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SJTU Regulations on Student Disciplines
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 (This is a translation of the official version in Chinese沪交201729; in case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

 

Chapter One: General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose and Basis)

To standardize the identification and the handling procedure of student discipline issues, to maintain the University spirit as well as a positive learning environment, and to guarantee the order of the University, these regulations are hereby formulated in accordance with the “Provisions on the Administration of Students in Regular Institutions of Higher Education” issued by the Ministry of Education as well as relevant laws and regulations, and with reference to the actual conditions of the University.

 

Article 2Scope of Application

These regulations shall apply to all current students of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, School of Continuing Education may formulate specific rules and regulations governing their students in accordance with the special agreements between the University and relevant parties, or according to their particular situation, and report to the Student Affairs Office and Legal Affairs Office for archive. These regulations shall enter into force after being approved.

 

Exchange students from collaborating universities/institutions who violate the disciplines during their stay at SJTU shall be handled by referring to these regulations.

 

Outbound exchange students from SJTU who violate the disciplines during their stay at the collaborating universities/institutions shall be handled by referring to these regulations. If the violation has already been dealt with by the collaborating University/Institution, SJTU will recognize their conclusion and record it in the personal files of the student.

 

Article 3 (Definition)

The disciplinary violations in these regulations include acts violating the national laws, rules and/or regulations, violating the University discipline and/or regulations, as well as social morality or academic ethics that the students should uphold.

 

Article 4 (Principles)

Students violating the disciplines shall be criticized and educated by the University, and disciplinary punishments shall be imposed according to the seriousness of the violation.

 

The disciplinary measures shall be imposed through justified procedures, with explicit and sufficient evidences, precise judgment and appropriate punishment. In the event of insufficient evidence or basis, no disciplinary punishments shall be taken against the students.

 

The level of the punishment shall be consistent with the nature of the violation and the seriousness of the consequences.

 

The handling of the disciplinary issues shall follow the fundamental principles of just, fair, and integrate the punishment with educations.

 

During the process of identifying and handling of the disciplinary violations, the students have the rights to make statements, defend themselves and submit appeals in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

 

Article 5 (Revocation of Punishment)

Disciplinary punishments taken against a student are irrevocable, except when the appellate authority confirms the existence of mistakes, obvious inappropriateness, or other cases where sanctions shall be revoked during the appealing process.

 

Article 6 (Termination of Punishment)

Except for those being expelled from the University, depending on the seriousness of the situation, the students might be granted an observation period of six to ten months (applicable to students subject to demerit recording or less severe punishments), or a probation period of twelve months (applicable to students on disciplinary probation). The disciplinary sanctions shall be terminated upon the expiration of the observation/probation period following the prescribed procedures of the University. Once terminated, the eligibility for the student to apply for future honors, awards and other rights and interests entitled to the students shall no longer be affected by the original disciplinary punishment.

 

Chapter Two: Types and Applicability of the Disciplinary Punishments

 

Article 7 (Types of Disciplinary Punishments)

From least severe to most severe, the types of punishment could be:

(a) Warning;

(b) Serious warning;

(c) Recording a demerit;

(d) Probation;

(e) Expulsion.

 

Article 8 (Observation Period of Disciplinary Punishments)

Length of the observation period varies with the types of disciplinary punishments, except for the cases of expulsion and probation.

 

Students will enter into a six-month observation period upon being given a warning. In the event of a serious warning, the observation period is eight months, starting from the day the decision is made. For students who have been recorded a demerit, the observation period is ten months, starting from the day the decision is made.

 

Students who receive disciplinary punishments, or have passed the observation period, or are within the observation period, shall be treated as follows according to the specific circumstances:

(a) If no further disciplinary violations are committed during the observation period, upon the application of the student and the recommendation of the school/department, the Student Affairs Office shall issue a written decision to terminate the punishment.

(b) For students who violate the disciplines during the observation period and shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments, the observation period for the new violation shall not be overlapped with the current one. When the observation period expires, upon the application of the student and recommendation of the School, the Student Affairs Office shall issue a written decision to terminate the punishment.

(c) Under any of the following circumstances, the students may apply for early termination of the punishment:

Ÿ   The student performs well during the observation period and is about to graduate while still within the observation period.

