Student discipline is addressed in terms of institutional rules as formulated by Council in Handbook 3.
Breaches of university rules are dealt with by tribunals.
In residences, issues of discipline are dealt with by the student housing tribunals, consisting of members appointed in terms of the house constitutions.
A proctor presides over cases heard in the student discipline tribunal, either alone in cases involving minor offenses, or assisted in serious cases by a vice-chancellor who is nominated assessor, and a student assessor appointed by the SRC.
Penalties imposed by the tribunal range from expulsion from the university, for serious misconduct such as plagiarism and violence, to reprimand for the less serious cases.
An appeal tribunal deals with cases in which students are aggrieved with the finding of the student discipline tribunal.
The president of the tribunal has legal training and is appointed by Council.
Other members of the tribunal are appointed by the Senate, the SRC and the president.
The legal counsellor in the Office of the Registrar's Secretariat is responsible for dealing with student discipline, and co-ordinating and administering the operations of the tribunals.