Your rights and responsibilities
Deakin's values are central to our University’s culture. We aspire to be brave, dynamic, sustainable, ethical, excellent and inclusive. Our staff and students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to uphold our culture.
When you accept your offer and enrol in your course at Deakin, you agree through the terms and conditions of enrolment to comply with our legislation, policies and procedures.
This means you must understand your rights and responsibilities, uphold our values and demonstrate the core behaviours of cooperation, honesty and integrity. It’s important you are familiar with our Student Code of Conduct and our culture of respect.
The Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct outlines what’s expected of you, both in terms of your academic work and the way you treat other people and their property. The outcomes for breaching our expected standards of behaviour can be very serious, up to and including expulsion.
We encourage you to read the Student Code of Conduct so you understand the behaviours you must demonstrate. It also outlines how to deal with or report behaviour you might witness or experience from others, such as language that is disrespectful, that doesn’t adhere to the Code of Conduct.
If you witness or experience any behaviour that is not aligned with the Code of Conduct, you can have an informal conversation with the Student Conduct team before choosing to make a more formal report of student misconduct.