Ÿ   More than half of the observation period has been passed and the student has made significant progress or contributions.

Eligible students may submit an application, and based on the recommendation of the School/Department, the Student Affairs Office shall issue a written decision to terminate the disciplinary punishments.

(d) In the case of early termination of the punishment due to significant progress or contributions, if it turned out that there is cheating in the progress or contribution, the School/Department shall report to the Student Affairs Office, which shall then propose a decision and report to the University President in charge for approval. Upon approval, the termination of the punishment shall be revoked. From the date the revocation is approved, the unexecuted portion of the observation period shall continue to be enforced until it expires and then the punishment shall be terminated according to the regulations in Article 8.

 

Article 9 (Probation)

The University shall assess the performance of the students subjected to probation, which shall be conducted by the relevant School/Department. The disciplinary probation period shall be counted from the date the punishment decision is made, and lasts for twelve months. If the student suspends schooling during the probation period for some reason, the suspension period shall not be counted as part of the probation period. When the probation period expires, upon the application of the student and recommendation of the School/Department, the Student Affairs Office shall issue a written decision to terminate the punishment.

 

Students subjected to disciplinary probation shall be treated as follows according to the specific circumstances:

(a) If no further disciplinary violations are committed during the probation period, upon the application of the student and the recommendation by the School/Department, the Student Affairs Office shall propose a decision, after being countersigned by relevant offices, the proposal shall be submitted to the University President in charge for approval. Once approved, the probation shall be terminated from the expiration date and the punishment shall be terminated.

(b) For students who violate the disciplines during the probation period and should be subjected to disciplinary punishments, the Student Affairs Office shall propose a decision with reference to the recommendation of the School/Department. After being countersigned by relevant offices, the decision proposal shall be reported to and discussed by the special committee authorized by the University President in charge. If the decision is approved, the student shall be expelled from the University.

(c) Under any of the following circumstances, the student may apply for early termination of the punishment:

Ÿ   The student performs well during the probation period and is about to graduate while the probation period is not yet completed.

Ÿ   The probation has been observed for more than six months, and the student has made significant progress or contributions.

Eligible students may submit an application. Upon the recommendation of the School/Department, the Student Affairs Office shall propose a decision. After being countersigned by relevant offices, the proposal shall be submitted to the University President in charge for approval. Once approved, the probation shall be terminated and the punishment shall be terminated.

(d) After the probation period expires and the punishment has been terminated, if the student involved is found to have committed disciplinary violations during the probation period that should be subjected to disciplinary punishment, the Student Affairs Office shall propose a decision with reference to the recommendation of the School/Department. After being countersigned by relevant offices, the decision proposal shall be reported to and discussed by a special meeting authorized by the University President in charge. If the decision is approved, the termination of the punishment shall be revoked and the student shall be expelled from the University. In the case of early termination of the probation and the punishment, if the student is found afterwards to have concealed any disciplinary violations committed during the probation period, or have been found to be cheating in the significant progress or contributions, the Student Affairs Office shall propose a decision with reference to the recommendation of the School/Department. After being countersigned by relevant offices, the decision proposal shall be reported to and discussed by a special meeting authorized by the University President in charge. If the decision is approved, the student shall be expelled from the University.

 

Article 10 (Expulsion)

Students being expelled from the University shall go through all the necessary procedures and leave school within 30 days from the date of receiving the written decision on disciplinary punishments or the final decision made by the Appeal Panel to maintain the original punishment. If the student fails to do so, the School/Department shall complete the necessary procedure on behalf of the student. Meanwhile, the student will be forced to leave school within the specified time limit by the University Security Office and the School/Department. The University shall issue a document certifying the student’s learning experience at SJTU. The student’s personnel files shall be transferred by the University back to his/her hometown, and the hukou (registered permanent residence) shall be returned to the student’s original registered residence or family residence in accordance with relevant national provisions.

 

Article 11 (Multiple Disciplinary Violations)

Before the decision on disciplinary punishment is made, if the student commits two or more violations that should be subjected to disciplinary punishments, the disciplinary punishments shall be determined respectively. If the disciplinary punishments are of the same type, the final punishment shall be of the type. If they are of different types, the severer one shall be enforced.

