- Academic Misconduct (see “Academic Misconduct” section)
- Misconduct Involving Persons
- Assaulting, intimidating, threatening, or harassing another individual person or group including but not limited to physically aggressive behaviour and coercion;
- Conduct endangering or negatively impacting the health, safety, or success of oneself or others (see “Self-Care” under Living in Community);
- Sexualized violence (see Sexualized Violence Policy);
- Bullying and harassment (see Bullying and Harassment Policy);
- Sexual impropriety – As a matter of respect and consideration for TWU’s Christian beliefs and values, students are expected to refrain from immodest public displays of affection and from sexual intimacy outside of marriage on campus;
- Use, viewing, display, or possession of materials that are degrading, dehumanizing, intentionally demeaning, exploitive, hateful, or gratuitously violent, including but not limited to pornography;
- Communication that is destructive to community life and interpersonal relationships, including gossip, slander, vulgar/obscene language, and prejudice;
- Hazing as defined by but not limited to: An act which endangers the mental or physical health, well-being, or safety of a student for the purposes of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group, organization, dorm, or team;
- Engaging in a course of vexatious or malicious conduct that is directed at one or more specific individuals, and that is based on the race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of public assistance, or record of offences of that individual or those individuals, and that is known to be unwelcome, and that exceeds the bounds of freedom of expression or academic freedom as they are understood in University policies and accepted practices.
- Misconduct Involving Property
- Possession or use of physical or intellectual property owned by others without appropriate consent or authority;
- Misusing, destroying, defacing, or damaging University property or property belonging to someone else;
- Conduct endangering or creating a condition that endangers persons or the property of others, including but not limited to:
- Pulling a fire alarm as a prank, which is a criminal offence;
- Disassembling, mishandling, or tampering with exit signs, fire extinguishers, hoses, valves, alarms, sprinkler heads, heat sensors, or smoke detectors for any reason other than an emergency;
- On-campus fires of any size, which are not permitted due to applicable fire regulations and for the safety of our community.
- Unauthorized Entry, Presence in, or Use of University Facilities, Services, or Equipment
- No student shall use any University computing equipment, facility, network, or system for any disruptive or unauthorized purpose, or in a manner that violates any law, University regulation, policy, or procedure (see IT Acceptable Use Policy);
- No student shall use any facility, equipment, or service of the University, or enter or remain on any premises to which they do not have authorized and legitimate access, or contrary to the expressed instruction of authorized persons. No unauthorized accessing of roofs or buildings, or scaling the sides of buildings;
- No student shall destroy, misplace, misfile, or render inoperable any stored information such as books, film, data files, or programs from a University or personal library, computer, or other information storage, processing, or retrieval system.
- Fraud, Misuse, or Impersonation
- Submitting forged documents or documents with a forged signature;
- Impersonating another person;
- Actions that lack honesty, civility, truthfulness, and integrity.
- False Charges
- No student shall intentionally or maliciously bring a false charge against any person under this Code of Conduct or any University policy.
- Disruption of University or Learning Activities
- No student shall, by action, threat, or otherwise, disrupt any activity organized by the University or by any of its faculties, schools, or departments, or the right of other persons to carry on their legitimate activities, to speak or to associate with others;
- Students are responsible to conduct themselves in a manner that enhances and does not disrupt an environment of learning in the classroom (or other learning venues, e.g., labs). Disruptive behaviour includes that which (a) prevents an instructor from teaching or making progress towards course objectives, and/or (b) can reasonably be determined to create an impediment to the learning of other students.
- Possession or Use of Weapons or Dangerous Materials
- Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, replica firearms, slingshots, hunting knives or other large blades, BB or pellet guns, airsoft guns, or paintball guns are strictly prohibited on campus and at University-sponsored activities. Students participating in theatre classes or productions in which prop weapons are used must be careful to follow all SAMC or other applicable policies regarding use and transportation of these props;
- Dangerous materials, including but not limited to: fireworks, explosives, chemicals, gasoline, or propane (or other compressed gas) tanks are strictly prohibited on campus and at University-sponsored activities, except as expressly permitted or authorized by an appropriate University official.
- Illegal Activity
- Students must comply with all applicable municipal, provincial, and federal laws. Students must not commit a criminal offence whether on or off campus.
- Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Illegal or Intoxicating Drugs
- Alcohol: Trinity Western University is an alcohol free campus. Consumption of alcohol, alcohol intoxication, and possession of alcohol or empty alcohol containers on TWU property (including extension sites or facilities), at any TWU-sponsored event, on a TWU-sponsored trip, or in any other circumstance in which the Code of Conduct applies is prohibited. Consumption or possession of alcohol by minors and providing alcohol to those under the local legal drinking age are illegal.
- Tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers: Trinity Western University is a smoke, tobacco, and vape free campus. Use of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or other sorts of non-medicinal vaporizers in any form on TWU property, at any TWU-sponsored event, on a TWU-sponsored trip, or in any other circumstance in which the Code of Conduct applies is prohibited. Purchase of tobacco by minors and providing tobacco to those under the age of 19 are also prohibited.
- Cannabis: Trinity Western University is a cannabis (THC) free campus, in any of its forms and derivatives. The following are prohibited at all times on TWU property (including extension sites and facilities), at any TWU-sponsored event, on a TWU-sponsored trip, or in any other circumstance in which the Code of Conduct applies:
1. Use of cannabis or cannabis impairment;
2. Possession of cannabis or cannabis paraphernalia;
3. Distribution of cannabis;
4. Use of cannabis by minors and providing cannabis to minors, which are both illegal.
Exceptions will be considered for students able to provide proof of a valid prescription for medicinal use of cannabis. TWU reserves the right to designate appropriate locations for medicinal use of cannabis and storage of medicinal cannabis on campus.
- Illegal Drugs: Possession and/or use of illegal or intoxicating drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription is prohibited. Distribution of illegal drugs or other controlled substances is prohibited.
k. Non-compliance with Other University Policies
l. Non-compliance with Disciplinary Measures or Sanctions
m. Non-compliance with the Directions of a University Representative in the Performance of Their Duties
n. Encouraging, Aiding, or Conspiring in Any Prohibited Conduct
o. Submission of False, Frivolous, or Vexatious Allegations