The University of Toronto’s International English Programs follow all Canadian laws and policies. Students participating in the program will be responsible for doing so as well. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to arrange transit home should they violate rules that result in expulsion.  Students will be given an extensive presentation on these rules when they arrive.

All students are expected to adhere to the University of Toronto Code of Conduct. A shortened version is available below. For the full Code of Conduct, please see HERE.

Disruption of our program environment or any of the policies listed below will result in any or all of the following actions:

  • Meeting with program staff
  • Reprimand/Warning
  • Reporting of incident to parents/guardians
  • Immediate suspension from the program
  • Immediate expulsion from the program

Our program maintains a space where everyone can feel safe, have fun, and enjoy a positive academic experience. Inclusiveness and respect are important parts of our program. Any form of bullying, malicious, or harmful behavior will not be tolerated.

Learning happens best when our instructors can create respectful and engaging opportunities for students.  Our instructors have their own individual classroom policies. Students disrupting or harming the classroom learning environment will be expelled from the program.

Under Canadian law, it’s illegal for those younger than 19 to purchase or consume alcohol and cannabis. Purchasing alcohol or cannabis on behalf of someone under 19 is also illegal. Failure to follow these laws will result in large monetary fines and expulsion from the program.

The University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and visitors. Smoking is not permitted on any University of Toronto property. It is also illegal for those younger than 19 to purchase any smoking products or to purchase smoking products for someone under 19. All of the above also apply to all substances, including, but not limited to, e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Failure to follow these laws will result in large monetary fines and expulsion from the program.

No illegal drugs are permitted. If students are caught using, under the influence of, in possession of, or distributing drugs, the police will be notified. This will result in expulsion from the program, and the student will suffer legal consequences.

Do NOT pull the fire alarm unless there is a fire. You can be fined up to CAD $500.00 per fire truck that responds, typically 3. Should there be an actual fire, please use the alarm.

Students are responsible for keeping their room clean.Students must ensure that their door is closed and locked behind them. Students should keep their room keys with them at all times. The Program is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. If a student’s room key is lost or damaged, it will be replaced at their expense.

Students are responsible for keeping all common areas (common rooms, lounges, hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc.) clean after use. If any common area is not kept clean, all students will help clean it. Any damage to or the removal of any property within the residence is forbidden. Students will be required to pay for any damages they cause to residence property.

Students are responsible for showing up to activities on time. Failure to arrive on time may result in missing the activity with no refunds. It is the students’ responsibility to know when and where to meet for the activity. Students are expected to always be respectful of their surroundings.

The International English Programs are situated within a vibrant campus and city community. Complaints or concerns of staff, administrators, and community members will be taken seriously.  Multiple sessions are hosted on our sites including youth and adult programs. Adult students are not allowed within the youth spaces and may not engage in inappropriate contact with youth students.

Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University of Toronto’s Code of Student Conduct, no student shall engage in any disrespectful conduct based on one’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, family status, handicap, and/or any action that is known to be unwelcome by any student.

If a student has an issue with another student or staff member, please inform a counsellor. Mutual respect between all students and staff members is expected. Any breach of this respect will result in disciplinary action and/or expulsion from the program.

Inappropriate dress is clothing that does not meet our community standards of decency and includes language and/or images related to violence, profanity, discrimination of any kind, or is demeaning to an individual or group.