United Paciﬁc College expects students to meet and adhere to a code of conduct while completing a program of study. The list below outlines the code of conduct that all students are expected to follow.
This list is not exhaustive and students should request clariﬁcation from the Senior Educational Administrator if they have any questions.
“Student” is deﬁned as including prospective students as well as those currently registered or enrolled in any (institution) programs or activity.
The Code of Conduct Students are expected to follow include:
- · Attend school in accordance with the Attendance Policy.
- · Treat all students and staff with respect.
- · Refrain from any disruptive or offensive classroom behavior.
- · Dress according to the school’s dress code as outlined in the Student Handbook.
- · Refrain from cheating or plagiarism in completing class assignments.
- · Treat school property with respect.
- · Refrain from bringing weapons of any kind (i.e., knives, guns) to school.
- · Complete all assignments and examinations on the scheduled completion dates.
- · Refrain from bringing any alcohol or any prohibited mood-altering substances to the Institution.
- · Refrain from making inappropriate remarks concerning another student or staff's ethnicity, race, religion or sexual orientation.
- · Any other conduct which is determined to be detrimental or damaging to the other students, staff members or the Institution.
1. United Pacific College may dismiss a student from a program on any of the following grounds:
a. Students who do not meet the expected code of conduct will be subject to the procedures outlined below which may include immediate dismissal from the institution depending on the severity of the misconduct.
b. Any of the following, if substantiated, will result in immediate dismissal without a warning letter or probationary period:
- · Sexual assault.
- · Physical assault or other violent acts committed on or off campus against any student.
- · Verbal abuse or threats.
- · Vandalism of school property.
- · Theft.
2. The process by which a student may be dismissed from a program is as follows:
- · All concerns relating to student misconduct shall be directed to the Senior Educational Administrator. Concerns may be brought by staff, students or the public.
- · The Senior Educational Administrator will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the concern(s) within 5 school days of receiving the complaint. If the alleged conduct is of such a serious nature that an immediate dismissal may be warranted the Senior Educational Administrator will meet with the student as soon as practicable.
- · Following the meeting with the student, the Senior Educational Administrator will conduct whatever further inquiry or investigation is necessary to determine whether the concerns are substantiated.
- · Any necessary inquiries or investigations shall be completed within 5 school days of the initial meeting with the student.
- · The Senior Educational Administrator will meet with the student and do one of the following:
1) Determine that the concern(s) were not substantiated;
2) Determine that the concern(s) were substantiated, in whole or in part, and either:
- a. Give the student a warning setting out the consequences of further misconduct;
- b. Set a probationary period with appropriate conditions; or
- c. Recommend that the student be dismissed from the Institution.
- · The Senior Educational Administrator will prepare a written summary of the determination. A copy shall be given to the student, a copy will be placed in the school’s Student Conduct File, and the original will be placed in the student ﬁle.
- · If the student is issued a warning or placed on probation, the Senior Education Administrator and the student both sign the written warning or probationary conditions and the strident is given a copy. The original document is placed in the student’s ﬁle.
- · If the recommendation is to dismiss the student, the Director of the school will meet with the student to dismiss him/her from study at the school. The Director of the school will deliver to the student a letter of dismissal and a calculation of refund due or tuition owing, depending on the status of the student’s ﬁnancial account with the school.
- · If a refund is due to the student, the College will ensure that a cheque is forwarded to the student within 30 days of the dismissal.
- · If the student owes tuition or other fees to the school, the College will undertake the collection of the amount owing.