The MUIC Code of Student Conduct contains MUIC’s policy regarding the discipline of its students. It is meant to protect and preserve the educational environment on campus. The college reserves the right to take any necessary action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.
Students may be accountable to both civil authorities and to the college for any illegal activity, such as assault, theft, possession of illegal substances, disorderly conduct and so forth. The college will refer matters to the proper civil authorities.
Students must regularly and strictly observe the regulations of the Code of Conduct. Any non-ethical conduct which is considered a disciplinary offense is subject to the actions stipulated in these regulations.
- Students are expected to maintain the unity, peace, reputation and honor of the university.
- Students must conduct themselves in a manner which does not cause disrepute or damage to oneself, other persons or the university.
- Students must dress appropriately, in accordance with the regulations and notifications of the university. In classrooms or examination rooms or in contact with any departments inside the university, students must wear the Student ID Card at all times.
- Students shall not drink alcohol or intoxicants on the university campuses or anywhere while they are wearing the student uniform.
- Students must not smoke on the university campus except in the designated smoking area.
- Students must not park in the prohibited parking areas on campus.
- Students must not cause controversy or engage in the physical assault on others.
- Students must not destroy the property of the college and university.
- Students who engage in the following behavior will be subject to serious disciplinary action:
9.1 Gambling or engaging in any activity that promotes gambling.
9.2 Consuming or having in one’s possession narcotics or illegal drugs for either personal use or distribution.
9.3 Theft, fraud, embezzlement or exerting undue coercion in financial transactions.
9.4 Possessing or carrying firearms or other dangerous materials on campus which may cause danger to the lives and property of others.
9.5 Sexual activity that violates public sensibilities or sexual assault.
9.6 Physical assault on others that may result in serious injury or death.
9.7 Committing any criminal offence that may result in imprisonment.
9.8 Intentionally cheating on examinations or attempting to do so.
9.9 Producing, publicizing or having on one’s person any unwarranted material which may cause damage to the reputation of the university or to others
9.10 Forging the signatures of others and forging documents or amending any content and using the same as evidence, all of which may cause damage to the college, university and others.
9.11 Purposely destroying the property of the university or of others which may cause serious damage.
9.12 Conducting any other actions deemed as a serious breach of discipline.
- Any student who violates these regulations shall be subject to disciplinary action.
10.1 In the case of minor disciplinary infractions
10.1.1 Verbal warning and written record
10.1.2 Written warning and formal notification to the student
10.1.3 Written warning and formal notification to the guardian/parents
10.1.4 Written warning to parents who are invited to sign the warning and acknowledge the student’s breach of discipline. If the student repeats the offense, he/she will be subject to serious disciplinary action.
10.2 In the case of serious disciplinary infractions
10.2.1 Disqualification from examinations
10.2.2 Suspending or delaying the approval of one’s degree or diploma
10.2.3 Academic suspension for not more than one academic year
- Any cases not mentioned in these regulations will be submitted for consideration by the Student Disciplinary Committee.
- Disciplinary action against any student who has committed an offense cannot proceed without the university investigating the details of the case.
- If any student is accused with sufficient evidence, the Dean shall immediately appoint a committee to investigate and verify the matter unless the following scenarios have occurred:
2.1 The student has committed a criminal offense, which is the responsibility of the courts and legal system.
2.2 The student has committed a disciplinary offense and confessed as much in a written statement or a verbal statement to the Dean or to the Investigating Committee.
- The Investigating Committee consists of the university president, members and a secretary, totaling no fewer than three persons who are required to complete any investigation within 60 days, commencing from the acknowledged date of the appointed order.
- Any student who is punished under these regulations and disagrees with such punishment is entitled to an appeal according to the rules stipulated in these regulations. During the appeal period, the student remains liable for the punishment.
- The appellant must submit a written and signed appeal which can be submitted personally; it is prohibited to assign another person to appeal on one’s behalf.
- The student wishing to appeal is entitled to see the investigative report. However, the inclusion of witness statements may be withheld, depending on the discretion of the Head of the Investigating Committee.
- The Appeals Committee must consist of at least five persons and not more than seven who are holding positions as legal officers or are graduates of law; at least one person is appointed by the President and a rotation system is supervised by the President.
- The Appeals Committee has the following powers and duties:
5.1 Consider and make judgments on all appeal matters.
5.2 Issue written orders summoning any person to give statements or deliver documents or materials to support any appeal.
5.3 Appoint members or groups of members to consider appeals or take action within the scope of the Committee’s powers.
5.4 Other duties as assigned by Mahidol University.
- An appeal against any order for punishment shall be submitted to the Committee within 15 days from the acknowledged date of the punishment.
- The written appeal letter must be directly submitted to the Committee which will make a judgment within 30 days from the date on which the appeal was received. An extension of time may be granted, provided it is recorded as evidence, and shall not exceed 60 days.
- If the Committee decides that the punishment order is appropriate to the offense or that the punishment is unsuitable and unfair, the Committee, with the President’s approval, will either dismiss the appeal or move for acquittal, whatever the case may be.
- Regarding the time periods stipulated in these regulations, should any deadline fall on a university holiday, the following work day shall be counted as the last day of the prescribed period of time.
- The President is responsible for the implementation of these regulations. If there is any problem regarding compliance with these regulations, the President is empowered to finalize any orders.
Any such decision shall be regarded as final and the Committee shall transmit its written decision to the appellant.