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.

Do NOT pull the fire alarm unless there is a fire. Students will be fined up to CAD $500.00 per fire truck that responds, typically 3. Should there be an actual fire, students are encouraged to use the alarms.

Students are responsible for keeping their room clean. Male and female students are not permitted in rooms together, and all students must sleep in their assigned rooms every night. 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.

Attendance to all activities is mandatory. Failure to arrive on time will result in disciplinary action. It is the students’ responsibility to know meeting locations and times. Counsellors are always available to assist, if needed. Students are responsible for respecting their surroundings (e.g. museum rules, attraction rules, etc.).

Students must attend their classes every day and on time. In the case of illness, the International Programs Office must be notified. Failure to attend class without valid reason will result in disciplinary action. If a student is often absent from class, misbehaving, or not actively participating, their certificate will be at risk. Our instructors have their own individual classroom policies. Students disrupting or harming the classroom learning environment will be expelled from the program.

Students must be in the residence and on their own floor by 11:00pm. Attendance will be taken. By 12:00am, students must be in their room and observe quiet hours.

Under Canadian law, it’s illegal for those younger than 19 to purchase or consume alcohol or cannabis. If students are caught consuming, under the influence of, or in possession of alcohol or cannabis, the police will be notified. This will result in expulsion from the program.

The University of Toronto is a non-smoking campus. Students will not be allowed to smoke on campus. In Toronto, it is illegal to smoke inside any building or within 9 metres of an entrance or exit of any building that is used by the public. It is also illegal for those younger than 19 to purchase any smoking products. 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. All prescribed medication must be reported to the program prior to arrival.  A doctor’s note must be provided upon request of the office.

Fake identification cards (IDs) are not permitted at any time. If students are caught using or in possession of a fake ID, it will be taken from them and the police will be notified.

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.