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What are my rights in a non-academic misconduct proceeding?

The Queen’s University non-academic misconduct process is different than either criminal or civil proceedings. You therefore have different rights than a person facing a criminal charge or a civil action.

Procedural fairness applies to non-academic misconduct hearings. This entitles respondents to:

  • Be advised, in writing, of the allegation
  • Have a case heard and decided by unbiased decision-makers
  • Formal written notice of any adjudication date
  • Disclosure of the evidence and information relied upon
  • Seek the assistance of an advisor (including a lawyer)
  • Present evidence and arguments in response to the complaint
  • Be provided with written reasons for the decision


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