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Student Discipline Code
​​ Chapter One - Behavioral Infractions and Disciplinary actions.

​Chapter One - Behavioral Infractions and Disciplinary actions.

Article (1)

The following regulations shall apply to all registered students on campus and in the dormitory.

Article (2)

  • Any form of action violating rules of university, college, department, section, campus, dormitory or any other university facilities.
  • Deliberate absence from attending lectures, impeding the process of learning, or soliciting to do so.
  • Refraining, without acceptable excuse, from works or other academic activities as regulated by the university.
  • Cheating, attempting to, assisting to cheat in examinations, research, graduate students’ projects and dissertations, or disrupting exam rules and environment.
  • Disrupting the conduct of lectures and other university academic activities.
  • Any abuse, insult or assault by a student toward a faculty member, staff or other student/s.
  • Any dishonorable or immoral word or action by the student that violates good conducts on campus, in the dormitory, at any university related event or activity or on university transportation.
  • Any fraud of university documents or the misuse of documents.
  • Any distribution of publications or magazines in the university or collection of signatures or charity without prior permission from the university or any misuse of given permission for a specified activity.
  • Any invitation to oppose legitimate institutions or violate national unity values.
  • Any invitation to an organization on or off campus or in dormitory or participation herein without prior university permission or participation in any activity violating organizational university rules
  • Failing to maintain a presentable image and failing to adhere to accustomed university traditions.
  • Damaging portable university properties or any other kind of properties or misusing them.
  • Protesting on or off campus or participating in demonstrations violating the public order or violating morals or courtesy without prior university permission.
  • Noisiness on campus
  • Traveling without prior notice given to the concerned authorities( students service and dormitory head for students residing in the dormitory.​ 

Article (3)

Disciplinary actions that may be imposed on the student:

  • Verbal or written notification.
  • Denial of services at a university facility or facilities or dormitory for a period specified as per the disciplinary decision. 
  • Denial of taking part in one or more of student activities for a period specified as per the disciplinary action.
  • Given three warnings: first, second and third (Final).
  • Fine in the amount not less than the cost of the deliberately destroyed good/s.
  • Failing the student in an exam or a course.
  • Canceling registration for a course or courses in the semester which of violation occurred.
  • Denying financial assistance to the student temporarily or permanently.
  • Suspension of student for a semester or more without any tuition fees refund.
  • Permanent dismissal from university.
  • Cancellation of the decision to grant the degree in the case where cheating or forgery is proven to obtain it.​

Article (4)

Applying disciplinary actions under Article (3) will not prohibit from filing a criminal lawsuit if the violation was a crime as per the penal law.​

Article (5)

No more than one disciplinary action stipulated herein can be applied to a single violation, and with Consideration of the degree of violation and its recurrence when imposing a sanction.

Article (6)

The decision of the sanctions shall be filed in the student’s record and a copy shall be sent to the following:

  • President of the university.
  • Dean of student affairs
  • College Dean
  • Registration head ( in case measures f, g, i, j, k in article 3 were applied)
  • Concerned academic department head
  • University security(in case measures b, i, j of article 3 were applied)
  • Student’s parent, if available
  • The student involved.
  • Sponsoring party, if available
  • Legal advisor

Article (7)

In case of cheating, attempting to, or assisting to do so in a test, exam or a graduation project one of the following disciplinary actions shall be applied:

  • Failing the student in that exam or test.
  • Canceling the student’s registration in the all courses for that semester.
  • Denying the student’s registration in the next semester
  • Permanent dismissal from the University. And this action will not be applied unless the infraction recurs. 


​Chapter Two - Investigative and Discipline Committees

​Chapter Two - Investigative and Discipline Committees

Article (8)

  • The college dean shall form a committee to investigate the violations committed by students in of his college college’s facility or specialization in the college building or in the fields of its  specialty for a period of one renewable year as follows:
    • An academic department head to be chairman of the committee
    • Two faculty members
    • A faculty member from the student’s department
    • A representative from the students’ affairs deanship
    • A legal advisor
  • The college dean shall forward the violation to the investigative committee in the college, and the committee shall complete the investigation within one month.​
  • The dean of students’ affairs shall form a committee at the beginning of every academic year for one renewable year to investigate violations committed by students on or off campus,  in the dormitory and outside the college facilities as follows:
  • Student services head as committee chairman
  • Two administrative students’ affairs staff members
  • In addition, the committee shall complete the investigation in a period of no longer than one month.

