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Office of Student Conduct


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Please contact Karen Parsons (between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at 403.461.6271 or

Darlene Saltesz -

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The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is a resource for students, faculty and staff at Mount Royal University that helps define community standards for academic and personal conduct of students and facilitates student judicial affairs.


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 the OSC.

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Non-Academic Misconduct

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

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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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About us

Our guiding principles, how to contact us and record management.

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  • To have classroom standards for both academic and non-academic misconduct communicated in a clear and unambiguous manner and applied consistently and fairly. Do not assume that all professors or faculties have the same expectations regarding formatting and citation - standards will vary.
  • To have consequences for an alleged breach of academic or non-academic misconduct communicated in a clear and unambiguous manner.
  • To be presumed not to have committed academic or non-academic misconduct until impartial members of the Mount Royal community have established, on a balance of probabilities, that misconduct has occurred.
  • To have his or her case adjudicated within a reasonable time. Should a hearing occur, students are entitled to sufficient notice and description of the allegation; reasonable notice of the time, place and nature of the hearing; reasonable opportunity to respond; and receipt of the decision in writing, including any sanctions arrived at under the Code of Student Conduct.
  • To be informed of and have access to the services of the Students' Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) when required or requested. This includes having a designated SAMRU representative present at a hearing or appeal if requested. In the case of students for whom SAMRU representation is not mandated (i.e. credit-free students), another individual may accompany them.
  • To choose whether or not to provide evidence or be a witness in a hearing, or to call witnesses and to personally question any witnesses called.
  • To have access to appeal procedures under the Code of Student Conduct.


Student Responsibilities:

  • To be aware of classroom standards for both academic and non-academic conduct.
  • To become familiar with the Code of Student Conduct and behave in accordance with it and all other policies, rules and regulations at Mount Royal.
  • To become familiar with the various formats commonly used in academic writing, including APA and MLA.
  • To uphold the values of integrity and personal responsibility in all aspects of the post-secondary experience.