B. Conduct Rules
The SVIT, Vasad Code of Conduct is a guide for all students of the college regarding conduct within the community. The Code holds students of the SVIT Community to a high standard of behavior, both to protect the campus community, and to promote consideration and respect for individuals of our community.
The following rights and expectations apply to all SVIT students:
You are expected to know and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.
You are expected to exercise regard for the rights and sensitivities of others.
You have the right to freedom of discussion, and you are expected to engage in respectful discourse, accepting others’ rights to diverse opinions.
Within the framework established in the rules and regulations of this code, an individual is as free as possible to conduct their own academic and non-academic life making decisions ensuring such choices do not violate these regulations
Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the College community and to model good citizenship in any community. Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary action by the College.
- Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
- Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office.
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
- Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
- Physical abuse, threats, intimidation, and/or coercion.
- Verbal abuse, intimidation, and/or coercion.
- Written communication, whether hard copy or electronic means (including but not limited to texts, emails, other social media), that includes threats, intimidation, and/or coercion.
- Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the College, or property of a member of the College community, or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
- Hazing, defined as any reckless or intentional act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. This may include the destruction or removal of public or private property, or any act that a reasonable person would find demeaning, uncomfortable, embarrassing, humiliating or ridiculing. The expressed or implied consent of participants will not be an excuse. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are violations of this policy.
- Failure to comply with directions of College officials, Public Safety officers, or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College premises.
- Use or possession of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law. The use of synthetic substances or other items ingested for intoxication effect. Manufacturing or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, prescription medication, or other controlled substances.
- Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
The health, safety, and welfare of SVIT, Vasad students and our community are of primary concern. In addition to making healthy choices, students are encouraged not only to look out for their own health and safety but also for that of their peers. As such, all SVIT students are expected to enlist support from SVIT Public Safety in the event of a medical emergency - specifically those involving extreme intoxication or other ill effects related to the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on College premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.
- Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot or activity that significantly disrupts the normal operations of the College and/or unreasonably infringes on the rights of other members of the College community; Impeding access/egress to buildings or infringing upon the rights of others to access normal activities within any campus building, area, or program.
- Deliberate obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or other behavior that infringes upon public safety on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings; other College activities, including its public service functions on or off campus; or of other authorized non-College activities when the conduct occurs on College premises, such that others are deprived of access to such scheduled activities.
- Exposing others to conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or coercing another person to breach the peace on College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College or members of the academic community.
- Violation of the Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment. The Sex and Gender Based Misconduct procedures are utilized to resolve such matters, including but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
- Violation of any other College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College website.
- Violation of Central, State, GTU or local law.
- Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her knowing and willing consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, or restroom; or creating social media communication or profiles using the name or likeness of another. In general, filming of audio or video on College premises, whether for academic or other purposes, must be approved in advance by the College.
- Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:
Abuse of the Student Conduct System, including but not limited to:
- Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and/or password.
- Unauthorized transfer of a file. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
- Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or College Official. Use that interferes with normal operation of the College computing system.
- Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
- Any other violation of the College Computer Use Policy.
Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code of Conduct.
- Failure to obey the notice from a Principal, HoD, Administrator, or other College official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct System.
- Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Grievance Redressal Committee or College official. This includes providing a false report that leads to a conduct process or investigation.
- Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Discipline Committee proceeding.
- Retaliation or threatening (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Discipline Committee prior to, during, and/or after a Student Code of Conduct proceeding.
- Attempting to interfere with an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the student conduct system. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Discipline Committee prior to, and/or during the course of, the Conduct Committee proceeding.
When does the code apply?
The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student admitted in any course at SVIT Campus, including exchange students.
The Code applies to conduct that occurs on the premises of SVIT. It also applies to conduct that occurs elsewhere if it is related to SVIT sponsored programs or activities,
Prohibited conduct under the code includes but is not limited to:
- Assaulting, harassing, intimidating, or threatening another individual or group
- Endangering the health or safety of others
- Stealing, misusing, destroying, defacing or damaging College property or property belonging to someone else
- Disrupting College activities
- Using College facilities, equipment, services or computers without authorization
- Making false accusations against any member of the College
- Supplying false information to the College or forging, altering or misusing any College document or record
- Storing, possessing or using real or replica firearms or other weapons, explosives (including fireworks), ammunition, or toxic or otherwise dangerous materials on College premises
- Using, possessing or distributing illegal drugs
- Violating provincial liquor laws or University alcohol policies
- Encouraging, aiding, or conspiring in any prohibited conduct
- Failing to comply with a disciplinary measure or disciplinary measures imposed under the procedures of this Code
Disciplinary measures that may be imposed under the code:
- Written warning or reprimand
- Probation, during which certain conditions must be fulfilled and good behavior must be demonstrated
- Payment of costs or compensation for any loss, damage or injury caused by the conduct
- Issuance of an apology, made publicly or privately
- Loss of certain privileges
- Restriction or prohibition of access to, or use of, SVIT facilities, services, activities or programs
- Fines or loss of fees