The Dean of Students office urges all students to take good care in terms of prevention of petty crime such a theft of cellphones and
other personal items. The Head of Grahamstown Police indicated to the university authorities that a large amount of these types of crimes happen through pure negligence and would be preventable through basic vigilance. Please make a habit of keeping your belonging secured.
There also has been a high incidence of arrests of student for shoplifting. In most cases students perform these acts simply as a prank. The consequences of this can be far-reaching for your future where for instance you may be barred from registering for a certain profession or you may be denied an international travel visa due to a criminal record. The police and the Courts will give no special treatment to Rhodes students.
Please take a minute to read this summary of all cases heard by the Proctors at Rhodes during the past 6 months. As you will note, there are serious consequences for infringing the Students Disciplinary Code.
1.Charged with two counts of fraud and two counts of theft. Found guilty on all charges. Penalty: permanent exclusion from RU and record to be endorsed “conduct unsatisfactory”.