Student Code of Conduct:
All members of the family of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) plays a pivotal role in keeping the commitments of the University by demonstrating integrity and respect in the daily activities and in the performance of the responsibilities. The student code of conduct (herein after referred as ‘Code’) is established to foster and protect the core missions of the DSNLU and to promote the scholarly and civic development of the University’s students in a safe and secure learning environment and to protect the people, properties and processes that support its missions. However, the establishment and maintenance of a community where there is freedom to teach and to learn is dependent on maintaining an appropriate sense of order that allows for the pursuit of these objectives in an environment that is both safe and free of invidious disruption.
All Officers of the University, Faculty, Staff, students, and affiliates are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University and the general public in which all of us function. The DSNLU values integrity, honesty and fairness and strives to integrate these values to its teaching, research and any practices in connection to the University. The students shall have commitment to upholding the ethical, professional and legal standards as the basis for the daily and long term decisions and actions. We must be cognizant of and comply with the relevant policies, standards, laws and regulations that guide our work. We are individually accountable for our own actions and, as members of the University, are collectively accountable for upholding these standards of behaviour and for compliance with all applicable laws and policies. All the members of the University pledge to strive at all times to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity.
DSNLU is committed to the principle of treating each member of the University and the general public fairly and with respect and encourage such behaviour. DSNLU Prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities for all members and applicants regardless of their age, race, sex, colour, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. DSNLU shall take prompt action to cease the offending conduct, prevent its recurrence and hold responsible members involved in such violation.
The Code applies to individual all students, which includes all persons taking programmes of the University, either fulltime or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, Post graduate, professional studies, to persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular semester or term, but have a continuing relationship with the University, or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered as ‘students’ and extends to any University owned or controlled property, or University- sponsored Programmes/events. In some circumstances, Code jurisdiction also extends to off-campus behaviour. Students may be separately liable for their behaviour in criminal or civil proceedings regardless of whether their behaviour violates the student conduct code. The Code applies to all locations of the University.
The Code applies to the on-campus conduct of all students at campus of the University and all the location. This is applicable to the off-campus conduct of students in direct connection with:
Academic course requirements or any credit-bearing experiences, such as internships, field/study trips, student exchange programmes, etc.
Any activity supporting pursuit of a degree, such as research at another institution or a professional practice assignment including Moot Court and allied activities, Court Visits/ Legal Aid Programmes.
Any activity sponsored, conducted, or authorized by the university or by registered student Societies/Committees/ Organizations.
Any activity that causes substantial destruction of property belonging to the university or members of the university or causes serious harm to the health or safety of members of the university.
Any activity in which a police report has been filed, a summons or indictment has been issued, or an arrest has occurred for any act or omission.
Students continue to be subject to the laws of the land while at the university, and violations of those laws may also constitute violations of the code. In such instances, the university may proceed with university disciplinary action under the code independently of any criminal proceeding involving the same conduct and may impose sanctions for violation of the code even if such criminal proceeding is not yet resolved.
This Code shall apply to conduct and incidents which has occurred after 6th July 2015.