Student Misconduct Reporting
Reportable incidents include, but are not limited to the following, actual or suspected:
- Academic offences, including any form of cheating such as deceptive fabrication, plagiarism and violation of intellectual property and copyright law.
- Improper personal conduct including those that demeans, intimidates, threatens, harasses or injures any individual, such as bullying, fighting, making derogatory remarks, and any form of sexual misconduct.
- Ragging or hazing, which is to engage or participate in any action or situation that offends, degrades, embarrasses, harasses or ridicules another person(s), and risks emotional or physical harm to another person(s), whether or not there is consent or intention;
- Improper cyberbullying behaviours including harassing, hurting, frightening, criticizing, intimidating, flaming, impersonating, exposing, tricking and cyberstalking.
- Posting/ sharing extremist views, expressing intent to and/or inciting others to participate in acts of violence, making remarks that promote ill-will or hatred towards people of other races or religions.
- Other non-compliance with NP rules and regulations, the laws of Singapore Laws, and the laws of a host country, which include but are not limited to the possession and consumption of alcohol and drugs, gambling and playing of poker cards, smoking, trespassing, vandalism, and theft.
Protection for Informant
A genuine informant who files an incident report in good faith shall not be discriminated, intimated, or harassed. The informant is protected even if the allegations prove to be incorrect or unsubstantiated.
The informant who raises genuine concern(s) under the SMR policy need not fear any reprisals provided that it is acting in good faith.
However, NP does not condone frivolous or malicious allegations, or those made for personal gain. Students making such allegations may face disciplinary actions.
The informant is strongly encouraged to provide his/her name in the incident report. Investigations on reports made anonymously may be hampered due to the inability to identify the informant to obtain a full and complete account of relevant and necessary facts or seek clarifications to investigate the matter effectively.
The informant can be assured that the incident report will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Exceptional circumstances under which information provided by the informant could or would not be treated with strict confidentiality include:
- Where NP is under a legal obligation to disclose the information provided.
- Where the information is already in the public domain.
- Where the information is given on a strictly confidential basis to e.g. legal professionals for the purpose of obtaining professional advice.
- Where the information is given to the Police or other authorities for criminal investigation.