jesselton university college

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Non-discriminatory Admissions Policy

Year: 2020

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment that values the contributions of individuals from all backgrounds. Our Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policy reflects our dedication to providing equal opportunities for all prospective students while ensuring transparency in our admissions process.

Policy Statement:

Non-Discrimination Principle: JUC adheres to a strict non-discrimination principle in its admissions process. We do not discriminate against applicants based on their race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunities: All applicants are assessed based on their academic achievements, qualifications, potential, and relevant experience, without bias or prejudice. Our admissions decisions are solely based on merit and the applicant’s ability to meet the established academic requirements for the chosen program.

Positive Discrimination Policy (if applicable): In certain cases, JUC may implement appropriate positive discrimination policies to address underrepresentation and promote diversity within specific programs or disciplines. The use of positive discrimination is done to create a more inclusive and representative learning environment and will be clearly explained and justified.

Transparent Admissions Criteria: The admissions criteria for each program at JUC are clearly outlined and publicly available. These criteria include academic qualifications, entrance examinations (if applicable), work experience (if required), and any other specific requirements deemed essential for the program.

Application and Appeals Process: The application process is structured to ensure fairness and transparency. JUC provides clear guidelines on how to apply, and applicants are given equal opportunities to submit required documents and meet deadlines. Additionally, applicants have the right to appeal any admissions decisions they believe may be inconsistent with the stated policies.

Confidentiality and Privacy: JUC respects the privacy of all applicants and handles their personal information in compliance with applicable data protection laws. All admissions-related information is kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of the admissions process.

Jesselton University College is dedicated to maintaining a Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policy that ensures equal opportunities for all applicants while fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Our commitment to transparency and fairness in the admissions process is integral to creating a vibrant and enriching academic community.

Access to university: track underrepresented groups applications

Year 2020 – 2022
Female students
Ethnic Group
Rural Students
Disable Students

Access to University:
Under-represented Groups Recruitment

Jesselton University College (JUC) is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity within its academic community. We recognize the importance of fostering an environment that celebrates individuals from underrepresented groups and acknowledges the unique perspectives they bring to our campus. Our Access to University Underrepresented Groups Recruit policy outlines our commitment to actively recruit students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, with a specific focus on low-income household students and outskirt students, to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Policy Statement:

Recruitment Strategy: JUC will develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy to actively identify, attract, and engage with underrepresented groups, with a particular emphasis on students from low-income households and those residing in outskirt areas. This strategy will be tailored to address the specific challenges faced by these individuals and to encourage their participation in higher education.

Outreach Initiatives: We will conduct targeted outreach initiatives in collaboration with community organizations, schools, and other relevant institutions, specifically aiming to reach potential candidates from low-income households and outskirt areas. These initiatives will raise awareness about JUC’s educational opportunities and support services.

Scholarships and Financial Aid: JUC will provide scholarships and financial aid programs specifically designed to support students from low-income households and outskirt areas. These initiatives will help alleviate financial barriers and encourage individuals from these backgrounds to pursue higher education.

Inclusive Hiring Practices: The university will prioritize inclusive hiring practices that seek out and attract qualified candidates from underrepresented groups for faculty and staff positions. The recruitment process will be transparent and free from any bias or discrimination.

Diverse Representation: JUC is committed to promoting diversity within its governance structures, academic departments, and administrative units. We will actively seek diverse representation on university committees and boards, including individuals from low-income households and outskirt areas.

Professional Development: The university will provide professional development opportunities and resources for staff and faculty to enhance their cultural competence and foster an inclusive learning environment, catering to the needs of diverse students.

Evaluation and Reporting: JUC will regularly assess the effectiveness of our recruitment efforts to ensure we are meeting our goals and objectives. Data on the representation of underrepresented groups, particularly low-income household students and outskirt students, among students, staff, and faculty will be collected and reported transparently.

At Jesselton University College, we firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive academic community enhances the educational experience for all. Our Access to University Underrepresented Groups Recruit policy reflects our commitment to taking proactive steps to recruit students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on students from low-income households and those residing in outskirt areas. Through these efforts, we aim to create a dynamic and enriched learning environment that embraces the diversity of our campus community.

Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policies

Updated on: May 2020

At Jesselton University College (JUC), we are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful learning and working environment for all members of our academic community. Our Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies are designed to promote a culture that values diversity, prohibits discriminatory practices, and ensures the well-being of our students, staff, and faculty.

Policy Statement:

Anti-Discrimination Policy: JUC strictly prohibits any form of discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected characteristic as defined by applicable laws. Discrimination in any aspect of university life, including admissions, hiring, promotion, and access to programs and services, will not be tolerated.

Anti-Harassment Policy: Harassment in any form, including verbal, written, electronic, or physical, is strictly prohibited at JUC. We define harassment as any unwelcome behavior, comment, or conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for any member of our academic community. This policy applies to students, staff, faculty, visitors, and all other individuals associated with the university.

Reporting Mechanism: JUC is committed to providing a safe and confidential reporting mechanism for incidents of discrimination or harassment. Any member of the university community who experiences or witnesses such behavior is encouraged to report it promptly to the appropriate university authority, such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion or the Office of Human Resources.

