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SUMS Disciplinary Rules

Created Date : Tuesday, September 8, 2015   Update Date : Monday, August 28, 2017    Visit : 7643

SUMS Disciplinary Rules


The following is a list of disciplinary rules, which are designed to protect students’ rights. Violation of these rules will result in disciplinary action and shall be reviewed and dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee.


  • Students should not  act  in  any  manner  that  constitutes  or  appears  to constitute a threat or intimidation or is injurious, physically or mentally, to the well-being and safety of any other student or any member of staff of the University.
  • Students should not act in any manner that constitutes or appears to constitute contempt of the University.
  • Students should not conduct   themselves,   whether   within   or   outside   the University, in any manner which is detrimental or prejudicial to the interest, well-being or good name of the University, any of  the students, staff, officers or employees of the University, or to public order, safety or security, or to morality, decency or discipline.
  • Students should comply with   written   law,   rules, regulations orders and procedures, whether within or outside the University.
  • Students should avoid disturbing any teaching, study, research, administrative work, students or employees at the University.
  • When a student is under investigation, the Disciplinary Committee might suspend them for a maximum period of seven (7) days.
  • No book, paper, document, etc. is permitted during an exam session, except those allowed by the examiner.
  • Students are allowed to start organizations or groups only after getting prior permission from the chancellor or the dean of the school.
  • Any student who is found to be in a state of intoxication under the influence of liquor including but not limited to any other substance that may cause intoxication within or outside the University should be guilty of a disciplinary offence.
  • No   student   should,   within   or   outside   the University, have in his possession any   article,   which   is considered as obscene or pornographic under the Islamic moral, norms and values.
  • The distribution, circulation or exhibitions of any obscene article within the University is considered illegal.
  • Students are not allowed to keep or carry liquor, dangerous drug or poison with them on or off campus.
  • No student should give, supply, provide or offer or propose to give, supply, provide or offer any liquor, dangerous drugs or poison to any person.
  • No student should consume orally or smoke or inhale, or introduce into his/her body by injection or in any other manner whatsoever, any dangerous drugs or poison.
  • Any student who is found to be under the influence of  any dangerous drugs or poison should be guilty of a disciplinary offence.
  • The University may require a student suspected to be a drug dependent to submit himself/herself for urine test. If a student refuses to submit himself/herself to this test, s/he commits a disciplinary offence.
  • Smoking within the University is forbidden.
  • A student should not do anything that may be prejudicial to the cleanliness and  neatness  of  a  students’  living accommodation within the University, or of any other building or structure or any other part within the University.
  • A student shall not make any sound or noise, or cause any sound or noise, or cause any sound or noise to be produced, by any mean or in any manner, where such noise or sound causes or is likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to any person within the University.
  • The University may require a student suspected to have mental disorder to submit himself/herself for medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner.
  • Students may adopt  the  Islamic dress if they so desire. Otherwise they should dress in accordance with the University Dress Code.
  • Any student who is inappropriately attired will be barred   altogether   from   entering   all academic and administration buildings and shall be guilty of a disciplinary offence
  • No student is allowed to be a member of political party, inside or outside the University.
  • Close proximity between unmarried couples, or individuals (not being a mahram) or being in physical proximity between opposite genders or of the same gender in any suspicious situation(s) or in any condition(s) which may raise suspicions as to the real motive of the acts(s) and / or all kinds of deviant behaviors are not allowed. “Suspicious situations” and “deviant activities” here include all, but not limited to sexual activities with or without the consent of the involved parties.
  • Students found doing any of the following acts would be deemed as violating this rule:

Caressing any part of the partner’s body




Sitting in close proximity to each other in isolation from other people in situation or position that could raise suspicion as to the real motive of the act, holding hands


