1. (1) In this statute unless the context otherwise requires the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
(a) for the purposes of this statute and of any regulations made under this statute, the phrase :
(i) ‘member of the University’ or ‘student member’ means any individual so defined under the provisions of Statute II;
(ii) ‘student member’ means, in addition any other individual who, though not a member or student member under the provisions of Statute II, is a candidate for any University examination;
(iii) ‘student member’ means, in addition, any other individual who, though not a student member under the provisions of Statute II, is a student at the University and has a contract with the University which requires them to abide by this Statute; or
(iv) ‘member of the University’ or ‘student member’ means, in addition any individual who was defined as such under (i), (ii) or (iii) either (a) at the beginning of disciplinary proceedings and against whom disciplinary proceedings are ongoing or (b) at a time when the alleged breach of the provisions of section (2) or (3) of this statute occurred.
(b) ‘ban’ means withdraw the right of access to specified land, buildings, facilities or services of the University for a fixed period or pending the fulfilment of certain conditions;
(c) ‘college’ means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall recognised by or established under Statute V;
(d) ‘expel’ means deprive a member permanently of his or her membership of the University;
(e) ‘harassment’ means unwanted and unwarranted conduct towards another individual which has the purpose or effect of:
(i) violating that other’s dignity; or
(ii) creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that other;
(f) ‘in a university context’ means any of the following:
(i) on university or college premises;
(ii) in the course of university activity within or outside Oxford whether academic, sporting, social, cultural, or other;
(g) ‘suspend’ means withdraw the right of access to all of the land, buildings and facilities of the University including teaching, examinations and all related academic services for a fixed or indeterminate period or until the fulfilment of specified conditions either as a penalty imposed following a disciplinary investigation or where action is taken as an interim measure pending further investigation, or where access is otherwise withdrawn under the Statutes or Regulations for non-disciplinary reasons;
(h) ‘sexual misconduct’ means any behaviour of a sexual nature which takes place without consent where the individual alleged to have carried out the misconduct has no reasonable belief in consent;
(i) ‘examination’ includes the submission and assessment of a thesis, dissertation, essay, practical work or other coursework and any other exercise, including in the case of graduate student members transfer and confirmation of status exercises, which is not undertaken in formal examination conditions that counts towards or constitutes the work for a degree or other academic award.
(2) Unless the Student Disciplinary Panel or the Student Appeal Panel otherwise orders, a student member who is suspended under this statute shall not for so long as the suspension is in force be entitled to enter or participate in any university examination for the award of any degree, diploma, certificate or prize or other award of the University or any qualifying examination for entry into such examination.
CODE OF DISCLIPLINE
2. (1) No member of the University shall in a university context intentionally or recklessly:
(a) disrupt or attempt to disrupt teaching or study or research or the administrative, sporting, social, cultural, or other activities of the University;
(b) disrupt or attempt to disrupt the lawful exercise of freedom of speech by members, student members, and employees of the University or by visiting speakers;
(c) obstruct or attempt to obstruct any officer, employee, or agent of the University in the performance of his or her duties;
(d) deface, damage, or destroy or attempt to deface, damage or destroy any property of the University or any college or any other individual or knowingly misappropriate such property;
(e) occupy or use or attempt to occupy or use any property or facilities of the University or of any college except as may be expressly or impliedly authorised by the university or college authorities concerned;
(f) forge or falsify any university certificate or similar document or knowingly make false statements concerning standing or results obtained in examinations;
(g) engage in action which is likely to cause injury or to impair safety;
(h) engage in violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, or offensive behaviour or language;
(i) engage in any dishonest behaviour in relation to the University, the holding of any university office, or any application for any university membership, office or position or any student place at the university (in which case such dishonesty shall be understood to be continuing throughout the period when he or she holds that membership, office, position or student place);
(j) disobey a reasonable instruction given within their authority by one of the Proctors or their deputies;
(k) refuse to disclose his or her name and other relevant details to an officer or an employee or agent of the University or of any college in circumstances where it is reasonable to require that that information be given;
(l) possess, use, offer, sell, or give to any individual drugs, the possession or use of which is illegal;
(m) engage in the harassment of or sexual misconduct towards any member, visitor, employee, or agent of the University or of any college;
(n) fail to comply with an order made under sections 10, 11, 16, 19 or 23 of this statute.
(2) No member of the University shall intentionally or recklessly breach any regulation
(a) relating to the use of the libraries or the information and communications technology facilities of the University;
(b) relating to conduct in examinations which is designated by Council as a disciplinary regulation for the purposes of this statute;
(c) made under any section in this statute.
(3) Every member of the University shall, to the extent that such provisions may be applicable to that member, comply with the provisions of the codes of practice issued from time to time by Council pursuant to the duty imposed by section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 and duly published in the University Gazette.
(4) No member of the University shall intentionally or recklessly:
(a) create or provide directly or indirectly for a candidate or candidates in any examination of this University or elsewhere material that constitutes a model or draft intended to meet substantially or wholly the requirements of any exercise in that examination, and which, in part or in whole, could be submitted without attribution by an examination candidate in order to meet or to attempt to meet the requirements of the examination;
(b) enter into any agreement to act in breach of section 2.(4) (a) of this Code;
(c) assist or encourage directly or indirectly any individual or individuals to act in breach of sections 2. (4) (a), and 2. (4) (b) of this Code.
3. No member of the University shall incite or conspire with any other individual to engage in any of the conduct prohibited under this Part.
4. (1) A person or body having charge of any land or building of the University, or of any facilities or services provided by or on behalf of the University, may, subject to the statutes and regulations, make regulations governing the use of that land or building or of those facilities or services.
(2) If regulations proposed to be made under this section are submitted to the Proctors and the Proctors are satisfied that they
(a) relate to minor matters, governing the detailed management of the land, building, facilities, or services concerned, and
(b) are to be published in such a way as reasonably to bring them to the notice of the users of the land, building, facilities, or services concerned,
the regulations in question shall have immediate effect on publication, and shall bind all users of the land, building, facilities, or services to which they refer to the extent provided in them.
5. (1) Council shall establish and maintain a Rules Committee for the purpose of making regulations not inconsistent with the statutes governing the conduct of student members except in relation to the regulations relating to the academic dress of student members or conduct in examinations.
(2) The Rules Committee shall keep all regulations made by it under review and may amend or repeal those regulations as it thinks fit.
(3) The constitution and further powers and duties of the Rules Committee shall be set out by Council by regulation.
6. (1) The Proctors may, if they consider the matter urgent, make regulations relating to the conduct of student members which are not inconsistent with the statutes and regulations.
(2) Any regulations made by the Proctors under this section shall be published forthwith in the University Gazette and shall have immediate effect on publication.
(3) Any exercise of this power shall be reported at once to the Rules Committee, and the regulations shall lapse unless the Rules Committee confirms them by a regulation, in the same or substantially the same terms, made and published in the University Gazette within three weeks of Full Term from the day the regulations were made by the Proctors.
(4) If the regulations are not confirmed, they shall none the less have effect from the time at which they were published until the time the Rules Committee decides not to confirm them, or until they lapse, whichever is the earlier.