McMaster University

McMaster University

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

McMaster is a community dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment in which all community members conduct themselves in a manner that promotes the educational goals of the University. Specifically for students, the Student Code of Conduct (SCC) outlines these behavioural expectations and Community Standards.

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When the expectations in the SCC are breeched or students behave in a manner inconsistent with the goals of the University, students will meet with the Student Conduct Officer (SCO). The SCO seeks the facts of the situation which will then determine how the process will proceed.

Often, cases are resolved through this meeting with the SCO, however; if a situation cannot be resolved informally, a decision will be made at a more formal hearing. The procedure for hearings is outline in Appendix A-II in the SCC.

How to File a Complaint

Complaints can be emailed to

To ensure you include the required complaint details download and complete the complaint form (MS Word) or download the complaint form (PDF) then email it to

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