Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, honestly, and with due consideration for others while enrolled in Harvard Summer School, including in online courses and Study Abroad programs. This expectation for mature and responsible conduct also encompasses accountability for one’s own well-being, including responsible decision-making regarding physical and mental health. All students should familiarize themselves with the regulations governing membership in our community, set forth in the pages that follow. Because students are expected to show good judgment at all times, not every kind of misconduct or behavioral expectation is codified here.

The Administrative Board for Harvard Summer School reviews the actions of students charged with violations of Summer School policies, including academic misconduct; harassment; fraud; infringing on the rights of others; violating the rules and regulations of any University department; behaving inappropriately toward University faculty, staff, or fellow students; the unauthorized use of University facilities or equipment, including computer resources; the alteration or falsification of University records; the unauthorized recording, sale, or purchase of lectures or other instructional materials; destroying or defacing University property; misrepresenting themselves or their University affiliation; or disturbing orderly academic functions and processes. In accordance with the policies and procedures set out below, the Administrative Board may impose disciplinary sanctions on any student whose conduct violates these policies, up to and including required withdrawal from the Summer School.

Careful note should be taken that the University is not, and cannot be considered as, a protector or sanctuary from the existing laws of the city, state, or federal government.