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Monash University is a community of students and staff dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. Monash University's motto Ancora Imparo (I am still learning) reflects this commitment to scholarship and growth.

A learning community is productive when it demonstrates fairness, inclusion, respect for difference and value of diversity of people and ideas. Monash students contribute to this community by acting with honesty, integrity and respect for others and taking care of University facilities and resources.

The Student Charter sets out the key expectations of students and by students to foster this learning community. Many of these expectations derive from University statutes, policies and procedures.

The expectations of students may be enforced by informal action or formal misconduct processes under the University statutes. Students concerned that the University has not met their expectations can access student grievance or appeal mechanisms.

The Student Charter applies to all students of Monash University at the University or using its resources (including online), and outside of the University where undertaking any official activity whether course-related or not. The University also expects students to behave respectfully and responsibly in all communications, including the use of social media.

Academic engagement and integrity

As a Monash student, you are expected to:

  • undertake your studies with honesty and integrity
  • credit the work of others, seek permission to use that work where required and not plagiarise or cheat
  • understand your rights and obligations in relation to copyright and the intellectual property generated by your own and others' research
  • use University resources and services responsibly to support your learning
  • fulfil course attendance and assessment requirements
  • ensure the University has your current contact details
  • regularly read University correspondence
  • be informed about and follow University policy.

Students can expect that Monash will:

  • include students in an academic culture of debate and inquiry
  • offer programs that are academically rigorous and up-to-date
  • seek student input to improve courses and services
  • communicate course and assessment requirements
  • provide feedback on students' academic work
  • provide reasonable access to University library, IT, equipment and other facilities and resources
  • respect student copyright
  • assist students to understand rights and obligations in relation to copyright and the intellectual property generated by their own and others' research
  • address student complaints and appeals fairly and according to established processes.

Behaviour and wellbeing

As a Monash student, you are expected to:

  • act with consideration and courtesy to other students, staff and visitors
  • behave appropriately to the context, including in professional placements, volunteering, sporting and cultural events
  • respect the rights of others to study and work free from discrimination and harassment
  • express your views respectfully and responsibly and accept the rights of others to do the same
  • act safely, and not endanger others
  • not damage or misuse University property (including library, IT, equipment and other facilities and resources)
  • not misuse the University's resources or name, including for personal gain
  • comply with reasonable and lawful directions from University staff.

Students can expect that Monash will:

  • require that students are treated with consideration and courtesy by University staff
  • seek to provide a safe learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment
  • encourage student representation or consultation prior to University decision-making about student-related matters
  • establish University procedures that require fair treatment of students
  • provide academic and general services
  • assist students to become aware of government regulations affecting their student experience, for example visas and student income support
  • maintain student records in a manner that protects the privacy of personal information.

Approved University Council meeting 8/11, 14 December 2011

General misconduct

For full details about general misconduct, see the Monash University (Council) Regulations (pdf 690kb) (Part 7, section 30)

  1. In this regulation, person means a person at or in the vicinity of:
    1. a university precinct; or
    2. another place where a university activity is taking place, is about to take place or has just taken place.
  2. A student who commits, or attempts to commit, or assists or encourages another student to commit, an act of general misconduct, academic misconduct or research misconduct commits a misconduct offence.
  3. General misconduct is conduct that is contrary to accepted standards of behaviour and includes conduct by which a student knowingly or recklessly:
    1. causes, or threatens to cause, personal injury or harm of any kind to another person; or
    2. attacks, harasses, intimidates, stalks or bullies another person or threatens to attack, harass, intimidate, stalk or bully another person; or
    3. causes, or threatens to cause, or behaves in a manner likely to cause, damage to, loss of, interference with or obstruction of the use of, property of the University or of another person; or
    4. breaches a law of a country in which the student is located for the purposes of a university activity; or
    5. breaches a University statute or University regulation or a published policy or procedure of the University; or
    6. breaches terms of use for the university library established under Part 8 of the Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations; or
    7. disrupts the orderly conduct of a university activity; or
    8. in the course of any dealing with the University or with a member of staff of the University or a person employed at Monash South Africa or Monash University Malaysia, makes a dishonest, fraudulent or false statement or representation or engages in a dishonest or fraudulent activity; or
    9. fails to comply with a reasonable direction of a member of staff of the University or a person employed at Monash South Africa or Monash University Malaysia, including a request made by a security officer to produce identification, leave a University precinct or not to enter, access or otherwise be present on or in a University precinct; or
    10. possesses material in an examination venue contrary to the instructions of the chief examiner or other official working at that venue.

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