BCIT aims to be fair, reasonable and consistent in all dealings with students when responding to alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct (Non-academic). When addressing possible violations, the principles of procedural fairness will apply:
- The student’s right to know the full allegations before action by the Institute.
- The student’s right to respond to the allegations and challenge any evidence compiled in support of the allegations.
- The student’s right to a final decision that is fair, reasonable and free from bias.
BCIT officials provide early intervention and correction when student behaviour violates safety requirements, disrupts the learning environment or breaches academic or non-academic codes of conduct.
The purpose of early intervention is to alert or remind students of BCIT’s expectations around safe, respectful, productive and ethical conduct.
Students are encouraged to discuss concerns with the BCIT official and incorporate recommendations into their practices.
Reporting student conduct violations
Students and employees have a right to a safe and respectful learning environment.
Any member of the BCIT community may report violations of the Student Code of Conduct (Non-academic).
Students and employees are asked to report concerns in writing by using the online Incident Report Form. Reports will be forwarded to the Director, Student Success for follow-up.
Any and all reports that involve threats of violence or emergencies are to be forwarded immediately to Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (SSEM).
When a report is received, the Director, Student Success will contact the student to discuss the allegations and undertake an investigation into the details of the claim. An investigation will include a review of all relevant documents and evidence, and any prior disciplinary record. Once the investigation is complete, the student will have a right to respond to the claim. Every effort is made to find a mutually agreeable resolution to the concerns before a disciplinary decision is made.
If a violation of the Student Code of Conduct is confirmed and depending on the nature of the infraction, the Director, Student Success will make a decision on the appropriate disciplinary outcome and notify the student in writing of the decision.
Where a disciplinary suspension is recommended, the student will be notified of the decision in writing by the President.
For more information see: Procedure for Violations of the Student Code of Conduct (Non-academic) [PDF]