Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology
Dismissal Policy July 24, 2014
|Name of Policy
|Student Code of Conduct and Dismissal Policy|
|Dr. TCM Yin, Principal July 24, 2014|
|Position(s) Responsible for Administering this Policy||Date of Last Revision|
Students are expected to meet and adhere to the Code of Conduct set out in this policy while completing a program of study at Oshio College. If necessary, students should request clarification from the Principal. “Student” means a person who is presently enrolled at Oshio College, including students participating in work experience placements.
Code of Conduct
While on Oshio College premises or in the course of activities or events hosted by Oshio College students:
- must comply with all applicable Oshio College policies, including the Attendance Policy;
- must treat all students and staff with respect and must not engage in physically aggressive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or otherwise offensive behaviour;
- must not steal, misuse, destroy or deface Oshio College property;
- must not consume, possess or distribute alcohol or controlled or restricted substances; and
- must not contravene any provision of the Canadian Criminal Code or any other federal, provincial, or municipal statute or regulation.
The above list sets out examples of prohibited conduct. It is intended to help students understand the type of conduct that will be subject to discipline and is not exhaustive.
Students who violate the Code of Conduct will be subject to the procedures and discipline outlined below, which may include immediate dismissal from the institution.
1) All concerns relating to student misconduct shall be directed to the Principal. Concerns may be brought by staff, students or the public.
2) The Principal will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the concern(s) within 5 school days of receiving the complaint. If the alleged conduct is of such a serious nature that an immediate dismissal may be warranted, the Principal will meet with the student as soon as is reasonably possible.
3) Following the meeting with the student, the Principal will conduct whatever further enquiry or investigation is necessary to determine whether the concerns are substantiated.
4) Any necessary inquiries or investigations shall be completed within 5 school days of the initial meeting with the student.
5) The Principal will meet with the student and do one of the following:
(a) Determine that the concern(s) were unsubstantiated;
(b) Determine that the concern(s) were substantiated, in whole or in part, and either:
(i) Give the student a warning setting out the consequences of further misconduct;
(ii) Set a probationary period with appropriate conditions; or
(iii) Recommend that the student be dismissed from Oshio College
6) The Principal will prepare a written summary of the determination. A copy shall be given to the student, and the original will be placed in the student file.
7) If the student is issued a warning or placed on probation, the Principal and the student will both sign the written warning or probationary conditions and the student will be given a copy. The original document will be placed in the student’s file.
8) If the recommendation is to dismiss the student, the Principal of the institution will review the recommendation and accept or reject it. If the recommendation is accepted by the Principal, the Principal will meet with the student to dismiss him/her from study at the institution. The Principal of the institution will deliver to the student a letter of dismissal and a calculation of refund due or tuition owing, in accordance with PCTIA Bylaw 37.5. If the recommendation is rejected by the Principal, the Principal will follow steps 5 through 7, above.
9) If a refund is due to the student, Oshio college will ensure that a refund is forwarded to the student within 30 days of the dismissal.
10) If the student owes tuition or other fees to the institution, Oshio College may undertake the collection of the amount owing.