Section A: Rules of Conduct
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
(a) In this Code, the term “student” is defined as:
(1) any person enlisted in one or more courses or research, whether or not candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate;
(2) persons who, having enrolled at the University under paragraph (1) above, on leave or suspended from the University;
(3) persons who registered during a previous semester, have not yet fulfilled all the conditions required to obtain the degree, diploma or certificate for which they were registered.
(b) The term “University” is defined as the GOC University and its various seats, office and campus.
(c) “Knowingly” – is defined as the articles of the Code where the offenses are described, this term marks the distinction between acts committed intentionally and those which can show that they are committed accidentally or inadvertently.
(d) “Days” excludes weekends or holidays as they appear in the UGOC site www.ugoc.edu.ht.
(e) “Advisor” means a member of the University (that is to say someone who deals with functions under the Charter and Statutes of the University, a person appointed or employed by the University GOC or registered as a student), identified as such, which accompanies a student or disciplinary officer to a hearing, a summary hearing or interview held under the Code and whose services are not paid.
(f) “Assessor” means a faculty member of the Faculty of Law, appointed by the President of the Ugoc, whose role is to provide advice to the Committee on Student Discipline or the Appeal Committee as to the progress of debates.
(g) “Exempt” means officially note that an allegation that a student violated an article of this Code was not supported by clear, convincing and reliable evidence.
(h) “Admonish” means officially note that an allegation that a student violated an article of this Code was supported by clear evidence, convincing and reliable without the offense to be paid to the disciplinary record of the student.
(i) “Reprimand” means officially note that an allegation that a student violated an article of this Code was supported by clear, convincing and reliable evidence and the offense will be paid to his disciplinary record.
(j) “driving Suspension” means a penalty whereby a student is officially notified that any allegation of another breach of this Code during a specified period will be immediately referred to the Committee on Student Discipline.
(k)”Suspension” means the withdrawal of some or all of the privileges that the University grants a student for a specified period of time.
(l) “Exclusion from a residence” means the withdrawal of some or all privileges relating to the use by a student of the residences of the University and its access to these residences.
(m) “No longer allowed to take courses at the University” means the termination of all rights and privileges of a student in her as a student of the University, without the possibility of being readmitted for a specified period of time which can not exceed two years.
(n) “Expulsion from the University” means the termination of all rights and privileges of a student in her as a student of the University, without any possibility of being readmitted.
(o) “Disciplinary Record” means the record kept by the Dean of Student Services in respect of a student about violations of this Code for which the student has been reprimanded and whose existence can be reported to people outside of the university, but only with the prior consent of the student in each case.
(p) “Maintenance” means the disciplinary proceeding whereby the Dean may summon a student for the purpose of examining the alleged violation of an article of the code, after which it can decide the case.
(q) “Summary hearing” means the disciplinary proceeding whereby the Dean may summon the student to appear in the presence of the party reported the alleged designated offense and witnesses or by this part or by the Dean or by the student to examine the alleged offense of an article of the code, after which it can decide the case or refer the case.
( a) For the purposes of disciplinary review of the conduct of a student, it is sufficient that the latter has étéétudiant at the time of the alleged offense.
( b) If, before the beginning or end of a proceeding under this code , the student has obtained a university degree, the disciplinary review may take its course if the student registers again for a new program or the alleged violation, once established, attack the validity of the degree conferred.
3. Council or support
Jurisdiction under this Code extends to students who have counseled or knowingly aided another to commit an offense under the code.
4. Global Code
We can take action against a student under the Code only if his conduct constitutes one or more of the offenses listed in this section is equal to or failure to comply with the judgment under the code. However, this provision does not restrict the powers to punish students conferred by other University policies and other measures of the kind, and does not prevent the University to issue, after entry into force of this code, regulations relating to the code and incorporate by reference all or part of it.
Without limitation, the following are examples of such regulations:
● Regulations on Sexual Harassment”
● Code of conduct for users of the computer facilities UGOC
● Research Ethics Policy
● Policy on the ethics of research involving human beings
II. GENERAL OFFENCES
Cases of conduct below are deemed to harm the peaceful functioning of university life:
5. Disruption and fine
(a) No student may, by action, threat or otherwise, knowingly obstruct University activities. For academic activities, especially means of teaching, research, study, administration and public services.
(b) The disruption occur during the organization of a course or research is treated as an academic offense under the provisions of Article 19.
(c) This section and the code does not prevent the holding of assemblies, meetings and peaceful demonstrations and lawful picketing, or prohibit free speech.
