THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australian National University Act 1991
RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES AFFILIATION STATUTE 2013
The Council of The Australian National University makes the following Statute under section 50 of the Australian National University Act 1991.
Dated: 4 October 2013.
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA
1 Name of Statute
1.1 This Statute is the Residential Colleges Affiliation Statute 2013.
2.1 This Statute commences on the day after it is registered.
3 Establishment of colleges
3.1 The Council may permit a residential college to be established in connection with the University.
4 Affiliation of colleges
4.1 If a residential college is established in accordance with this Statute, the Council may grant affiliation with the University to that college.
5 Colleges may be erected on land of the University
5.1 The Council may permit a residential college affiliated with the University to be erected on land the subject of a lease to the University.
6 Resident members
6.1 A residential college must not permit a person (other than a member of the staff of the college or the spouse or partner or a child of such a member of staff) to reside at the college unless the person is a resident member of the college.
6.2 A residential college must not admit a person to resident membership unless the person:
(a) is admitted to candidature in, or enrolled for, a program of study leading to an award of the University; or
(b) is a member of the academic or general staff of the University; or
(c) is engaged in research at the University.
6.3 However, a residential college may admit to resident membership a person, not being a person to whom subsection 6.2 applies, who has reached an educational standard comparable, in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor or his or her nominee, with the educational standard of a student admitted to candidature in, or enrolled for, a program of study leading to an award of the University.
6.4 Nevertheless, the number of persons admitted as residents under subsection 6.3 must not exceed 10% of the total number of residents of the college (other than members of the staff of the college or a spouse or partner or a child of such members of staff) at the time of the admission.
6.5 A residential college will remove a student from the college if the University informs the college that the student has been prohibited from entering the premises or grounds of the University pursuant to the rules or procedures of the University.
7 Non-resident members
7.1 A residential college may admit to non-resident membership of the college:
(a) any person who is not disqualified for admission to residential membership under section 6; and
(b) any graduate of the University; and
(c) any member of Convocation.
8 No religious test
8.1 A residential college must not impose any religious test as a condition of membership of the college and must not require any member to participate in any religious observance.
9 Academic mentoring
9.1 A residential college must, if so required by the Vice-Chancellor or his or her nominee, establish and maintain a system of tutoring or academic mentoring for its resident and non-resident students to complement formal teaching provided by the University.
10 Constitution of college
10.1 The constitution of an affiliated residential college must:
(a) be approved by the Council; and
(b) provide for the appointment of a Visitor to perform functions approved by the Council; and
(c) provide, in accordance with the Rules, for the maintenance of appropriate standards of behaviour for residents of the college.
11 Withdrawal of affiliation
11.1 If, in the opinion of the Council, a residential college or its governing body has failed to comply with this Statute, the Council may withdraw the affiliation of a college with the University.
11.2 The Council must give the governing body of a residential college 2 months' notice in writing that it intends to withdraw the affiliation of the residential college with the University.
11.3 Before giving notice under subsection 11.2, the Council must:
(a) notify the governing body of the residential college of the matters regarding which it is alleged that the college has failed to comply with this Statute; and
(b) give the governing body of the residential college an opportunity to show cause why the affiliation should not be withdrawn.
12 Effect of withdrawal on property of college
12.1 If the Council withdraws the affiliation of a residential college to which section 5 applies, the Council may take over the whole, or such part as the Council determines, of the property and assets of the college and in that event, the Council must pay reasonable compensation to the college in respect of the property and assets so taken over.
12.2 The amount of the compensation in respect of the property and assets so taken over must, in the absence of agreement between the Council and the governing body of the residential college, be settled in accordance with the law in force in the Australian Capital Territory in relation to arbitration.
13.1 The Council may make Rules, not inconsistent with this Statute, for affiliated residential colleges.
13.2 The Vice-Chancellor may make Rules in relation to the standard of behaviour for members, non-resident members and visitors of affiliated residential colleges.
14 Repeal and saving
14.1 The Residential Colleges Affiliation Statute 2007, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of this Statute, is repealed.
14.2 Decisions taken, and approvals given, under the Residential Colleges Affiliation Statute 2007, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of this Statute, being decisions and approvals that were in force immediately before the commencement of this Statute, continue in force as if they were made under this Statute and may be amended or revoked accordingly.