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Queen's University

Student Responsibilities

Code of Conduct at Queen’s University

All students are required to adhere to the University’s Code of Conduct.  In general terms, acceptable conduct does not infringe upon the rights of other members of the University community. 

Code of Conduct in Class

The code states that acceptable conduct does not infringe upon the rights of others during instructional sessions including lectures, tutorials and practical exercises such as laboratories.  Unacceptable behaviours that infringe on the rights of others include disruptive conversations within the class environment, excessive noise due to newspapers/alternate reading materials, cell phones and computer materials unrelated to class.  Students are required to remain focused on the lecture material although intelligent interaction is encouraged when requested by the course lecturer or laboratory instructor.  There is an expectation that students will remain in the lecture theatre for the duration of instruction except in the case of medical or security emergencies.  Under reasonable circumstances where a student is aware that he or she must leave a lecture early, the student must inform the course lecturer ahead of time, and sit where they may depart without disturbing the on-going class.

Penalties for non-compliance to the Code of Conduct are outlined in the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar under Academic Regulations 10 and 14.


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