  • ​In case more than one student of different colleges commits a violation then the violation forwarded to the investigative committee of the students’ affairs deanship, regardless on which facility the incident occurred.
  • Committees should show total confidentiality during the investigation process.
Article (9)

  • The president of the university shall form at the beginning of the academic year for one renewable year , a students’ discipline committee as follows:
    • Dean of students’ affairs as chairman
    • One faculty member.
    • Students’ affairs staff member
    • Male and female student representatives.
    • Legal advisor
  • A decision shall be made on the violation and the student discipline committee shall take disciplinary action within one month of receiving the violation as per the two investigative committees stipulated in the previous article. In case more investigation is needed then the period may be extended up to two months.

Article (10)

In case the duration expires for any of the investigative committee or the student discipline committee in the absence of issuing decisions regarding new committees, the aforementioned committees shall pursue their authorities until new committees are formed within one academic semester as of the committee termination period. In such case, the students’ affairs dean shall be responsible for the formation of these committees in consultation with the president of the university.

Article (11)

All decisions taken by the student discipline committee shall be final, except for the items ( i,j and k) from article 3 in this regulation. As such, the student may appeal in writing to the university council within 15 days from the date of being informed of the decision, and the university council may call upon reinvestigating, confirm the decision, alter it, or cancel it. 

Article (12)

  • In the case of notifying the student of the penalty verbally or in writing, the investigation may be conducted verbally and include its content in the decision of the penalty. However, no other disciplinary violations be applied unless the investigation is in writing. Moreover, the investigation committee shall confront the student of what he accused of and shall hear the defensive statement of the student ensuring his defense and proving that in writing, as well as presenting the minutes along with the investigation result and the advised penalty to the concerned.
  • In case the student was called upon to appear before the investigation committee and failed to be present without a valid excuse, the student shall be called upon in writing and if the student fails to appear without any valid excuse , the investigation shall be conducted without hearing his statements, and the disciplinary decision shall be taken in the student’s absence and then he is notified. ​

The student may appeal against the decision issued in his/her absence within a week of the student’s or parent’s notification by submitting a complaint to the president of the university, and the president may order to reinvestigate, to approve the penalty, alter it, or cancel it.​

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​Chapter Three -  The Entities concerned with applying the Disciplinary actions.
​Chapter Three -  The Entities concerned with applying the Disciplinary actions.

Article (13)

  • The faculty member may apply the penalties stated in item (a) under Article 3 in these regulations provided that the student is not deprived from attending lectures or removed from them and in the case of the student’s removal from an examination, there must be a decision issued by the concerned Dean​. 
  • The concerned college Dean and the Dean of students affairs have the right to apply any of the penalties stated in any item of article 3 in this regulation as per the recommendation of the investigative committee of the college or that of the students’ affairs deanship.
  • All concerned parties in the student affairs deanship may apply the stated penalty in item (a) of article (3) in this regulation.
  • The disciplinary committee may apply any of the penalties stated in article (3) of this   regulation as deemed fit and as per the recommendation of the investigation committee of the college or that of the students’ affairs deanship.

Article (14)

The president of the university may take over the authority of the disciplinary committee in the event of disrupting of order and security occurs on campus or in the dormitory resulting in irregular study at the University or in the event of a threat requiring urgent action. The president’s decision is not final unless approved by the University Council. 

​Chapter Four - General Rules​

Chapter Four -  General Rules

Article (15) ​ 

Each student shall receive a copy of this regulation and the University shall ensure the student signs upon receiving it. Thus, it’s unacceptable for any student to object on knowing the university rules, regulations and instructions as published in the university regulations or on the university’s website or in any university sign boards.

Article (16) ​ 

The president of the university may revise the decision made regarding a student’s final dismissal from the university after a year of its issue. 

Article (17)

The university council is the concerned authority to interpret these regulations.​

Article (18)

The university council shall take a decision on matters unstated in this regulation.

Article (19)

The provisions made in this regulation shall not affect the disciplinary rules pertaining to the students’ educational affairs and university housing regulations.


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