Ryerson students upset over non-academic code of conduct

September 18, 2008

Ryerson University students are denouncing the school's latest version of its non-academic code of conduct, calling it "paternalistic" and a violation of their privacy. The code applies to student conduct whenever they "represent the university." In addition to criminal acts, students are forbidden to consume illegal drugs, engage in excessive drinking, or spread malicious gossip. "We feel it's an infringement on the privacy of students in order to uphold the Ryerson brand." Last month, the University of Ottawa withdrew its controversial draft non-academic code of conduct. Toronto Star | Ryerson Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct