Current Policies

MacEwan University policies are divided into three categories: Academic, Administrative and Governance, and then by more specific policy areas within each category. Policies can be searched by keyword, category or area.

If you are seeking archived policies, please contact us at policyadvisorygroup@macewan.ca

Employee Code of Conduct

MacEwan University policies are guided by the Code of Conduct.

Employee code of conduct 2019


Further information about the implementation of the code of conduct effective July 1, 2019, and an FAQ section can be found on the Human Resources Information for Employees page in myPortal.

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Protection of Minors

Policy Statement

MacEwan University (the "University'') is dedicated to the welfare and safety of Minors who visit the University, participate in University programs, or interact with Members of the University Community. This policy sets out the obligations and responsibilities of Members of the University Community with respect to protection of such Minors.

Purpose

1. In accordance with the University Pillar of Students First, in order to focus on student growth, opportunity and achievement, the University is committed to providing student’s with the opportunity to engage and work with Minors to cultivate learning and skill development.

2. In accordance with the University Pillar of An Engaged University, in order to create a connected culture where students, faculty, staff and the community are linked, the University is committed to providing programs to engage and support Minors, and to provide facility use for Third Party Programs to that end.

3. The protection and safety of Minors participating in University programs held by the University, or by third party organizations which use University facilities for programs, is of the highest priority of the University. Members of the University Community must comply with applicable laws and policy regarding abuse and neglect of Minors.

Applicability

All Members of the University Community must comply with this policy.

This policy applies to all Programs which involve Minors, but does not include:

  • events open to the general public; and
  • social functions that may be attended by Minors who are accompanied by their parents/guardians.

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Protection of Minors Procedure

Purpose

This procedure supports the Protection of Minors Policy.

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Responding to Sexual Violence Procedure

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Sexual Violence Policy

Policy Statement

MacEwan University (the “University”) is committed to promoting and maintaining an educational and working environment free from all forms of Sexual Violence, supporting equitable relations, and fostering a community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all its members. The University recognizes that Sexual Violence affects all people, regardless of identity or relationship status. The University is committed to providing support for all Members of the University Community who have been impacted by Sexual Violence, and addressing Sexual Violence through Anti-Oppressive and Trauma-Informed practices. The University prohibits all acts of Sexual Violence; therefore, it is the responsibility of all Members of the University Community to promote an environment that is free of Sexual Violence and to be knowledgeable about this policy and associated procedures.

Purpose

The University recognizes that efforts to foster equity and safety along the lines of sex, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, socio-economic status, spirituality, and religion are the best tools for eliminating Sexual Violence. The University’s strategies to address Sexual Violence must be linked to broader equity and anti-discrimination initiatives and goals. This policy communicates the University’s commitment to these goals and establishes the principles and procedures that support this commitment. This policy outlines the provision of support for Members of the University Community impacted by Sexual Violence and informs Members of the University Community about behavioral expectations so that incidents of Sexual Violence are dealt with efficiently, effectively, and fairly.

Applicability

This policy applies: (1) to all Members of the University Community; (2) to risks, threats and incidents of Sexual Violence that occur on University premises and other work, study, social, recreational and living sites under the University’s control, during the course of any University-sponsored event or activity, and in virtual environments such as electronic or social media; and (3) to conduct that does not occur on University premises, but where the conduct or the persons involved have an identifiable and substantial link to the University, or the occurrence affects the University working, learning or living environment.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Policy Statement

As the learning environment is a shared responsibility involving commitment to and respect for the principles and practices of acceptable behaviour, Grant MacEwan University students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner suited to the best interests of the University. They are expected to apply themselves to their studies and act with propriety and conformity regarding University policies, rules and regulations, including the Student Rights and Responsibilities. If a student does not accept and live up to these responsibilities as outlined, the University reserves the right to take such action as, the case warrants. When a student feels that his/her rights are not being met, th e student shall have the right to take appropriat e action in accordance with this and other University policies.

Rationale

The rights and responsibilities of students are described to ensure that the university environment is conducive to learning and supports an atmosphere of civility and safety for students and the university community when students are involved in on-campus activities, learning activities associated with courses or in off-campus university-related learning activities and environments, events or other activities.

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