2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE



Code of Conduct

ENTITY:: Director, UNE Residential System

DATE:: 1 December 2015

REVIEW:: 1 year from implementation date

FOR REVIEW:: Director, UNE Residential System

Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules
Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
International Critical Incidents Immediate Response Checklist
Critical or Traumatic Incident Policy and Procedures
Sex-Based Harassment Policy and Anti-Racism Policy
UNE Disability Support Plan 2010 - 2013
Student(related Grievance Handling Policy and procedure
Student Coursework and Academic Misconduct Rules

1.1.This Code applies to all College Members;
1.1.1.This Code must be read in conjunction with the Related Documents listed above.

1.2.This Code applies to Behavioural Misconduct by College Members;

1.3.This Code applies to College Premises;

1.4.This Code applies to Functions, excursions or activities organised by College Members, College Junior Common Room (JCR), College Club, other Affiliated Club or
Association, whether or not conducted on College Premises.

1.5.Where alleged Behavioural Misconduct has been determined to be of a serious nature and as having impact beyond the scope of this Code as outlined in Section 1.1
to 1.4, the case will be referred to the Director, UNE Residential System acting in the capacity of Chair, Residential System Disciplinary Committee, for determination
under the University’s Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules.

2.1.Colleges are living and study environments and all College Members have the right to:
2.1.1.Be treated courteously and fairly and be free from acts of violence, harassment, intimidation or discrimination,
2.1.2.Have their personal property protected;
2.1.3.Live and study in a safe and orderly environment; and
2.1.4.Have complaints considered fairly and acted upon promptly.

2.2.Colleges are also work environments and College Members must recognise that Staff have the same rights referred to in 2.1.1 to 2.1.4 above as College Members.

2.3.This Code outlines the principles and expectations for the conduct of all College Members at the University of New England or at authorised activities sponsored by or
participated in by the Colleges.

2.4.College Members are subject to this Code and should be aware that breaches of this Code may result in disciplinary action in accordance with this Code, the policies &
rules of their College and those of the University, such as the Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules and Related Documents.

3.1.Academic Misconduct – see Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules and Student Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct: Higher Degrees
Research – Non-Coursework Components Policy.

3.2.Affiliate is a person who is associated with a College and has thereby accepted the terms of this Code and other relevant policies or rules governing affiliation.

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2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 3.Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person. or severe ridicule of/for a person or group of people on the basis of their race. colour.34. if they are within the boundary of the Alcohol Free Area. 3.21. contractors and employees of contractors engaged by the Colleges.une.27.Alcohol Free Area is an area designated by a College as alcohol free.9. other Affiliated Club or Association or College Member.Reprimand means a notification in writing to the College Member that they have been found guilty of Behavioural Misconduct and is thereby formally admonished with a record kept on the College Member’s individual College file. is found guilty of further acts of Behavioural Misconduct. and makes the situation unpleasant. relevant bathrooms. a Function may be organised by the College Junior Common Room (JCR). 3. 3.Delegated Officer is the Assistant Head of College or Senior Resident Fellow or other person duly authorised in writing by a Head of College or Director UNE Residential System.29. the College Member is eligible to return to a College although conditions on readmission may be applied.5. 3. disability.Residential System Disciplinary Committee is the disciplinary committee authorised to investigate and determine cases under Section 7 of this Code.College Premises means College buildings including its blocks.Exclusion means the College Member is prohibited from entering one or more of the Colleges and attending College Functions sponsored by or participated in by the College/s for a specified period not exceeding twelve months. 3. 3. descent. floors. humiliating or intimidating for the person who is the target of that behaviour. staff employed by UNE.25. further penalties may be imposed.Student Leader is a senior student who has been appointed or elected to a position of responsibility. 3. 3. 3. at any College Function outside College premises or entering College premises after drinking alcohol outside the College.13. ethnicity or ethno.Serious breach is where there is Level 2 Behavioural Misconduct as set out in Appendix A: Residential College Code of Conduct Penalty Guidelines or as outlined in Section 4. On completion of the specified period of Exclusion.8.6. and includes communication both in face-to-face settings and through electronic mediating devices such as telephone. ethnicity.Function is a social gathering or event authorised by the College or University. or abuse. 3. grounds and parking areas associated with these buildings.Trimester or equivalent means academic teaching period.Complaint means a complaint of Behavioural Misconduct formally reported against a College Member provided to an Investigator. 3. 3. race. sexual preference or may arise from any other unwelcome behaviour. descent. 3.18.20.Interview means oral communication between the College Member and a University Member. 3.22.Behavioural Misconduct is the type of misconduct specified in Section 4 of this Code and is also defined in the Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules.Head of College is the Master or Principal or Residential Life Manager of a College.Alcohol Consumption Ban means a prohibition on a College Member consuming alcohol at any time or place within the College. 3.College Member means a Resident or an Affiliate.Investigator means a University Member authorised to investigate and determine cases and to impose penalties under Section 7. 3. This includes separate accommodation facilities associated with a College.10. 3. common rooms and kitchenettes.26. contempt. nationality. hate.Policy includes provisions of the By-Laws.33. 3.7.Discrimination is the act of treating a person unfairly because of their race.17. College Club. 3. 3.32.28. courts.11.Student is a person who is enrolled in a University of New England unit of study at the time of the alleged Behavioural Misconduct. 3.Probation means a specified period not exceeding twelve months wherein. disability or other personal characteristics. computer or tablet device.Hazing means any behaviour or initiation practice that involves humiliation.16.31.4. such as on-campus houses and/or flats that are used by Residents and Students as well as the buildings.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 2/16 .19. blocks. socio-economic background.College includes any on-campus accommodation.14. 3.3. 3. Designated areas will be clearly identified with appropriate signage. rules and regulations of the University and other policy and Related Documents issued by the University or College from time to time. if the College Member having been given a Reprimand. nationality.Expulsion means the termination of a College Member’s permission to reside at or enter upon College Premises.Appeal Officer means a University officer authorised to uphold appeals or uphold or vary penalties under Section 9 of this Code.15.Racial Vilification is an act that demonstrates.Occupant is a person who has been made an official offer to reside in the College and has accepted the terms of the UNE Residential System Accommodation Agreement and this Code.12. 3. For the purposes of this Code. grounds and parking areas.30. ethno-religious background. floors. degradation. courts.Code means this Residential College Code of Conduct.Harassment is any form of behaviour that is unwelcome and unreciprocated. 3. 3.24.Resident has the same meaning as Occupant. 3. 3. colour.Staff means the staff retained by the Colleges.religious background. sexual preference.8 of this Code. or could incite others to demonstrate. 3. 3. Harassment can be sexual or may arise from discrimination on the basis of gender.edu. and will include study/bedrooms rooms and adjacent corridors. or any sexual act committed without consent. https://www. 3.23.