 

Article 12 (Joint Disciplinary Violations)

If two or more students jointly commit any of the disciplinary violations, they shall be given separate disciplinary punishments based on their respective role in the violation.

 

Students, who instigate, coerce, deceive or induce others to commit the disciplinary violations while the others do not commit the violation, shall be dealt with according to the seriousness of the acts they instigate, coerce, deceive or induce others to do.

 

Article 13 (Repeated Disciplinary Violations)

Repeated disciplinary violations refer to the following circumstances:

(a) Students who were subjected to disciplinary punishments of warning, serious warning or recording a demerit commit disciplinary violations again shall be subjected to the disciplinary punishments accordingly.

(b) Students who were subjected to disciplinary punishment of probation commit disciplinary violations again after the termination of the probation period shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments accordingly.

 

Article 14 (Lesser or Mitigated Punishments)

If a disciplinary violation satisfies any of the following circumstances, the student shall be given a lesser or mitigated punishment.

(a) Minor offences.

(b) The act of the disciplinary violation is still in the preparation stage, or the student stops on his/her own initiative during the process of implementation without causing any harm, unless otherwise specified by the laws, regulations, and University discipline and/or regulations.

(c) The students are coerced or deceived into violating the disciplines.

(d) The students are under 18 years old while committing the violations, or cannot completely recognize or control their behavior due to mental illness.

(e) The students voluntarily assume the civil liabilities under Article 18 of these regulations and are forgiven by the victims.

 

Article 15 (Higher Punishments)

If a disciplinary violation satisfies any of the following circumstances, higher disciplinary punishments shall be imposed:

(a) Serious consequences or pernicious effects have been caused.

(b) The students deliberately obstacle the investigation and/or evidence gathering.

(c) The students frame, tempt, threaten or retaliate against the investigators, the prosecutors, the witnesses, the surveyors, or other persons involved in determining the punishments or other related persons, or exert any influence by other illicit means.

(d) The student plays a major role in joint disciplinary violations, except for the cases mentioned in item (g) of Article 33 of these regulations;

(e) The students recommit the disciplinary violation.

(f) The students refuse to undertake the civil liabilities prescribed in Article 18 of the regulations.

(g) Any other circumstances that deserve higher penalties or disciplinary punishments as prescribed in laws, regulations, rules as well as other articles of these regulations.

 

Article 16 (Impact on Honors & Awards)

Students subject to disciplinary punishments cannot apply for any scholarships (including need-based scholarship), rewards, recommended projects or honorary titles from the date of committing violations till the date the disciplinary punishments are terminated.

 

Article 17 (Impact on Academic Degrees)

Undergraduate students who meet any of the following circumstances can only apply to the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee for a Bachelor degree nine months after graduation. Upon approved by the committee, the student can be granted a Bachelor degree one year after graduation without exceeding the maximum duration of study.

(a) The students were subjected to a demerit record or more severe disciplinary punishment at SJTU due to violation of academic integrity.

(b) The students are subjected to two or more warnings or serious warnings at SJTU due to violations of academic integrity.

 

Article 18 (Civil Liabilities)

Students whose disciplinary violations result in infringement of the rights of the state and/or the University shall assume the corresponding civil liabilities under the following circumstances:

(a) If economic loss has been caused, the student shall assume the liabilities including return of property and compensation for the losses.

(b) If others’ reputation has been damaged, the student shall make an apology, eliminate the consequence and rehabilitate their reputation.

(c) If the campus environment was damaged, the student shall restore the damage to its original state or compensate for the losses.

(d) For other acts of infringement, the student shall assume the civil liabilities according to relevant provisions according to the civil laws.

 

Liabilities like return of property, compensation for losses, apology and restoration to the original state under these regulations may be determined at discretion together with the disciplinary punishments, or they can be applied independently when the violation is exempted from disciplinary punishment. They will not be repeated if it has been handled or being handled by relevant judicial procedures and/or national administrative procedures.

 

Chapter Three: Disciplinary Violations

 

Article 19 (Violation of the Constitution)

Students who violate the national constitution, oppose the Four Cardinal Principles, destroy social stability and unity, and disturb the public orders shall be expelled from the University.

 

Article 20 (Criminal Offenses)

Students whose act of violation constitutes a criminal offense shall be expelled from the University. However, if such offenses are constituted due to excessive self-defense or because the emergency measures taken exceed the limits of necessity, and the student has been sentenced for public surveillance, criminal detention or suspended fixed-term imprisonment, or exempted from criminal penalties, they shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or less severe punishments according to the actual situation and the students’ performance.

 

Article 21 (Administrative Penalties or Judicial Punishment)

Students subjected to administrative or judicial punishments and sentenced to administrative or judicial detention due to the violation of national laws and/or regulations while not severe enough to be criminal offenses shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher punishment in accordance with the seriousness of the case. If the circumstances are serious, and the student is subjected to public security management penalties, the student can be expelled from the University.

 

Article 22 (Overlap of Articles)

Students involved in disciplinary violations while not involved in the illegal behaviors listed in Article 19, 20 and 21, shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with other articles in this Chapter.

 

Article 23 (Fighting and Affray)

Students who are involved in the act of fighting and affray or intentionally inflict injury upon others shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments according to the following circumstances:

(a) If no injury is caused, the student shall be subjected to a disciplinary warning or a serious disciplinary warning.

(b) If injured the others while no serious consequences are caused, the student shall be subjected to a serious warning or a demerit recording.

(c) If engaged in fighting and affray with weapons, the student shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher punishment.

(d) If the student provides knives or other controlled instruments for others to use in a fighting or affray, he/she shall be subjected to a serious warning or a demerit recording.

(e) If serious consequences are caused, the student involved shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or expelled from the University.

 

Article 24 (Property Tort)

Students who illegally possess property of the state, the University or other people by means of theft, fraud, extortion or false claim shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments according to the following circumstances:

(a) If the value involved is ≤ 200 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to a warning or a serious warning;

(b) If the value involved is > 200 RMB but ≤ 500 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to a demerit recording;

(c) If the value involved is > 500 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishment;

(d) Students who crack, fake, or falsify the campus ID card and other University payment instruments shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments in accordance with the seriousness of the circumstances.

 

If a student commits two or more acts of property torts, the value of the property involved shall be calculated cumulatively.

 

Article 25 (Vandalism)

Students who deliberately damage or destroy the University property shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances:

(a) If the value of damaged property is ≥ 500 RMB but < 1000 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to a warning or a serious warning;

(b) If the value of damaged property is ≥ 1000 RMB but < 2000 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to a demerit recording;

(c) If the value of damaged property is ≥ 2000 RMB, the violator shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishment.

 

Article 26 (Violation of Examination Conduct)

Students who violate the examination conducts shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with following circumstances:

(a) Students who violate the discipline during examination shall be subjected to a warning or serious warning according to the circumstances and the student’s attitude.

(b) Students who seriously disturb the order in the examination room or examination working place shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishment.

(c) Students who cheat during examination shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances:

Ÿ   Students caught with unauthorized transmission or exchange of test papers, answer sheets, draft papers or other examination materials shall be subjected to disciplinary probation.

Ÿ   Students caught with seizing other people's test papers or other examination materials, coercing others into facilitating their plagiarizing, or destroying test papers or other examination materials deliberately shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher disciplinary punishments.

Ÿ   Students who impersonate other candidates, or permit themselves to be impersonated by other candidates at the exams, organize or introduce cheating, use communication devices or other equipment for cheating, obtain test papers or answers by improper means, sell exam questions or answers for profit and engage themselves in serious cheating, shall be expelled from the University.

Ÿ   Students who commit other acts of cheating during examination shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher punishment according to the circumstances and the students’ attitude.

 

Participants who are caught with violating examination discipline or cheating in regional or national examinations organized by national or local governments and their authorized agencies, apart from receiving disciplinary punishments under relevant examination provisions, shall also be subjected to punishments under the provisions of this article.

