When students enter Harvey Mudd College, it is assumed that they have an earnest purpose. Students are expected to act as responsible individuals, to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity both personally and academically and to respect the rights of others. The college considers these standards to be essential to its academic mission and its community life.
In this context, the college is an inclusive community of faculty, students and staff. Those who make up the community have participated in developing the standards and the policies that they believe will support the primary purpose of the educational community and the personal development of the individual students.
Unbecoming behavior or violations of college policies or procedures are referred to the student Judiciary Board or the Disciplinary Board for action. These authorities may impose penalties of varying degrees of severity, including expulsion from the college. Students should be aware of federal regulations that require all colleges to implement programs to prevent illicit drug and alcohol use and alcohol abuse by students and employees. It is the policy of HMC to abide by these regulations. Violations may incur legal and college sanctions.
Students are expected to know and abide by all college policies, regulations and procedures and to report any violations of these. HMC’s Standards of Student Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.