Non-Academic Misconduct

Ignorance of the appropriate standard of behaviour is no defence to an allegation of Non-Academic Misconduct. Non-Academic Misconduct that is subject to Disciplinary Measures includes, but is not limited to, the following.

  • Disrupting instructional activities, including making it difficult to proceed with scheduled lectures, seminars, etc., and with examinations and tests.
  • Damaging, removing, or making unauthorized use of university property, or the personal property of faculty, staff, students or others at the University (without restricting the generality of the meaning of "property", it includes information, however it be recorded or stored).
  • Injuring a person or damaging property in any way which demonstrates or results from hate, prejudice, or bias against an individual or group based on race, national, or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other similar factor.
  • Assaulting individuals, including conduct which leads to the physical or emotional injury of faculty, staff, students, or others at the University, or which threatens the physical or emotional well-being of faculty, staff, students, or others at the University.

For information regarding investigation, conduct of hearings, and discipline, please refer to the UBC Academic Calendar:,54,750,0

For more information, please see the Policies and Procedures section of this web site.