3. that have reference to a College.Conduct involving acts or threats of violence.1. by the University.3.Abuse. 3.1. coercion. UNE Residential System. including on social networking sites. where a person is in immediate medical or physical danger. or 4.1.3. or any other person employed by the University.1.Respecting the right of neighbourhood families to courtesy.35.2.8.College Members wearing or displaying College colours or symbols including College branded clothing must behave in a manner that reflects well on the College.2. Staff member.1. member of the UNE Council.3. footpaths and bicycle paths) in the possession of or owned.3. but it not limited to: 5. clothing and any publications.Threatens or endangers the physical or mental health.Any form of criminal activity.38.1.2. 5.In cases of alleged serious harassment.Acts of Behavioural Misconduct may be considered to be minor or serious breaches of this Code.2.38. 3.3. 4. which include the name of the College or any recognisable section of the College.University Member includes any person who is a Student.2.Breaches of this code may be considered to be minor if it is determined that they: 4.1. the inspection of property.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 3/16 . College Rules.2.8.Are of a premeditated or malicious nature.2. or 4. 4.8.Only enter a Resident’s room if invited and leave when requested to do so. or 4. adjacent streets.1.8.In cases of serious harassment or alleged assault where both parties are Residents of the same College.College Members must.2. to uphold College Rules. or aiding. An exception to this rule is the entry of Staff or Student Leaders for the purposes of carrying out required cleaning and maintenance. 4. such as: 3.Disrupt good operations of the College or 4. behave in a responsible and appropriate manner that does not adversely affect the good reputation of the College. or 4.Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an act of Behavioural Misconduct.3. 3. 5. facilities.Disorderly or indecent conduct. 4.3. 5.Use UNE logos. 5.Threaten the physical or psychological safety or wellbeing of any College Member or Staff Member.6. breach of peace.1.3.1.Conduct that causes material damage to or constitutes unauthorised use or misuse of University or College property or the property of other College Members. discrimination or racial vilification.2.38.5. Colleges. https://www.7. This is to provide safety to limit community involvement in the alleged case and to provide natural justice for both parties.2.Have impact on a large number of College Members.Respect other Residents’ property and room.2.1. 5. 4. abetting or procuring another person to breach the peace on College or University Premises or at activities (including excursions) sponsored by. 4. courts and associations does not contain any offensive material.une.1. names or brands in compliance with the UNE Brand Policy.Incur no additional cost to rectify. the result of repeated incidents of breach of this Code by the College Member concerned. intimidation.2.Only use authorised College logos/brands to positively promote a College or the University. and/or the behaviour to which they allege they have been subjected constitutes criminal behaviour. 4.5. for not more than one Trimester. This includes items such as stickers.University Premises includes all land. or 4.1.8. or where there may be concerns for a Resident’s safety.Withdrawal of Services means the withdrawal of specified services for a designated period. 5.Respecting and not causing damage to public property.2. deceit or other conduct (whether by physical.4.3. buildings. or 4. College Members must: 5. or 4.1.3.Cause additional cost to the College or University. 4.8. verbal or electronic means) that: Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 3.Any conduct that breaches the rules outlined in Section 5.38.2.College Reputation 5. 4. not otherwise specified in these Rules.1. 4. 3.8. be they printed or electronic.Not impinge upon another Resident’s privacy.2. and 5. 5. such as JCR. 5. 4. or participated in. intimidation. College Members must: 5. posters.36. harassment.1. 4. privacy and quiet.Create no disruption to College services or amenity.Ensure that any publications.1.8.Loss of access to specified buildings and precincts for not more than one Trimester. freedom or safety of any person. and other property (including University grounds.1. blocks.6. used or controlled by the University.2.4. in general.1.8. the Head of College may temporarily relocate both parties to other Colleges.8.8. threats.Have limited scope in terms of impact on other College Members.1.The name of a College cannot be used without prior written approval from the Head of that College or Director. including its floors. serious or sexual assault.1.1.BEHAVIOURAL MISCONDUCT Acts of Behavioural Misconduct include the following: 4.Loss of access to specific rooms. the Head of College will be bound to refer the matter to the police for investigation.1.Privacy Each Resident is entitled to privacy and the safety of their property.Breaches of this code may be considered to be serious if it is determined that they: 4.1.2.Computer facilities – loss of user rights and access for not more than one Trimester.COLLEGE RULES 5. This includes.1.1. or action (s) that may lead to such activity.1.Represent first time breaches by a College Member. or a University Member in performance of their duties.UNE or University is the University of New England.

