Policy on Emergency Disclosure of Students' Personal Information
Advice for members of
faculty and staff regarding circumstances in which disclosure of personal
information is warranted.
University Code of Conduct (Effective July 1, 2008)
Queen’s University has developed the following Student Code of
Conduct to describe the standard of behaviour to which its students will be held. Contravention of the terms
of conduct published here or of any other applicable University policy by a Queen’s
student may lead to disciplinary consequences.
Queen’s students are valued members of the University community with a valid interest
in contributing to, participating in and remaining part of the University community.
The academic and social privileges associated with student membership at Queen's
University are conditional upon the fulfillment of the responsibilities such membership
Being a member of the Queen’s community does not carry any special privilege
before civil or criminal codes regulating the behaviour of local residents. The
University's system of non-academic discipline is a complementary system that may be
derived naturally from our existence as a clearly distinguishable community of interests.
It should not be regarded as a substitute for the civil or criminal law.
Students may be subject to consequences for misconduct both under the University’s discipline system and
under the criminal law concurrently. In the exercise of its disciplinary authority and
responsibility, the University treats students as free to organize their own personal lives,
behaviour and associations subject to the law and to those University regulations that are
necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the University and/or members of the
from the Terms of Conduct
Students have a duty to familiarize themselves with the rules and
regulations of the University
that determine what their responsibilities are.
1. Students shall abide by the published rules, regulations, and policies of the University or of any authorized rule-making body within the University. This includes, but is not limited to, the Queen’s Harassment/Discrimination Policy and Procedure, those established by Residence administration, and this Student Code of Conduct.
2. Students shall abide by the provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada while in Canada. Students shall also abide by all the other laws of the land, including but not limited to those regulating the possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages and contraband substances. While outside Canada, students are expected to abide by the laws of the host country. If a student violates those laws, the University may pursue disciplinary action, whether the conduct occurred on or off campus, if the conduct had a real and substantial connection to the legitimate
3. Students shall comply, and shall not interfere, with the
directions of officials acting
within the scope of their authority, including,
but not limited to, the Kingston Police, Queen’s Campus
Security, Queen’s Student Constables and Science Constables.
4. Students shall not furnish false information to the University or any
University official or judicial body authorized by the University, nor
forge or possess any forged, altered, or falsified instrument of
5. Students shall not interfere, directly, indirectly, or by threat, with the communication or pursuit of a complaint under the Code.
6. Students shall refrain from theft, knowingly possessing stolen
property, trespassing, vandalism, and willfully
or negligently damaging private or University property.
7. Student conduct shall respect the lawful rights of others to possess, use, or enjoy private or University property.
8. Students shall respect the freedom of individuals to study, teach, work, engage in research and socialize. Students shall refrain from conduct that attempts to limit these freedoms or any other freedoms guaranteed by law. The following conduct is unacceptable and constitutes an offence within the University community: acts of discrimination or harassment based upon, but not limited to, race, religion, gender, ability, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation. Students shall comply with the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with the Code or other applicable University policy.
Violation of the aforementioned terms of conduct is an offence under the Code, subject to disciplinary sanction. The above terms apply with equal force to individual students and student groups or organizations. Being under the influence of alcohol and/or other substances does not diminish or excuse a violation of the Code.
Misconduct under the Code will be deemed aggravated if it results or foreseeably could have resulted in significant injury to persons or damage to property or which otherwise posed a substantial threat to the stability and continuance of normal university or university-sponsored activities.
here to read the entire Queen's University Student Code of Conduct (pdf)
– DAYTIME (MON. ‑ FRI., 08:00 ‑17:00):
requests for immediate access to university buildings should be
referred to the applicable department. Questions of access to
offices, general offices, laboratories, storage areas, and generally
access to any area, which could be considered to contain valuable or
sensitive equipment or documents, should be directed to the General
Office/Administrative personnel of the area in question.
to classrooms and similar general purpose, unoccupied,
lecture/seminar areas can be handled by Physical Plant staff
– OUTSIDE REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION
will access people to locked rooms under the following circumstances
person has a key to that room and it is locked inside
will operate in the cylinder
person has verifiable photo ID, staff card, or positive
will NOT accept a
request by someone who claims to be a key holder to grant access to
a third party. Persons
who do not have keys and require access outside regular hours of
operation should be directed to the head of their department or
will not access persons to a locked building even if they have keys
to offices or areas within that building.
The absence of a key to the exterior of the building
indicates that they may not be authorized or have permission to be
in the building outside of normal working hours.
Persons in this category should be referred to the applicable
department head to obtain a key for off‑hours access.
Security Supervisor may provide access to individuals who have special
requirements and where it is impossible or impracticable for
access to be given by any other means.
These situations may include:
“personal” items locked in an area, openings for
conferences/meetings, access to lab areas where an experiment is
underway, failure to provide access may result in a safety hazard,
etc. The Security
Supervisor should use reasonable discretion in these circumstances.
Control Systems are monitored and administered by individual
reporting problems with access cards should be directed back to
their departments or access control administrators.
Campus Security will not provide access to users whose cards
will not operate the system unless authorization is obtained from an
emergency contact for the area (possible that their card has been
removed from the system).
with access control systems should be referred to the building or
department access control administrator-- NOT PPS. Physical Plant Services should only be contacted when
there is a mechanical fault with the access door itself (door will
not close and secure properly) and not a programming or
operating problem with the system (cards will not work, door will
not unlatch, or magnet will not de-energize).
by contractors to areas within the university should be referred to
the PPS Project or Area Manager that is responsible for that
to alarmed areas should be referred to the alarm subscriber.
may provide access outside regular hours of operation for
emergencies or if the authorized user makes a special request
(limited basis only).
concerning Room Reservations, academic and residence spaces: Contact
Queen's Event Services Office at #32223.
Bookings for JDUC
are handled through the JDUC General Office and are posted outside
each room that is booked and also on the room reservation listing.
AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
or groups who require buildings open during OBSERVED and STATUTORY
HOLIDAYS are to make their requests to the PPS Assistant Area
Services and Brown’s Vending are the only two businesses authorized
to sell food on Queen’s property.
Any other businesses, campus groups, or charitable
organizations must have a signed document of permission from the
Associate Director Residence & Hospitality Service and a Special
Occasion Permit from the Ministry of Health.
or groups who do not have the necessary authorization will be asked
to cease operation and leave the campus.
Persons or groups who choose to leave campus and set up
operation on municipal property adjacent Queen’s University must
have a Vendor’s Permit and stay in motion when not serving a
vendors (example: chip
trucks) require special permission from the City of Kingston to
Regulations for Bicycles".
Note: Parking & Grounds is responsible for impounding
bicycles. They can be reached during business hours at 613-533-6979.
Policies and Procedures
inquiries, contact Operations Coordinator Joel