Academic Policies & Regulations
Student Code of Conduct
GUST is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community.
It is the responsibility of the University to utilize its resources toward the creation of quality academic programs and to provide a friendly campus environment, which is conducive to learning and personal development. Interactions among GUST students, faculty, and staff should reflect mutual respect and professionalism.
A student enrolled at GUST assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. The GUST Code of Student Conduct generally shall be limited to conduct which occurs on the University premises, at University-sponsored, or University-supervised functions. However, GUST administration may take appropriate action against students for conduct on or off University premises in order to protect the physical safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Conduct, for which students are subject to sanctions, is described in detail in the University Code of Student Conduct.
An issue has developed concerning tobacco use (smoking) on campus that affects the health of all GUST constituents. Smoking in the building is hazardous to the health of the smoker but the second hand smoke is also hazardous to non-smokers. Second hand smoke exists anytime someone smokes within a confined space or near areas where non-smokers must travel through or go near.
Therefore, to protect the health of all students, staff and faculty effective Sunday, November 9, 2014 the GUST building will become a smoke free building. You may smoke on campus but you must be at least 10 meters from any entrance to the building. This means no smoking rooms will be available and there will be no smoking on the bridges that connect the building even though they have outside exposure as they are considered part of the building. This also means no smoking by students, faculty or staff in the restrooms.
First violations of this policy by students will result in a “final” warning and a second violation will result in expulsion from the University.
Staff will not be given a warning, the first violation will result in dismissal.