Student Code of Conduct
Useful information about the code
As a student at Ryerson, you are entitled to learning, studying and working in an environment that is civil, safe and respectful of your rights, well-being and dignity. It is important to know that Ryerson is concerned with your conduct and actions if it:
Has a negative impact on other students or university employees;
Damages our learning, teaching and work environment; or
Impacts the peaceful and safe use of university housing.
On-campus: The Code applies to all conduct which takes place on university land and premises (rented or owned), or if using university-owned or run property or equipment (such as telephones, computers and computer networks). Students who live in university residences are also governed by Ryerson Residence Community Standards.
Off-campus: The Code applies to all conduct of students off-campus when they:
Declare publicly that they represent Ryerson;
Participate in a course or organized class activity;
Participate in an Ryerson event that is identified as such; or
In exceptional circumstances, the potential consequences of their conduct adversely affects a complainant’s course of learning, teaching or work.
Below are some examples of offences covered under The Code (this is not a full list):
Disruption of learning, teaching and working
Behaviour that is abusive, demeaning, threatening or intimidating
Theft, damage, and destruction of property
Misuse of facilities, equipment, materials or services
Misconduct related to the use of alcohol/drugs
Refusing to show identification (such as your Ryerson OneCard) when requested by Ryerson Security, an exam invigilator or other university employees when related to their duties
In addition, your program department may have special rules or policies regarding, for example, student placements or use of studios and/or labs. Check with your department for their policies.
Filing a complaint under the Code
If you decide you want to file a complaint about another Ryerson student’s non-academic behaviour, it must be submitted in writing to the Student Conduct Officer. Learn more
Preparing for a meeting
If you have received a notice from the Student Conduct Officer of a complaint, understand how the process works. Learn more