conduct and clean-up of the event. JCR or College Club accounts.5. replacement.4.Noise Levels).5.7. 5.Identify themselves to Staff and officers. when requested to do so.2.3. 5.5. 5.5.4. 5. Noise from Functions must not disturb Residents in their rooms (see specific guidelines outlined under Section 5. ceilings or woodwork. the following rules apply to the conduct of Functions: 5. 8:00 am) or as agreed beforehand with the Head of College.5. It is the responsibility of host Residents of a Function or. to ensure clean up after the Function. participating in and/or supporting such activities is prohibited.2.edu. To maintain good order in planning. Clean up after an event should be completed by commencement of normal College operating opening hours (i.5. No nails. 5. doors and other surfaces when Residents vacate their rooms.2. Littering (including leaving cigarette butts on) College Premises.4. mutual cooperation and College spirit. walls and furniture are not to be written on.1.4. Stickers and sticky tape should not be placed on walls or doors in order to avoid damaging paintwork.4. 5. or bringing in any unauthorised furniture.Respect for Staff and Student Leaders College Staff and Student Leaders are entitled to respect at all times. such as beds. College Members must: 5.2.5. Causing damage to any College property. 5. 5. 5.4.Not obstruct Staff and officers in the performance of their duties. the College may divide the costs equally across the group. Defiling College property through vomiting or urinating in shared or common areas.3.5. Social Functions Social gatherings are an integral part of College life and facilitate the productive development of social skills. NB: It is not the responsibility of the College or its contracted suppliers to clean up after a Function.1. NB: The costs of repair. pillows.5. 5.11 . are prohibited. and/or expose another to undue embarrassment or ridicule and/or may be physically or emotionally harmful to others.5. 5. cleaning or other costs associated with restoring good order after breaches of the above rules. into a College.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 4/16 .8. Accommodation Rooms Each Resident is free to decorate their room. or 5.5.4. and crockery from a College.5. Removing any supplies such as linen. Posters and notices placed outside rooms in the hallway must be removed during vacation periods. 5.7. Student Leaders. the keeping of any animal or pet by Residents. Pets With the exception of fish.Comply with reasonable directions of Staff. 5.e. those organisations.1. The host Residents are responsible for the behaviour of their guests. Doors. Residents who wish to have a whiteboard on their door must NOT apply contact directly to the surface of the door.5.5. in the case of JCR or College Club Functions.8 of this Code concerning the use of Communication Equipment.2.4.1. Functions must be held in common rooms or other designated areas.2. College Members and their guests must use College furniture and facilities appropriately and with due care.Initiation Initiation or hazing activities that single out particular College Members and/or create mental or physical discomfort. See also Section 5.5. All Functions held in College must have the prior approval of the Head of College. 5. 5.5. 5. Computer Facilities https://www.5. Residents are NOT permitted to paint their rooms. 5.5.5. on College premises is prohibited.1.1.5. All Functions must comply with requirements of the UNE Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. staples.4. friendships. Such behaviour may constitute serious breaches of either University policies or current State or Federal legislation and may constitute criminal behaviour. 5. and 5.1. 5.5.4. or Delegated Officer.3. the College reserves the right to employ a cleaning company and to on-charge any related costs to the host Resident. Removing non-disposable catering items from College dining halls.1.6.1. All blu-tack must be removed from walls. Safety and Security officers and officers of public emergency services acting in the performance of their duties. 5.1.6.College and University Property College Members must contribute to the proper running of a College by not: 5.4. However.5. 5.5. Exchanging or changing the location of any College furniture or fixtures (in College grounds or beyond College grounds).6.4.2. Duplicating or using keys or access cards without the authorisation of the Head of College. initiating.5. Encouraging.5. drawing pins or screws are to be driven into walls. A commercial whiteboard may be attached by blu-tack.1. 5. 5.3. 5. the following rules apply in order to avoid causing damage to structures and finishes. Entering or using College Premises without the authorisation of the Head of College. If clean-up is deemed inadequate.2. 5. will be charged to the College Member responsible for the damage concerned.5. If there are a number of Residents responsible. referred to above.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) NB: Residents should note that the filming or photographing of people without their consent is an invasion of privacy.une.5. 5.2.4.Good Operation of the College It is important that Colleges maintain a safe and orderly environment for their College Members.

