Student Code of Conduct

Students are required to comply with all policies and procedures of SIT Study Abroad, including program-specific policies and local code of conduct specifics introduced during the orientation portion of the program. Behavior of student participants on SIT Study Abroad programs must be above reproach at all times. Students must take into consideration an accurate perception of the values and norms of the host communities, and the well-being of fellow students and program staff, and act accordingly. The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited conduct:

  1. Violation of safety practices or action or inaction that might cause injury or death to oneself and any other person.
  2. Sexual or other harassment of any kind.
  3. Sexual or assault of any kind.
  4. Creating excessive noise, disturbing the peace, violating individual rights or privacy, or
    disrupting lawful activities of others.
  5. Deliberately or carelessly damaging or stealing SIT Study Abroad property or the property of those associated with SIT Study Abroad or a host community.
  6. Theft or unauthorized use of property from any other person or entity.
  7. Unauthorized entry or use of program facilities, including host facilities such as host
    universities, hotels, or offices of program staff and contacts.
  8. Possession or use, including the threat of use, of a weapon or other hazardous materials, such as, but not limited to, a firearm, knife, explosive, or other object that could be considered a weapon while on the program.
  9. Violation of host country or US laws, including, but not limited to, those that relate to the use of alcohol and controlled substances on the program. Violation of local laws may result in fines, punishment, imprisonment, or deportation in addition to punitive actions by SIT Study Abroad.
  10. Failure to comply with the reasonable directions of program employees acting in the performance of their duties.
  11. Violations of all approved SIT Study Abroad policies and regulations as published in the SIT Study Abroad Student Handbook, Conditions of Participation, program materials, or other official SIT publications and Web site.
  12. Any conduct which jeopardizes SIT Study Abroad’s ability to maintain positive relations in host communities or to continue to carry out its programs, including but not limited to culturally inappropriate behavior or defamatory statements regarding host families, organizations, communities, or countries in “blogs” or other public media
  13. Any behavior that disrupts the learning environment, limits the participation of fellow students on the program or restricts access in any way to the curriculum, program activities and/or the group.