30.3.4 Inappropriate Behaviour towards Individuals or Groups

30.3.4(1)       Disruption

30.3.4(1) a    No Student shall disrupt a Class in such a way that interferes with the normal process of the session or the learning of other Students.

30.3.4(1) b    No Student shall, by action, words, written material, or by any means whatsoever, obstruct University Activities or University-related Functions.

30.3.4(1) c    No Student shall use words that incite others to behaviour that is inappropriate to members of the University Community, whether or not in connection with a demonstration, rally or picketing.

30.3.4(2)       Discrimination

30.3.4(2) a.   No Student shall discriminate against any person or group of persons while participating in University Activities or University-related Functions. Discrimination is defined in the Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy in UAPPOL.  (CLRC 25 APR 2013)                (https://policiesonline.ualberta.ca/PoliciesProcedures/Policies/Discrimination-Harassment-and-Duty-to-Accommodate-Policy.pdf)

30.3.4(3)       Dissemination of Malicious Material

No Student shall disseminate or cause to be disseminated malicious or defamatory material or engage in activity which creates a social or academic climate that hinders or prevents the full participation of another person or group in the life of the University.

30.3.4(4)         Retaliation

No Student shall retaliate against any Complainant who has reported the Student for an offence under the Code or against any other person who has provided information served as a witness or acted in an official capacity in the discipline process. (EXEC 7 JAN 2008)

30.3.4(5)         Unfounded Allegations

No Student shall make any complaint against any other member of the University Community or cause any steps to be taken concerning any other member of the University Community unless the Student believes, on reasonable grounds, that the other member of the University Community has committed an offence under this Code or engaged in conduct warranting a complaint.

30.3.4(6)          Violations of Safety or Dignity

30.3.4(6) a     No Student shall have sexual or physical contact with another person without that person’s consent.

30.3.4(2) b      No Student shall physically abuse another person, threaten any other person with physical abuse or cause any other person to fear physical abuse. 

30.3.4(6) c      No Student shall create a condition which endangers or potentially endangers or threatens the health, safety or well being of other persons. 

30.3.4(6) d      No Student shall harass another person.  Harassment is defined in the Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy in UAPPOL, and includes Harassment, Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Racial Harassment.  (CLRC 25 APR 2013)                     (https://policiesonline.ualberta.ca/PoliciesProcedures/Policies/Discrimination-Harassment-and-Duty-to-Accommodate-Policy.pdf)  

30.3.4(6) e       No Student shall use words which threaten violence or physical abuse to any group or individual whether or not the group or individual thus threatened knows of such threatening words and whether or not the words are employed in connection with a demonstration, rally or picketing.

30.3.4(7)          Hazing

30.3.4(7) a       No Student shall organize, participate or engage in the hazing of another person, regardless of whether the individual who is the subject of the hazing has consented to participate in or be subjected to the activities in question, or whether the activities in question constitute a ritual or tradition of an organization. (EXEC 02 APR 2012)


30.3.4(7) b        “Hazing” means the creation of an environment or any intentional, reckless or negligent act, by a Student, that occurs on or off University property, that

i. endangers the physical health, mental health or safety of another person; or

ii. produces physical or mental discomfort, embarrassment, humiliation, harassment, or ridicule; or

iii. results in the destruction, damage or removal of any public or private property; or

iv. causes, induces, pressures, coerces, or requires another person to violate any federal, provincial, municipal or University regulations;

for purposes that include, but are not limited to, initial or continued admission, affiliation or initiation with any Student Group, athletic team, or any formal or informal organization in the University Community. Examples of hazing include, but are not limited to: any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, paddling, or electric shocks, exercise not legitimately related to a sport, forced consumption of alcohol or other substances, inappropriate exposure to the elements, compulsory nudity or immodest dress, transportation and abandonment, threats or implied threats, verbal abuse, physical or psychological abuse, sleep

deprivation, physical confinement, coerced hazing of another, compulsory servitude, degrading activities, sexual simulation, sexual assault, or theft or misuse of others’ property. (EXEC 02 APR 2012)