Code of Conduct

Participants are expected to know and follow all rules listed in this Code of Conduct, those listed in the Rules for Participants, as well as the rules presented by the residential and instructional staff during the program.
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  • Participants are expected to adhere to the highest standards of good citizenship, honesty, and integrity in their academic work and in their personal conduct.
  • Participants are expected to show courtesy and respect for their fellow participants, for Stanford University personnel, and for University visitors.
  • Participants are expected to use language in a manner that is appropriate for a healthy learning environment. Obscene, derogatory, and abusive language is prohibited.
  • Participants are expected to dress appropriately for an academic learning environment, and in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Programs, and Stanford University.
  • Participants shall not take part in or facilitate discrimination of any kind, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on categories of culture, socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, intelligence, and life experience. 
  • Participants are expected to show respect for and take reasonable care of University property, including their residences, dining halls, classrooms, and other Stanford facilities, equipment and furnishings (for instance, course materials, computers, sports equipment, street signs, and other structures in outdoor areas).
  • Participants are expected to respect the belongings of their fellow participants. They shall not borrow, use, or disturb items belonging to other participants or summer staff without clear prior permission. Participants also are expected to respect the belongings of the participants and staff of other programs at Stanford and other Stanford visitors.
  • Participants shall not use, possess, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, with the exception of prescription and over-the-counter medications approved for use by the participant’s parent or guardian. Participation in an incident involving alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is cause for immediate dismissal, even if the participant did not consume or intend to consume these substances.
  • Participants are expected to be well behaved and follow the instructions of the residential staff, instructional staff, and other University personnel. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Participants shall not commit acts of violence on persons or property, nor shall they threaten to commit any act of violence.
  • Any behavior that could expose others to a high likelihood of injury or endangerment is prohibited. This includes horseplay, excessively aggressive athletic competition, etc.
  • Participants shall not engage in any form of harassment, bullying, or hazing. Harassment consists of conduct of any type (including but not limited to social media, written, verbal, graphic or physical conduct) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.
  • Participants shall not engage in any form of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment; sexual assault; or any conduct with sexual overtones, which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.
  • Participants shall uphold high standards of academic integrity through honesty, trust, fairness and responsibility. Participants are expected to demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and exploration within the academic guidelines provided by their instructors, and to meet the intellectual challenges of the program through honest effort and hard work.
  • Participants shall abide by all federal, state, and local laws, and University rules and regulations.

Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in immediate dismissal from Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and removal from the Stanford University campus, even for first time offenders. Violations of the law may be reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. Parents or guardians will also be notified of violations.

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