The Advocacy Office was established in 1999 to provide information and support to students facing the bureaucratic challenges and disciplinary committees of UBC. We strive to do our absolute best to provide students with information about UBC’s policies and procedures when they are in a formal conflict with the university. But, we are not lawyers, and do not provide legal advice! Rather, we are here to offer confidential and effective support to any undergraduate and graduate student at UBC in regards to the disputes outlined below.
- Non Academic Misconduct – Non Academic Misconduct may include vandalism of University property, harassing others individuals, and stealing on Campus Grounds. We can also assist and advocate for the rights of students accused under policy 131 – Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Miscondcuct.
- Academic Misconduct – Academic Misconduct may include engaging or attempting to engage in cheating, plagiarism, falsifying information, etc.
- Academic standing – Academic Standing refers to issues such as failing a grade or promotion to next level of studies.
- Housing appeals – Housing incidents that relate to the UBC Resident Contract, subletting, etc.
- Parking disputes – Appealing a Traffic Notice (Parking ticket disputes).
- Library fine appeals – Appealing library fines and other charges.