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CodeOfConduct-North South University

CodeOfConduct-North South University

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Code of conduct of NSU
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justify increasingly severe sanctions. 1.

Preamble 3 4 4 4 5 5 Upon admission into North South University (NSU), a student accepts the mission of the University and is subject to the following principles:
1. All human beings are endowed by their Creator with

2. Code of Conduct
2.1. Free Expression and Disruption Being an academic institution, the University is committed to the open expression and constructive debate of alternative views, theory and data. It recognizes and respects all peaceful and non-obstructive forms of dissent, whether individual or collective, that are within the University regulations and which do not interfere with the regular and essential operation of the University. Disruption, in this context, has been defined as an action or combination of actions by an individual or a group that unreasonably interferes with, hinders, obstructs or prevents the smooth and regular functioning and operations of North South University, including the holding of classes and all administrative functions. If an action is determined by the University authority as disruptive, authorized officials have the right to restrain or prohibit such a behavior.

1. Preamble 2. Code of Conduct 2.1 Free expression and disruption 2.2 Intolerance 2.3 Physical abuse 2.4 Smoking

certain rights and no student, faculty or staff of the University may infringe upon the rights of fellow members of NSU. 2. The goal of NSU is advancement of knowledge which cannot occur without a safe and comfortable learning environment. All persons working at and attending NSU are responsible for the creation and maintenance of such an environment. 3. The University learning environment must be one in which all persons' views are listened to and tolerated unless they violate Principles 1 and 2 (mentioned above). Learning in a democratic society must take place through the free exchange of ideas. The North South University Student Code of Conduct has been formulated with the goal of upholding the stated mission. It is the responsibility of the University to make this Code of Conduct available to all members of the university community such that in case of violations and subsequent convening of the Disciplinary Committee, all measures and procedures are clear to all parties concerned. Violations of the Code of Conduct shall invoke disciplinary process as outlined in this document. Sanctions will be commensurate with the seriousness of the offense and may include suspension or in extreme cases, expulsion from the University. Repeated offenses
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3. Violations of Code 5 3.1. Acts of Academic Dishonesty 5 3.2. Acts of Social or Personal Misconduct 6 4. Disciplinary Process 5. Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations 5.1 Academic Dishonesty 5.2 Violation of Regulations 8 11 11 12

2.2. Intolerance
The University aims and strives to maintain an environment that is tolerant and respectful toward others irrespective of gender, race, religion, class, political affiliation, caste, status or position in the University or the community at large. To this end, intolerance refers to an attitude, feeling or belief wherein an individual shows contempt for other individuals or groups based on the characteristics mentioned above. As stated in the policy statement on free expression, the

5. such as beating.Fireworks except as and when authorized by a designated University official.2.2. chemicals or anything in similar nature. Disobedience. 2. preferential consideration shall be given to nonsmokers whenever it is clear that they are being exposed involuntarily to smoke. The University will not tolerate any acts of physical violence. 3. sticks or any item that is used with the intention to cause harm/injury or threat. 3.Forgery.Preparing work for another that is to be used as the other's own work.2. 2. 4 3.Cheating. and patience of all members of the campus community working together.3. Acts of Academic Dishonesty 1.2. 2. 2. alteration or misuse of 6 2. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor locations of the University. Acts of Social or Personal Misconduct 3.7.Willful or malicious damage or destruction of property. Firearms. Physical Abuse North South University is committed to the safety and well-being of all its members and strives to maintain an environment that is free from acts of violence. As a general rule. 5. Explosives or explosive materials such as bombs. 4.1. signatures 5 or participation in activities of a subversive nature or detrimental to the normal functioning of the University.2. 4. clubs. 3. Violations of Code 3.Direct threat of violence.Reckless behavior that causes danger or threat to person(s). 3. Possession and/or use of weapons 1. cocktails. b.4. punching.Knowingly and willfully falsifying or manufacturing scientific or educational data and representing the work to be the result of one's own research and experimentation. interference. understanding.Physical abuse.8. unwanted physical contact with a person and the like by any member of the University community.Intimidation. Violence 1.2. Deception 1. Achieving this goal will require the willingness. The following guidelines are designed to achieve this goal: a. 4. 2. Any other area designated as "non-smoking" by the University.Plagiarism: Representing the work of another as one's own work. 3. Knives. expression or language considered improper in interacting with faculty members. either verbal or written or by electronic message. Any conduct.3. It is the responsibility of all members of the campus community to observe the provisions of these guidelines and make the whole campus smoking free as much as possible. 3.2. Property Damage 1.2. either verbal or written or by electronic message. force or coercion to solicit support. 3. 3. Arson. Disobedience 1.1.6. 5. kicking. 3.2.Knowingly furnishing false information to a University official about academic matters. misinformation. Smoking North South University desires to achieve a public environment as close to being smoke-free as practicable.Reckless behavior causing damage to property.Participation in any activity to disrupt any function of the University by force or violence or provocation. . 2. 2. or failure to comply with the directive of an identified University official acting in the line of duty.Trespassing and other forms of unauthorized presence. 3. 3.2.expression of diverse views and opinions is encouraged and any attempts to (hamper) obstruct such expression will be considered an act of disruption by University authorities. resistance. Deliberate obstruction or interference to any person's right to attend or participate in University function.4. Furnishing false information to the University with the intent to deceive. Causing Fear and Apprehension using misrepresentation. 3. university official and staff.

