Student Responsibilities and Professional Conduct
Queen's University recognizes that all members of the University Community have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination. This includes sexual harassment, and discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, creed and sexual orientation. Procedures have been established at the University to guarantee these rights, so that each person feels that they are part of the community and is able to contribute fully to the development and well-being of the community. With the protection of these rights comes the responsibility to respect the rights of others. The University Anti-Harassment Policy should be read for details.
Graduate students are simultaneously students and teachers. Consequently, they should be familiar with the expectations of professional conduct in both the Supervisor - Graduate Student relationship, and in the Teaching Assistant - Undergraduate Student relationship. Graduate students are expected to treat each other, as well as faculty members, staff and undergraduates in a professional manner. For example, no graduate student shall subject an undergraduate to inappropriate, offensive or unwanted attention either in class, tutorials, labs or in material to be graded. Neither will graduate students engage in the telling of discriminatory jokes or in the use of racial slurs. Should such conduct occur, students would be in violation of the University's Code of Conduct and its Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, and students could be subject to sanctions described therein.
In the same vein, graduate students should expect to be treated in a professional manner by all university faculty and staff.