edu.5.5.7.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 5/16 . 5.5. 5.5. College or JCR organised events are occasions when a College as a whole will celebrate.5. computers or other communication equipment to harass or intimidate or infringe the privacy of other College Members or members of the public.6.7. and ITD Student Computer Laboratories Operating Procedures:  http://www.6.7. 5.une. 5.3.5. such as devices for boiling water.5. Offensive Material Any material. out of windows and along ledges. fire extinguishers. Please refer to the website below for: Rules for the Use of UNE Computing and Communications.Adhere to all fire codes and policies. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section ovens. https://www.5.9. 5.Fire Safety To minimise the risk of fire and to reduce the threat to life as a result of any incidents.6. 5. or 5.au/masterlist. at all times. moderation or removal to an area of College premises where noise will not disturb Residents. but are not limited to: 5.5.11. 5.une.5.Cook in kitchenette areas only.5.1. or dropping from height (e.3.6.Not use candles. 5. College and JCR Events 5. fire alarms or fire indicator panels. including but not limited to stoves.6. intentionally or recklessly.6.5.Residents must not use phones (either landline or mobile). Accordingly. NB: The University has IT Policies. a noise level that disturbs others. Radios. 5.Acquaint themselves with the relevant fire safety procedures for their room. televisions.1 and 5. or 5. microwaves.5.2.2 may be tolerated. hall.edu.6.3. 5. Any material deemed to be offensive will be removed immediately by College Staff. 5. 5. hydrants.11. the consideration of College Members with specific reference to how their activity impacts on noise levels within the College is a critical factor in impacting the environment for other Residents. Other users must be considered at all times by adherence to the following rules: 5.5. 5. floor.2. 5. effective and efficient.The area must remain tidy at all times and garbage disposed of in receptacles provided. Residents must be in attendance at all times while preparing food in/on cooking appliances. Failure to comply with the directions of a Staff member or Student Leader in relation to noise constitutes a breach of this Code.5. Personal Safety Residents must avoid putting themselves or others at personal risk. such as fire.Problems with operation of hardware or software must be reported promptly.00am to 11. electrical equipment and other noises must not disturb others at any time.une.5.2. from balconies.00pm.4.6.au/policies/a-z-of-policies (http://policies. lawful. interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health.10. 5. The reasonable time period for normal daily activities is cars or any motorised vehicles. Residents must: 5.g.5. Safety and Welfare Equipment A College Member must not.11.5.1.Accessing of any inappropriate website that may cause offence to others is prohibited. whether or not on College or University premises.11.4. Higher than normal levels of noise and/or periods of noise as compared to those outlined in Sections 5.5. in their rooms. and and 8. After 11:00pm. be it of an electronic or printed nature that could be considered to be offensive must not be produced or displayed by any College Member in any part of a College.5. Noise Levels Quiet Enjoyment All College Members are entitled to the quiet enjoyment of their surroundings.11. sandwich irons and toasters.5.5.00am it is expected that the Colleges will be quiet areas.6. noise from College or JCR organised events must cease by 1:00am.5.11. unless in a kitchenette. Computer Facilities Computer facilities and laboratories must be used in a manner that is ethical. block and College.5. Health.7. Between the hours of 11.5. in a dangerous manner or not in accord with road rules or speed limits.php) use an appliance or other equipment that may interfere with the fire protection systems.All hardware and software provided by the College is to be used in a responsible manner. 5. incense or electric heaters or other items that may cause fire.5. 5.Not interfere with fire or smoke detection devices.2.7.Throwing of. Residents should avoid undertaking any dangerous activities which include.Climbing onto roofs of buildings. musical instruments.fighting or other fire safety equipment.4. Out of consideration for all Residents. corridors or other areas directly adjacent to accommodation rooms must be accommodated through cessation.No food or beverages are permitted to be consumed in Computer Facilities.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 5. Communication Equipment Residents must consider the rights of others to quiet enjoyment of their environment when using communication equipment. reasonable requests by Residents to moderate noise in halls.3. 5. windows) objects or projectiles likely to cause injury to others. NB: It should be noted that breach of this rule may constitute serious breaches of either University policies or current State or Federal legislation and may constitute criminal behaviour.5. irrespective of the time.8.5.5. This includes knowledge of evacuation procedures and assembly points. and 5.5. safety and welfare under Workplace Health and Safety legislation and the UNE WH&S Policy.5. is considered inappropriate.5.8. 5.5.5.Have all electrical equipment brought into College ‘safety tagged’ before use.1.

10.10.une.9. College Members are not permitted to misuse drugs.6. at which alcoholic drinks are to be supplied.8. 5. 5.8.7. NB: The effects of the consumption of alcohol will not be accepted as an excuse for any breach of this Code or UNE Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules. or available over the counter without prescription. 5. an Exam Curfew will be in place in each College. in all respects. manufacture.1.11. at all times. 5. All College Members must comply with UNE policies on the use of drugs as outlined in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.6.  At all social functions in a College. Drugs. No alcohol can be stored or consumed in a designated Alcohol Free Area and no person will be in a designated Alcohol Free Area whilst under the influence of alcohol.  Where alcohol is supplied at any College Function.  The University Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy must be adhered to. Consumption of alcohol Residents aged 18 years and over are allowed to consume alcohol in their rooms or in small groups in social areas of a College.9. 5. Alleged Illegal Activity If a College Member is alleged by a member of Staff to have engaged in illegal activity under the laws of any State.10.11. 5.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 6/16 . induce or compel other Residents to do so.  One or more of the following penalties may be imposed upon any College Member found to have acted in breach of this Code: https://www.00pm. crossbows. Smoking Smoking is a health hazard.8.Drugs Drugs are hazardous to health and can cause serious injury or harm.8. Except between 12.4.9. Firearms & Dangerous Weapons Firearms or replicas of firearms (including ammunition or magazines). floors. distribution and use of illegal drugs and dangerous substances and other breaches of the relevant laws will be reported to the police. 6.12. 5.8.  The storage of large quantities of alcoholic beverages in Residents’ rooms is prohibited.8. non-alcoholic drinks must also be available.2. including but not limited to drinking games. swords.00pm and between 5. 6.10.1. 5. Exam Curfew For a period of no less than two weeks prior to the designated exam period and for the designated exam period. including the following rules for all Colleges: the matter may be reported to the police within that jurisdiction for investigation.00pm and including at College dinners or functions. 5. blocks and balconies.edu. Residents must report illegal drug activity to the Head of College. explosives or dangerous instruments are prohibited on College Premises.  Kegs are prohibited on College Premises without the written authorisation of the Head of College as stated in the UNE Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. arrows and other dangerous weapons). 5. which are not designated as Alcohol Free Areas. subject to the guidelines below: 5. dangerous substances or other chemicals.8. 5. no unauthorised functions are permitted on College Premises.5.9.7.College Members who smoke must do so outside buildings at least three metres from any doorway or window.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 5. Breaches of these laws may be reported to the appropriate authorities.5. 5.  Home brewing on College Premises is prohibited. weapons (including items such as hunting knives. 5. 5.3.  Penalties will be imposed with reference to the guidelines as outlined in Appendix A: Residential Colleges Code of Conduct Penalty Guidelines. 5.10. there is to be a quiet study.5.8. All College Members must respect the rights of Residents living in an Alcohol Free Area and comply with the Rules governing an Alcohol Free Area. 5. 5.Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings including its rooms. The UNE’s Smoke-Free Workplace Policy is in force across the entire campus. to prevent smoke entering the building. 5. a Liquor Licence must be obtained and the UNE Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy must be adhered to at all times.PENALTIES 6. Failure to comply with the reasonable directions of a Staff member or Student Leader in relation to noise from College or JCR organised events constitutes a breach of this Code.  It is illegal for people under the age of 18 years to consume alcohol at any time or be supplied or served alcohol. or offer. corridors.10. 5. 5.00pm and 7.5. Possession.oriented atmosphere in the College.  All College Members and their guests attending such functions are required to comply with the law and UNE policies and Related Documents.8. Territory or Commonwealth jurisdiction. Alcohol College Members must keep in mind the negative effects of anti-social behaviour and the health problems that can result from alcohol abuse.2. cultivation.11.3.4.  All College Members must comply with the law in relation to alcohol whilst living in or staying at a College. Alcohol Free Areas 5. other than those prescribed by a medical practitioner. inflammables. All Residents must comply with the law in relation to drugs whilst living in or staying in a College. 5. During the exam curfew. A College Member’s consumption of alcohol must not negatively affect other College Residents. 5.11.6. 5. are prohibited within the College.8.

