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Disruptive Behaviours

Disruptive behaviours

The following list sets out examples of behaviour that would be in contravention of UFV's mission, mandate, values, and policies.

It is intended to help students understand the type of behaviour that will be subject to discipline. It is not an exhaustive list and students should be aware that their behaviour may still be considered disruptive behaviour, even if it does not appear in the list below.

Students shall not:

  1. Behave in disruptive ways that obstruct the learning and teaching environment, including making it difficult to proceed with scheduled lectures, seminars, meetings; and with examinations or tests.

  2. Damage, remove, or make unauthorized use of university property, or the personal property of faculty, staff, students or others at UFV.

  3. Use any university facility, equipment, material, or service in a manner that places another person at risk.

  4. Remove books, equipment, or other library material from UFV libraries without proper authorization; or purposefully misplace or deprive others of access to library material and equipment.

  5. Abuse any UFV computer, computer-related facility, or software; alter or remove computer files or software without proper authorization; purposefully misplace, or deprive others of access to such computer resources.

  6. Except for the purpose of legitimate research for a specific course or program, students shall not receive, upload, download, distribute, or send offensive, racist, pornographic, discriminatory, and/or harassing material using:

    • University-owned or operated equipment or software whether it be on campus or off campus
    • Student-owned computers and communication devices software or hardware on campus equipment on campus
    • University-owned or operated networks.

  7. Engage in activity that violates the Discrimination, Bullying or Harassment Prevention policy; or engage in conduct that, although not based on the grounds specified by the Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Prevention policy, is abusive, demeaning, threatening, intimidating, racist, or involves the misuse of authority or power.

  8. Be disruptive by reason of impairment by alcohol, drugs, or other substances in circumstances where this policy applies.

  9. Possess or consume illegal drugs.

  10. Possess or consume alcoholic beverages, except when properly in attendance at a licensed establishment or event, or as permitted under the Residence Contract.

  11. Threaten the physical or emotional well-being of faculty, staff, students, or others at the University.

  12. Use unauthorized physical contact upon another individual.

  13. Store, possess, or use real or replica firearms or other weapons, explosives (including fireworks), ammunition, or toxic or otherwise dangerous materials on university property.

  14. Engage in hazing, which is defined as an act which 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.

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