Policy Violations and Discipline

Any sanction that is applied against an individual is applied for the purpose of changing behaviour and protecting the Residence community. Considerable care is taken to ensure that any resident accused of an offence is treated in a fair and just manner.

When an alleged violation of Residence Community Standards is brought to the attention of the Manager of Campus Living he or she is responsible for ensuring that an investigation is conducted.

The following sanctions can occur as a consequence of breaking Residence Community Standards (alone or in combination). This is not an exhaustive list:

Warning

Verbal

Verbal warnings are used to indicate to students what policy has been violated and what the consequences are should the behaviour be repeated.

Written

Written warnings in the form of a letter/email and are used to indicate to students what policy has been violated and what the consequences will be if the

behavior be repeated. Written warnings are recorded and tracked by the Manager of Campus Living.

 Fine (increments of minimum $25.00 to a max of $1,000.00)

Fines will be placed on a resident’s account. Residents will be notified through a letter/email and will be expected to pay the issued fine as stated.

Collective Billing & Damage Fine

Communities of students may be billed collectively for damages that occur to the common areas, if after attempts to find the individuals responsible have failed. Residents responsible for damages will be charged the cost of replacement or repair. All fines will be placed on a resident’s account; the resident is expected to pay the issued fine as stated in the letter/email.

Loss of Guest Privileges

Residents who have guests that violate Community Standards can be denied the privilege of continuing to have guests in residence for as short as one (1) week to a maximum length of their Residence contract. A resident will be notified of this sanction issued by the Manager of Campus Living.

Community Service & Educational Sanctions

Residents may be asked to see other College partners and support services. These may include but are not limited to Counselling &Accessibility Services, Health Services, and International Education.

Alcohol Probation

Residents placed on alcohol probation may not consume or possess alcohol on residence property, or return to residence intoxicated. Alcohol probation can be sanctioned for as short as one (1) week to a maximum length of their Residence contract.

Residence Probation

Residence probation is a resident’s last chance to remain in the Residence community. Any subsequent violation that is serious enough to warrant a fine may result in immediate eviction from residence.

Resident Eviction

The primary goal of Campus Living is to ensure that Residents have access to quality, safe, affordable housing.

In the event that a Resident significantly impedes on the rights of others to access, enjoy, and feel safe in Residence, or in the event that a Resident consistently fails to abide by Community Standards, the Resident may be considered for eviction. Many Level Three offences are considered grounds for eviction for a first offence, but other infractions of the Community Standards may also result in eviction. Other reasons for evicting Residents include: failure to meet the Campus Living eligibility requirements (1.6), and failure to pay Residence Fees.

A Resident being evicted will be notified in writing, and will normally be given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to vacate his/her Accommodation; however, in some cases an immediate eviction can be levied by the Manager of Campus Living, where there is a threat to safety and health or where otherwise required by law. A representative of Red River College’s Security Services and Campus Living will check the Accommodation to make sure that the Resident has moved out by the appointed time, and Campus Living will ensure that the Resident’s keys, are collected and Salto card access is cancelled.

A Resident whose occupancy is terminated by Campus Living will forfeit the Deposit and be held responsible for Fees for the full Contract Term and any applicable Additional Fees. RRC students will have a Hold placed on their student account until all Fees are paid. If the charges are outstanding at the end of the fiscal year, the account may be sent to a collections agency.

Ban

A student, guest, or previous resident who has violated Community Standards repeatedly or has been involved in a major incident may be banned. The individual will be prohibited from entering onto residence property. A residence ban can be sanctioned for as short as one term to indefinitely. Individuals caught violating a residence ban can be charged under the Petty Trespassing Act.

Three Offence Levels

    1. LEVEL ONE

Level One offences include the least dangerous or serious infractions of the Community Standards. The Manager of Campus Living will be responsible for levying any disciplinary sanctions. Any Resident’s third level one offence is treated as a level two offence, regardless of the nature of the infraction.

Range of Possible Disciplinary Action: warning, letter of reprimand, fines of $25.00 to $100.00, restitution, behavioural contract, loss of privileges and community service. Multiple level one infraction may result in eviction.

2.  LEVEL TWO

Level two offences represent greater risk to the safety and/or property of Residents, the property of the College, or the integrity of the Residence community. Disciplinary action will be more severe than for level one offence. The Manager of Campus Living will be responsible for levying any disciplinary sanctions. Any Resident’s third level two offence is treated as a level three offence, regardless of the nature of the infraction.

Range of Possible Disciplinary Action: fines of $100.00 to $200.00, restitution, community service, behaviour contract, loss of privileges, probationary status, relocation, eviction.

3.   LEVEL THREE

Level three offences pose the greatest risk to the safety and/or property of Residents, the property of The College, or the integrity of the Residence community.

Disciplinary action will be severe, and eviction from Residence is likely. The Manager of Campus Living will be responsible for levying disciplinary sanctions.

Range of Possible Disciplinary Action: Fines of $200.00 or more, restitution, behaviour contract, loss of privileges, probationary status, relocation, eviction, prosecution under the law.

 Disciplining Minors

All three sanction levels and corresponding discipline may be imposed on a minor living in Residence.

Depending on the severity of the incident, or number of infractions, Campus Living may need to contract the minor Resident’s parent or guardian.

Residents who violating the rules of residence living are subject to disciplinary action. The type of violation determines the disciplinary action.