1.2.  College Disciplinary Committee (only used for minor incidents – Level 1).7. 6. the College Member is required to pay the costs of: 6. a Resident Fellow and an elected Resident from the College.  Where a University Member becomes aware that a College Member (or ex-College Member) has failed to comply with a penalty.4.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 7/16 . imposed.7.1.  Assistant Head of College. the initial investigation or determination of the case.2. they must immediately advise the Director. UNE Student Grievance Unit 7. 6.2. to serve as a member of the committee. or penalties. 6. Residents residing in the area of the College where the damage occurred. 7. The JCR.4.2. Major Penalties: 6.  Where a College Member (or ex-College Member) is found on College Premises when excluded from a College or Colleges. 6. UNE Residential System or nominee.1. Imposition of Penalties: https://www.10. relinquishes all positions they may occupy on committees within the residential college.1. to conduct an independent investigation on their behalf and provide recommendations upon which the Head of College or Director. 6.2.  Where a University member becomes aware of criminal activity by a college member. the College Member will be required to abide by the Exclusion until the appeal process is finalised. the initial investigation or determination of the case.8.AUTHORISED INVESTIGATORS & THE IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES Investigation and Determination: 7. beyond reasonable doubt.1.2.8 as well as major penalties as outlined in sections 6. A fine not exceeding ten Penalty Units. When ten (10) Penalty Units have been accumulated. and are carried between Colleges.1.  Any fine or payment for repair or restitution imposed by the College will be placed onto the College Member’s account as an encumbrance. In the event that a member of the Residential System Disciplinary Committee has been involved in the complaint.  A Head of College or the Director.  Reprimand. Residential System for referral to the Chief Services Officer or the Student Conduct Appeals Committee. 7. 6.4.8 of this Code.1.  Additional cleaning that may be required. or 6.  The Residential System Disciplinary Committee. Residential System who may notify the relevant authorities.  Written and/or public apology. Residential System may request an authorised officer or body as outlined in Section 7. 6. 7.6.6. serious breaches of this Code.2. 7.3.1. Transfer to another UNE College. Membership of the College Disciplinary Committee must have the approval of the Head of College.2.  Restoring any damaged equipment.1. Exclusion from all Residential Colleges for a period not exceeding twelve months.1 above.1 to 6.5. 6. Residential System will co-opt another person of the equivalent standing to the member standing aside.1. or 6. 7.5. UNE Security and/or Police will be immediately notified.4.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) Minor Penalties 6.2. Penalty Units are cumulative. 6. 6.5.  Community service for a period not exceeding 8 hours. they must immediately notify the Director.3. the Head of School will co-opt another person of the equivalent standing to the member standing aside.  Transfer to another block or floor. property or building. In such a situation the Investigator will have the role to investigate the complaint.2. are determined to be responsible.  An Alcohol Consumption Ban for a period not exceeding the current calendar year.6. Residential System may make a final determination. Other Resident(s) identified through an investigation that.2. 6. The College Disciplinary Committee will be convened and chaired by the Head of College or nominee and must include the Senior Resident Fellow. 7. 7. 6. College Club. a Senior Resident Fellow. In the event that a member of the College Disciplinary Committee has been involved in the complaint.  A College Member found in violation of this Code or a College rule or regulation may be assigned one or more Penalty Units per breach as outlined in Section 6. Remedies or penalties determined as a result of such referral may include minor penalties outlined in Section 6.  Pursuant to Section 6. 6. Residential System or nominee 7. and/or 6.2. the Director.  If a College Member excluded from a College/s appeals the decision. damage to College Premises.2.11.  Referral to the Residential System Disciplinary Committee. 6.10.  A College member who is excluded or expelled from a residential college for a period of one Trimester or more. Director.  Head of Residential College or nominee. a student representative from the College where the alleged misconduct took place may be invited to attend the Member’s College Disciplinary Committee.4. 6. 6. may be referred to the Residential System Disciplinary Committee for consideration of the application of additional penalties. or behaviour as outlined in Section 4.9.  If a College Member responsible for damage or mess is not identified then the full cost of any restoration will be charged to: 6.1.  Removal from an appointed position.3.1. and include a Head of College or nominee. to serve as a member of the committee. 7. The Residential System Disciplinary Committee will be chaired by the Director.5.2.9 to 6. the Head of College must refer the matter to the Director. Residential Services for consideration of imposing an Exclusion from College for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months. Penalty Units remain active for twelve months from the date of the imposition of the penalty.12. a Resident Fellow and a President.3. 6.  In addition to any penalty imposed.11.1. 6.  Probation. to determine the case and to make recommendations regarding the imposition of penalties. Where a complaint has arisen as a result of alleged misconduct by a College Member on the premises of a College that is not the residence of the College Member. Expulsion from all Residential Colleges.1.1.2. 7.une.8.3.  The following officers or bodies are authorised to investigate and determine cases under this code : 7. 6.2. but not the College involved. and should represent at least three Colleges. in addition to any affiliation or membership of the residential college.2.4.6. 7.

