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, should any student be expelled due to these provisions, it is the responsibility of their guardians to arrange their transit home. Students will be given an extensive presentation on these rules when they arrive. 

All students are required 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.

Discipline/Program Response

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

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

Program Environment

Our program maintains a space where everyone can feel safe, have fun, and enjoy a positive academic experience. Including others and showing respect are important parts of our program. Making comments or engaging in behaviour that one knows or should know is unwelcome, malicious, or harmful, will be considered harassment and/or bullying, and will not be tolerated. SImilarly, making comments or engaging in behaviour that is sexual (physically or psychologically), that one knows or should know is unwelcome, malicious, or harmful, will be considered sexual violence, and will not be tolerated. 

Fire Alarms

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. 

Residence Rooms

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 each night. Students must ensure that their door is closed and locked behind them. They 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, they will need to visit the New College Residence front desk, where the key will be replaced at their expense. 

Common Areas

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, please note that Camp Staff may ask for student help in cleaning the common area . Any damage to or the removal of any property, including program property, within the residence is forbidden. Students will be required to pay for any damages to residence property. 


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

Class Attendance & Environment

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 in class or otherwise misbehaving, their certificate will be at risk. Our instructors have their own individual classroom policies Making comments or engaging in behaviour that one knows or should know is unwelcome, malicious, or harmful in the classroom learning environment, will be considered disruptive, and will result in disciplinary actions. Similarly, making comments or engaging in behaviour that is sexual (physically or psychologically), that one knows or should know is unwelcome, malicious, or harmful, will be considered sexual violence, and will not be tolerated. 


Students must return to their residence by 10:00pm, and between 10:00pm to 11:00pm, Camp Staff will be taking student attendance. Students must return to their own floors by 11:00pm. By 12:00am, students must return to their rooms and respect quiet hours (hours during the night when there should be very little noise, to encourage rest). After 12:00am, please note that to respect quiet hours, students cannot gather in common rooms or lobby areas. Please also note that after 12:00am, social gatherings of any purpose (including eating) are not allowed.  

Alcohol & Cannabis

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

In some countries under the Cannabis Control Law, possession and transfer (including purchase) of cannabis are considered illegal and subject to punishment (imprisonment for over a year) which may also apply to cases overseas, not just within their countries. Students these laws apply to are advised to strictly comply with these laws and avoid any involvement with cannabis, even outside of their home countries. 


The University of Toronto St. George campus is a smoke-free environment. The university strongly discourages smoking (smoking or holding lighted tobacco or cannabis, and use of an electronic cigarette or other vaping device). Smoking or vaping can only be done off campus property. For more information, refer to 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 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. 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 IDs

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. The police will be notified, as identity fraud is a crime. 


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

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. Please note that should staff observe your clothing to fit the above definitions, you may be asked to change out of or otherwise cover inappropriate dress. Please note also that depending on the environment (within a classroom, while visiting a museum, or while visiting an outdoor park, for example), staff may advise students on the appropriate clothing to wear.