Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions 2022/2023
Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
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UNIVERSITY RULES AND REGULATIONS
(To be completed in duplicate by those accepting the offer. Please return one copy and retain the
second one.) Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
Regulations Governing the Conduct and Discipline of the Student of the University prepared in
accordance with the Kenyatta University Act, 1985 are reproduced here below. Read them
carefully and confirm your willingness to abide by them by signing at the end of this document
(on page 6)
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OF
THE STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
1. Definition of student:
(a) All students who have been formally admitted to a course of study for an Undergraduate
degree within the University.
(b) All occasional students who are registered students of another University but are admitted to
courses of study within Kenyatta University. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
(c) All postgraduate students who are registered for higher degree courses within the University.
2. Vice Chancellor’s powers
The regulations and control of students’ behaviour shall be administered by the Vice-Chancellor
on behalf of the council. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
The following regulations shall apply to all students:-
(a) Motor Vehicle
A student may not keep a motor vehicle on University premises without written permission from
the Registrar: such permission will not be given without proof of a current driving license, a
valid read tax license and current certificate of insurance. Such permission may be refused or
withdrawn without assigning any reason thereof. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
(b) Responsibility of University property
A student or group of students will be held responsible for any damage to University property
resulting from misuse or willful destruction of such property by that student or group of students.
(c) Academic Responsibility
Attendance of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals, and other scheduled courses of instruction
is compulsory. The Dean of the relevant Schools must authorize non-attendance due to illness or
other good cause.
It shall be an offence against University regulations to create unreasonable noise or behave in an
unruly or rowdy manner to the disturbance or annoyance of other occupants of University
(e) Loss of or damage to students’ property
The University disclaims all responsibility for losses of or damage to students’ property while on
(f) Fire Fighting Appliances
It shall be a serious offence against University regulations to interfere with, damage or remove,
other than for firefighting purposes, any fire fighting appliances.
(g) Procession and Demonstration
(i) It shall be a serious offence for any student or group of students whilst within the
University to convene, organize, participate in any way be involved in any
demonstrations, gatherings or processions or in any unauthorized ceremonies, gatherings
or demonstrations for which permission has not been obtained from the University
Government authorities. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
(ii) It shall be a serious offence for any student or group of students to organize or
participate in pickets or in any manner prevent any student or member of staff from
performing their normal duties.
Whereas consumption of alcohol is not prohibited, drunkenness and disturbances of other
students because of drunkenness will constitute a serious offence.
(i) Drug-Taking and possession of Drugs
It is a serious offence against University regulations to possess or take drugs as a student of this
(i) Correspondence to the press or other mass media by members of the University their
individual capacity, individual students or officials of the students’ organization and other
students should bear their individual names and their private address.
(ii) No student shall make any public statement on behalf of the union or other societies on
matters affecting the University without special authority from the Vice-Chancellor.
(iii) Correspondence by individual students or by officials of the students’ organizations
(including students’ societies) to representatives of foreign governments or other
sponsoring bodies shall be sent through the office of the Dean of Students, who will
forward as appropriate. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
(iv) Invitation to Government Ministries, representatives of foreign governments or other
important persons to visit the University in their official capacity shall be notified to the
University authorities in good time.
4. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
(a) Academic Matters
(i) Within the Kenyatta University Act, 1985 and the statutes/Regulations made there
under, the senate is empowered to discipline all students on all academic matters.
Such discipline includes: receiving and approving recommendations from School
Boards and Board Examiners with respect to who qualifies to sit University
(ii) Who repeats which year, breach of examination regulations and who is to be
discontinued from approved programmes of study. The decision of the Senate is
binding subject only to an appeal for review on the basis of fresh evidence.
(iii) Breach of Examination Regulations
What Constitutes an Examination Offence of Irregularity
Trying to copy from unauthorized material.
Passing verbal or written communication to other candidates in the examination room.
Being in possession of used or unused examination answer books outside the examination
Availing written material for use by other candidates.
Copying from unauthorized material carried by the candidate himself/herself.
Returning examination answer books with written answers after the examinations.
Involvement in any examination irregularity will automatically lead to expulsion from the
(b) General Offences
The senate Students’ Disciplinary Committee set up under section 14(2) (f) of the Kenyatta
University Act 1985 composed of:-
(i) Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)
(ii) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
(iii) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Planning & Development)
(iv) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
(v) Two student representatives one of whom shall be the KUSA Chairman.
(vi) Two Senate Representatives.
(vii) Dean of School of the Student concerned.
(viii) Chairman of the relevant Department.
(ix) Relevant Warden.
(x) Registrar (Academic) – secretary.
The Committee deals with all general offences committed by students in their day to day
activities within the University other than the offences the University considers as major
A student shall be given an opportunity of being heard before the student Disciplinary
The committee makes its decision.
Under the senate students Disciplinary Committee, the penalties for the various general offences
will vary according to the gravity of the offence.
The penalties will include:-
(i) Letters of warning, which will be carried in the Students’ file.
(ii) Payment for damages.
(iii) Suspension from the University for a Specific Period.
(iv) Expulsion from halls of residence.
(v) Expulsion from the University.
(vi) A combination of any two or more of the above.
(vii) Any other penalties as the committee may deem fit.
(c) Council shall have the right to expel a student from the University without reference
to the students when a student commits any of the following:-
(i) Boycotts lectures
(ii) Maliciously or willfully damages University property
(iii) Violates regulations 3 (g)
(iv) Assaults any member of staff in the discharge of official duties.
(v) Convicted by a Court of law for any criminal offence, which the Council
shall deem serious enough to warrant expulsion from the University.
(d) State Security Matters
The sovereignty of the state, together with the State Security machinery to safeguard the
sovereignty embraces the entire republic, within which the University falls. Accordingly,
notwithstanding the existing University Machinery, the state security Machinery cannot be
faltered in the execution of its functions and duties. Such machinery is outside the University
jurisdiction and any redress to action taken to such powers should be sought from the
Government without in any way involving the University. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions
5. VARIATION OF REGULATIONS
The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to add to or/and vary regulations contained in Section
3 until the next meeting of Council, But such addition or variation shall cease to have effect
unless confirmed by Council at such meeting.
DECLARATION BY STUDENT
This is to confirm that I DO ACCEPT the offer and I promise to abide by the Regulations
governing the conduct and discipline of the students of the University as spelt out in the
regulations above. Kenyatta University DSVOL Joining Instructions