Student Code shouldn’t be confidential, says MUNSU

A recently obtained ATIPP request reveals feedback submitted by the MUN Students’ Union regarding the proposed Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities policy. Regarding the proposed confidentiality section, MUNSU states, “This addition is clearly trying to limit students’ ability to go to the public about their treatment by the University Administration, and threaten them with further punishment if they do. This clause effectively places a gag order on every student’s ability to publicly share their story on social media, traditional media, or in other public forms. If a student chooses to make their experience with the processes of the code public, they must not be punished. Therefore we would like to propose that the students involved in the process must be permitted their freedom of self expression, and not be forced into a non-disclosure agreement.” View MUNSU’s full submission below:

Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.

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