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Code of Conduct & Disciplinary Procedures

Understanding McGill's Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

McGill's disciplinary procedures include an extensive series of checks, balances and opportunities for appeal. These measures ensure due process and fair treatment to all parties involved. For a detailed breakdown of the process, including the specific steps taken at each stage, please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities website.

We encourage all students to get to know what constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct and how these violations are dealt with by reading through the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.

Who makes disciplinary decisions?

The majority of disciplinary decisions are made by Disciplinary Officers who represent a diverse group at McGill — from Associate Deans (Student Affairs) in Faculties, to Residence Directors, to Managers in Athletics.

In instances where a case cannot be decided by a Disciplinary Officer, it is referred to the Committee on Student Discipline (CSD), which is overseen by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Accessing Past Data

If you wish to access data regarding disciplinary cases formally addressed in recent years at McGill University, please consult the Annual Report of the Committee on Student Discipline.

The Code of Conduct & Allegations of Sexual Violence

In an effort to clarify the ways the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures relates to allegations of sexual violence, the document available here provides some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

For resources and support for survivors of sexual violence, click here or visit the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education website.

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we are located. For information about some of the Indigenous initiatives at McGill please visit the website for the Office of Indigenous Initiatives


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