Preamble

Application to Marist College indicates a free choice to become part of the College community, to participate in its programs and to accept the responsibility of membership therein. The College’s acceptance of the student in turn represents the extension of the privileges of community membership to the individual and the right to remain a member of the community by meeting the entire academic, financial and behavioral expectations of the College.

Marist College is committed to providing an environment that promotes and values academic learning; institutional and personal integrity; and justice and equality. The College considers all Marist students as its partners in the responsibility of creating and maintaining that environment.

The Code of Student Conduct and the student conduct process apply to the conduct of individual students, both undergraduate and graduate, including adult students, abroad programs, and all College affiliated student organizations. For the purposes of student conduct, the College considers an individual who has been accepted for admission and thereafter as long as the student has a continuing educational interest in the College.

Each student and/or organization at Marist agrees to be governed by the Code of Student Conduct. The College, through the Office of Student Conduct possesses the authority to impose sanctions for any behavior that violates the Code of Student Conduct.
All students and/or organizations at Marist have access to the Code of Student Conduct and Resident Student Handbook. Copies are provided to students at the beginning of their enrollment. Hard copies of the Code of Student Conduct are available upon request from the Housing & Residential Life Office, Student Affairs, Student Government Association, and the Library. In addition, this document is available on-line at the following address: http://www.marist.edu/studentlife/studentconduct/.

Amendments to the Code of Student Conduct are made via the above mentioned website. Although changes are relatively rare, students/organizations are responsible for the information contained in this document. Therefore, students are advised to check online on a regular basis for updates that may occur to policy and procedures.
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