What is it?
Students are introduced to York University’s Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities, and the central Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR), who handle the investigation of violations of the Code. York University is a place of research, teaching, and learning where people value civility, diversity, equity, honesty, and respect in their direct and indirect interactions with one another. Freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom to study and to learn, freedom to engage in research, and the freedom to write and to publish are all recognized as central to the mission of the institution. It is acknowledged that these values can only be meaningful, and these freedoms fully realized, in an atmosphere of safety and security. All York students have rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Rights & Responsibilities document, and they are expected to uphold the identified values for the benefit of the entire York community.
Before course enrolment, every student must acknowledge their commitment to the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities. The below message appears in the Registration and Enrolment Module.
“I acknowledge that I have an obligation to abide by York University’s non-academic Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities and I understand that it is my responsibility to review the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities found at http://www.yorku.ca/oscr/studentconduct.html.”
How can you help?
As networking and group work are essential learning components of Schulich programs.
- Familiarize yourself with York University’s Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
- Review the list of resources provided on the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (CHREI) website.
- Conduct lectures and facilitate group discussions in a mutually respectful way to help reinforce the core values of the Schulich community.
- Be an ally to foster a community where mutual respect is foregrounded in any relationship, both personal and professional.
Who to connect to?
Intentional and unintentional misconduct may happen. If you become aware of any misconduct, student(s) can be referred to the Director of Student and Enrolment Services (Luba Pan) for investigation and coordination of conflict resolution. Options for conflict resolution may include:
- Informal Resolution: Includes information gathering and clarification, or early resolution (i.e. apology).
- Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution: Face to face or other forms of mediation and dispute resolution such as facilitated meetings/discussions, etc.
- Formal Complaint and Investigation: Assisting complainant with the formal written complaint and informing of the process. Liaising with formal channels of escalation (CHREI, OSCR, and/or other applicable parties).