. The opportunity to explain his/her version of an academic or a non-academic incident
  • To be thoroughly informed about any/all associated procedures prior to any official process occurring 
  • To have a support person/advocate of his/her choice present at all meetings with faculty or staff.
  • To expect a resolution within a reasonable period of time. 
  • To be informed of and have access to the services of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU)
  • To consistently be treated fairly and with respect. 

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Ensure they know and understand the classroom standards in each of their courses.
  • Maintain the academic expectations each course instructor requires.
  • Uphold the values of honesty and integrity in all their academic work.
  • Consistently conduct themselves in a respectful, professional manner - - in person, via telephone, electronically, via all forms of social media, or by any other means.
  • Treat all MRU community members, students, faculty and staff with respect.