8. Student Advocacy Service) Determination 8. 8.11. They will be granted at least five days from the date of notification to prepare for the interview or provide a response in writing to the complaint including any evidence in response of the complaint (written submissions must arrive at least one working day prior to the date of the interview as advised in the notice).the right to choose not to attend the interview at the indicated time and to seek to provide a written submission.9 of this code.13. 8.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 7. If such a case is made out.1 of this code to investigate complaints.une. date and place for an interview. and method for.2.5. an initial complaint can be made verbally but an investigation under this Code can only be progressed on the basis of a written complaint provided to. of this Code.Investigations will take account of a College Member's special needs status including the provision of an Auslan interpreter.1.1.9. commission or tribunal.  Any action taken under this Code regarding alleged Behavioural Misconduct may proceed irrespective of any action involving the College Member in another investigation.9. UNE Residential System are authorized under this code impose minor and major penalties as outlined in Sections 6.9. APPEALS 9.3.The details and reasons for the decision 8.The appointed Investigator will provide the College Member with a copy of this Code and advise the College Member in writing of: 8. appeal including a right of review by the UNE Chief Ombudsman and the NSW Ombudsman together with relevant contact details. the College Member will be advised in writing of: 8.  A Head of College or nominee and the relevant College Disciplinary Committee are authorized under this code to impose all minor penalties as outlined in Section 6. The Residential System Disciplinary Committee and Director. 8.1 – 6. 8. and 8. In the first instance. court.6.A record of a College Member’s past Academic Misconduct or Behavioural Misconduct may be taken into account when having regard to any penalty that may be imposed.10.4.Within ten days from the date of the interview.9. the complaint will be referred to a University member authorised under Section 7. Should be referred to a higher level because a major penalty may be at issue.the time. 8. or made directly by. ( eg: Counselling. Has merit and is within the Investigator’s jurisdiction.2.The decision.edu.2.The right of.2. Can be handled through mediation (by mutual consent of the parties).7. 8.1 -6. 8.7. 8.5. 8.  Minor Penalties.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 8/16 .CONDUCT OF INVESTIGATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS General 8.The penalty (if any). 8. 8.11.14. 8.3.Where the response to the College Member exceeds ten days.9. 7.the nature of the complaint including a description of the alleged Behavioural Misconduct and the circumstances in which the alleged Behavioural Misconduct occurred.11.8. (6.  Determinations will be made on the balance of probability (meaning that on the evidence.3. whether the case: 8.1 of this Code. Advice to Member 8.2.the right to make a statement.1. call their witness/es and lead them through their evidence. the College Member declines the opportunity or fails to attend an interview or to provide a written submission the Investigator may proceed to determine the case in the absence of the College Member. 8.9) https://www. or 8. Initial Determination 8. if appropriate.8.4.1Authorised Appeal Officer The following University members are authorised to act as appeal officer to uphold appeals or to uphold or vary penalties: 9. 8. an authorised Investigator as outlined in Section 7. International Services and Compliance must be notified of any penalty applied and at all levels any appeal regarding an International Student especially where one of the outcomes can be the termination of the student’s enrolment.4.1.Wherever possible the Residential College must take all reasonable steps through the process to ensure the student is not academically disadvantaged while the matter is determined.the name of the Investigator appointed to conduct the investigation.8. 8.  Where allegations of Behavioural Misconduct involve complaints against a College Member. 8. 8. jurisdiction. 9.  The process is to commence within ten working days of the complaint being formally lodged in writing.1.the right to be accompanied by another College Member for advice and support (but who shall not have the right of audience ). in order to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to initially establish there is a case to answer.12. 8. an explanation for the delay should be provided within this period.  The Manager.2 1. and irrespective of any other external investigation of the matters giving rise to the complaint against the College Member.2.  Investigations and appeals shall be heard in a non-adversarial form. the occurrence of the event was more likely than not).Advice regarding contact details for support services within the university available to the College Member.2. and be provided with a copy of all relevant documentation and statements. 8.  All notices sent to College Members will be sent to their official UNE email address and will be deemed to have arrived in accordance with normal telecommunication protocols.3. provided with reasonable notice to enable attendance by the College Member.6.3.

