The Dean, assisted by the Tutors, is responsible for the maintenance of discipline within the College. The Dean can be contacted by email.
College members should conduct themselves in a fit and proper manner at all times, having consideration for their neighbours, be they fellow students or the local community.
Internal disciplinary procedures exist for any infringements. Additionally, the University has a number of sanctions for behaviour impinging on the image of the University, while criminal behaviour will be referred to the local police.
The College Statutes provide that the maintenance of discipline in College is the responsibility of the Dean, assisted by the Tutors. The Dean is generally involved only when he receives a complaint, but he also tries to head off trouble before it happens by, for example, discussing arrangements for parties with junior members, and by maintaining a set of agreed guidelines for social events organised by junior members.
The Dean deals with general complaints himself, usually acting in consultation with the Tutors and occasionally with the Executive Committee of the MCR and JCR.
Disciplinary measures may include:
- formal warnings
- requirements to desist from activities
- prohibition from use of College facilities such as the bar
- expulsion from College accommodation
- expulsion from the College for short periods.
The College takes a particularly serious view of student misbehaviour which inconveniences other members of the College, members of College staff or its neighbours.
Unruly, abusive or threatening behaviour or excessive noise is not tolerated and those responsible can expect an uncomfortable interview with the Dean and sanctions.
All matters are recorded in the Dean’s Book, a fact which will be unhelpful to anyone who has to see the Dean about a disciplinary matter on more than one occasion.
The most serious complaints or offences are dealt with by a Disciplinary Committee at the instigation of the Dean. The Disciplinary Committee comprises several members of the College Governing Body and may, at the request of the student who has been charged, include two junior members of the College nominated by the Master.
Any person in statu pupillari who is charged before the Committee may choose a Fellow to represent them. Ordinarily, but not necessarily, the Fellow is the student’s Tutor.
The Disciplinary Committee is empowered to impose more severe sanctions, such as temporary suspension, for a Term or year, or even permanent expulsion from the University.
A student against whom the Disciplinary Committee pronounces has the right of appeal to the Governing Body, as specified in the College Statutes. The University, too, has its own disciplinary regulations; these are included in their ‘Information for Students’ webpages.