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I am an nineteen year old undergraduate in the General Arts program at Brock who is willing to switch into accounting next year because that has become my interest. In the last few weeks of November or the first week December of 2013, a friend who I used to play soccer with during the summer asked me for a favor . This favor was receiving some packages for him through my address because he said he was travelling to the states and at that time I had no idea what might go wrong and since he was like a friend, I accepted the favor, so I gave him my residence address since that’s where I was living.
A week or two later he called me in the morning telling me how the shipment was delivered to my address but since I was living in village, I had to go through the south desk at lowenberger residence to get the package .So I made my way to lowenberger and they told me how the packages were not with them so I should go to check in the shipment department. At that point of time I was done with my exams so I even needed to go home so I decided to call my cousin to come pick me up the next day so that I can get a chance to take the packages too and not leave them in school. So the next day when my cousin came , we went straight to the shipping department to get the packages and fortunately they were there so we started packing all the packages in the car. While we were packing the boxes in the car, campus security just came out of no where and stopped us from packing the packages and asked a couple of questions and then called the police on us because they found out the packages where stolen or it was received through a fraudulent way, so after unpacking the boxes I got sent to the Niagara police department to go explain my side of the story and they let me and my cousin go .That’s when I got to know that my friend who I was trying to help only used my address because he knew it was fraudulent act. I committed an offence by giving him my address and letting him use whiles he doesn’t live here; I committed this offence because I just thought I was just helping a friend out by doing this favor and at the end of it ,this offence had the biggest impact on because I could have been charged for fraud by the cops , kicked out of school or put on probation for not using the school utilities properly since it was sent to my address. I could have avoided this situation by clearing saying no to my friend. What I have learned from this experience is to be careful of the friends you make and the decisions taken ,it is not everyone you must help .
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I am a 2nd year BBA co-op student who has been charged with theft. I do not deny my actions but I regret them dearly. After class one day, my group had stayed behind to ask a question, I saw a phone sitting on a desk and decided to take it. I am unsure why I took the phone I really didn’t need the money but something called me. I have stolen in the past and I have been caught. I wonder sometimes how in control of myself I actually am, but I accept that all of this is one hundred percent my fault. My offence while some may view it as a common occurrence is taken no less seriously by me or by Brock. My actions reflect that of an arrogant kid that doesn’t understand the repercussions of his actions. I came to Brock to learn and even in my 2nd year I see many things about myself which I don’t understand. If I am to give out advice to other students on this matter I must first understand about myself. So the piece of advice which I offer you is to try and better understand yourself and why it is you act the way you do. Make sure to look at the long-run what you’re risking and why you’re risking it. I hope you find that the risk and the damage caused by what you do greatly exceeds any amount of pleasure you gain. My situation is easily avoidable just don’t go there don’t take the phone, simple. I could have avoided this letter and I could have avoided a lot of wasted time and stress on both my shoulders and the shoulders of the poor girl whose phone it was. My actions also harm the public’s view of university students. My hope is that the students of Brock are not generalized based on the actions of a few but I know this to be a lie. We need to work daily to show our value to the community and to this school. I have sadly let myself and the community down and I only hope to work towards being a better person in the future. Incidence like mine happen almost daily in our community but that does not mean we should learn to live with them, we must maintain our humanity and push towards a better world for us and for the greater community.
Real students, real stories is a paper written for the purpose of allowing other students to know the consequences of what happens when you violate the student code of conduct on brock university property. It is also written to provide an example to other students of how to make better decisions should they face these circumstances. I am currently in first year at brock university majoring in kinesiology. The reason why I had to meet in front of the university disciplinary board was because of the offences I committed against the student code of conduct which were threatening/dangerous behavior, misconduct related to the use of drugs and aiding/abetting. The incident involved drugs and other paraphernalia being found in my room in residence, resulting in an automatic eviction from residence as well. I was also charged with threatening dangerous behavior because of the environment I had in my room. The last offence I was charged with was aiding and abetting which was as a result of me allowing to keep a student’s belongings in my room who was previously evicted and who had made appearances at our house during his eviction from residence. The reason I committed these offences was because I was trying to help a friend out during his eviction because he had nowhere to stay and was aiding and abetting him in letting him keep his belongings in my room, illegal or not. The offences I committed were wrong because they go against the student code of conduct on campus which is responsible for all student safety on campus. In committing these offences I was a danger to myself and others. There were no individuals harmed in the incident. What I could have done differently to avoid the situation would have been completely avoiding allowing any illegal substances into my room at all. Another way I could have avoided the situation completely would have been to not allow a student to stay or keep his belongings in my room during his eviction. This would have resulted in the situation being very much different. What I have learned from this experience is that associating with drugs and intentionally breaking the law and student code of conduct can only lead to dark, negative consequences that are completely avoidable by not going against the student code of conduct in the first place. Ultimately what I want to tell other students about this experience is that the best way to enjoy a successful university career is follow and respect the student code of conduct on campus.
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