FELC Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to meet and adhere to the Code of Conduct set out in this policy while completing a program of study at Franklin English Language College (FELC).  If necessary, students should request clarification from the On-site Administrator.  “Student” means a person who is presently enrolled at FELC, including students participating in work experience placements.

Code of Conduct

While on FELC premises or in the course of activities or events hosted by FELC, students:

·    must comply with all applicable FELC policies, including the Attendance Policy;

·    must treat all students and staff with respect and must not engage in physically aggressive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or otherwise offensive behaviour;

·    must not steal, misuse, destroy or deface FELC property;

·    must not consume, possess or distribute alcohol or controlled or restricted substances; and

·    must not contravene any provision of the Canadian Criminal Code or any other federal, provincial, or municipal statute or regulation.


The above list sets out examples of prohibited conduct.  It is intended to help students understand the type of conduct that will be subject to discipline and is not exhaustive. 

Students who violate the Code of Conduct will be subject to the procedures and discipline outlined below, which may include immediate dismissal from the institution.



1)         All concerns relating to student misconduct shall be directed to the On-site Administrator. Concerns may be brought by staff, students or the public.


2)         The On-site Administrator will arrange to meet with the student to discuss the concern(s) within 5 school days of receiving the complaint.  If the alleged conduct is of such a serious nature that an immediate dismissal may be warranted, the On-site Administrator will meet with the student as soon as is reasonably possible.


3)         Following the meeting with the student, the On-site Administrator will conduct whatever further enquiry or investigation is necessary to determine whether the concerns are substantiated.


4)         Any necessary inquiries or investigations shall be completed within 5 school days of the initial meeting with the student.


5)         The On-site Administrator will meet with the student and do one of the following:


(a)  Determine that the concern(s) were unsubstantiated;

(b)  Determine that the concern(s) were substantiated, in whole or in part, and either:

(i)      Give the student a warning setting out the consequences of further misconduct;

(ii)        Set a probationary period with appropriate conditions; or

(iii)       Recommend that the student be dismissed from the FELC.


6)         The On-site Administrator will prepare a written summary of the determination.  A copy shall be given to the student, and the original will be placed in the student file.


7)         If the student is issued a warning or placed on probation, the On-site Administrator and the student will both sign the written warning or probationary conditions and the student will be given a copy.  The original document will be placed in the student’s file.