The Discipline Working Group committee reviews the student conduct process on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is effective, efficient and fair. The Working Group is responsible for ensuring that the process complies with the principles and goals outlined in the "ResRules Handbook – Residence Rules and Regulations 2013-2014" and other University policies and procedures that guide non-academic discipline at Queen's.
The Discipline Working Group meets on a monthly basis throughout the year to review policies, procedures, rules and regulations, with a view to fine-tuning the student conduct process and addressing new issues that arise. Recommendations for change are forwarded to the Senate Residence Committee for approval. Approved recommendations are normally implemented the following year, as changes during the academic term have inherent difficulties. In the event that changes need to be approved at a time when the Senate Residence Committee is not sitting, the Chair of the Senate Residence Committee is empowered to act on the Board's behalf.
To ensure that the Senate Residence Committee is fully apprised, the Discipline Working Group reports to the Board at least twice per year. These reports provide general information about the student conduct process, any proposed changes to procedures, and statistics on the number of cases, appeals, Residence Conduct Board meetings, etc.
To ensure consistency from year to year and compliance with existing University policies and procedures, the Chair of the Discipline Working Group forwards all recommendations and suggested changes to Senior Residence Administration and the Manager, Residence Life for comment.
Normally, the student representatives solicit feedback and direction on proposed recommendations from their council and the resident student body; however, in the event that this is not possible, student representatives on the Discipline Working Group make decisions on behalf of their constituency.
Chair- Residence Judicial Advisor
Chair of the Senate Residence Committee (or designate)
Coordinator of Resolution and Dispute Mechanisms
Residence Society Executive President (or designate)
Residence Society VP Judicial Affairs (or designate)
Residence Student Representative
If you have any questions regarding this sub-committee please contact the Secretary of the Residence Committee.