After receiving a notice of initial meeting
Interim measures are conditions that may be placed on a student alleged of misconduct. Instructions can be found in the Notice.
If you would like to have a support person attend the meeting, please email the Case Manager with their name. You will be asked to sign a Consent to Release Information form.
A support person can be a parent/guardian, family member, University Official, Residence Life Don, etc.
Write down questions you may have and bring the list with you to the meeting.
Balance of probabilities
Queen’s University Non-Academic Misconduct Proceedings are decided on a “balance of probabilities.” The decision-maker must have enough relevant and credible evidence to persuade them that the Respondent is more probable than not responsible for the alleged violation.
Before the resolution
If you accept responsibility for your actions, you should review the outcomes/sanctions found in the Student Code of Conduct. Consider what outcomes/sanctions may be appropriate for the impact that was caused by your actions.
If you do not accept responsibility for your actions and the Case Manager has gathered information to support a finding of responsibility for violating the Code, a Formal Resolution will be pursued. Review your Decision Letter carefully for the reasons supporting the decision and any assigned sanctions and their deadlines for completion.
After the resolution
Appeal the decision (if applicable)
Formal Resolutions may be appealed within a specific timeframe. The grounds for an appeal are Breach of Procedural Fairness and/or Acting without Authority.
In your Outcome Letter, the outcomes/sanctions will be listed, including any deadlines for completion. If an extension is required, please contact the Student Conduct Office.
Office of the University Ombudsperson
The University Ombudsperson helps to ensure procedural fairness in the decision-making process at Queen’s University. They are a resource to review policies and procedures regarding the Non-Academic Misconduct process.
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