Students’ Code of Conduct
All members of the School must:
- respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws;
- demonstrate honesty and integrity;
- respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions;
- treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement;
- respect the rights of others and persons who are in a position of authority.
No member of the School shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
You cannot store, possess, consume, or be under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcoholic beverages on any property under the control of the School.
Smoking of any material is prohibited in all facilities of the School.
No firearms, weapons, ammunition or explosive substances are allowed on lands or in premises which are leased, owned, operated or otherwise controlled by the School. You must neither cause injury to any person with an object nor use any object to threaten or intimidate another person.
The terms Firearms, Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Substances shall have the meanings given to them under the Criminal Code of Canada from time to time. Anyone found to have contravened the restrictions set out herein, shall be disciplined and/or prosecuted and all offending firearms, weapons, ammunition or exploding substances may be confiscated.
The School firmly believes that the racial and ethno-cultural diversity of its community is a source of excellence, enrichment and strength. We affirm the principle of human rights that every member of the school community has a right to equitable treatment without harassment or discrimination on the grounds prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code, including race and ethnicity. The School is committed to fostering fairness and respect, to creating and maintaining a positive working and learning environment and to promoting anti-racism. Anyone in the school community who infringes a right protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code shall be subject to complaint procedures, remedies and sanctions in the Institute’s policies, codes and regulations as they exist from time to time, and to such discipline (including rustication or discharge) as may be appropriated in the circumstances.
The School strives to provide an environment wherein all students, faculty and staff are able to learn study, teach and work, free from sexual harassment, including harassment on the basis of gender identification and sexual orientation.
Sexual harassment is:
- Unwanted sexual attention of a persistent or abusive nature, made by a person who knows or ought reasonably to know that such attention is unwanted;
- The making of an implied or express promise of reward for complying with a sexually oriented request;
- The making of an implied or express threat of reprisal, in the form of actual reprisal or the denial of opportunity, for refusal to comply with a sexually oriented request;
- Sexually oriented remarks and behaviour which may reasonably be perceived to create a negative psychological and emotional environment for work and study.
Incidents of sexual harassment, including harassment on the basis of gender identification and sexual orientation shall be investigated and dealt with by the Institute in accordance with guidelines and procedures put in place for that purpose from time to time.
Students, faculty and staff who, it is determined, have sexually harassed another member(s) of the Institute community will be subject to discipline and sanctions as are appropriate in the circumstances.
You must know and comply with the Fire Safety Plan.
The unauthorized use, abuse, or interference with the fire protection equipment, firefighting personnel, or warning devices may result in suspension from the School.
If you discover a fire:
- Leave the fire area closing all doors behind you.
- Activate the building fire alarm system using the nearest fire alarm pull station.
- Evacuate the building using the nearest safe exit. If the nearest exit is impassable, try an alternate exit.
- Call the Toronto Fire Department, North York Division (911) and give the correct building address (3550 Victoria Park Avenue).
- Obey instructions from the Fire Department personnel, the Fire Safety Director, the Assistant Fire Safety Director, Floor Warden and the Assistant Floor Warden.
- If you hear an Intermittent Fire Alarm Signal (first Stage Fire Alarm), the signal indicates a fire alarm has been initiated somewhere in the building. Prepare to leave the floor area or the building.
- When it is necessary to leave a floor area and follow the procedures specified for the continuous alarm signal.
- If you hear a Continuous Fire Alarm Signal (Second Stage Fire Alarm), evacuate using the nearest exit.
- Call the North York Fire Department (911) giving the correct building address (3550 Victoria Park Ave).
You are responsible for knowing and complying with the regulations of the School. Regulations may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
We expect you to conduct yourself at all times with due regard for the rights of others and show respect for other students, faculty members and administrative staff.
Coming to school prepared, on time and ready to learn is your responsibility.
The School prohibits physical aggression. You should resolve all conflicts by non-violent means. Physically or verbally aggressive behaviours are not acceptable.
If you violate this policy, you may be removed from the School premises and may face disciplinary action including expulsion and/or criminal prosecution.
If you have been subject to physical aggression or you have witnessed physical aggression, you should promptly notify your class instructor or administrative staff. Please report any behaviour that poses a potential for aggression.
You must show proper care and regard for the property of the School and the property of others. In case you cause any damage to the property of the School, either intentionally or unintentionally, the School reserves the right to demand compensation for the losses which shall be more than the cost of a replacement of the damaged property.
The students of the School who are charged with violations of this Code shall be subject to disciplinary action decided by a committee designated for that purpose. The committee has the authority to issue warnings, impose penalties and recommend dismissal.
Visitors, Invitees, or Trespassers whose behaviour violates the maintenance of order within the school community will be asked to leave the School premises. Failure to leave promptly upon request will result in the Institute using all reasonable means, including but not limited to calling for assistance of the police, to effect removal. You may be held accountable for the acts of misconduct of your guests while on the School premises.
The Police will be involved in case of serious offences (possession of illegal drugs, possession of weapons, trafficking in drugs or weapons, inflicted serious bodily harm, vandalism, sexual assault, robbery, etc.), and the student will be immediately suspended and proceed to an expulsion hearing for the following:
- possession of weapon, including, but not limited to firearms;
- trafficking in drugs or weapons;
- use of weapon to cause bodily harm, or to threaten serious harm;
- physical assault causing bodily harm requiring professional medical treatment;
- sexual assault;
- providing alcohol to minors.
Immediate suspension will be the minimum penalty faced by a student for:
- uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm;
- possession of illegal drugs;
- acts of vandalism causing extensive damage to the School property or property located on the School premises.
A student will be immediately suspended for:
- swearing at a teacher, or other person in authority;
- being in possession of alcohol;
- being under the influence of alcohol.