Student Code of Conduct
Introduction and Purpose
The Elizabethtown College learning community affirms the values of peace, non-violence, human dignity and social justice. These foundational values influence our high community standards for personal behavior, integrity and social responsibility. All individuals who accept admission to Elizabethtown College, are responsible for upholding the Student Code of Conduct, the Pledge of Integrity and all other standards of the College in their own conduct and by reporting the unacceptable behavior of others.
While many College policies align with federal and Commonwealth laws, students are reminded that their personal conduct and behavior must exceed the requirements of the law to meet the standards of the Elizabethtown College community. As full community members, all students are expected to act with respect toward other persons and their property. Students will be challenged to make reflective ethical decisions and to seek just outcomes in all situations both on and off campus.
Elizabethtown College students enjoy the right to make independent decisions, to express diverse opinions and to advocate for change with a commitment to civil discourse and human dignity. Personal behavior should never diminish the integrity or interfere with the wellbeing of the Elizabethtown College community.
The Student Code of Conduct has been developed to promote a healthy and safe environment for learning, to notify students of prohibited behavior at Elizabethtown College and to advise them of college procedures for resolving violations of community standards and policies. When violations occur, the College can impose sanctions on individual students and campus organizations found responsible for the violations. Sanctions are intended to promote greater self-awareness and improved ethical decision making while supporting the rights of other community members. In some cases student behavior may result in temporary or permanent separation from the College.