  • No person not being a mahram is permitted to, within or outside the University, engage in any kind of sexual conduct with any member of the University or visitor to the University which may also include other serious or persistent unwanted sexual contact or conduct, such as harassment, threats, intimidation or unwanted touching or fondling.
  • If a student of the University is charged with a criminal offence in the civil or Islamic law,   he   shall   immediately   thereupon   be suspended   from   being   a   student   of   the University and shall not, during the pendency of the criminal proceedings, remain in or enter the  University,  unless  otherwise  decided  by the University.
  • When it appears to a Disciplinary Authority that a student has committed a disciplinary offence, the Disciplinary Authority shall proceed with further investigation.
  • The Disciplinary Authority may issue a notice to the student to attend before the Disciplinary Authority to give statement in writing within a specified period or on the date specified in the notice.
  • The Disciplinary Authority has the absolute discretion either to accept the written explanation given by the student or to proceed with the disciplinary hearing.
  • The proper relationship between the opposite sexes and the acceptable attire of students are part and parcel of the University’s identity and accordingly the same should be clearly defined. As an Islamic University, the University expects the students to observe the values and norms of moral propriety, decent behaviour and respectable attire that together reflect the identity that the University wishes to project and nurture.  The following Orders, in addition to the existing ones, are meant to reinforce the importance of the above objectives and help the students to live up and uphold the high level of Islamic adab (manners and ethics) and decent behavior
  • Students are required to comply with University rules and regulations and shall not act in any way that may be interpreted as disrespectful to Islam or the Islamic University
  • No  male  and  female  students  should  sit  together  unless  in  the  designated  areas provided by the University from time to time.
  • Male  and  female  students  should  at  all  times  practice  the  principle  of  modesty, respectable interaction and proper decorum in public places, during meetings, sporting and cultural activities, gatherings or when dealing with each other so as to avoid all kinds of suspicions or misunderstandings.
  • Male and female students should not practice or participate in any physical activities or outings together in such a way that would arouse public concern or suspicion that a situation of permissiveness or promiscuity exists between the opposite sexes.
  • Married students should inform the University authorities of the fact of being married in writing and they should not behave between themselves in public in a way that would create suspicion or misperception on the part of the public.
  • National dresses/attires may be worn provided that they do not violate or infringe the University’s requirements and Islamic values and norms.
  • Vanity or ostentation should not be a motive in putting on of any dress or attire.
  • The attire of men shall not resemble that of the women’s As far as a female Muslim student is concerned, and vice versa.
  • As far as a female Muslim student is concerned, her attire must cover the aurah (as provided under the Islamic law).  Save for the face and the palm the attire should cover the whole body.  Any form of clothing that covers the whole face is prohibited.
  • Attires shall not be tight fitting.
  • The attire should be made from such material such that the colour of the skin and shape of the body would not be visible. Dress materials should not be transparent or reveal the contour of the body.
  • Sarongs and skirts without slits may be worn if they are loose and must be long enough to reach and cover the ankles.  Skirts which are tight or which does not cover the ankles are not allowed
  • Excessive accessories, strong perfumes and facial make-ups are not allowed
  • Pants should not be tight fitting or figure hugging; they should be loose and cover the ankles.
  • Pants should be worn only with a long, loose upper dress, which covers the hip. The upper dress should not have long slits or side cuts, which reveal the hip or thigh area
  • A loose-fitting blouse and upper dress may be worn provided they have long sleeves reaching the wrists and covering the hips as well.
  • The head-cover should properly cover the head and should not reveal the hair, neck, chest and shoulders
  • Footwear should cover the feet, and the heels of the footwear should not be excessively high.  Slippers are forbidden
  • The attire of the male Muslim students must cover the aurah (as provided under the Islamic law) of the male body.
  • Slippers, non-strip sandals, round neck T-shirts, tight-fitting trousers or pants should not be worn by students during lectures, tutorials, official University functions and other formal activities as well as within the proximity of the SUMS administrative and faculty buildings and centres. In all the above occasions, jeans are absolutely not allowed.
  • Shirts and collared T-shirts are allowed to be worn when attending classes. The shirts and collared T-shirts should be tucked in the trousers at all times.
  • Neck and wrist chains should not be worn except for medical purposes or on religious and/or traditional grounds
  • The length of the hair should not extend beyond the collar and the hairstyle should not be  of  unusual  or  extraordinary.  Unnecessary dyeing  or  colouring  of  hair  is prohibited.
  • The areas of the body between the navel and the knee shall be covered in public at all times including in the halls of residence and all public premises, except under permissible circumstances such as sporting events.
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