 

Article 27 (Violation of Academic Ethics)

Students who violate the academic ethics shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances:

(a) If the published research results or academic papers used to apply for academic degrees violate the academic ethics, the student shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishment in accordance with the seriousness of the case. Students who meet any of the following circumstances shall be expelled from the University:

Ÿ   Buying or selling theses/dissertations.

Ÿ   Writing theses/dissertations for others or find ghostwriters to write their theses/dissertations.

Ÿ   Organizing the activity of buying, selling, or ghostwriting theses/dissertations.

Ÿ   Committing plagiarism, falsification, fabrication or other academic misconduct in theses/dissertations or published research results, which are considered to be cases of gross violation.

(b) Students who tamper with their academic records or obtain grades by improper means shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher punishment in accordance with the seriousness of the case.

(c) Other acts violating the academic integrity shall be dealt with in accordance with “Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Integrity Code”.

 

Article 28 (Violation of Attendance Policy)

Students who cannot attend teaching activities required by the training plans on time shall ask for a leave and get approved beforehand, unless due to force majeure or other forgivable reasons. Students who skip classes without permission or valid reasons shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances:

(a) A disciplinary warning shall be subjected to the students who have ≥ 12 teaching hours but < 32 teaching hours of unexcused absences during a semester;

(b) A serious disciplinary warning shall be subjected to the students who have ≥ 32 teaching hours but < 48 teaching hours of unexcused absences during a semester;

(c) A demerit recording shall be subjected to the students who have ≥ 48 teaching hours but < 60 teaching hours of unexcused absences during a semester;

(d) Students who have ≥ 60 teaching hours of unexcused absences shall be subjected to disciplinary probation.

 

In accordance with the “SJTU Regulations on Undergraduate Management” and “SJTU Regulations on Graduate Education and Management”, students who are absent from educational activities required by the University for two consecutive weeks without permission are considered to withdraw from the University voluntarily.

 

Absenting from activities (such as internship, military training, project, and thesis/dissertation work) required by the training plan for one day will be counted as unexcused absence of 6 teaching hours. Absenting from other activities arranged by the University for one day will be counted as unexcused absence of 4 teaching hours.

 

Article 29 (Violation of Regulations in Medical Institutions)

Students, who violate the discipline of medical institutions or the discipline for interns and act contrary to professional ethics of medical personnel during their probationary period or internship at hospitals and other medical institutions, shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances:

(a) Students who, by taking advantage of their work, violate discipline to prescribe medicines, issue laboratory test reports, sick leave certificates as well as other certificates, or forge medical records and/or other medical documents shall be subjected to a serious warning or higher punishment.

(b) Students exposed to serious violation of probationary or internship discipline and were consequently terminated by the hospital shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher punishment.

(c) Students caught with blackmailing or insulting patients, or violating the regulations of female physical exam shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishments.

(d) Students, who commit other acts that violate the disciplines of the medical institutions, professional ethics of medical personnel or discipline of probationary or internship and cause bad consequences, shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher punishment in accordance with the seriousness of the circumstances.

 

Article 30 (Violation of Student Dormitory Regulations)

Students who commit a breach of dormitory regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances.

(a) Students who violate regulations on electricity consumption and refuse to follow the regulations shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warnings or higher disciplinary punishments.

(b) Students whose acts of violation or negligence trigger the fire alarm or cause a fire shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances.

(c) Students who have an opposite-gender visitor that stay overnight at the dormitory, or stay overnight at the dormitory of the other gender shall be subjected to a demerit recording. Serious violations shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher punishments.

(d) Students who commit other violations of dormitory regulations and ignore the criticism and instructions shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

 

Article 31 (Violation of Laboratory Regulations)

Students who commit a breach of laboratory regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances.

(a) Students who damage or lose laboratory devices due to inappropriate use shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances;

(b) Students who violate the regulations to get, use, keep, or dispose of dangerous chemicals, highly toxic substances, radioactive substances, pathogenic microorganism or other controlled substances shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances;

(c) Students who disobey instructions in using fire and electricity or improperly conduct experiments, thus triggering the fire alarm or causing a fire, shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of the circumstances;

(d) Students who violate regulations to breed, control, quarantine, use, or dispose of laboratory animals and result in serious consequences shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments in accordance with the seriousness of circumstances;

(e) Students who commit other violations of laboratory regulations and ignore criticism and instructions shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances.

