The Student Code of Conduct represents our ideals for character development and behaviour. It encompasses six core values, namely, Self-discipline, Personal Integrity, Care and Concern, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence - SP CORE.


Self discipline

We shall

  • live a healthy lifestyle
  • observe the rules of the Polytechnic
  • be law-abiding, and
  • conduct ourselves well at all times


Personal integrity

We shall

  • be truthful in our speech
  • be honest in our dealings
  • be trustworthy and reliable in our deeds, and
  • have the courage to admit and learn from our mistakes


Care and concern

We shall

  • be courteous and respectful
  • be considerate towards others
  • help those in need, and
  • treat others as we would like others to treat us



We shall

  • appreciate the views of others
  • seek knowledge with an enquiring mind
  • be receptive to new ideas, and
  • be transparent in our dealings



We shall

  • take good care of public property and the environment
  • take ownership of our personal and professional development
  • take pride in producing quality work, and
  • conduct ourselves in a responsible manner



We shall aim for excellence in everything we do.


  1. To observe proper decorum (in behaviour, attire and hairstyle) that is befitting of a Singapore Polytechnic student. 
  2. Do not engage in any activity that will bring disrepute to Singapore Polytechnic (SP).
  3. To comply with all standing regulations including those that are issued from time to time.
  4. Enquiries on other rules and regulations concerning student activity can be directed to the Student Development Officer, Department of Student Development and Alumni Relations.
  5. When in doubt, please contact the Student Development Officer, Department of Student Development and Alumni Relations.



  1. No smoking in and around the Polytechnic premises. Under the Smoking Act, it is an offence for a person below the age of 18 years to be in possession of any tobacco product.
  2. Behave with propriety at all times, that is, no disrespectful behaviour and insubordination to lecturers and officers of SP.
  3. Always carry with you your Polytechnic Student Card.
  4. Do not drink or eat in the class/laboratory/workshop/ library.
  5. Do not consume alcohol.
  6. Do not misuse or abuse substances such as drugs, inhalants, psychoactive drugs (e.g. heroin, cocaine, ecstasy).
  7. Do not ride or carry a pillion rider without wearing a crash helmet on campus.
  8. Do not gamble.
  9. Do not litter.
  10. No fighting or acts of disturbance.
  11. Listening to audio devices (e.g. MP3 player) or viewing video devices (e.g. multimedia player) is not allowed in class, unless it is part of learning activities in class as directed by the lecturer.
  12. No unauthorised removal of polytechnic property, including books from the library. This is tantamount to theft.
  13. No unauthorised entry into SP premises.
  14. Do not steal Polytechnic property or belongings of other students.
  15. The use of handphones during lessons and assessments/tests is not allowed.
  16. Do not damage or lose Polytechnic property. Always report any damage or loss of Polytechnic property to the nearest instructor, lecturer or any Polytechnic staff. Please call 6772-1234, 6772-1411 or 6772-1628 to report any loss or damage.
  17. Do not forge medical certificates or other official documents.
  18. Males must not intrude into the ladies toilet and vice versa.
  19. No unauthorised audio and video recording of lessons/ lectures/ tutorials/ practicals, etc.



  1. Wear proper attire at all times.
  2. Do not wear any form of dress (including slogans on T-shirts), which may be offensive.
  3. Pre-sea students should always wear their uniform as required in classes.
  4. Covering of face with veil, cloth or mask is not allowed on campus.


Attire At Workshops/Laboratories

  1. Students attending workshops/laboratories must wear proper attire and shoes.
  2. Do not wear loose clothing, which may get entangled with running machines.
  3. Students with long hair should tie it up properly.
  4. Safety shoes and footwear are required in workshops/laboratories.
  5. Always comply with industrial safety rules as directed by the lecturer or instructor-in-charge.


Students who misbehave in class/ laboratory/ workshop/ library/ sports facilities may be asked to leave the premises by the staff of the polytechnic.

Failure to abide by these rules may render you liable for disciplinary action.

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