(d) A fine not exceeding $ US250. will be applied and adjusted on account of any student found guilty of (a) and (b) by those responsible for discipline.
6. Entrance and presence without authorization
The student shall not knowingly, contrary to express instructions or with intent to damage, destroy or steal University property or without cause, enter or remain in a pavilion, installation, room or office of the University. The facilities include parking lots, athletic fields and campus.
7. Theft, damage and destruction of property
(a) The student shall not knowingly take, destroy or otherwise damage University property or property not owned by it that are on the property of the University or face a fine to be determined by the University.
(b) The student shall not knowingly, in any way, degrade inside or outside the buildings of the University, or mutilate statues or similar property of the University or face a fine to be determined by University.
8. Poor body treatments, harassment and dangerous activity.
The student shall not, on a property owned by the University or that it occupies, or in a university context:
(a) commit assault on others, including sexual assault, threaten others from personal injury or damage to property or knowingly, without good cause to fear to others for bodily injury or damage to property;
(b) knowingly create a situation that endangers or threatens unnecessarily health, safety or welfare of others or create a threat of damage or destruction of property; or
(c) submit to sexual harassment, another member of the university community. (For definitions and procedures, see the regulations on sexual harassment, in particular Articles 1.1 to 1.5 and section 7.2.)
9. Possession of stolen goods
The student, knowing they were stolen must not possess property belonging to the University, or possess, on University premises, goods that have been stolen from another member of the university community.
10. Use without authorization or fraud, facilities, equipment and University services:
(a) No student shall knowingly use any installation, no hardware and no service Universitéà against the express instructions or without cause.
(b) The student shall not use fraud offices, facilities or services of the University, or commit acts of bad faith.
(c) The student shall not knowingly take against a member of the university community a false accusation of violation of this code or knowingly make a misrepresentation of material facts in order to damage the reputation of a member of the community.
11. Misuse of supplies and materials University
The student shall not forge or, without authority, knowingly alter, use, receive, or possess or supply documents of the University. University supplies and documents include equipment, keys, records and files.
12. Abuse of library resources and computing resources
(a) No student shall knowingly remove books or other materials of a University library without proper authorization, mutilate or deface books or library materials not mislead on purpose, nor another way willfully depriving other members of the University of the possibility of access to library resources, or knowingly behave in a way to impede the proper functioning and use of the library.
(b) The student shall not knowingly, without proper authorization, use University computers. It must not knowingly misuse passwords, codewords or similar means of access to computers, or knowingly use the facilities so as to impede access to the accounts of other users or to compromise integrity, or knowingly violate the “Code of Conduct users’ computer facilities of Ugoc”. The student accused of such acts can not claim that communications made through the University computer system are confidential, as the communications in question have been obtained by authorized employees of the acting University on reasonable grounds, to protect the integrity of the system.
13. picketing, demonstrations and fine
The student shall not knowingly, on the property of the University, alone or with a group and in relation to an event, including a rally or picketing:
(a) issuing threats of violence or injury to place groups or individuals, when there is a clear and imminent danger of such violence or such injuries, that groups or individuals and have threatened or not aware of such verbal threats; or
(b) use, in a situation of clear and imminent danger, lyrics inciting others to conduct that contravenes any of the articles of this section.
Otherwise, a fine not exceeding $ US250. will be applied and adjusted to the account of any student found guilty by the Disciplinary officials (see 5d).
14. Report with the civil law and the civil authorities
(a) Any infringement described in regulations that occur in the university context and is not specifically described in another article of this is supposed to be an offense under this code, but only if it is deemed reasonably affect the operation of University. Disciplinary actions brought against a student under this article must specifically describe the offense with which the student is charged and quote the description given by the law.
(b) The provisions of this code can not prevent the University from referring an individual matter to civil authorities normally constituted, either before, during or after an action is taken under the Code, if such action is deemed necessary.
III. ACADEMIC OFFENCES
The integrity of the academic life of the University and degrees that it gives is based on loyalty and integrity of the teacher-student learning relationship and the evaluation process. Therefore, is considered a serious offense the conduct of any member of the university community that undermines this relationship and this process.
(a) The student must not, with intent to deceive, impersonate his work of others in an academic writing, essay, thesis, research paper, project or assignment submitted as part of a course or a curriculum or impersonate own all or part of an essay or work of others, that matter he does well pass for his constitutes all or part of the work presented .
(b) If there is evidence that the student has passed for his subject and as such the work of others, the presumption of intention to deceive; it is for the student to rebut such a presumption by presenting evidence, approving the appointment of the person or organization who knows the cause, such was not his intention.
