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Academic and Institute Regulations

Academic Regulations

The descriptions below are a synopsis of the referenced SAIT policies and procedures which are available through sait.ca and in the SAIT Library [378.712.338]. Please refer to the full policy and procedure when dealing with specific situations.

Academic Misconduct

SAIT is committed to academic integrity, which is based on five fundamental values honoured by faculty members and students: honesty, responsibility, trust, fairness and respect. Reasonable measures are taken to inform students of the standards of academic honesty. All members of the SAIT community share the responsibility and authority to address acts of academic misconduct.

Academic misconduct is any action or attempted action that may result in creating an unfair academic advantage for a SAIT student and/or other SAIT students. This includes, but is not limited to, acts of plagiarism and cheating.

Plagiarism occurs when students submit work in which they have taken ideas or words from another source and has presented them as if they are the students’ own, without appropriate acknowledgement of the original source. It is the act of doing so that constitutes plagiarism, regardless of whether or not the student does so intentionally. Cheating is academic misconduct that arises during the course of examinations, quizzes, examinations or other evaluative processes. For instance, cheating occurs in situations where a student uses unauthorized materials or another student’s work in examinations or other evaluations; falsifies data or documents; colludes with others on an assessment without the instructor’s permission; pre-programs a device to contain answers or other unauthorized information for use during an evaluation process; or commits acts that in any way compromise the integrity of the evaluation process. There are many other types of academic misconduct, in addition to plagiarism and cheating: please see AC.3.4.1 Student Code of Conduct procedure for further information on academic misconduct.

Any student who assists another student in the commission or attempted commission of academic dishonesty is also guilty of academic misconduct.

Consequences of academic misconduct depend on whether it is a first, second, or third academic misconduct offence. For a first offence, the student will ordinarily receive a zero (0) grade for the assignment/exam. For a second offence, the student will ordinarily receive a Fail grade for the course and a one-year suspension from the Institute. For a third offence, the student will ordinarily receive a Fail grade for the course and a permanent expulsion from the Institute. Letter(s) of Offence remain on the student’s file for a period of seven (7) years. A student who is expelled from SAIT as a result of academic misconduct will have this indicated ind

Non-Academic Misconduct

Non-Academic Misconduct behaviour that is subject to disciplinary action under this procedure includes violations of established civil and criminal laws, conduct that threatens the safety or well-being of members of the SAIT community, and/or any behaviour that adversely affects SAIT or its educational mission.

Acts of Non-Academic Misconduct are summarized below, and are listed in more detail in the procedure. These include:

  1. Intentionally or negligently disrupting any SAIT activity or SAIT sponsored activity, particularly learning activities.
  2. Use of force or threat of force against any person or his/her property.
  3. Sexual assault or threat of sexual assault.
  4. Harassment in any form (spoken, written, graphical, on-line etc.).
  5. Discrimination (including discrimination on the basis of place of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and gender identity) , physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, or sexual orientation).
  6. Unauthorized entry into SAIT facilities.
  7. Unauthorized use of or misuse of SAIT property or the property of others, including computers and data and voice communications networks (see procedure AD.2.7.1 Information Services User Code).
  8. Use, possession, tampering with or storage of a dangerous weapon or dangerous substance (including but not limited to guns, ammunition, chemicals, fireworks, flammable gas or explosives) on SAIT premises or at SAIT functions, whether or not a license has been issued to the possessor.
  9. Inappropriate use of SAIT computer equipment.
  10. Unlawful possession, distribution or use of narcotics or illegal drugs.
  11. While under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or drugs, attending class or creating a disturbance while on SAIT premises or at SAIT functions.
  12. Breaching AD.2.2.1 Alcohol Service and Consumption on Campus procedure.
  13. Violating ethical codes governing applicable professions.
  14. Violating civil or criminal statutes or applicable laws, court orders, or orders of any administrative tribunals having an effect on or related to SAIT or the SAIT community.
  15. If a student is an apprenticeship student, the student’s breach of the provincial government’s non-academic rules or policies for apprenticeship students.
  16. Unexcused failure or refusal to appear before any designated SAIT official(s) and/or failure to comply with directives from SAIT officials or instructors.
  17. Disorderly conduct on SAIT premises or at SAIT activities.
  18. Contravening SAIT's policies, procedures or rules.
  19. Behaving in a manner that prejudices SAIT's name, reputation or standing.
  20. Tampering with or rendering inoperable SAIT security devices or SAIT safety-related assets or property.
  21. Making threats.
  22. Knowingly or maliciously bringing a false charge against any member of the SAIT community under this procedure.
  23. Knowingly divulging confidential or personal information relating to a SAIT matter or a member of the SAIT community.
  24. Refusing to identify oneself when asked to do so by an authorized SAIT employee, security 
  25. Breaching SAIT’s residence rules