 

Article 32 (Violation of Internet Management Regulations)

Students who commit a breach of national or University internet management regulations shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances.

(a) Students who deliberately or due to gross negligence spread false information and infringe the reputation and/or privacy of others shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances.

(b) Students who deliberately produce, publish or spread information prohibited by laws and regulations or commit other acts that endanger the network security shall be subjected to disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments according to the seriousness of circumstances.

(c) Students who bring about leaks with adverse consequences shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(d) Students who hack into the computer information system and steal or tamper with system functions, applications or data stored, processed, and transmitted in the system, or cause the data and applications to be lost or damaged shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(e) Students who deliberately or due to gross negligence, spread a computer virus, which causes damage to computer system and network shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(f) Students who deliberately or due to gross negligence, transmit obscene information, instigate others to commit a crime, or impart methods to perpetrate crime or cheat in exams using internet/network shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(g) Students who commit other violations of national or University regulations concerning internet usage and cause adverse consequences shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

 

Article 33 (Other Acts that Disturb University Administration or Social Order)

Students who commit other acts that disturb the order of the University or social administration shall be subjected to disciplinary punishments in accordance with the following circumstances.

(a) If a student uses computer programs or other technical methods to enroll courses with malicious intent, or commits other acts that disturb the order of University education, causing adverse impacts, he/she shall receive criticism. If the student refuses to rectify the situation, a disciplinary warning shall be subjected.

(b) If a student is found to have practiced fraud in getting scholarships, grants, financial aids or student loans, winning honorable title or enjoying other preferential policy, the honorable title as well as the money granted shall be withdrawn and a disciplinary warning or serious disciplinary warning shall be subjected.

(c) If a student lends his/her student ID card or other certificates to others, thus causing adverse consequences, a disciplinary warning or serious disciplinary warning shall be subjected. If a student steals, alters or forges the student ID card or any other certificates and documents, serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments shall be subjected.

(d) If a student disobeys the University traffic management regulations, causing adverse consequences, and ignores the criticism, he/she shall be subjected to a disciplinary warning, serious disciplinary warning or demerit recording.

(e) If a student has a drinking problem and ignores the criticism, a disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments shall be subjected based on the seriousness of the case.

(f) If a student conducts religious activities and ignores the criticism, disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments shall be subjected based on the seriousness of the case.

(g) Students, who organize unregistered or unauthorized societies or associations and conduct activities, initiate unauthorized extracurricular activities or gatherings, or organize fundraising activities, receive sponsorship, collect activities fees or student association membership fees without approval, thus causing adverse consequences, shall be subjected to disciplinary warnings or serious disciplinary warning. Those who cause major harm to the mental and physical health of the students or result in great financial losses shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments.

(h) Students, who distribute unregistered or unapproved propaganda materials or other printed materials, thus causing adverse consequences, and ignore the criticism, shall be subjected to disciplinary warnings or serious disciplinary warning. Those who spread illegal contents, launch personal attacks or make up and spread rumors shall be subjected to a demerit recording or disciplinary probation.

(i) Students who infract the University confidentiality regulations and causing negative consequences shall be subjected to a serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(j) Students who deliberately give false testimony or conceal the facts to hinder investigation shall be subjected to a serious disciplinary warning or higher disciplinary punishments.

(k) Students who undertake or participate in activities that spoil the image of college students or are contrary to public morality, public order or good customs shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warnings or higher disciplinary punishments based on the seriousness of the case.

(l) Students who facilitates gambling or participate in gambling shall be subjected to serious disciplinary warnings or higher disciplinary punishments based on the seriousness of the case.

(m) Students using drugs shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments.

(n) Students who join illegal pyramid schemes or conduct activities concerning cults and feudalistic superstition, and ignore the criticism shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments.

(o) Students who produce, sell or distribute illegal books, periodicals, electronic publications or audiovisual products shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments based on the seriousness of the case.

