PreliminariesThe students of the Aror University of Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage Sindh will be required to observe the following code of conduct:
- Observance of the rules and regulations of the University in force from time to time.
- Keeping their Students ID Cards visible.
- Follow the appropriate Dress Codes as per cultural values.
- Maintain class attendance.
- Avoid Abuse of the University’s Asset or Property.
- Abstain from profanity or defamation of the University on Social Media Forums.
- Not indulge in unauthorized representation or any other of the University on any social, print or electronic media forum.
- Canvassing examinations and discipline during conduct of Examination.
- Respect for diversity, religion, and culture while observing religious duties/customs of their own.
- Loyalty to Pakistan and refraining from doing anything repugnant to its honor and prestige in any way.
- Truthfulness and honesty in official matters of the University.
Prohibited ActsThe following acts are prohibited for students:
- Organizing or taking part in any function inside the University or organizing any club or society of students except following the prescribed rules and regulations, unless permission is granted.
- Collecting any money or receiving funds or pecuniary assistance for or on behalf of the University except with the written permission.
- Staging, inciting or participating in or abetting any walk-out, strike, or other forms of agitation against the University, or its teachers, officers, or authorities inciting anyone to violence, disruption of the peaceful atmosphere in any way, making inflammatory speeches or gestures which may cause resentment, issuing of pamphlets or cartoons cast in gas persons on the teachers or staff of its authorities /bodies or doing anything in any way likely to promote rift and hatred among the students, issuing statements in the press, making false accusations or lowering the prestige.
- Theft of any item which is University property, including unauthorized taking away of library books/any equipment.
- Intentionally using words or actions to provoke or encourage others to violent or retaliatory behavior, or other acts of misconduct.
- Assemblies engaging in unlawful acts that cause or imminently threaten injury to person or property, infringes on the rights of other members of the University community, leading to or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area.
- Use of University facilities or equipment for political activities, indulgence in political/ethnic/racial activity, or use of students for furthering the cause of a political party at the campus.
- The University strictly adheres to the HEC defined Harassment Policy in Institution of Higher Learning. In addition to that, University also counts the following acts as Harassment:
- Passing remarks, placing visual or written material, aimed at a specific person or gender with the intention of physical assault or causing harm to the person.
- Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make a picture or audio/video record of any person while on University premises without his or her prior knowledge.”
- The University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimization and expects all students and teachers to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.
- Any student feels she has been subject to harassment can make a written complain to the Department Chairperson via the appropriate Procedure in relation to the complaints about university staff or university student.
- All such complains shall be forwarded to the Registrar office for further action via the Dean within (03) working days of the receipt of the written complain after initial scrutiny/ fact finding.
Moral DishonestyMoral dishonesty means an act which does not confirm to know norms of decency.
Abuse of the Student Conduct SystemAbusing the student conduct system includes, but not limited to:
- a). Failure to obey the notice from a University official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the student conduct system.
- b). Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a hearing body or designated hearing officer of the University.
- c). Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing proceeding.
- d). Causing a violation of the University Code of Conduct hearing.
Indecent Behavior at the Campus
- a. Indecent behavior exhibited at the campus including classes, cafeteria, laboratories, etc, defying the norms of decency, morality, and religious/cultural/social values by single, or group of students.
- b. Damage to the university fixtures/furniture, scribbling/carving on desks, wall chalking, misusing of lab/university equipment, etc.
- c. Use of mobile phones in classrooms, examination halls, labs, and library thus disrupting the discipline of the said places.
- d. Making of speeches, shouting slogans or circulation of printed/photocopied material derogatory to Islam, or any religion, Pakistan, any racial/ethnic group, the prestige of the University, its faculty, its employees, or other students.
Enforcement of Code of Conduct
- All faculty members, administrative staff, support staff, and students will be expected to monitor this code of conduct and report any such disregard or violations to relevant authorities for taking appropriate action/remedial measures. Matters of indiscipline would be referred to the DSA Office, which is authorized to check indiscipline matters and take necessary measures. Parents of those students who disobey authority and violate the code of conduct will be informed. Students may be held accountable for the acts of misconduct of their guests while on University premises or at University-sponsored activities. Students who are charged with violations of this Code are subject to disciplinary action as per University Policy.
- Misconduct in a classroom when a student is under the charge of a teacher shall not be allowed and a punitive action such as a fine, removal from the classroom, or punishment of greater magnitude may be imposed as decided by the authority so empowered.
- Female students facing any kind of harassment from any person at the Campus must report the incident to the respective HOD or in the Registrar’s Office. Respective committee shall advise VC for required actions.
Punishment or Penalty for Acts of IndisciplinePunishment or penalty for acts of indiscipline shall be according to the gravity of the case and may be any one or more of the following:
- Warning in writing:
Notice to the offender, verbally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may result in further disciplinary action.
Probation for a specific period.
Fine which may amount up to Rs. 5,000.
- Withholding of certificate:
Withholding of a certificate of good moral character.
- Removal of privileges:
Deprivation from the privileges enjoyed by the students.
- F Grade:
Award of “F” grade in a paper.
- Expulsion: Expulsion from the class for a specific period of up to one semester
- Fine: Fine which may amount up to Rs.10,000.
- Exam Result:Cancellation of the examination result
- Rustication: Expulsion or rustication from the University/CU for a specific period.
- Degree: Non-conferment of degree/transcript.
- An appeal against the penalty may be submitted by the student with the Director of Students Affairs within three (03) working days of the announcement of the punishment.
- No appeal shall stand against minor penalties other than major appeal.