Consequences

CConsequences for Non-Academic Misconduct fall into two categories: minor consequences and major consequences. Minor consequences include warning/admonition, community service, restitution, probation, restriction of privileges, and notation. Major consequences include suspension and expulsion. Consequences are defined in more detail in AC.3.4.1 Student Code of Conduct procedure, Schedule C.

Factors that SAIT may consider when choosing an appropriate consequence include, but are not limited to, whether there has been a previous finding of academic or non-academic misconduct with respect to the student; the severity of the misconduct; multiple allegations of misconduct; personal circumstances of the student; and court decisions related to the same case.

Either a major or minor consequence may be appropriate if there has been a previous finding of misconduct or if there are currently multiple allegations of misconduct, depending on the factors set out above and other relevant circumstances. A major consequence is most often appropriate where the misconduct is grievous or repeated and, in particular, in cases of physical or sexual aggression.

Any attempt to commit Non-Academic Misconduct will bear the same consequence as if the act occurred. A student who assists another student in an act or an attempted act of Non-Academic Misconduct will also be considered to have committed an offence.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

SAIT is committed to providing a learning environment that supports students with disabilities and to ensuring that these students have equal opportunities at SAIT. SAIT upholds and implements the principle that students with disabilities must be reasonably accommodated, provided such accommodation does not cause undue hardship to SAIT. Accessibility Services, instructors and academic chairs will work with students to provide the reasonable accommodations requested in an accommodation plan.

Students with disabilities are expected to pursue their studies with the same diligence required of all SAIT students and to accept responsibility for their role in successfully completing courses/programs. Students should identify their specific needs to Accessibility Services prior to or at the start of their program of studies, or as soon thereafter as possible, if they wish to identify themselves as a person with a disability and to request a reasonable accommodation for such disability.

Students should be aware that they need to give sufficient notice, as determined by Accessibility Services’ procedures, to allow SAIT to arrange any necessary reasonable accommodation(s) for the disability. Students will also be required to provide relevant and current documentation to Accessibility Services, in order to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations and services.

Attendance

Attendance in all scheduled activities of every course is expected. Students must comply with the requirements set by their school and communicated through the course outlines and/or program guidelines. Consequences for not adhering to attendance requirements are determined and applied according to program and school guidelines.

Student Achievement

Evaluation Methods – A student’s final standing is determined by academic progress throughout the term and the entire year, taking into consideration classroom tests and examinations, laboratory work, essays, reports and projects, classroom participation, and/or work-integrated learning. The course outline is the approved document that identifies the learning outcomes and student evaluation methods of a course.

Grading System

A student’s grade in each course shall be denoted by a letter grade as follows. Please note that a student’s grade in an English Language Foundations or Academic Upgrading course shall be denoted by a percentage grade.

Letter Grade Grade Points Description
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0 Minimal Pass
F 0.0

Progression and Graduation 

The semester program and cumulative Grade Point Average required for progression and graduation is 2.0. Other grades not used in calculating the Grade Point Average (GPA) include:

AEG Aegrotat Standing

May be granted to a student who through serious illness or exceptional circumstances cannot complete the final evaluation, and where a supplemental evaluation or course deficiency remedy is not possible. The dean or designate must approve this grade.