1 the details and reason/s for the decision.1 is to be regarded as temporary until a complaint is investigated and determined.3  Previously unconsidered material may be presented only at the discretion of the appeal officer or Chair of the Student Conduct Appeals Committee.3.5  Appeal hearings shall: 9.3.3 to decide whether the penalty imposed was appropriate.3.3. 9.5 grant to the student access to relevant records. 9. 9. 9.2 In the case of an Exclusion imposed under Section Any occurrence where it is recommended by a Head of School that an Emergency Exclusion should be imposed.1. except in respect of the University member entitled to be present under Rule 9. 9.4. date and place for the hearing.4. or 10. 9.5. the matter may be referred back to the initial investigating body with appropriate advice from the designated appeal officer or the Chair of the Student Conduct Appeals Committee.1 the time. the recommendation is to be referred to the Director.3. 9. be heard within ten working days of receipt of the appeal. 9.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) The Residential System Disciplinary Committee and the Director UNE Residential System or nominee are authorized under this code to act as Appeals Officer to uphold appeals or uphold/vary minor penalties. 10 EMERGENCY EXCLUSION 10.2.3  An Exclusion imposed under Section 10.5. 10. 10.1 to decide whether the initial investigation was conducted fairly and in conformity with these rules.6.1. provided that the new penalty is not higher than the original penalty. 9.3. the normal safe and orderly operations of the College.6 After the appeal hearing the student will be formally advised within ten working days of: 9. illness or disease that affects the College Member’s thought processes.3. otherwise the decision of the Director. 9.3 be conducted separately or collectively at the chair’s discretion when involving more than one appellant.2 be conducted in private.5.3.2. an emergency transfer to another College or Exclusion from College if.examination of witnesses).1 wherever possible.3.1. 10.6 produce a written record of all hearings which will be the property of the University. or 10.4.1 has effect only in respect of the College Member’s usual College of residence. 9.4 admit any other person only at the appeal officer’s or chair’s discretion.3.2  Appeals review the record of the initial investigation and its supporting documents for one or more of the following reasons: 9.1  The Student Conduct Appeals Committee is authorised to uphold appeals or uphold or vary major penalties.une. 10.edu.3. 10. medical intervention may be sought.3.4 the University’s intention to notify the Department of Education if they are an international student and the decision is to terminate their enrolment.4  An Exclusion or transfer imposed under Section 10. UNE Residential System or the Chief Services Officer is final. and 9.3. and provide evidence to support their appeal. and 9.3. Residential System for determination. Residential System the imposition upon a College Member. When the penalty is termination of accommodation.2.2 to decide whether the original decision was based on sufficient and appropriate evidence to establish that behavioural misconduct occurred..3. evidence and written statements. proceed to decide the matter if the student fails to appear or provide a submission.4.1  The Director. 9. Where it is determined that the penalty was inappropriate the appeal officer or Student Conduct Appeals Committee may vary the penalty. if they have not been involved in the initial investigation or determination of the case.3. UNE Residential System or the Chief Services Officer may under this code refer cases to the Student Conduct Appeals Committee for determination.7  If the appeal process results in a decision that supports the student.3  The College Member poses an immediate threat of disruption of.2  The immediate physical or emotional safety and well-being of the College Member involved is at risk. In the case of a successful appeal under Rule 9. determinations may include the requirement for the College Member to attend counselling sessions or otherwise provide evidence of a disability support plan. 9.5. within twenty (20) working days of the receipt of notice of imposition of a penalty.3 the right to seek a review of the conduct of the disciplinary process by the Chief University Ombudsman and/or the New South Wales Ombudsman. 9.2 the right to be accompanied by another University member for advice and support (but who shall not have the right of audience or of cross. 9.5  The College Member has the right to appeal such a decision by following the processes as outlined in Section 9 of this Code.8  All decisions from an appeal shall be appropriately recorded in TRIM and in accordance with University Records Management Policy. 9. 9. Appellants should structure their appeal in terms of Rules 9. perception of reality. The decision of an appeal officer is final. The decision of the Student Conduct Appeals Committee is final (subject to the Vice-Chancellor’s ratification of major penalties).4  The student will be formally advised of: 9.5. (6.5. or interference with.3. 9.1–9. Penalties imposed as a result of this determination will be as outlined in Section 6 of this Code.3 Investigation 9.3  An Appeals Officer must not have been authorized under this code to act as an investigating officer or have been involved in the initial investigation or determination of the case.5.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 9/16 .1 that arises from an assessment that there is an immediate threat of harm to the College Member or others as a result of a disorder. 10. if they have not been involved in the initial investigation or determination of the case. as appropriate.1  The immediate physical or emotional safety and well-being of any other College Members is at risk. and 9.2.1 The Head of a Residential College may recommend to the Director.2.1.1  Appeals must be in writing address to the  Director.2  In the case of an Exclusion imposed under Section 10. 9. UNE Residential System and the Chief Services Officer are authorized under this code to act as Appeals Officer to uphold appeals or uphold/vary minor and major penalties.2. UNE Residential System or the Chief Services Officer within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the notice of imposition of a penalty. The Director. emotions or judgment or that results in disturbed behaviour. in their reasonable assessment: 10.2. the University will immediately implement any decision and/or correction and preventative action required and will advise the student of the outcome.2  Major Penalties.10 – 6.6. 11 INTERPRETATION OF THE CODE https://www.1 as a result of an assessment made under Section 10.3.3. 9.3 the right to provide a written submission or participate in a telephone conference instead of attending a hearing (written submissions must be received not later than one working day prior to the date of the appeal hearing as advised in the notice).3.2 the new penalty (if any).12) 9.

