Student Conduct

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Office of Student Conduct

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

Academic Misconduct

Non-Academic Misconduct

  • 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.

What is the Code of Student Conduct?
The Code of Student Conduct (the Code) is the policy under which cases of academic and non-academic misconduct are adjudicated by Mount Royal University.

Does the Code apply to me?
The Code applies to every student currently enrolled at Mount Royal University.

What are my rights under the Code?

Generally, your rights include freedom from discrimination; freedom from harassment and sexual harassment; freedom of expression; the protection of academic integrity; supportive academic and administrative policies; and a transparent and consistent disciplinary process.

What are my obligations under the Code?

Students must adhere to the behavioural standards outlined in the Code and are make responsible decisions concerning their conduct that reflect Mount Royal's commitment to academic and personal integrity.

How does the Code help students?
Students can expect to be treated objectively and fairly when facing concerns over conduct. One of the defining tenets of the Code is peer adjudication. Students have the opportunity to become involved in the judicial process and can expect if under allegations of misconduct, to face a significant proportion of their peers to be involved in the review. Lastly, the Code also provides for the safety and security of its students throughout their academic career by setting standards for all people associated with Mount Royal University.