Have you been accused of academic misconduct? We can support you through the process.
Here's what to expect
When you come to us for help, you will be assigned a student advocate, whose job is to help you navigate the Academic Code of Conduct.
What we can and cannot do
- We provide a comprehensive overview of the process, possible outcomes and consequences. We can also accompany you to your interview with the Dean or his delegate either in person or through Zoom, or to tribunals if that is the case. We cannot guarantee or predict the outcome of your case, hearing, appeal or request as we are not the final decision makers.
- We are not lawyers and thus do not represent and defend students; this is not a legal service.
- We are not a legal information clinic and cannot provide assistance or advice related to immigration or landlord/tenant issues.
I’ve received a package in the mail or by e-mail, now what?
- If you have received a package, it means an incident report was filed following an offense allegation.
- You will need to attend an interview with the Dean or his delegate. The interview gives you the opportunity to give context to the allegation. Note that you must confirm whether you can attend or need to reschedule the interview. To do so, follow the instructions on the first page of your package.
- When you receive your package, contact our office to make an appointment to with an advocate.
What will happen at my interview?
- On the day of the interview, please arrive on time and bring any documents necessary that will help give context to the offence. The Dean or his delegate will ask you questions about the incident and it is your responsibility to explain what happened. The advocate will be there for support and assist with any questions if you have difficulty. Advocates often get a chance to add relevant information at the end of the interview and make suggestions for sanctions. However, these are suggestions and there is no guarantee that their suggested sanction will be the decided outcome of your case.
- After the interview, the Dean or his delegate will have up to 10 business days to make their decision on your case. Note that in some cases, it may take longer than 10 days. If that is the case for you, don’t worry, this happens quite often. That being said, your advocate can assist you in expediting the process.
- When you receive your decision, please contact your advocate so they can inform you on how to proceed.