Prompt Investigation: All reports of discrimination or harassment will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. JUC will take appropriate corrective action against any individual found to have engaged in discriminatory or harassing behavior. This may include disciplinary actions, up to and including termination or expulsion, as per the severity of the offense.

Support and Resources: JUC is committed to providing support and resources to individuals who have experienced discrimination or harassment. Support services, counseling, and other resources will be made available to assist those affected by such incidents.

Education and Training: JUC will conduct regular education and training programs to raise awareness about discrimination and harassment and promote a culture of respect, inclusivity, and sensitivity. These programs will be offered to students, staff, and faculty members.

At Jesselton University College, we believe that every individual should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or identity. Our Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies reflect our unwavering commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone associated with the university. Through the implementation of these policies, we aim to foster a campus community that upholds the values of equality, diversity, and mutual understanding.

University Diversity and Equity Officer


Mentoring Program

As part of our mentoring programs, we ensure that mentors and mentees have regular meetings to establish a strong support system. Mentorship meetings are held twice per semester, providing dedicated time for mentees to connect with their mentors and discuss any challenges or concerns they may be facing, whether personal or academic in nature.

These regular meetings serve as a platform for open and honest communication between mentors and mentees. Mentees can seek guidance and advice from their mentors regarding academic choices, career aspirations, personal development, and overcoming any obstacles they may encounter during their time at the university. Mentors, in turn, provide valuable insights, share their experiences, and offer encouragement to help mentees navigate their academic journey successfully.

By establishing a consistent meeting schedule, we ensure that the mentor-mentee relationship is nurtured and maintained throughout the academic year. This allows for ongoing support, feedback, and guidance to be provided to mentees, promoting their personal growth and academic achievements.

What we offer for your academic journey:

  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Support Group and Workshop
  • Support Students With Disabilities

You may look for any of our counsellors (subject to availability) during term time from Monday to Friday through Lunch (1.00pm-2.00pm).

Otherwise, to make an appointment with the Student Counselling Service, please consider one of the options below:

Phone   :  088 448344 @ AHMAD MASSU BIN RAMLI (Practicing Certificate No.: PA02940)

Mobile  :  Mr. AHMAD MASSU BIN RAMLI @ 019-6280715

Email    : [email protected]

Accessible Facilities for People With Disabilities


Support Services for People With Disabilities

Counselling gives you some time and space to explore any issue that is of concern to you.

Counsellors are specially trained to listen attentively and provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you have the opportunity to engage in self-reflection, with a focus on your well-being and personal growth.

You can also get advice on where to find additional support and how best to move forward.

If you are interested in meeting with a counsellor in a confidential setting about the difficulties you are experiencing, the Student Counselling Service offers One to One Counselling.

If you are a student struggling to cope, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

Examples of the issues students seek counselling for include:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties (family, romantic, platonic)
  • Depression or Mood Difficulties
  • Grief or Bereavement
  • Homesickness or Loneliness
  • Lack of Motivation or Direction
  • Sexual / Personal Identity Issues
  • Parental Separation
  • Assault or Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Bullying or Racism
  • Addiction or Substance Use
  • Eating or Body Image Issues
  • Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Low Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Others related issue

You may look for any of our counsellors (subject to availability) during term time from Monday to Friday through Lunch (1.00pm-2.00pm).

Otherwise, to make an appointment with the Student Counselling Service, please consider one of the options below:

Phone   :  088 448344 @ AHMAD MASSU BIN RAMLI (Practicing Certificate No.: PA02940)

Access Schemes for People With Disabilities


Accommodation Policy For People With Disabilities

Jesselton University College (JUC) is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Our Accommodation Policy for Persons with Disabilities underscores our unwavering dedication to ensuring equal opportunities and participation for every member of our academic community. This policy outlines our approach to providing reasonable accommodations and highlights our commitment to allocating adequate funding to support these initiatives.

Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodations: JUC recognizes the diversity of disabilities and their impact on individuals. We are committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access and participate in all aspects of university life, including academics, events, facilities, and services.

Scope of Accommodations: Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, adjustments in teaching methods, exam formats, physical accessibility, assistive technologies, sign language interpreters, note-takers, and extended time for assignments and examinations.

Individualized Approach: JUC understands that each person’s disability-related needs may differ. Therefore, accommodation requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. We encourage individuals with disabilities to engage in an interactive process with the Disability Services Office to identify appropriate accommodations.

Confidentiality and Privacy: Information related to an individual’s disability and accommodation needs will be treated with strict confidentiality. Such information will only be shared with university personnel on a need-to-know basis to implement accommodations effectively.

Application Process: To request accommodations, individuals with disabilities must submit a formal request to the Disability Services Office. This request should include relevant medical or diagnostic documentation and specific accommodation preferences.

Timely Review: JUC is committed to reviewing accommodation requests promptly and providing timely feedback. In cases where additional documentation or information is needed, the Disability Services Office will work closely with the individual to facilitate the process.

Adequate Funding: JUC allocates sufficient funds to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made available to those who require them. Adequate funding also supports the procurement of assistive technologies and accessibility improvements on campus.

Awareness and Training: JUC regularly conducts awareness campaigns and training programs to sensitize the campus community about disabilities and the importance of inclusivity. These programs aim to foster a welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities.