Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy
Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
ULethbridge International College Calgary (UICC) strives to be a supportive community where students have what they need to achieve academic and personal success. Students are regarded as individuals with rights and responsibilities as learners and members of a positive, respectful, and learning-centered academic community.
UICC is committed to fostering a safe, respectful, and positive learning environment in which the rights of individual Students are balanced with the well-being of the broader Community by supporting developmental, education-focused processes, and the opportunity to reflect and learn from experiences.
As a student at ULethbridge International College Calgary, you have the right to:
- enjoy all rights and freedoms recognized by law including, but not limited to, the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Act;
- pursue your education in an environment that is safe, secure, and conducive to learning. Students have a right to be treated fairly and not to be subjected to disruption or interference, physical harm, intimidation, threats, coercion, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination indignity, injury, bullying, verbal abuse, or any act known or ought to reasonably be known to cause harm or distress;
- express, test and challenge of a range of perspectives and ideas, including those that may be deemed difficult. Students have the right to assemble, without disruption, while maintaining an environment characterized by equality and mutual respect, provided they do not interfere with the rights of others, with the effective operation of the College or violate other College policies;
- receive a response to all reports and complaints equitably and expeditiously. Responses, including the application of sanctions, will be guided by a commitment to respectful treatment of all individuals and procedural fairness;
- an environment where adequate measures are taken to protect the personal property and security of students on the College grounds;
- the right to seek clarification on all decisions under College policies without fear of reprisal, including but not limited to, appeals of final grade and/or academic standing;
- reasonable and legitimate access to appropriate services, facilities to support students’ holistic well-being as well as credentials, upon payment of any required fees;
- have academic work judged solely on its merits and the College will not profit from goods produced or services provided towards program completion;
- confidentiality of your student information and records, subject to limits in accordance with the law and access to transcripts and institutional records for up to 25 years;
- be educated about this Statement, and the College has a responsibility to provide education to students about the contents of this Statement;
- receive information at the commencement of each course, including:
- the instructor’s name; o a course description;
- a list of course assignments, tests and approximate deadlines;
- a marking or evaluation scheme;
- a statement of the teaching mode(s);
- a provision that planned alteration in the list of course assignments, tests, approximate deadlines, and in the marking or evaluation schemes shall be presented in class prior to being implemented
As a student at ULethbridge International College Calgary, you have the responsibility to:
- model good citizenship, and to engage in responsible and respectful conduct.
- act consistently with the values of the College and community and follow federal, provincial and municipal laws as well as College policy;
- review and sign the UICC International Student Contract (the Letter of Offer and Acceptance of Offer form);
- act in the interest of honesty, integrity, and equality by treating all members of the community, including faculty, staff and fellow students, with respect;
- become familiar with course outlines, content, evaluation methods, timelines, fee collection and refund policy, and all institutional academic deadlines;
- consider and respect the perspectives and ideas of others, even when the student does not agree with their perspectives or ideas, provided that the speech or expression does not infringe upon personal rights and freedoms;
- maintain a safe, respectful, and inclusive community by refraining from behaviour, which you know, or ought reasonably to know:
- obstructs teaching, learning, evaluation, administration, co-curricular activities, or other College endeavors.
- threatens or endangers the health, safety, well-being, or dignity of yourself or another person. o is unwelcome or persistent (e.g. personal harassment) which would cause another person to feel humiliated, demeaned, or intimidated
- familiarize yourself with and abide by all UICC policies, procedures, rules, or regulations as well as ensuring that your guests are aware of and abide by all conduct expectations set out by the College, including but not limited to the fee collection and refund policy and the Non-Academic Grievance Policy which outlines the institutions complaint procedure available at uicc.ca/admissions-fees/policies-procedures;
- to take necessary steps to resolve academic and personal issues or challenges by communicating with the appropriate UICC staff in a timely manner, based on the process identified in the Academic Grievance Policy or the Non-Academic Grievance Policy;
- to evacuate the buildings during fire alarms or other emergencies as instructed by UICC staff or Lethbridge security;
- report any wrongdoing or unlawful activities to the College in an honest and truthful manner, not making false, misleading, or inflammatory statements or allegations under institutional policies;
- abide by posted hours and limits on entry and treat all University facilities and equipment with respect including, but not limited to, fire protection equipment, or security and safety systems. library materials, computing facilities, and emergency telephone systems;
- obtain, maintain, and responsibly use a ULethbridge International College Calgary e-mail account. Content that is brought to UICC’s attention that describes or documents behaviour that reasonably suggests breach of UICC policy is subject to further investigation, including taking disciplinary action;
- produce your UICC identification card, photographic identification, or proof of enrolment, upon all reasonable direction by UICC staff or Lethbridge security;
- respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information of others pertaining to disciplinary outcomes applied through the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct.