Rights & Responsibilities

UFV policies and procedures are in place to protect and guide students and the rest of the UFV community. It is the responsibility of every individual to understand these policies and procedures.

All of the policies can be found on the Secretariat's page. UFV Policies and Procedures

The policies below are particularly important to UFV students:

Policy 62 - Attendance: This policy describes student attendance requirements.


Policy 93 - Accommodation of Students with Disabilities: This policy describes the rights of persons with disabilities.


Policy 14 - Appropriate Use of Computing and Network Resources: This policy provides regulations related to the appropriate use of computing and network resources and the actions that may result when regulations are not followed.


Policy 79 - Academic Warning

Unacceptable academic performance may result in a student receiving an academic warning. This warning includes: (i) a description of the unacceptable performance; (ii) a description of the required performance improvement; (iii) the schedule for demonstrating improved performance; and (iv) the consequences, which may include withdrawal, for failing to remedy the situation in the specified timeframe.


Policy 92 - Continuance in a Program

The purpose of this policy is to describe the criteria and guidelines for academic standing and continuance at UFV. A student's academic standing, based on grade point averages, determines his or her enrolment status and any conditions associated with that status, including the ability to continue as a student.

The policy states that students must have a CGPA of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. In additions, students must meet the continuance requirements set by their program in order to remain enrolled in the program.

Academic Standing FAQs


Policy 18 - Harrassment Prevention

UFV and its Board of Governors are committed to providing fair and respectful treatment of all members of the university community. Harassment, discrimination, or physical or emotional abuse of any kind violates this commitment to an individual’s fundamental rights, personal worth, and human dignity.


Policy 70 - Student Academic Misconduct: This policy describes academic misconduct (e.g., cheating, plagiarism) and the actions that may result (e.g., suspension, expulsion) when instances of academic misconduct are identified.


Policy 204 - Student Non-Academic Conduct: This policy describes conduct required of students by the university and sets out conduct that may be subject to investigation, discipline, and/or expulsion.

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