Monash University Student Charter

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 and without non-consensual sexual advances, 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 8/17, 6 December 2017

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