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Student Conduct

Building a Respectful and Safe Learning Experience

quotation icon"A truly welcoming and inclusive environment is one where difficult conversations are the norm, and individuals are empowered to notice, question, and stop inequality." – Pope, R.L., Torres, V. and Arminio, J. (2012)

Laurier strives to be a supportive community where you have what you need for your academic and personal success.

The non-academic student code of conduct is one of the tools used to uphold a positive, respectful and learning-centered environment. The code outlines expectations for all Laurier students.

When a conduct report is filed, we look to the code of conduct to resolve complaints and encourage a fair resolution. Learn more about the non-academic code of conduct process.

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Restorative Justice at Laurier

quotation icon"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." – Abraham Maslow

Restorative justice focuses on relationships and community building. It allows for a human-centered, proactive and solution-focused approach that considers the needs of all parties.

Within this framework, Restorative Justice recognizes wrongdoing and requires the individual who has caused harm to repair the harm.

Laurier recognizes that it is time to explore alternative means to hold people accountable and to build a thriving community that responds to incidents of harm with meaning, purpose and care.

Benefits of the Process

Restorative Justice works towards identifying, resolving, and building community support for those who experienced harm, as well as ensuring accountability and care for those that have caused harm. The benefits of this process include:

  • Supporting the person experiencing harm in gaining a better understanding of the incident and why the harm was caused.
  • Promoting collaboration on problem solving, giving the person experiencing harm the opportunity to tell their story, which is an important part of healing.
  • Encouraging accountability and responsibility through personal reflection so the ones who caused harm can hear the impact of their actions.

How to Initiate the Process

To initiate the Restorative Justice process, or to have a conversation about processes and remedies, contact:

quotation icon"An offender cannot even know what he did until he begins to learn, first-hand and in a feeling way, how people are affected by it." – Rupert Ross

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