Policies

THREATS AND ACTS OF VIOLENCE

Policy SS-215


1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This policy applies to all registered students at the College. It is intended to establish the process to be followed when a student utters threats of physical danger or violence against the institution in general or utters threats of physical or sexual injury, danger or violence against any person, student or staff or commits an actual act of physical danger or violence against the institution or an actual act of physical or sexual injury, danger or violence against any person, student or staff.

2. POLICY

It is the policy of the College that students, staff and other persons visiting the College have a right to a healthy and safe environment free from threat and/or the act of physical or sexual injury, danger or violence. Inherent with this belief, the College maintains a zero tolerance policy for any threat uttered against the institution, student, staff or person which subject them to any such conditions as outlined above. Students are expected to conduct themselves in the best interest of the College while conforming to College policies, rules and regulations. If students do not accept and live up to these responsibilities as outlined, the College reserves the right to take action as outlined in Procedures SS-215-PR.


3. PROCEDURES

The Senior Vice-President of Academic and Student Services shall ensure that procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with this policy.

Procedure SS-215-PR
Any threat uttered will immediately be reported to the Campus Administrator. The Campus Administrator will immediately notify either the RCMP or RNC, as appropriate. In all instances, the offending student will be immediately notified by the Campus Administrator that the College has a zero tolerance policy for such behaviour/action. He/she will be immediately suspended for forty-eight (48) hours until an internal review is conducted and will be advised that the appropriate authorities (RCMP/RNC) have been notified. The student will also be notified in writing, within twenty- four (24) hours of the decision to impose this suspension. Said notice will contain, minimally, a description of the policies, procedures or regulations allegedly breached, a summary of the offensive behaviour and the sanction being imposed. Copies of the breached policies, procedures or regulations and the Student Appeal Policy (SS-203) shall also be referenced in and attached to the notice.

The Manager of Student Recruitment and Enrolment Services and the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services, will be notified of the incident immediately and copied on all correspondence relating to the matter.

Appropriate interim action will be determined pending the results of an internal review by the College’s Review Committee. The Review Committee’s decision will be communicated in writing to the student within forty- eight (48) hours of the initial suspension.

Appropriate final action will be determined by the College’s Review Committee pending the conclusion of an investigation by either the RCMP or RNC and receipt of its report by the Review Committee. The Review Committee’s decision will be communicated in writing to the student within forty-eight (48) hours after receipt of the report from either the RCMP or RNC.