AF Administrative Failure

Assigned to a student who has been given an “I” (or Incomplete) grade and where the student has not cleared the “I” grade within the deadline to do so or where the instructor has not entered a grade for the student.

ATT Attended/FA Failed to Attend

Assigned to a student who is registered in a course for which no formal evaluation of the student’s performance is provided, other than the student’s attendance or failure to attend that course.

AUD Audit

Assigned to a student who is registered in a course for which no formal evaluation of the student’s performance is provided. The student will pay tuition for this course, but will not receive a mark in or credits for the course. The academic chair/coordinator must approve a student’s registration in the course

CR Credit Rating

Assigned to a student who has received recognition of his/ her prior learning based on transfer credit or based on work experience, in accordance with policy AC.3.18 Recognition of Prior Learning and its accompanying procedures.

I Incomplete

Assigned to a student who has been granted an extension, under extenuating circumstances to complete a course. The “I” grade is not a substitute for an “F” grade. The “I” grade must be cleared within eight weeks from the end of the course or it reverts to “F”. If the course is a prerequisite course, the academic chair/coordinator must approve the student’s registration in the subsequent course(s)

NW Administrative Withdrawl

Assigned to a student who has registered in a course but who has not attended any of the classes or, in the case of a distance education course, who has never logged into that course.

P Pass / NP No Pass

Student performance indicated by either "P" pass or "NP" no pass.

RW Required Withdrawl

Assigned to a student who SAIT withdraws as a result of academic misconduct or non-academic misconduct, or as a result of breaching a program’s specific attendance requirements.

W Withdrawal

Assigned to a student who officially withdraws from a course or program.

To be assigned a "W" grade in a course, a student must withdraw from that course prior to completing 70% of that course.

To be assigned a "W" grade in a program, a student must withdraw from that program prior to completing 70% of the program semester.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grade Point Average (GPA) is the measure of a student's SAIT academic achievement in credit courses. It can be calculated in three ways.

  1. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) is the weighted grade point average for all of the credit courses that a student has completed in a particular semester, regardless of whether or not those courses are part of the program in which the student is registered.
  2. Cumulative Program Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the overall cumulative weighted grade point average for all those credit courses that the student has completed, regardless of whether or not those courses are part of the program in which the student is registered.
  3. Credential Grade Point Average is the overall cumulative weighted grade point average for all the courses the student has completed and that are used in awarding the credential for the program that the student has completed.

Each course shall carry a course credit determined by the dean or designate of the school offering the program and which shall be published in the calendar.

The grade point averages are calculated as follows:

  • Multiplying the grade point achieved by the credit value for that course, excluding P, NP, I, W, CR, AUD, ATT, FA and AEG grades
  • Totaling the grade points from the bullet above
  • Dividing the total above by the total of the course credit values

Note: Failures "F" will appear on the student's transcript and are used in the calculation of grade point averages as appropriate. In the case of subsequent repeat attempts of a failed course, both the original F grade and the new grades will be calculated in the student's Semester Program Grade Point Average (PGPA), but only the higher grade will be calculated in the student's Cumulative Program Grade Point Average (CPGA) in a subsequent semester.
However, when a deficiency is remedied, the new grade will replace the original F grade and shall be calculated into the GPA for the academic semester in which the deficiency occurred.

Sample Calculation: Course Grade Points X Credits = Grade Points

Course Grade Course Grade Points Credits Grade Points
BCPT-240 B 3.00 1.50 4.50
COMM-238 C 2.00 3.00 6.00
COMP-220 F 0.00 3.00 0.00
MATH-235 A 3.67 3.00 11.01
MCMT-230 D 1.00 3.00 3.00
Totals N/A N/A 13.50 24.51

 

Total Grade Points 24.51
GPA  = -------------------------  = ----------------  = 1.81
Total Credit 13.50

Final Grades

Instructors shall submit final grades to the Office of the Registrar by end of the third business day following the end of the course. Students can access their term marks and unofficial transcripts through mySAIT at any time.

