Ajou University Student Regulations (“these Regulations”)

  • Enacted on January 25, 1983
  • Amended on January 28, 1986
  • Amended on September 12, 1997
  • Amended on November 16, 1999
  • Amended on July 10, 2001
  • Amended on December 10, 2007

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of these Regulations is to set out necessary criteria designed to help students of Ajou University (“the University”) foster a sound school atmosphere and cultivate their minds and bodies, while covering details of Chapter 8 (Student Activities) of the Ajou University Rules (“the Rules”). (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Chapter 2 (Attire and Regulations)

Article 2 (Attire)

Students shall maintain neat and tidy attire and appearance as well as a proper level of courtesy in school life. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 3 (Student ID)

A student who finished the enrollment procedure shall have his/her ID issued.

Article 4 (Carrying of Student ID)

A student shall carry his/her ID at all times and present it upon a staff and faculty member’s request. ② A student shall not lend his/her student ID to another person.

Article 5< Deleted on July 10, 2001>

Article 6< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Article 7 (No Unfair Group Action)

A student shall not be engaged in an act that disturbs order in school, including a group action, a rally, a demonstration, a sit-in, boycott of classes, or the use of a megaphone within the school. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 8< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Chapter 3 Reward and Punishment

Article 9 (Punishment)

The University may give awards to the following students. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

  • 1. A student displaying exemplary demeanor and academic performance
  • 2. A student setting an example for others with a distinguished act of virtue
  • 3. A student who contributed to school development and student activities
  • 4. A student recognized for a special exploit

Article 10 (Punishment)

Concerning a student for whom one of the following is applicable, punitive measures may be taken against him/her, such as warning, temporary suspension from school, suspension from school for an indefinite period of time and expulsion through the deliberation by the Student Reward and Punishment Committee. In the event of a light offense, the relevant student may be ordered to carry out community service with no record left concerning the punishment. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

1. Warning (not less than 3 days and not longer than 7 days)

  • A. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • B. Causing a disturbance in class
  • C. Being engaged in an act that causes public disturbance
  • D. Displaying uncivilized behavior
  • E. Being engaged in an act close to one of the foregoing

2. Temporary suspension from school (Not less than 8 days and not longer than 3 months)

  • A. Using violence, resulting in a person’s injury
  • B. Causing disturbance within the school by distributing a false rumor
  • C. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • D. Cheating during examination
  • E. Causing damage to a material kept in the library or taking a book out of the library in an unauthorized way
  • F. Putting up an unauthorized notice (of gathering) or causing damage to an authorized notice
  • G. Distribution of an unauthorized notice of gathering or relevant prints
  • H. Holding an unauthorized gathering
  • I. Being issued a warning twice
  • J. Being engaged in an act close to one of the foregoing

3. Suspension from school for an indefinite period of time

  • A. Being engaged in group violence
  • B. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • C. Violation of Article 7 herein
  • D. Being engaged in an act of extorting money from another person
  • E. Causing damage to furniture or a facility of the University intentionally
  • F. Being subjected to punishment more severe than a fine under the Criminal Code
  • G. Being engaged in an act close to one of the foregoing

4. Forced expulsion

  • A. Causing an injury to a person, using a weapon
  • B. Doing noticeable damage to the honor of the University through uncivilized behavior
  • C. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • D. Being sentenced to imprisonment or more severe punishment
  • E. Being engaged in an act close to one of the foregoing

5. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Article 11 (Decision on Reward or Punishment)

A decision on reward or punishment of a student shall be approved by the President after deliberation of the Student Reward and Punishment Committee. The procedure shall be accompanied by the following documents. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

1. For reward

  • A. A meritorious act statement
  • B. A letter of opinion from the academic adviser
  • C. A letter of recommendation from the dean of the college

2. For punishment

  • A. A report on an accident
  • B. The student’s statement
  • C. A letter of opinion from the academic adviser

Article 11-2 (Opportunity for Self-Defense)

A student concerning whom punishment is considered shall be given an opportunity to make a self-defensive statement. (Newly established on December 10, 2007)

Chapter 4 Counseling and Guidance

Article 12 (Academic Advisor)

