Langara’s Student Code of Conduct prohibits certain behaviour on campus or in relation to college activities. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, engaging in, attempting to engage in, or assisting others to engage in any of the actions described below.
Misconduct against persons
- Physically aggressive behaviour, assault, harassment, intimidation, threats or coercion.
- Conduct that threatens or endangers the health, safety or property of any person, or conduct that creates conditions that endanger the health, safety, property or well-being of any person.
- Engaging in a course of vexatious conduct, harassment, bullying or discrimination that is directed at one or more specific persons and that is based on any of the protected grounds under the B. C. Human Rights Code.
- Interfering with the student conduct process including interfering with an investigation.
- Engaging in unwelcome, vexatious or persistent conduct that the student knows, or reasonably ought to know, would cause another person to feel demeaned, intimidated or harassed.
- Engaging in any speech or action that disrupts the ability of other students to learn and/or the ability of instructors to teach.
- Reprisals, retaliation or threats of retaliation against any member of the College community for bringing forward a concern under this or any other policy of the College.
Sexual violence and misconduct
- Reported incidents of sexual violence and misconduct will be addressed under the College’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy (B3009).
- Sexual violence and misconduct is defined as any unwanted action carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexualized stalking, indecent or sexualized exposure, voyeurism, cyber harassment and cyber stalking of a sexual nature, sexual trafficking, sexual exploitation and the distribution of sexually explicit imagery of a person or persons without consent. Sexual violence includes any attempt or threat to commit an act of sexual violence.
Misconduct against property
- Taking without authorization, or misusing, destroying, defacing or damaging College property or property that is not their own, or information or intellectual property owned by the College or by any of its members.
- Possessing College property or property that is not owned by the student, if the student knows, or reasonably ought to know, that the property is in their possession without authorization.
- Creating a condition that unnecessarily endangers or threatens destruction of College property or property that is not their own.
- Any action, threat, or activity that disrupts any activity organized by the College or the right of other persons to carry on their legitimate activities, to speak or to associate with others.
Unauthorized use of College facilities, equipment or services
- Use of any facility, equipment or service of the College, or entering or remaining on any premises to which they do not have legitimate access, or contrary to the expressed instruction of authorized persons.
- Use of any College computing equipment, facility, network or system for any disruptive or unauthorized purpose, or in a manner that violates any law, College regulation, policy or procedure.
- Destroying, misplacing, misfiling, or rendering inoperable any stored information such as books, film, data files or programs from a library, computer or other information storage, processing or retrieval system.
- Recording any business of the College, including conversations, lectures, demonstrations and presentations without authorization.
- Tampering with fire safety, security or emergency equipment.
- Bringing a false allegation against any member of the College community under this or any other policy of the College.
Fraud, misrepresentation or false information
- Any false or deceptive representation by word, action, concealment or omission that is intended to deceive another so they may act upon it or to gain an unfair advantage.
- Knowingly furnishing false information, including information pertaining to a student’s standing, status or academic record, to any person or office acting on behalf of the College.
- Forging, altering or misusing any College document, record or instrument of identification.
- Any act of pretending to be another person for the purpose of fraud or deceit.
Aiding the commission of prohibited conduct
- Encouraging, aiding or conspiring with another student in the commission of prohibited conduct, or encouraging or aiding behaviour by a non-student that, if committed by a student, would be prohibited conduct under this Policy.
Failure to comply with a direction of a College representative
- Failing to comply with a reasonable direction given by a College representative authorized to make such a direction.
Failure to comply with a sanction or other disciplinary or agreed upon measures
- Failing to comply with a sanction or other disciplinary measure or measures imposed under the procedures of this Policy.
- Failing to comply with the terms of an agreement to take steps to correct or resolve a matter under this Policy.
Unauthorized possession or use of dangerous objects
- Storing, possessing or using real or replica firearms or other weapons, explosives (including fireworks), ammunition or toxic or otherwise dangerous materials on College premises.
Alcohol, marijuana or substance use
- Using, possessing or distributing a controlled or restricted substance without a verifiably legitimate purpose or contravening provincial smoking or liquor laws or the policies of the College governing the possession, distribution and/or consumption of alcohol, tobacco or marijuana.
- Engaging in hazing, which is defined as an act that endangers the mental or physical health 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 or organization.
Contravention of other College policies or laws
- Contravening any provision of existing College policy, the Criminal Code or any other federal, provincial or municipal statute or regulation.
See Student Code of Conduct for more detailed information.