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Durham University

Colleges and Student Experience Division

Disciplinary Outcomes: Non-Academic Misconduct

Student Non-Academic Misconduct

Durham University takes student misconduct very seriously. As part of our drive to address misconduct, the University is committed to publishing the outcome of its non-academic disciplinary processes. The information below details the nature of the offence and the sanction, for cases where a student is found to have breached University disciplinary regulations.

Our non-academic misconduct procedure splits offences into two main categories:

Category 1 offences involve allegations of student misconduct which, whilst serious in nature, do not seriously affect or cause serious damage to the University, its reputation, its staff or students or the wider community. Category 1 Offences are considered less serious in nature but will warrant formal investigation and possible sanction.

Category 2 offences involve allegations of student misconduct that either do or have the potential to seriously affect or cause serious damage to the University, its reputation, its staff and students or the wider community. Category 2 Offences are considered more serious in nature and warrant investigation and possible sanction by the Senate Discipline Committee. Sanctions for Category 2 offences include exclusion from the University and other sanctions that may impact on a student’s academic progress.

Academic Year 2018/19

Type & Grade of offence

Description of Offence

Sanction

Sexual misconduct and violence - Category 2

Engaging, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with another individual without consent.

Expulsion

Sexual misconduct and violence - Category 2

Engaging, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with another individual without consent.

Expulsion

Sexual misconduct and violence - Category 2

Engaging, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with another individual without consent.

One year exclusion

Sexual misconduct and violence - Category 1

Conduct of a sexual nature which creates (or could create) an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for others including making unwanted remarks of a sexual nature.

Letter of reprimand

College move

No contact order

Respect at Study - Category 1

Verbal abuse, insulting behaviour and personal insults.

Letters of apology