Apprentice marks may only be obtained from the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Board. Download the " Transcript Request Application Form" at Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program (with the exception of the English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs). To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Academic Probation/Academic Withdrawal

A student who fails to achieve an SGPA of 2.0 or a CGPA of 2.0 after earning a minimum of nine credits will be placed on academic probation (AP). The Office of the Registrar will advise the student to meet with the student’s academic chair/coordinator to develop strategies to improve academic standing and to determine course eligibility.

A student will remain on Academic Probation until the student has attempted a minimum of nine additional credits (excluding course withdrawals). If the student has failed to achieve both the SGPA of 2.0 and the CGPA of 2.0 at that time, the student will be academically withdrawn (AW) from the institution. However, if the student has achieved both the SGPA of 2.0 and the CGPA of 2.0 at that time, the student will return to good academic standing

The consequences of Academic Withdrawal include the student being dropped from any subsequent courses in which the student is registered in the next term and being ineligible for student loan funding. An academically withdrawn student must wait 8 calendar months before returning to SAIT. During this waiting period, the student cannot take any courses at SAIT. An academically withdrawn student who wishes to return to the program should meet with the academic chair/coordinator to determine if space is available in the program to accommodate the student’s return, and to determine changes to graduation requirements. An academically withdrawn student who wants to return to SAIT into a different program from which the student was withdrawn must apply to and be accepted into the program.

A student who returns to SAIT in any credit program after having been academically withdrawn will return on academic probation. If the student fails to achieve both the SGPA of 2.0 and the CGPA of 2.0 after attempting a minimum of nine additional credits (excluding course withdrawals), the student will be permanently withdrawn from SAIT. Academic probation and academic withdrawals are permanently noted on the student’s official transcript.

Note: A student is granted only two attempts to successfully complete each course – the initial registration and one repeat. A withdrawal from a course is considered an attempt. The academic chair/ coordinator of the school responsible for delivering the course may, in significant extenuating circumstances, approve the student’s registration in a course for a third attempt. The dean of the school responsible for delivering the course may, in significant extenuating circumstances, approve the student’s registration in a course for a fourth attempt. If the student fails all attempts in the course or its equivalent, a SAIT credential shall not be issued for any program, or for any major or specialization in that program, in which that course is a requirement unless the timelines have passed for completion of that credential, as set out in paragraph D.2 of AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression.

It is important to students to note that registration in a course for a second or subsequent time is subject to space availability in that course.

Graduation Requirement

A student must achieve the required minimum Credential Grade Point Average for all courses used to meet the student's credential requirements, in order to graduate.

Transcript of Marks

A transcript is a complete and unabridged academic record of achievement at SAIT.

Students who attended classes at SAIT after 1995 have the option to order their official transcript through mySAIT.ca. Simply login, click on the myStudent tab, then select Student Records.

Students who attended classes at SAIT before 1995, must complete a Transcript Request Form and forward it to Office of the Registrar.

Each transcript costs $10 (subject to change).

Students sending transcripts from SAIT to an Alberta post-secondary school should request the transcript through ApplyAlberta. The transcript will be issued free of charge to any participating Alberta post-secondary schools (see ApplyAlberta for a list of participating institutions).

Student records are confidential; therefore, transcripts will only be issued on the student's written authority.

Grade Appeal (Final Grades Only)

Informal Appeals: Informal appeals must be made to the instructor concerned first. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome, the student may continue the informal appeal to the academic chair/coordinator, before proceeding with a formal grade appeal to the dean.

Formal Appeals: If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the informal appeal, the student may request that the dean of the school offering the course review the grade through a formal appeal.

Formal appeals must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar within 30 calendar days of the end of the course (or in the case of apprenticeship, within 10 days after receipt of marks) and be accompanied by a $100* fee for each grade appealed. The fee covers all levels of appeal and is refundable if the appeal is awarded in favour of the appellant.

*Fee subject to change

The initial formal appeal must state: the student ID number, program, course code and title, the grade being appealed and the rationale for the appeal. Forms are available on line at mySAIT.ca. The basis for re-evaluation shall be the same work used to determine the original grade whenever possible. In those cases where the nature of the work, such as work-integrated learning, laboratory, or other performance work, precludes its availability, the basis for re-evaluation shall be decided by the academic chair, in consultation with the student and the instructor.

Decisions on appeals shall be rendered within ten business days of the Office of the Registrar notifying the dean and academic chair of the appeal. The decision may be: 1) no change to the grade; 2) a higher grade; or 3) a lower grade. The dean’s decision is final and binding.

Students who accept the method to remedy a course deficiency pursuant to AC.3.2.1: Course Deficiencies procedure are not eligible to appeal the original grade.

Remedy a Course Deficiency

Students are eligible to remedy a course deficiency where:

  • the deficient grade is within 5% of the passing grade; and
  • the failure is not due to academic misconduct.
  • the course is one for which a course deficiency remedy is available, as determined by the school delivering that course.

Students must apply to their academic school using the Remedy (Clearance) of Deficiency form.

The academic chair shall determine the method of remedying the deficiency. The method may include:

  • successful completion of a special assignment, or
  • successful writing of a supplemental examination.

A student wishing to remedy a course deficiency shall apply to the academic chair/coordinator within 30 calendar days of the end of the course. The remedy must be completed within ten business days of the academic chair/coordinator having authorized the student to attempt the clearance of deficiency. Students are encouraged to attend classes in the subsequent course pending the outcome of the remedy.

The maximum grade that can be achieved is a “D” or a “P” grade, or the minimum passing grade for the course. This grade will replace the “F” or “NP” grade and shall be calculated into the GPA for the academic term in which the deficiency occurred.

Students who accept the method to remedy a course deficiency are not eligible to appeal the original grade. Students wishing to achieve a grade higher than a “D” or the minimum passing grade for the course must re-take the course. A student’s registration in a course for a second or subsequent time is subject to space availability in that course. In this case, the transcript will indicate both the original grade and the new course grade achieved.

Upgrading Marks

Students wishing to upgrade a passing mark must re-register for the course. The transcript will indicate both the original grade and the new grade achieved.

Program Transfer

An enrolled student may be permitted to transfer from one program to another if:

  • the student is a qualified applicant and satisfies the admission and selection criteria of the new program; and,
  • there is a seat available in the new program; and,
  • the student pays the transfer fee; and,
  • the student pays any difference in tuition fees arising from the transfer.

The timing of the program transfer request and its subsequent approval is at the discretion of the receiving academic chair/coordinator. However, in order to be eligible to receive a credential from the new program into which the student has transferred, he/she must complete at least the final semester of that new program.

Transfer of Major

An enrolled student may be permitted to transfer majors within a program of study, without reapplying, as per the Office of the Registrar's processes. Transfer of a major is subject to the student meeting course pre-requisites and a seat being available in the new major.

Add and Drop

(The drop and add dates for a program are based on the term length)

Term length Add/Drop period
13 or more weeks Two (2) weeks from program term start date
8-12 weeks One (1) week from program term start date
2-7 weeks Two (2) days from program term start date
Less than 2 weeks There is no Add/Drop period

Visit Start and End Dates - 2019/20 program-specific dates.

Withdrawals

Deadline

The withdrawal deadline for a course or program is prior to 70 per cent of the course or program's duration. A student who withdraws from a course after the withdrawal deadline will receive an "F" grade which will be determined and reported to the Office of the Registrar by the course school by the end of the second business day following the last day of the academic term.

Withdrawal from a Course

A student who wishes to withdraw from an individual course must:

  • Notify the Office of the Registrar prior to the Withdrawal Deadline (as outlined above) of the term to receive a grade of "W".

Note: Course withdrawals occurring past the official add/drop period will not be eligible for a refund. Unofficial withdrawals (no notification of withdrawal submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline) will result in ‘F' grades.