supplies. that damages University’s image or 4.Misappropriation or conversion of University funds.1. records and identification cards.5. A student who wishes to appeal such decisions must submit a written request for an appeal within 5 days of notification of the sanction.2. The hearing will be private unless the accused 6 4 5 .5).2.12 Indecent Behavior Disorderly actions or committing any lewd act including indecent or uncalled for remarks or exposure that demonstrate obscene conduct and indecency. storing or transport of stolen University property (Clause 3.Arson (clause 3.1. 3.11.Willful or malicious damage or destruction of property (clause 3.4).Knowing and willful falsification of educational data (clause 3.Possession. Theft 1.Physical abuse (clause 3.2). 4.2.2. supplies.2.2. security devices such as doors and locks.2). The Disciplinary Committee shall consider the cases and make recommendations to the Vicechancellor for necessary sanction(s). inside or outside campus. 6.3. 4. 3. rules and regulations occurs.3. All other violations shall be subject to hearing by the Disciplinary Committee. 4.1).3.3. is a cause for initiating necessary disciplinary action(s). Disciplinary Process 4. The judicial system is subject to the authority of the Vice-Chancellor of the University as he/she deems appropriate.Possession. carrying use.13 Tarnishing University Image Behavior. 3. 4.2.1) 4. The focus of inquiry in Disciplinary proceedings will be the innocence or guilt of the person(s) accused of violating the Code of Conduct.9. functioning in any way.1.8. 4.Forgery. Misappropriation or conversion of University funds.1 Any violation of the Code of Conduct.3. 2. or 3.Plagiarism (clause 3. space or facilities. 2.1. material. Manufacture. expression or language considered improper in interacting with faculty members. material.Unauthorized possession. The following offences may warrant immediate expulsion of the student on recommendation from the Chairperson without the need to call for a committee meeting: 3.2.1).2. 2. First offence of the following nature and category: 1. alteration or misuse of University documents. except that the Disciplinary Committee shall have the authority to approve disciplinary warning as a sanction.9.1. labor. 5. 3.4). university official and staff (clause 3. 3. equipment. Any conduct. Other Violations Violations of University policies beyond the code of conduct.5. 3. In case of a violation of the code.2. Drugs or controlled substances 1.2. Aiding or abetting theft of University property. space or facilities (clause 3. The Committee shall inform the student about the charges against him/her in writing sufficiently in advance of the hearing to afford a reasonable opportunity to prepare a defense.Knowingly furnishing false information on academic matters (clause 3.2. 3. labor.Sale or delivery.1) 2. 4. records and identification cards (clause 3. 4. equipment. the matter shall be reported to the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee. 4. as stated in this document.10.Forgery or issuing a bad check with intent to defraud.9. storing or transport of stolen University property.2).2. The hearing shall be conducted in a manner that is professional and just and shall not be restricted unduly by rules of procedure or evidence.14.2.2. 7.University documents.2.2. 3.1. Repeat offences of the following nature and category: 1. University equipment such as computers and electronics and/or other University equipment.2. Safety Tampering with elevators.2.2. Evidence not directly related to the matter at hand will not be considered. 3.

