Table of Contents:
Responsibilities and Expectations
Student Affairs Freedom of Association, Inquiry and Expression
Code of Conduct
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Information Technology Acceptable Use
As a student organization affiliated with Lafayette College your behaviors, events and organizational standards should reflect the mission and philosophy of the institution, as well as the values the college seeks to instill in the campus community. Each organization should meet the following standards:
No campus organization may discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age or disability. Religious qualifications, however, may be required by organizations whose aims are primarily sectarian.
As members of the Lafayette community, students and student organizations are expected to uphold community standards. Actions, attitudes, and involvement in activities on and off campus will have both positive and negative impacts on a student’s future; when students or student organizations decide to engage in behaviors that violate College policy, or choose to associate with those involved in violating the College policy, they must be prepared to assume responsibility for any consequences associated with these behaviors. See Student Handbook
Activities sponsored/hosted by students or student groups must not interfere with the educational purposes of the College, disturb others, or conflict with other College events. Students and student groups must inform Student Leadership and Involvement in advance of any social event; the enforcement of regulations pertaining to organized social events sponsored by a student organization is the responsibility of the organization’s officers.
Lafayette College requires that no student participates in and that no student organization allows any of its new members, current members, or others to participate in any pre-membership ceremony or practice that involves mental or physical exhaustion or abuse, or in any way interferes with the students’ mental or physical ability to perform their work at Lafayette College. These rites must not reflect unfavorably upon either the group or the College or be of a dangerous, rude or demeaning nature.
The laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertaining to drugs and alcoholic beverages are applicable to the College. Lafayette College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution dispensation, sale or possession or use of any drug by any of its students, or its premises or as part of any of its activities. All persons while in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are subject to the Pennsylvania Liquor and Legal Code. Students or student organizations who violate these laws are also in violation of the Code of Conduct.
Lafayette College’s Information Technology (IT) resources are intended to support the educational, administrative, and campus-life activities of the College. The use of these resources is a privilege extended to members of the Lafayette community, who are expected to act in a responsible, ethical and legal manner. In general, acceptable use entails behavior that respects the rights of others, does not compromise the security of integrity of IT resources, and complies with all applicable laws and license agreements.