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Disciplinary Rules and Regulations

Disciplinary Rules and Regulations

In accordance with Regulation 4 of the Singapore Polytechnic (Students) (Conduct & Discipline) Regulations 2000, the Principal hereby issues the following Disciplinary Rules for the maintenance and enforcement of discipline among students:

1.  Where a student is reported to have committed any of the disciplinary offences on campus, referred to in Table 1, the School/Department may, after giving the student an opportunity to exculpate himself, take the measures listed in the table.

Table 1: Measures/Penalties to be applied by School/Department Disciplinary Committee
Offence Penalty
  1st offence 2nd offence 3rd offence

Cheating in attendance*

*Includes aiding and abetting of offence

Refer to School/Department Student Disciplinary Committee Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee
Inappropriate attire - Attired in clothing with offensive slogans and/or prints Warning letter Fine of $50 and corrective work Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee
Hand-phones ringing or  sounds during Exams / MST / EST sessions Warning letter Fine of $50 Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee

Smoking* on Campus

* Includes any article that is designed to resemble a tobacco product; this includes vaporisers such as e-cigarettes, e-pipes, e-cigars and the like

Fine of $50 and enrolment in smoking cessation programme at own expense Fine of $100, corrective work and enrolment in smoking cessation programme at own expense Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee
Consumption of alcohol Fine of $50 Fine of $100 and corrective work Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee
Littering Fine of $50 Fine of $100 and corrective work Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee
Any Other Minor Misconduct Warning letter Fine of $50 and corrective work Refer to SP Student Disciplinary Committee

2.  A matter will be referred to the Principal for decision to convene an SP Student Disciplinary Committee inquiry under the following circumstances:

  1. As denoted in Table 1
  2. When a Director considers any offence to be sufficiently serious
  3. Where a student is reported to have committed any of the disciplinary offences listed in Table 2.
Table 2: Measures/Penalties to be applied by SP Student Disciplinary Committee
OFFENCE PENALTY
  1st offence 2nd offence
Causing damage to Polytechnic property or vandalism Fine of $100, pay cost of damage and corrective work Liable for suspension
Committing theft of Polytechnic or personal property Fine of $100, return item or make restitution and corrective work Liable for suspension
Breaking and entering / deliberate unauthorised entry Fine of $100, return item or make restitution and corrective work Liable for suspension
Forging medical certificate or other official documents

Fine of $100, rejection of any application related to the forged documents# and corrective work

#  Where the offence is committed in relation to examinations, tests or assessments, this could lead to failing the module(s) or the module  component(s)

Liable for suspension
Disrespectful and/or insubordination to officers of SP Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension
Disorderly behaviour Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension
Assault and fighting    
a.  with no weapons Corrective work and liable for suspension or dismissal -
b.  with a dangerous weapon Liable for suspension or dismissal from the Polytechnic -
Gambling Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension or dismissal from the Polytechnic
Possession or taking of illegal drugs Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension or dismissal from the Polytechnic
Molest and/or Intrusion of privacy of an opposite gender Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension or dismissal from the Polytechnic
IT-related offences (including but not limited to infringement of the computer misuse act, defamatory posting, cyber bullying, hacking) Fine of $100 and corrective work Liable for suspension or dismissal from the Polytechnic
Bringing disrepute to Singapore Polytechnic Depending on severity of offence, liable for fine not exceeding $250, corrective work, suspension and/or dismissal from the Polytechnic -
Any other serious misconduct Liable for fine not exceeding $250, corrective work, suspension and/or dismissal from the Polytechnic -

3.  In the case of a full-time student (below 21 years old), the parents/guardian shall be informed of the student's misconduct.  Whenever necessary, the student concerned shall be counselled by the Director or the Student Counsellor.

4.  Any fines imposed shall be paid to the Singapore Polytechnic within seven days after it is imposed and a copy of the receipt shown to the School as proof of payment.  Failure to pay the fine within the seven days shall be reported to the Principal who may take such action as he thinks fit.

5.  In addition to the penalties stipulated above, Singapore Polytechnic may impose other penalties and measures which may include:

  1. Counselling
  2. Filing a report with the police