Withdrawal from the Program

A student who wishes to withdraw from the program must:

  • obtain and complete a Program Withdrawal Form; and,
  • submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar prior to the Withdrawal Deadline (as outlined above) of the term to receive "W" grades.

Note: A student who withdraws from the program without notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing will not be eligible for any applicable refund of fees, and will be responsible for any fees owing or outstanding. The student's permanent record will show a "Fail" in all courses in which the student was registered.

Graduation Ceremony

Students are required to register for Graduation before the specified deadline date. Manual registration and online registration processes will be available.

Credit Requirements for Graduation:

Students are required to register for Graduation before the specified deadline date. Manual registration and online registration processes will be available.

Credit Requirements for Graduation:
Students must successfully complete all required courses to graduate. All course requirements must be completed within ten (10) years for a baccalaureate, seven (7) years for a diploma or applied degree, or five (5) years for a certificate program. This time limitation begins on the date that the student started the first course in the credential. If a student does not complete the graduation requirements within the graduation timelines, he/she should meet with the academic chair/ coordinator to discuss options for completion.

Note: If the final attempt of a course results in failure, the student may continue in other courses; however, a SAIT credential will not be issued. This time limitation begins on the date that the student started the first course in the credential

Grade Point Average Requirements:
Students must achieve the required CGPA of 2.0 in order to graduate.

Residency Requirements:
To obtain a SAIT credential, students must complete at least 50% of the credential's courses through SAIT, and may use no more than a maximum of 50% transfer credit and/or challenge exams and/or prior information or non-formal learning towards that SAIT credential.

Graduation Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Policy AC.3.18 Recognition of Prior Learning and its accompanying procedures provide the guidelines for students to obtain credit based on previous learning, successful completion of a challenge exam, or previous informal and non-formal learning. Generally, the guidelines include compliance with the residency requirement, an 80% content match with the SAIT course outline, a minimum grade of 65%, and completion of credit courses within the last five years.

Honours Designation

For a student to be awarded an Honours designation on a SAIT parchment, the following conditions must be met:

  • the student has a cumulative program grade point average of 3.8; and,
  • the student passed all courses on the first attempt; and,
  • the student has completed the graduation requirements of the program within the specified time restriction (five years for a certificate and seven years for a diploma or applied degree or baccalaureate); and,
  • the student has met the residency requirement and used a maximum of 50% transfer credit towards a SAIT credential; transfer credit does not include any SAIT course previously used to obtain another SAIT credential; and, 
  • the program in which the student is enrolled is approved by the Alberta government.

Transfer to Other Post-Secondary Institutions

A transfer option is the opportunity to use a credential earned at one institution for credit towards the completion of an advanced credential at another institution (e.g., a certificate towards a diploma, a diploma towards a degree, an applied degree towards an additional undergraduate or graduate degree, or a bachelor’s degree towards a master’s degree).

A SAIT credential may be used as an admission requirement to an advanced program, or it may be used to meet curriculum requirements so that the student does not need to duplicate coursework: how it is used depends on the receiving institution.

To support this, articulation agreements are developed between two institutions (a sender and a receiver) that specify how the sending institution’s course or program will be accepted for (transfer or advanced) credit at the receiving institution.

Information about these agreements is posted on the SAIT Transfer Options website and is updated regularly along with messages on SAITView, a SAIT Transfer Options Facebook page, and Twitter. 

Students must also be aware that they must meet the admission requirements of the receiving institution as well as the program requirements even though they have graduated from SAIT.

Contact Us

For additional information, contact SAIT Transfer Options.

Institute Regulations

The descriptions below are a synopsis of the referenced SAIT policies and procedures which are available throughsait.ca. Refer to the full policy and procedure when dealing with specific situations.

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Discrimation, Harrassment and Bullying
  • Sexual Assult and Sexual Violence
  • Injury to Persons/Damage to Property
  • Liquor, Tobacco and Drugs
  • Acceptable Use of SAIT's Computer System

Student Code of Conduct

Students are responsible for conducting themselves appropriately and in the best interests of the Institute. They are expected to apply themselves to their studies and are required to conform to the Institute’s policies, rules and regulations.

