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General Policies Regarding Student Conduct

Acceptable behavior is expected of The Boston Conservatory students at all times.  Examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to:

  • All forms of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism (see the Academic and Professional Integrity policy in the Academic Policies and Regulations section);
  • All other forms of dishonesty, including knowingly furnishing false information to the institution and forgery and alteration or use of institutional documents of identification with intent to defraud;
  • Intentional disruption or obstruction of teaching, practice, rehearsal or performance, administration, disciplinary proceedings or other Conservatory–sponsored activities, events or performances;
  • Physical assault, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking, harassment, coercion and/or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person;
  • Rape, including acquaintance/date rape and sexual assault in any form;
  • Behavior or activities that endanger the safety of one’s self or others, including, but not limited to, throwing objects from buildings or the unauthorized storage, possession and/or use of firearms, fireworks, dangerous weapons or hazardous chemicals;
  • Intentionally or recklessly misusing or damaging fire or other safety equipment;
  • False reporting of emergency, including bomb, fire or other emergency, in any building, structure or facility by means of activating a fire alarm or using any other alert system or method;
  • Vandalism, the intentional damage, destruction or defacement of Conservatory or individual property;
  • Attempted or actual theft of Conservatory or individual property;
  • Unauthorized presence or forcible entry into a Conservatory-owned or -leased facility;
  • Unauthorized use of Conservatory property, equipment or keys;
  • Possession, use or distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug or drug paraphernalia;
  • Illegal use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages; unauthorized use of alcoholic beverages in campus facilities; public intoxication; or drunk and disorderly conduct;
  • Forging, transferring, altering or otherwise misusing a student identification card or building card or any other institutional document or record;
  • Unauthorized use of the name, resources or facilities of the Conservatory without prior approval from the appropriate administrator.  (Questions regarding this matter should be addressed to the Dean of Students.)
  • Unauthorized use of the name or insignia of the Conservatory by individuals or groups;
  • Theft or other abuse of computer time, files or equipment;
  • Failure to comply with the direction of Conservatory officials, including Public Safety officers and other staff or faculty acting in the performance of their duties, including failure to complete judicial sanctions;
  • Gambling in any form, as defined by the Massachusetts statutes;
  • Misuse of the telephone; making or assistance in making unauthorized or annoying telephone calls or otherwise misusing or abusing telephone equipment;
  • Unauthorized use of candles or open flames in Conservatory facilities;
  • Violation of restrictions, conditions or terms of any sanctions resulting from a previously held disciplinary hearing;
  • All forms of hazing is prohibited;
  • Aiding or abetting any conduct described above.
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