(p) Students who promote campus loans without approval or induce others to participate in campus loans shall be subjected to a demerit recording or higher disciplinary punishments based on the seriousness of the circumstances. Those who use other persons’ identity card information to apply for campus loans shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher disciplinary punishments based on the seriousness of the case.

(q) Those who steal official seals, confidential documents and archives shall be subjected to disciplinary probation or higher disciplinary punishments.

(r) Students who commit other violations that disturb the order of the University or social administration thus causing adverse consequences shall be subjected to disciplinary warnings or higher disciplinary punishments.

 

Article 34 (Repeated Violations)                        

Students who receive disciplinary punishments for repeated violations of the University regulations and ignore the criticism shall be expelled from the University.

 

Chapter Four: Procedures and Authority of Imposing Disciplinary punishments

 

Article 35 (Assignment of Responsibilities)

The Student Affairs Office is responsible for handling issues related to the violation of disciplines of the students, with cooperation from related School/Department according to these as well as other relevant regulations. For matters concerning violation of examination discipline or academic ethics, the Student Integrity Committee of the University and School/Department may provide advisory opinions.

 

Article 36 (Offices Responsible for Investigation and Evidence Gathering)

Offices responsible for investigation and evidence gathering vary with the types of violation:

(a) For violations specified in Articles 26, 27, 28, 29 of these regulations, if the student concerned is an undergraduate, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Academic Affairs Office and relevant School/Department. if the student concerned is a postgraduate, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Graduate School and the relevant School/Department.

(b) For violations specified in Article 30 of these regulations, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Dormitory Administration and relevant School/Department.

(c) For violations specified in Article 31 of these regulations, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Laboratory and Equipment Office and relevant School/Department.

(d) For violations specified in Article 32 of these regulations, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Network & Information Centre and relevant School/Department.

(e) For other acts of violation, the investigation and evidence gathering shall be conducted by the Security Office, relevant offices and School/Department.

 

The offices in charge of investigation and evidence gathering shall proceed in a prompt and comprehensive manner.

 

In case of any controversy among relevant offices regarding their responsibility or authority during the process of investigation and evidence gathering, the Student Affairs Office shall appoint the responsible body.

 

Article 37 (Time Limit of Investigation and Evidence Gathering)

If a student is suspected to have violated the examination discipline, the Academic Affairs Office or the Graduate School shall submit evidences to the Student Affairs Office within 2 working days after the course examination. If the School/Department finds out that a student has violated the examination discipline, the evidence shall be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office or the Graduate School within one (1) working day from the date the violation is discovered, which shall then be examined and transferred to the Student Affairs Office.

 

If a student is suspected to have committed any other types of violation, the offices responsible for the investigation and evidence gathering shall investigate, collect evidence, and submit investigation details as well as materials to the Student Affairs Office within 10 working days from the date the violation is discovered.

 

If there is a need for expert examination and inquest in the process of investigation and evidence gathering, the duration of such procedures will not be counted in the time limit of the investigation.

 

If the investigation and evidence gathering needs the support of units or institutions outside the University, the process may not be subjected to the time limit specified above.

 

Article 38 (Evidence)

The evidence listed below, after verification, can be used as the basis on which disciplinary punishments are determined:

(a) Documentary evidence;

(b) Material evidence;

(c) Witness testimony;

(d) Statement of the student concerned;

(e) Audio-visual materials;

(f) Conclusions of expert examination;

(g) Records of inquest and records made on the scene;

(h) Expository materials provided by relevant offices of the University;

(i) Other evidences.

 

For facts confirmed through effective judicial sentence, rulings, decisions and administrative sanctions, there is no need for further investigation. Relevant judicial or administrative documents can be used directly as evidences.

 

Article 39 (Evidence Verification)

The Student Affairs Office shall conduct verification within 2 working days after receipt of the evidences. If the evidence is complete and conform to the regulatory standard, it shall be transferred to relevant School/Department. Incomplete or invalid evidence shall be returned to the offices responsible for investigation and evidence gathering for supplementary investigation, which shall not exceed the time limit of 5 working days.

 

Article 40 (Student Statement and Defense and Recommendation of School)

Relevant School/Department shall fully understand the situation from the student concerned, listen to his/her statement and defense, keep a written record of the conversation, which shall be signed by both parties, and issue a written suggestion on the disciplinary punishment within 7 working days from the date of receiving the evidence.

