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Campus Alcohol Policy

Campus Alcohol Policy

Building/Room Access
Policy for Access Requests

Building/Room Access 

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Weapons Policy

Queen's University Weapons Policy - Picture is of a pellet gun confiscated in Residences, April 2000

Queen's Parking
Bike Regulations

Queen's Parking Bike Regulations

Emergency Responses
Procedures for Emergency Events 
HazMat Team - Emergency Response Procedures
Intrusion Detection Guidelines

Intrusion Detection Guidelines

Queen's Workplace
Violence Policy

Campus Violence poster
Policies and Procedures

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.

Queen's 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 entails. 

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 University community.

Excerpts 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 identification.

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.

Click here to read the entire Queen's University Student Code of Conduct (pdf)


ACCESS – DAYTIME (MON. ‑ FRI., 08:00 ‑17:00):

·        All 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.

·        Access to classrooms and similar general purpose, unoccupied, lecture/seminar areas can be handled by Physical Plant staff (custodial).    


·        Security will access people to locked rooms under the following circumstances only:   

v     the person has a key to that room and it is locked inside

v     the key will operate in the cylinder

v     the person has verifiable photo ID, staff card, or positive identification 

·        Security 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 section.

·        Security 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.

·        The 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. 


·        Access Control Systems are monitored and administered by individual departments.  Callers 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).

·        Problems 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).   


·        Access by contractors to areas within the university should be referred to the PPS Project or Area Manager that is responsible for that particular site.

·        Access to alarmed areas should be referred to the alarm subscriber.

·        Security may provide access outside regular hours of operation for emergencies or if the authorized user makes a special request (limited basis only). 


·        Enquiries 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.  


·        Persons or groups who require buildings open during OBSERVED and STATUTORY HOLIDAYS are to make their requests to the PPS Assistant Area Manager. 


·        Queen's Food 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.

Persons 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 customer.  Stationary vendors (example:  chip trucks) require special permission from the City of Kingston to operate. 

Bicycle Regulations

Please visit the Parking Department "Parking Regulations for Bicycles".

Parking & Grounds is responsible for impounding bicycles. They can be reached during business hours at 613-533-6979.

Register your bike online using the Queen's Bicycle Registration System.


CCTV Policies and Procedures

For CCTV inquiries, contact Operations Coordinator Joel Keenleyside.








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