  • ① The University may designate academic advisors for coaching students on their academic performance and school life. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ② Academic advisors stated in the foregoing ① shall be fulltime lectures or professors. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ③ Concerning the need for provision of guidance and counseling for student organizations (such as the university student association, clubs or students’ societies), the University may designate academic advisors or coaches. Coaches shall be the University’s 6th-grade employees or higher. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ④ Academic advisors or coaches stated in the foregoing ③ shall do their best concerning their assignments, using methods such as group coaching or individual interviews. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 13 (Guidance and Counseling)

  • ① A student(s) planning on one of the following may get help from an academic advisor or coach. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
    1. 1. An activity carried out by a student organization
    2. 2. An event, including a gathering
    3. 3. Counseling concerning academic performance or personal problem
    4. 4. An act close to one of the foregoing
  • ②< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Chapter 5 Student Organizations

Article 14 (Student Organizations)

“A student organization” refers to the Ajou Student Association or an association of graduate students or their affiliate organization or a relevant independent organization. (Amended on December 10, 2007)


Article 15 (Registration Requirements)

For registration as a student organization, one shall meet the following requirement. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

  • 1. Its aim shall not be in violation of the Rules and these Regulations.
  • 2. It shall have at least 20 members consenting to the object of setting it up and its proclaimed philosophy.
  • 3. It shall have the relevant parties’ acceptance to act as its academic advisor and coach. When what is stated in the foregoing sentence is not feasible, it shall have the acceptance of the head of the office in charge to act as such.

Article 16 (Procedure for Registration of Student Organization)

The registration of a student organization shall be divided into new registration and re-registration. For registration, a student organization shall submit its application to the head of the Office of Student Affairs, along with the following documents, within the University-set period in the beginning of each school year via the academic advisor or coach (or the head of the office in charge). (Amended on December 10, 2007)

1. For new registration

  • A. The application (using the University-provided form)
  • B. The relevant parties’ acceptance to act as its academic advisor and coach
  • C. Its regulations
  • D. Its action plan and budget plan (using the University-provided form)
  • E. The list of founders (using the University-provided form)

2. For re-registration

  • A. The application (using the University-provided form)
  • B. The list of members
  • C. Statement on the activities carried out in the previous year
  • D. Action plan for the new school year
  • E. A letter of confirmation from the academic advisor or coach

Article 17 (Approval)

For registration of a student organization, it shall obtain the President’s approval after following the procedure stated in Article 16 (Procedure for Registration of Student Organization) herein.


Article 18 (Cancellation of Registration)

Concerning what is stated in Article 17 (Approval) herein, the University may not grant the approval for the registration of a student organization or may withdraw its approval previously granted, if one of the following is applicable concerning it. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

  • 1. When it is in violation of the Rules or these Regulations
  • 2. When it is feared that the organization may disturb the order within the school
  • 3. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • 4. When it was engaged in no or very few activities in the previous year
  • 5. When it is engaged in activities not suitable for students
  • 6. When it is engaged in activities deviating from the purpose stated at the time of registration
  • 7. < Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • 8. When the application for the registration of the organization is not made within the designated period

Article 19 (Notice of Approval or Cancellation of Registration)

Concerning a student organization that has followed the proper registration procedure stated in Article 16, the head of the Office of Student Affairs shall give it a notice of approval or cancellation after making a decision within a given period of time in accordance with Article 18 (Cancellation of Registration) herein. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 19-2 (Request for Review of Notice of Cancelled Registration)

  • ① A student organization may ask the head of the Office of Student Affairs for the review of a decision on cancellation of its registration within 48 hours of the relevant notice. (Newly established on December 10, 2007)
  • ② Upon receipt of the request stated in the foregoing ①, the head of the Office of Student Affairs shall discuss it with the head of the Ajou Student Association or the head of the Graduate Student Association and inform the relevant organization of his/her decision. (Newly established on December 10, 2007)

Chapter 6 Gatherings, Notices Put up and Publications

Article 20 (Report on Gathering)

Students holding a gathering (or an event - This applies whenever “a gathering” appears in the rest of these Regulations) within the University shall make a report to the head of the Office of Student Affairs. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 21 (Classification of Gathering and Activities)

The students’ gathering and activities are classified as below: (Amended on December 10, 2007)