 

If, without any proper reason, the student concerned or his/her agent fails to provide statement or defend within the prescribed time limit, they shall be considered to have waived their rights.

 

The School/Department shall issue and stamp a written suggestion on the disciplinary punishment, which shall then be submitted to the Student Affairs Office, together with the evidences, the student’s written statement, and a written record of the conversation or a written explanation of student’s waiver of rights.

 

Article 41 (Proposed Decision on Disciplinary punishments)

The Student Affairs Office shall make a proposed decision on the disciplinary punishments within 5 working days after receiving suggestions from relevant School/Department. After being countersigned by relevant School/Department and offices, the proposed decision together with the School/Department suggestion and other related evidence materials shall be reported to the Legal Affairs Office for examination. Meanwhile, the decision should be forwarded to the students involved. The written decision shall include the fact of the violation, reasons and basis for the proposed punishment, and the student’s rights of statement and defense.

 

Article 42 (Meeting of the University Student Integrity Committee)

Students have the rights to make statements and defend themselves within 3 working days from the date of receiving the written decision. If a student is alleged of academic integrity, he/she may submit a written application to the Student Integrity Committee for a hearing. The application shall specify the items that the student requests the meeting to discuss as well as the reasons for defense, and evidence materials can be attached.

 

The Student Affairs Office shall organize a meeting of the Student Integrity Committee within 5 working days after receipt of the student’s application, listen to advisory opinions and formulate meeting minutes. If the proposed decision needs revision, the revised version and the meeting minutes shall be reported to the Legal Affairs Office together. The Student Integrity Committee meeting shall be held in compliance with “Regulations of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Student Integrity Committee”.

 

Article 43 (Written Decision on Disciplinary punishments)

After the proposed decision is reviewed by the Legal Affairs Office and approved by the head of the University, the Office of the President shall issue the formal written decision.

 

The written decision shall include the following items:

(a) Student’s basic information;

(b) Facts and evidence considered while determining punishment;

(c) Types, basis and duration of punishment;

(d) Means and deadlines of appeal;

(e) Other necessary information.

 

The proposed decision on expulsion, upon the legality review conducted by the Legal Affairs Office, shall be submitted to a special meeting authorized by the University President for approval. The University Academic Affairs Office or the Graduate School shall submit the written decision on expulsion to Shanghai Municipal Education Commission for archive.

 

Article 44 (Delivery)

The written decision shall be delivered to the student concerned by relevant office of the School/Department within 5 working days from the date of its issuance. Upon receiving the decision, the student shall sign the receipt. If he/she refuses to do so, the School/Department working staff shall explain the situation on the receipt and have the receipt signed by two witnesses. If the student has already left the University, the decision can be mailed to him or her. If the student cannot be reached, an announcement will be published on the Student Affairs Steering Committee website. After 15 consecutive days from the date of publishing the announcement, it will be deemed that the decision has been delivered to the student.

 

Article 45 (Appeal)

If the student disagrees with the punishment decision, he/she may file a written appeal to the University Student Appeal Committee within 10 working days after receipt of the written decision. The appealing procedures shall be governed by the “Student Appeal Regulations of Shanghai Jiao Tong University”.

 

If the student still holds disagreement with the result of the appeal, he/she may submit a written appeal to Shanghai Municipal Education Commission within 15 days after receipt of the result.

 

Article 46 (Archive)

Materials related to the disciplinary punishment and the termination of it shall be put into the University archives and the personnel files of the student.

 

Chapter Five: Supplementary Provisions

 

Article 47 (Explanation)

The terms “above”, “below”, except explicitly specified, are inclusive; “Exceeding”, “less than”, except explicitly specified, are exclusive. “Again” in these regulations refers to the second time and the term “repeated” refers to three times or more.

 

Article 48 (Effective Date)

These regulations come into force on September 1, 2017, and the previous “SJTU Regulations on Disciplinary punishments” shall be abolished simultaneously.

 

Article 49 (Right of Interpretation)

These regulations are subject to interpretation by the Student Affairs Office.

 

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