Student Policies

As in any post-secondary institution, JIBC aims to provide an environment that support students’ learning and growth, free from harassment and intimidation, and welcoming to all students.  In this section, you will find several policies that describe our commitment to you as a student, and our expectations for you as a member of the JIBC community.  There are brief introductions to each policy, with a link to the full text of the policy. 

You are expected to be familiar with JIBC’s expectations for student behaviour. 

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For additional information or for help in understanding any policy or procedures, you may speak with a member of the Registrar’s office or the Coordinator of Counselling and Advising.

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Access

The Access Policy describes JIBC’s commitment to providing a welcoming learning environment that includes students from all backgrounds and communities.  Recognizing that students from some groups and communities have traditionally been under-represented in our programs and in the public safety and first responder professions, JIBC has put in place specific initiatives to support applications from these groups.  JIBC has also put in place programs and services to ensure that students from these groups and communities receive support in order to be successful in the programs they have chosen.

The groups specifically supported by this policy includes;  Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, including learning disabilities; and persons who require additional assistance because of language barriers.

Harassment

The Harassment Policy – Students, 3203, provides a process by which students can report behaviour that they find harassing or discriminating. JIBC considers discrimination and harassment to be serious breaches of human rights that require immediate action. The Policy provides all students with a mechanism to report any form of harassment or discrimination, and several options for resolving those complaints. 

Students who require information about dealing with harassment or want to get confidential advice on their options can contact the Coordinator of Student Counselling and Advising.

Records

The Student Records Policy, 3206, sets out the framework for access to information contained in student records. Any information gathered about an applicant or a student is considered confidential.  Access for staff and instructors is only provided if there is a legitimate need to know what is in the student record.

The policy and the procedures that have been developed to assist JIBC staff in dealing with student records comply with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For more information on privacy and release of student information please refer to JIBC Privacy Statement

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct Policy 3205 addresses student behaviour that is disruptive, threatening or dishonest in nature. The policy addresses issues that interfere with a safe environment and one that is conducive to teaching and learning. Non-academic misconduct includes behaviour that is threatening or intimidating or actions that interfere with or disrupt the teaching and learning environment. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is respectful of the rights and well-being of others. 

JIBC responds to all allegations of misconduct and will apply appropriate penalties if students are found to have committed the behaviour as alleged.  Penalties range from reprimands to suspension.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Misconduct Policy 3213The purpose of this policy is to clearly state the commitment of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (“JIBC”) to addressing sexual misconduct through:

  • Facilitating a safe and secure learning environment that is free from sexual misconduct;
  • Defining the roles and responsibilities of individuals in implementing and carrying out programs and practices in the prevention of, and in response to, sexual misconduct;
  • providing education to the student community about prevention of sexual misconduct;
  • assisting those who have experienced sexual misconduct by providing information and support, including provision of and/or referral to counselling and medical care, and appropriate academic and/or other accommodation; and
  • using clear, appropriate and fair processes for handling complaints of sexual misconduct. 

Last updated May 18, 2017