Discord Rules

1. Nicknames

Your nickname MUST be your real name or whatever you choose to go by. For moderation purposes, we require all participants to use their real names. Failure to comply may result in a ban.

2. Code of Conduct

  • Be respectful to your fellow peers.

  • No harassment, bullying, slurs or aggressive behaviour.

  • There is a zero-tolerance policy for racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise prejudiced comments, including disrespectful remarks towards race/religion/political beliefs.

  • No trolling, baiting, discussions in ill faith, posting for shock value, etc.

  • No spamming (in-text or on voice call) or screaming at others in voice chat. If there is background noise, you must use push to talk. Deliberately disrupting study rooms will result in an immediate ban.

  • No explicit NSFW content. I.e., porn, gore, etc. This includes in-text, using a music bot, attachments/links sent, and profile pictures.

  • If you wish to submit content and you are not sure whether it is in violation of this rule, please feel free to pm anyone with the role of “PhySU Exec” or “Moderator,” and we can verify for you.

3. Academic Integrity

Keep academic integrity in mind. As the official Discord server of the Physics Student Union, we must adhere to the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.

Although discussing homework problems is encouraged (when permitted by the course), it is against the rules to send completed solutions of your work for others to simply copy.

When providing information on previously completed courses (e.g., in the situation of helping an incoming student prepare for a course), please only provide your own notes. Please do not provide plagiarized content, including course materials provided by the course instructors through a non-public forum (e.g., Quercus or Piazza), including any of the following:

  • Lecture slides or official course notes

  • Test or exam questions provided by instructors

  • Homework assignments or problem sets, or their solutions, provided by instructors

If you wish to submit content and you are not sure whether it is in violation of an academic integrity policy, please feel free to pm anyone with the role of “PhySU Exec” or “Moderator,” and we can verify for you.

4. Advertising

  • Any self-promotion will not be accepted, and is a bannable offence.

  • You are free to link any third-party academic resources, including recognized study groups, helpful websites and YouTube channels, provided they are consistent with UofT’s policies on academic integrity.

  • Any self-made academic resources such as notes will not be allowed, but a submission may be accepted to the PhySU notes repository in the future.

  • If you are representing another UofT recognized academic group (including but not limited to other student unions) and would like to post an announcement pertaining to your group, please contact one of the moderators first.

  • The Discord moderators will have final say as to what is allowed to be posted.

  • If you are unsure whether something falls under what is allowed to be advertised, feel free to message one of the mods for approval

5. Respect the executives, moderators and rules

All exec/moderator decisions and bans are final. There are no appeals, so please do read and follow the rules. If you find anyone is violating one of the rules, type @Moderator to alert our mods with a brief explanation of the rule being broken (e.g. X user is spamming), and we'll address the situation. Alternatively, you may also PM anyone with the role of “PhySU Exec” or “Moderator” and describe the situation.

6. Approval Key

In order to be approved to the server, a unique approval key will be sent to your provided U of T email. Please do not share this key with anyone, only use as instructed in the email you will receive. Any users attempting to join using identical keys will immediately be permanently banned.