If a student violates the Code of Conduct, there may be sanctions applied as a result of an action taken. If the misconduct is minor, the sanctions applied will be minor as well. The decisions to apply a minor sanction will rest with the person working within the area. For example, if a student is disrupting a class, a professor may choose to remove that student from the class. Major sanctions will be applied if the actions are more serious. In this case, sanctions can be imposed by the Principal when necessary. (Note: this does not restrict the person confronted with the action to take immediate steps to remove a person who may be threatening to others, or who pose a threat to others. Sanctions or actions for studentofconcern may vary based on the recommendations by the Threat Assessment Team and may not be deemed punitive.
Criminal Offenses: Criminal offenses committed on the AIA or SLC premises against persons or property, andreported to AIA, will be addressed according to the law. When a student is involved in criminal activity, AIA will notify the Principal and the Director. It will be determined if the matter may be independently subject to the AIA discipline under this code, notwithstanding, and in addition to, possible criminal charges.
Major Misconduct: Conduct which is threatening, aggressive, unsafe and/or violent.
Minor Misconduct: Conduct which is disruptive to the spirit of the Code.
Examples of Minor Sanctions
- A written letter of warning/reprimand
- A behavioural contract outlining expectations
- Immediate removal from class or work area
- Restitution for damages
- A verbal or written apology from the respondent to the complainant
- Completion of an educational awareness program
- Removal of privileges from facilities on campus
- Fines imposed
- Community work
Examples of Major Sanctions
- A one week suspension from program of study
- A suspension from program of study, longer than one week
- A suspension from work area
- Removal from college property – no trespass order
- Readmission privileges revoked
- Involuntary withdrawal from program of study