5.1. such request may be overruled by the Chairperson in agreement with the Committee if an open hearing would have an adverse impact on any witness. Though the student will be allowed to continue with courses at the University.3. 4.8. 5.student requests that it be open to members of the University community. any one or more of the following sanction(s). Disciplinary Warning Disciplinary warning is a notice to the student that his/her conduct was questionable and that future breaches conduct will be treated more severely. In the event that a student requests that the hearing be open.2.2.3. the Department Chair shall refer the case to the Disciplinary Committee based on a written complaint made by the faculty member. the evidence in support of the charges shall be presented and considered.5.A summary of the evidence presented 3. the charges and evidences may be presented by the Chairperson or a person designated by the Chairperson. Faculty member(s) may also make the written complaint directly to the Chairperson of the Committee.1. 4.1.1. Disciplinary Probation Disciplinary probation removes a student from good disciplinary standing. Violations of the conditions of probation will result in further sanctions based on follow-up proceedings of the Disciplinary Committee. the matter can be handled at an informal hearing between the student and the faculty member to adjudicate the cases with either of the following two sanctions should the student accept responsibility for the violation: 1. 5. In addition to the above sanctions.1. and/or social misconduct is also involved in addition to the incident(s) of academic dishonesty.6. would disclose personal. he/she can refer the case to the Head of the Departmental who can then adjudicate the case with either of the above two sanctions. 5. mentioned under clause 5. In any case where the student does not accept responsibility for the violation. prizes or student financial aid and/or impose some conditions or tasks to comply. In such cases. below can be imposed on the student following hearing by the Disciplinary Committee. 5.7. A failing grade (F) may be assigned for the work in connection with which the violation occurred.Sanction(s) recommended. Violation of Regulations The range of official sanction that may be recommended by the Disciplinary Committee for violation of regulations (both academic and social) shall comprise of the following disciplinary sanctions: 5. The warning may be issued verbally or in writing but shall become a matter of record in the student's file. Academic Dishonesty: The faculty member shall have initial jurisdiction over cases of academic dishonesty. The status of disciplinary probation is assigned for a specific period of time. A failing grade (F) may be assigned for the course in which the violation occurred. Notice of charges and other documents The report constitutes the official record of the hearing. 5.3. psychological or medical information of a sensitive nature. or would otherwise jeopardize the privacy or welfare of any witness or accused Student. Disciplinary probation status and the conditions of the probation as set 6 2. The Chairperson and/or any other Member of the Committee shall have the right to question witness(es) that are admitted to the hearing. 2. 4.2. Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations 5. 5. The testimony of unknown or unidentified witness(es) will not be admissible. On behalf of the University. A written report of the original hearing will be made consisting of the followings: 1. Should the faculty member so desire. disciplinary probation status may affect qualification for some awards. 4.3.1. 4 5 . 5. In the event of the failure or refusal of the accused person to appear at the hearing.3. Imposition of sanctions shall not be based solely upon the failure of the person charged to answer the charges.3.All the findings and 4.

The officer enforcing the rule must notify the Disciplinary Committee in writing by the next working day for subsequent action. Restitution may be imposed separately or in addition to other sanction(s). 5. Loss of Privilege Loss of privilege is the withdrawal of a privilege. Disciplinary Suspension Disciplinary suspension is an action that excludes the student from registration.forth by the Disciplinary Committee shall become a matter of record in the student's file. and participation in University activities and events.5. The hearing normally shall be held within 5 (five) working days of the notice of suspension. use of a service or participation in an activity for a specific period of time consistent with the offense committed and the rehabilitation of the student. 5. Such restitution shall be charged to any student who alone. Disciplinary suspension will then start from the following semester for the stipulated period of time. 5 6 .2. Disciplinary expulsion is recorded in the student's transcript. Disciplinary suspension becomes a matter of record in the student's file.4. 5. 5. s/he will be allowed to finish the semester without prejudice.3. or through group activities. use of University facilities. should s/he have reasonable cause to believe that the student is an immediate threat to the safety of persons. that semester will not be counted within the stipulated period of disciplinary suspension. Any summarily suspended student who returns to campus during the period of interim suspension shall be subject to disciplinary dismissal or disciplinary expulsion. participation in University events and activities and use of University facilities for a specified period of time.2. class attendance.2. class attendance. 5. If the student has voluntarily refrained from registering for the semester during which the Disciplinary Committee holds its hearing. organizes or knowingly participates in the events causing such damages or costs. Loss of privilege may be imposed separately or in addition to any other sanction(s). Restitution to the University 4 Restitution requires a student to pay for damages to or misappropriation of University property or the property of members of or visitors to the University.2.7. It may be imposed upon a student by a Department Head (Academic) or the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee.2. In cases where the student is currently attending courses. property or to the essential functions of the University. Disciplinary Expulsion Disciplinary expulsion is the permanent withdrawal by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Student’s Privilege of registration. Temporary or Interim Suspension Such a sanction requires that the student leave campus immediately.6. Any student who is summarily suspended will be required to stay off University property till an official hearing is conducted by the Disciplinary Committee.

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