For Respondents & Complainants
Below is more comprehensive information pertaining to the Non-Academic Misconduct system that respondents and complainants may find useful. For further inquiries please contact the Judicial Affairs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of the Secretariat at email@example.com.
- Statistics as of November 2011
- Statistics as of December 2011
- Statistics as of May 2012
- Statistics as of June 2013
- Statistics as of June 2014
Students may be held accountable for their actions both on and off campus when a real and substantial connection to the interests of Queen’s and/or the University community can be established. This connection includes, but is not limited to direct harm to the University community and reputational harm suffered by the University.
The NAM system does not handle cases of blatant discrimination (sexual, racial or otherwise), harassment, sexual assault, serious assault of a non-sexual nature, and murder as there are more appropriate bodies which are better able to address these.
Since the mid-1800s, Queen’s University has utilized some form of Code of Conduct to which it has held its student body accountable. The latest version of the Code of Conduct was published in 2016 after an extensive review and it encompasses academic, non-academic and human rights issues. The University Senate has expressly delegated authority to the Alma Mater Society, the undergraduate student government, for administering the part of the Code that addresses non-academic student conduct. By accepting undergraduate admission to Queen’s, students agree to abide by the Queen’s Code of Conduct. Those who have had a violation committed against them by a student or group are eligible to file a complaint.
You can submit the complaint in person to the Office of the Secretariat in room 054 of the John Deutsch University Centre, or by attaching the form in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not know the student or are not comfortable filing a complaint, you can contact Campus Security by calling 613-533-2922 or by sending a photo/e-mail using the Queen’s SeQure app (Select “Personal Safety Toolbox” then “Report Suspicious Activity”).
- public disturbances
- illegal possession and/or consumption of alcohol
The full Code of Conduct can be read here.
AMS Policy on the Judicial Committee is outlined in Part A, Section 4 of AMS Policy Manual 4.
- The right to representation – Respondents may bring any counsel they choose and are eligible for free consultation with Queen’s Legal Aid (613-533-2102) or the Coordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (613-533-6495)
- The right to end a meeting with the JAO at any time
- The right to refuse being recorded by the JAO
- The right to a translator
- The right to disclosure of evidence possessed by the JAO or the Judicial Committee relevant to the matter – Sensitive information such as the names of witnesses or other parties may be removed from the evidence.
- The right to a full and open hearing by the Judicial Committee
- The right to be notified of a hearing in front of the Judicial Committee
- The right to call and examine witnesses and present arguments and submissions at the hearing – Respondents may conduct cross-examination of witnesses as is reasonably required for a full and fair disclosure of the facts relevant to the matter before the Judicial Committee
- The right to request that an open hearing be closed to the public – This request will be considered by the Judicial Committee
- The right to choose to waive the right to an open hearing – Respondents may opt to reach a settlement with the JAO instead and the Judicial Committee hearing will be closed
- The right to make a statement to the Judicial Committee in a closed hearing
- The right to appeal a decision made by the Judicial Committee – Respondents must be informed of all the relevant appeal procedures upon receipt of a Judicial Committee decision
- The right to express concern over a member of NAD whose judgment may be biased due to a prior relationship with the respondent and/or complainant – If the respondent or complainant is a friend, classmate, neighbour, sibling, etc. of a member of the JAO or the Judicial Committee, and the concern expressed is reasonable, the party may be removed from the disciplinary process.