General Rules and Code of Conduct

The University of Toronto’s International English Programs follow all Canadian laws and policies. Campers participating in the program will be responsible for doing so as well. Please note that, should any camper be expelled due to these provisions, it is the responsibility of their guardians to arrange their transit home. Campers will be given an extensive presentation on these rules when they arrive.

Discipline/Program Response

Disruption of our camp environment or any of the policies listed below will result in any or all of the following action:

Meeting with program staff


Reporting of incident to parents/guardians

Immediate suspension from the program

Immediate expulsion from the program

Camp Environment

Our camp is a space where everyone can feel safe, have fun, and enjoy a positive learning environment.  Including others and respect are important parts of our camp.

Fire Alarms

Do NOT pull the fire alarm unless there is a fire. Campers will be fined up to CAD $500.00 per fire truck that responds, typically 3. Should there be an actual fire, campers are encouraged to use the alarms.

Residence Rooms

Campers are responsible for keeping their room clean. Male and female campers are not permitted in rooms together, and they must sleep in their assigned rooms each night. Campers must ensure that their door is closed and locked behind them and keep their keys with them at all times. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If a camper’s room key is lost or damaged, it will be replaced at their expense.

Common Areas

Campers are responsible for keeping all common areas (common rooms, lounges, hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc.) clean after use. If any common area is not kept clean, all campers will help clean it. Any damage to or the removal of any property within the residence is not permitted. Campers will be required to pay for any damage they cause to residence property.

Class Attendance

Campers must attend their classes every day on time. In the case of illness, we must be notified. If a camper is often absent in class or otherwise misbehaving, their certificate will be at risk.


Attendance to all activities is mandatory. It is the campers’ responsibility to know when and where to be. Counsellors are always available to assist, if needed. Campers are responsible for being respectful to their surroundings (e.g. museum rules, attraction rules, etc.).


Campers must be in the residence and on their own floor by 11:00pm. Attendance will be taken. By 12:00am, they must be in their room and being quiet.


Under Canadian law, it’s illegal for those younger than 19 to purchase or consume alcohol.


In the province of Ontario, it is illegal to smoke inside any building. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside. Campers must be aware of all non-smoking signs in and around the campus.


No drugs are permitted. Campers who require medication must report these medications to the Summer Programs Office prior to their arrival

Fake IDs

Fake identification cards (IDs) are not permitted at any time.


Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University of Toronto’s Code of Student Conduct, no student shall engage in any disrespectful conduct based on one’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, family status, handicap, and/or any action that is known to be unwelcome by any student.

If a camper has an issue with another camper or staff member, please inform a counsellor. Mutual respect between all campers and staff members is expected.

Inappropriate Dress

Inappropriate dress is clothing that does not meet our community standards of decency and includes language and/or images related to violence, profanity, discrimination of any kind, or is demeaning to an individual or group.