  1. 1. Self-regulated activities of the Ajou Student Association and student organizations
  2. 2. Political activities
  3. 3. Academic research activities
  4. 4. Art, physical or hobby activities
  5. 5. Religious activities
  6. 6. Voluntary service activities
  7. 7. (Deleted on July 10, 2001)
  8. 8. (Deleted on July 10, 2001)
  9. 9. Other cultural or goodwill activities

Article 22 (Submittal of Report on Gatherings)

  • ① The report on a gathering shall be submitted to the head of the Office of Student Affairs at least 72 hours prior to commencement of the event via the academic advisor or the coach. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ②< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >
  • ③ The report on a gathering shall include details, such as hour/date, place, purpose, those expected to take part, planned activities, etc. When submitting a report on a gathering, the possibility of the use of the place shall be checked in advance. The head of the Office of Student Affairs shall make a decision whether to approve a gathering in consultation with the head of the offices concerned. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 23 (Combined Gatherings)

Concerning an event in which students of two or more universities, including the University, held in the University, a report shall be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance, together with the event plan and the letter of consent signed by the presidents or deans of the participating universities or colleges or the head of the Office of Student Affairs. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Article 24 (Prohibition or Restriction of Gathering)

  • ① The head of the Office of Student Affairs shall notify the student who submitted the report on a scheduled event stated in Article 22 (Submittal of Report on Gatherings) and Article 23 (Combined Gatherings) of its decision on prohibition or restriction of the event within 24 hours of the submittal of the report when the event is feared to result in an illegal act, including a crime, or jeopardize the order within the school. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ② The student notified of the decision on prohibition or restriction of the event stated in the foregoing ① may ask the head of the Office of Student Affairs for the review of such a decision. (Newly established on December 10, 2007)
  • ③ In connection with the foregoing ②, the head of the Office of Student Affairs shall notify the student of the result of his/her review within 48 hours. (Newly established on December 10, 2007)

Article 25 (Notices Put up)

  • ① All public notices put up by an individual student or a student organization shall use a designated place and be removed upon the completion of the pre-stated period. The University may immediately remove a notice put up without stating the period of putting up, a notice containing commercial ad, vulgar or abusive remarks, a notice put up at an unauthorized place, and a notice put up in an excessively large quantity at a time. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ② A notice, including a signboard and a placard, about a gathering shall be put up after submitting a relevant report. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ③< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Article 26 (Size of Notices Put up)

In principle, a public notice put up shall use a white paper sheet sized 32 x 47cm. The number of sheets may be limited by the head of the Office of Student Affairs.

Article 27 (Publications)

  • ① Publications made by a student or a student organization shall be reported to the head of the Office of Student Affairs via the academic advisor or the coach. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ②< Deleted on December 10, 2007 >

Chapter 7 Athletic Events

Article 28 (Participation in Sports Competition)

  • ① A student or a group of students taking part in a sports competition held either in or out of the University shall report it to the head of the Office of Student Affairs after obtaining the approval of the dean of his/her/their college or graduate school. (Amended on December 10, 2007)
  • ② Concerning a sports competition held during a class or examination period, the list of students taking part in such an event shall be submitted to the head of the Office of Student Affairs.

Article 29 (Cheering)

Concerning a group of students intending to watch a sports competition held out of the University or cheer for a team, they shall obtain the approval of the President. (Amended on December 10, 2007)

Chapter 8 Health

Article 30 (Health Checkup)

A student shall undergo health checkups provided by the University.

Article 31 (Temporary Absence due to Disease)

A student diagnosed as suffering from a serious or infectious disease at a health checkup stated in Article 30 (Health Checkup) shall immediately apply for a leave of absence.

Additional Rules

  • ① (Date of Implementation) These Regulations shall be implemented on March 1, 1982.
  • ② (Abolition) Regulations which were in force previously shall be abolished upon the implementation of these Regulations.

Additional Rules

These Regulations shall be implemented on March 1, 1986.

Additional Rules

These Regulations shall be implemented on September 12, 1997.

Additional Rules

These Regulations shall be implemented on November 16, 1999.

Additional Rules

These Regulations shall be implemented on July 10, 2001.

Additional Rules

These Regulations shall be implemented on December 10, 2007.

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