The University is committed to providing students with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. It is also committed to maintaining a safe environment for study and work. Pursuant to the University's commitment to providing supports and accommodations for students and its obligation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, the University provides accommodative resources through a number of services, each involving specialized attention by experienced and qualified staff to the specific needs of students.
In certain circumstances, the potential application of the Code of Student Conduct will not be suitable, since it entails a disciplinary approach. Similarly, it may not be consistent with the duty to accommodate to merely let the student confront significant negative academic consequences in these situations. The University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy, therefore, sets out additional options to better reflect the needs and the situation of the student.