15. Anti-Social Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures

15.1 General

Information relating to conduct, behaviour, discipline, and student complaints can be found on the website. Students' attention is drawn, in particular to the Discipline information page of the website In general terms, 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 more minor infringements. Additionally, the University has a number of sanctions for behaviour impinging on the image of the University, while the most serious breaches, including all criminal behaviour, will be referred to the local police.

15.2 College

The College Statutes provide that the maintenance of discipline in College is the responsibility of the Senior Tutor assisted by the Dean and Tutors. The Senior Tutor is generally involved only when she receives a complaint, but she also tries to head off trouble before it happens by, for example, discussing arrangements for parties with junior members, and by stipulating rules for the serving of alcohol at parties and events. The Senior Tutor deals with general complaints herself, usually acting in consultation with the Tutors, the Dean and occasionally with the JCR and MCR committees, or Council. Disciplinary measures may include formal warnings as to future conduct, fines, requirements to desist from activities, prohibition from use of College facilities (such as the Bar or Formal Hall), expulsion from College accommodation and 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. For example, unruly, abusive or threatening behaviour or excessive noise is not tolerated and those responsible can expect an uncomfortable interview and sanctions.

15.3 Disciplinary Procedures

The most serious complaints or offences are dealt with by Council at the instigation of the Dean or Senior Tutor. Any person in statu pupillari who is charged before Council may choose a Fellow to represent him or her. Ordinarily, but not necessarily, the Fellow is the student's Tutor. Council is empowered to impose more severe sanctions, such as rustication (temporary suspension), for a Term or year, or even permanent expulsion from the University. A student against whom the Council pronounces has the right of appeal. Please see the website for further information.

15.4 University

The University, too, has its own disciplinary regulations; these are in a booklet entitled "Information for Students", which is given to all members of the College on first coming into residence. In addition there is the Student Complaint Scheme administered by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, and information can be found on its web site www.oiahe.org.uk.

15.5 Student Complaints

Every attempt will be made to deal speedily and effectively with any complaints made about any matter of concern to students. Any minor concerns of a domestic nature which relate to accommodation faults or the non-functioning of other student facilities should be entered in the Maintenance book in the Porters' Lodge which is provided for this purpose. More major domestic concerns should be referred to the Heads of Domestic Departments, while complaints about bills and other financial matters should be addressed directly to the Bursary. If students are not satisfied with the College response to any complaint they make then they should contact the Senior Tutor either via the Tutorial Office or by email. The College's procedures for dealing with comments, suggestions and complaints from students are set out in full on the website. See also the Student Complaint Scheme administered by The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (www.oiahe.org.uk).

15.6 Care of Premises

Students should make every effort to ensure that their property and its immediate surroundings are used in a manner that maintains it in the highest condition.