What Happens After a Complaint is Filed Against Me?

For a detailed explanation of the steps following the filing of a complaint, please see the Code of Student Conduct, Sections C.1 and 2 and the Memorandum of Procedures for Hearings arising from the Code of Student Conduct on page 11 of the Code.



After a complaint of non-academic misconduct is made against you, the head of your Division (“Dean”) considers the complaint and determines whether the conduct complained of falls under the Code of Student Conduct .

If the conduct complained of does not appear to fall under the Code of Student Conduct, the Dean may take whatever other action he or she deems appropriate in the circumstances, including communication to the complainant of the conclusion he or she has drawn.

If the Dean considers that the conduct complained of appears to fall under the Code of Student Conduct, the Dean may request the Investigating Officer to conduct an investigation of the case and to make a report to him or her.

NOTE:

Informal Resolution/Mediation

Whenever possible and appropriate, informal resolution and mediation are used to resolve issues of individual behaviour before resort is made to formal disciplinary procedures (Section C.1.(f), Code of Student Conduct ).

Allegations Against Former UofT Students

Where a student's conduct comes to light after a student has left the University, the Dean may decide to proceed, if the seriousness of the allegation warrants such action (Paragraph 2, Memorandum of Procedures for Hearings arising from the Code of Student Conduct ).