(c) The student must not provide work to another student when he knows that the latter may submit the work, in whole or in part, as his own. The receipt of a payment for work done establishes the presumption that the student had such knowledge. It is up to the student to rebut such a presumption by the person or body hearing the case evidence that this was not his intention.
The student shall not:
(a) during an exam, obtain or attempt to obtain information from another student or other unauthorized source, give or attempt to give information to another student or possess, use or attempt use of unauthorized material;
(b) replace or attempt to replace others or make or try to make someone else replaces him during an examination, preparation of a presentation or a similar activity ;
(c) Submit in any course or program of study, without the knowledge and without the consent of the person to which it is submitted, all or a substantial part of a work, dissertation, thesis, research report , project or assignment for which he had previously obtained credit or has been or is subjected to another course or program of study at the University or elsewhere;
(d) Submit in any course or program of study, a work, dissertation, thesis, research paper, project or assignment containing a statement of facts that the student knows to be false or a reference to a source both of which are counterfeit.
17. Confidential Elements
It is an offense knowingly to procure, distribute or receive from any source, without the prior express consent of the teacher, confidential didactic elements such questions and pending answers or review laboratory results.
18. Misrepresentation of facts
It is an offense to knowingly provide to others of material facts misrepresented in order to gain admission to the University or obtaining academic advantage or credit.
19. Disruption of teaching
The student shall not knowingly, by acts, threats, tracs or otherwise disrupt teaching and (or) research activities under penalty of fine provided for in points (5d) and 13.
Section B: heads of discipline
20. (a) The staff of the University listed below are constituted disciplinary officers. Regarding the cases covered by this code, the disciplinary officers have only the powers, duties and obligations to them expressly granted in this section or any other section of the code, and the powers that are reasonably attached to it:
i) The main University
ii) The Caretaker
iii) The University Council
iv) The Deans of different faculties
v) coordination services
vi) The department responsible
vii) responsible for services to information and training
viii) The academic leaders and discipline
ix) The direction of sports
(b) Any disciplinary officer listed above may expressly appoint one or more staff members to act on its behalf as responsible for discipline. The alternates are appointed on an individual basis. The name and mandate of the deputy are communicated in writing to the Dean of Student Services.
21. (a) The disciplinary officers listed in Article 20 or their deputies may require any student in their immediate area of responsibility and whose conduct in these places, their personal knowledge or on the basis of information reliable, provides reasonable grounds to believe that their continued presence in such places night good order or threatens the safety of others, immediately leave these places and stay out of any or all of these as applicable, for a period not exceeding five academic days or, in the case of residential Directors of up to five days out of every residence. No student shall be excluded from the tests pass or presentational university because of this article but the disciplinary officer may make special arrangements as to time and place of such examinations and presentations exposed.
(b) In exceptional circumstances, when the disciplinary officer has reasonable grounds to assume that the presence of the student on campus has a high degree of danger equipment that can be alleviated or which can not be remedied by normal means, the disciplinary officer may exclude the student from the campus for the reasonable period required by the nature of the danger.
(c) Each member of the teaching staff who is currently teaching the same powers of exclusion on similar grounds against students he teaches; However, the student is excluded from the place where the teaching that gives the rest of the course and the course that follows.
(d) The chief or senior supervisor for review has the same powers of exclusion in respect of any student undergoing the examination when it has reasonable grounds to believe that the student violated, infringed or attempts to violate regulations of the University or faculty, provided that the period of exclusion from the place of examination and the neighborhood is limited to the remaining term of the exam.
(e) The librarians different libraries and computer labs have the same powers of exclusion on the grounds specified in paragraph (a) above, in respect of students attending libraries.
(f) Each administrative head of all or part of a building or land or pavilion-like powers of exclusion on the grounds specified in paragraph (a) above.
(g) must immediately notify the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled and Student Services Dean of any action taken under paragraph 21 (c), 21 (d), 21 (e) or 21 (f).
(h) exclusion ordered under subsections (a) through (f) of this article is not meant to replace other proceeding under this Code if the conduct motivates exclusion is also an offense under section A of the Code.
(i) Paragraph 21 (c) above is not intended to deprive the student’s rights to challenge it before the disciplinary officer of the faculty, its exclusion from the class as being unfounded on reasonable grounds. In such cases, the disciplinary officer will exercise jurisdiction as provided for in the articles of the code.
22. Those responsible for the discipline of the faculties, departments, schools and centers have the summary investigative powers.