Students are also required to conduct themselves in a manner that does not interfere with the legitimate academic and/or business activities of the Institute. This does not diminish the student’s assured rights as stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In particular, disruption of scholarly activities by abusive or threatening language or gestures, or physical interference with another person or their property may result in the immediate removal of the student from the class or activity and subsequent disciplinary action.

Students at SAIT can expect the following rights to be upheld:

  • all rights and freedoms recognized by law;
  • freedom from discrimination for any reason, including: place of origin, race, religion or gender. (Please refer to HR.4.5.1: Discrimination – Education procedure and HR.4.10.1 Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment procedure);
  • freedom from harassment, including any action or words which demean and/or deny dignity and respect. (Please refer to HR.4.5.1: Discrimination – Education procedure and HR.4.10.1 Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment procedure
  • a community that supports intellectual inquiry, learning and growth;
  • physical and psychological safety;
  • academic integrity: students can expect full disclosure as to how their academic performance will be assessed, and to receive objective evaluation of their performance.

Students have individual and group responsibility for:

  • staying informed of and respecting SAIT policies and procedures and the exercise by SAIT of its legitimate authority;
  • taking full advantage of the education, training and services that SAIT offers;
  • maintaining academic integrity;
  • contributing to a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and physical or psychological abuse;
  • respecting the property of SAIT and members of the SAIT community;
  • complying with applicable laws.

In cases of misconduct, SAIT may take disciplinary measures including, but not limited to, warning, community service, restitution, probation, restriction of privileges, notation, suspension, expulsion or legal action. Where disciplinary actions arise, students have a right of appeal as described in the procedure.

Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

SAIT is a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace and learning environment, where all members of the SAIT community are valued and treated with dignity and respect. SAIT expects all members of its community to create and uphold this environment by respecting the personal dignity of others and by being aware of and taking responsibility for the influence they may have over the well-being of other members of the SAIT community.

SAIT does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying. Discrimination includes any act or omission that results in unjust or prejudicial treatment on a prohibited ground. Prohibited grounds of discrimination include race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, or sexual orientation, and any other ground covered in Alberta’s human rights legislation. Harassment and bullying include any inappropriate conduct, comment, display, action or gesture by a person that constitutes a threat to an individual’s health or safety and that is based on a prohibited ground of discrimination under Alberta’s human rights legislation, or that adversely affects an individual’s psychological or physical wellbeing.

Discrimination, harassment or bullying can be reported to the SAIT Discrimination and Harassment Hotline at 403.210.4406, to the Office of the Registrar, to Employee Services, to supervisors or to members of management.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

SAIT supports survivors of sexual assault and will hold members of the SAIT community who commit acts of sexual assault and sexual violence accountable in order to protect the health and wellbeing of the SAIT community. A member of the SAIT community who witnesses an incident of sexual assault or sexual violence must inform SAIT by reporting the incident to Campus Security or by calling 911. AD.2.13.1 Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence procedure sets out processes by which SAIT will respond effectively and in a timely and fair manner to disclosures and reports of sexual assault and sexual violence.

Injury to Persons/Damage to Property

Students are required to comply with safety measures identified by the Institute. Injury, damage or misappropriation of SAIT’s property, or threats (written or verbal) of injury, damage or misappropriation to another person or his/her property may result in disciplinary action.

Liquor, Tobacco and Drugs

Disciplinary action will be taken in the following cases: students violating policy on the consumption and service of alcohol; students smoking in areas that are not designated non-smoking areas; and/or students using or distributing illegal drugs.

Note:that this procedure also prohibits cannabis use on the SAIT campus.

Acceptable Use of SAIT's Computer System

All members of the SAIT community who have occasion to use any of the information services of the Institute, including all students, employees) and members of the general public are subject to the Information Services User Code procedure.

The descriptions above are a synopsis of the referenced SAIT policies and procedures which are available through sait.ca. Please refer to the full policy and procedure when dealing with specific situations.


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