6.2. 6.2.11 SECTION: disruptive or anti-social behaviour BEHAVIOUR: 4. 6.2. 6.2.8 PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Damage to reputation of College/University BEHAVIOUR: 5 SECTION: 6.1.7. for determination.6.8 PENALTIES: 2 or 3 LEVEL 1: Breach of Alcohol Free Area Rules BEHAVIOUR: 5.2. 6.2.2. 6.2 SECTION: 6.2. SECTION: 6.6 PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Breach of Alcohol guidelines (individual and small groups) BEHAVIOUR: 6. 6.2.8 PENALTIES: 1 to 3 LEVEL 1: Not complying with noise rules (out of curfew) BEHAVIOUR: PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Not complying with noise rules (during exam curfew) BEHAVIOUR: 5. 6.6. ANNEXURE A: Residential College Code of Conduct Penalties Guidelines LEVEL 1: Inappropriate. 6. 6. 6.8 SECTION: 6.2.8 PENALTIES: 1 to 5 LEVEL 1: Unauthorised use of College Name BEHAVIOUR: 5.8 PENALTIES: 3 to 5 LEVEL 1: Smoking in a non-designated area BEHAVIOUR: 5. 6.2. 6.2. SECTION: 6. 6. 6.1 to 6. PENALTIES: 1 to 3 https://www. SECTION: 6. 6.2.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) 11 INTERPRETATION OF THE CODE Any unresolved question of interpretation regarding this Code should be referred to the Director.5. 6.11 SECTION: 6.2.2.une.7. UNE Residential System.8 PENALTIES: 3 to 5 LEVEL 1: Producing or displaying offensive material BEHAVIOUR: 5.5. SECTION: 6. 6.2.2.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 10/16 .2. 6. 6.

3 SECTION: 6.2.2. 6. 6.8 PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Vandalism BEHAVIOUR: 5.une.6.8 PENALTIES: 1 to 5 LEVEL 1: Misuse/removal of furniture. 6. to 6.1. 6.8 PENALTIES: 1 to 5 LEVEL 1: Engaging in games/sports within Residence Building BEHAVIOUR: 5.2. 6.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) LEVEL 1: Breach of Privacy BEHAVIOUR: PENALTIES: 2 to 5 LEVEL 1: Littering. SECTION: 6.7.edu. PENALTIES: 1 to 5 LEVEL 1: Unauthorised access of buildings BEHAVIOUR: 5.2. 6.2. supplies BEHAVIOUR: 5.8 PENALTIES: 3 to 5 LEVEL 1: Disrespect for staff and student leaders BEHAVIOUR: 6.1. SECTION: SECTION: 6. 6. SECTION: PENALTIES: 1 to 4 https://www.2. 6. equipment.2.5. 6. 6. 6.2.2. 6.5. 6.1. PENALTIES: 2 or 3 LEVEL 1: Misuse of keys/card BEHAVIOUR: including cigarette buttes BEHAVIOUR: 6. 6. 6.2.9 PENALTIES: 1 to 3 LEVEL 1: Initiation activities BEHAVIOUR: 5. 6.5.4 SECTION: SECTION: 6.3 SECTION: 6.2. 6.2 SECTION: 6.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 11/16 . 6.5. 6. 6.2. 6. 6.2.2. PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Misuse of health. 6. other than fish BEHAVIOUR: 5.2.1. 6.2.5 PENALTIES: 2 to 4 LEVEL 1: Not contributing to a safe environment BEHAVIOUR: 5. 6. safety and welfare equipment BEHAVIOUR: 5. 6.1 PENALTIES: 1 LEVEL 1: Pet/s in college. pins.2. 6.6 SECTION: 6.2 SECTION: Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) LEVEL 1: Breach of rules relating to adhesives.2. 6.8 PENALTIES: 2 to 4 LEVEL 1: Failure to take responsibility for guest/s actions BEHAVIOUR: 5.9 SECTION: 6.3. 6.4 SECTION: 6. 6.4 SECTION: 6.2.2. 6. posters and whiteboards BEHAVIOUR: 5.2.7. 6.8 PENALTIES: 2 to 5 LEVEL 1: Misuse of Computer facilities BEHAVIOUR: PENALTIES: 1 or 2 LEVEL 1: Failure to clean up after social gathering BEHAVIOUR: 5.7 SECTION: SECTION: 6. 6. 6. 6.2.5 SECTION: 6.8 PENALTIES: 2 to 4 LEVEL 1: Misuse of communication equipment BEHAVIOUR:  6.2.8 SECTION: 6. 6.2.  6.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 12/16 . 6. 6.8 PENALTIES: 1 to 4 LEVEL 1: Unsafe or risky activities BEHAVIOUR: PENALTIES: 3 to 5 https://www. 6.2.

2.1 to 6. To best meet the needs of an individual student a Head of College may recommend to the Residential System Disciplinary Committee that a member of college be transferred to another UNE Residence.2.12 PENALTIES: 5 to 10 Notes: PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Storage and/or possession of firearms and/or dangerous weapons BEHAVIOUR: 5. Additional costs may be imposed if additional cleaning or maintenance is required by a breach of the Residential College Code of Conduct.3.12 PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Breach of University Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy rules BEHAVIOUR: 5. and 5.2. Drugs and dangerous substances BEHAVIOUR: PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Discrimination BEHAVIOUR: 4. 6. firearms and dangerous weapons.12 PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Harassment.1 to 6.2.1 to 6. 3.7 SECTION: SECTION: 6. intimidation BEHAVIOUR: 4.au/campus­life/une­accommodation/apply/agreement­terms/code­of­conduct 13/16 .1.1 to 6.2.une.2. These guidelines are a guide only 6.2.edu.2.2.1 SECTION: 6.7. Back to top (#) (#fb-panel) (#tw-panel) (#linked-panel) (#pin-panel) (#gplus-panel) (#yt-panel) (#blog-panel) https://www.1 to 6.3 SECTION: 6.1 to SECTION: 6.8 SECTION: 6. 2. 6. which is based on the accumulation of 10 disciplinary points or the direct intervention of the College Head.1 to 6.2/16/2017 Code of Conduct ­ University of New England (UNE) LEVEL 2: Abuse.2. including assault BEHAVIOUR: 4.7 can be imposed by the designated Discipline/House Committee with the exception of 6.2.12 PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Breaches of ITD Student Computer Laboratories Operating Procedures BEHAVIOUR: 5.5 SECTION: 6.9 PENALTIES: 5 to 10 LEVEL 2: Alleged illegal. threats.

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