The mission of Dublin City University is to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. By registering for a programme in the University a student undertakes to behave in a manner consistent with the achievement of this mission and this includes accepting the rights and responsibilities of membership of the University community.
To effectively manage disciplinary matters as they relate to students the University employs a formal Student Code of Conduct & Discipline. The code provides for a Disciplinary Committee (DC) and this section of the University’s website provides information on how the Disciplinary Committee conducts it affairs.
The Secretary to the Committee is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and administrative support to the Committee is provided by the Office of the COO.
In addition to the DC there is a separate, and distinct, Disciplinary Appeals Committee (DAC). Further information on appeals to the DAC is provided below.
The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline (SCCD - see link below) is to facilitate the maintenance of a safe and supportive environment for all members of the DCU community.
All students are required to observe the Code at all times within the University, outside it if representing the University, and on all other occasions when they are identifiable as students of the University. Observing the Code entails respecting the rights of others and showing them due courtesy and respect. Students are also required to observe all other regulations of the University and to conform to all such regulations as may be made from time to time for the good governance of the University.
If the Code is breached then disciplinary procedures are normally invoked. Accordingly, students who are in breach of a University regulation may be asked to present themselves to the University’s Disciplinary Committee (DC). The DC will decide upon an appropriate course of action in line with its Terms of Reference as contained within the SCCD.
All complaints in reference to the Student Code of Conduct & Discipline are to be made by printing off and completing a Complaint Submission Form (see link below) and submitting it, along with supporting evidence as necessary, to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee.
Completed Complaint Submission Forms may be emailed to:
Decisions of the Disciplinary Committee may be appealed to the separate Disciplinary Appeals Committee (DAC).
Section 10 of the Student Code of Conduct & Discipline (see sub-section above for link) provides further details on how the DAC manages its affairs
To submit an appeal to the DAC, please print off, fill out and return the Appeals Form at the link below to: