Student Conduct Office

Who are we?

We are one of the four Non-Academic Misconduct Units at Queen’s. You’ll find the others in Residence, Athletics & Recreation, and the Alma Mater Society (AMS). 

A big part of what we do is manage and investigate cases of Category 2 misconduct, which are the more serious kinds of non-academic misconduct and include cases of sexual violence under the Queen’s University Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Students.

We also proactively engage students by helping them reflect on their conduct, and providing them with resources and opportunities that will support them in being positive members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities.

What's the role of a Case Manager?

When cases are received from the Non-Academic Misconduct Intake Office (NAMIO), a Case Manager is assigned. The Case Manager will meet with the students involved to gather information about the incident. Once the information has been gathered, the case may lead to either

  • a Case Dismissal,
  • an Informal Resolution, or
  • a Formal Resolution, where the decision on responsibility is made by the Case Manager when an Informal Resolution cannot be reached or is not appropriate.

When a case is resolved, the Case Manager will ensure that any outcomes (i.e. sanctions) are completed.

Visit the Process and Resolution page for more information

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct is where you will find information about the Non-Academic Misconduct (NAM) System, such as what constitutes a NAM violation and possible outcomes or sanctions.


What is the Code?

The Code communicates behavioural expectations that are in place to foster a positive community and to support a safe campus environment for everyone. 

The Code is guided by Queen's core values:

  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Personal Responsibility

The Code is an important document that students must review and accept responsibility for prior to registration for classes. 

Student Code of Conduct (PDF | 293 KB)

What policy covers incidents of sexual violence?

The Queen's University Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Students, also known as the "Sexual Violence Policy", is the policy that describes how incidents of sexual violence are handled at the University. The Sexual Violence Policy can be found in the University-Wide Policy Library.

For more information on sexual violence, visit the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website.

Queen's University Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Students

What are the Procedures under the Code?

The procedures for administering the Student Code of Conduct are outlined in a policy document called Procedures Under the Queen’s University Student Code of Conduct. This guides the entire process from complaint intake to resolution and appeals. 

The Sexual Violence Policy outlines the unique procedures that apply to cases of sexual violence.

The Procedures Under the Queen’s University Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Violence Policy can be found in the University-Wide Policy Library.

Procedures Under the Queen’s University Student Code of Conduct (PDF | 250KB)