By deciding to attend an Arts & Sciences Pre-College Program, students commit themselves to maintaining the highest academic and social standards. As a member of our community, students are expected to make a positive contribution by acting responsibly and by respecting the rights of other students, faculty, and staff.
In addition to the conduct expectations set forth in this document, students are expected to abide by all applicable federal, state, and city laws and University policies. Violations of University policies may be reported to and require review by the Office of Student Conduct.
The University expects that pre-college students will be honest and forthcoming in their dealings with the members of the University community and all others. Students are expected to provide accurate information on applications, forms, and online processes, and to answer truthfully and completely questions put to them by a properly identified official of the University, and by officials of institutions, such as hospitals; by officials of municipal, state, and federal governments; and by police and other first responders.
The following are strictly prohibited and violations will result in immediate dismissal from the program with no refund of the program fee, withdraw from classes, and no credit earned. Such conduct may also expose students to criminal prosecution by city, state, or federal authorities.
- Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages;
- Use, possession, manufacture, distribution or facilitation of distribution of narcotics or other controlled substances, including prescription medication;
- Possession of drug paraphernalia;
- This policy also extends to objects or means employed to induce results or effects similar to intoxication or impairment but which are not necessarily illegal, e.g., “whip-its,” “bath salts,” use of over-the-counter medicines for such purposes, asphyxiation and so on. In such cases where means are not illegal to have in possession, intent to use for purposes of intoxication or impairment will be the determining factor in dismissal.
- Under the Washington University policy on weapons, explosives, or fireworks, possession or use of weapons, explosives, or fireworks;
- Stalking, hazing, bullying, engaging in domestic, dating, or interpersonal violence, or any other conduct which harasses, threatens, or endangers the safety or health of, any member of the University community or visitor to the University;
- Physical abuse or threatening physical abuse of any member of the University community or visitor to the University.
- Theft, attempted theft, unauthorized taking our use of any University, public, or private property. Knowingly possessing stolen property.
If there is suspicion of use, procurement, or possession of alcoholic beverages, unlawful drugs, weapons, explosives, fireworks, paraphernalia, or items with intent to impair a room check will occur in the presence of Washington University police, Residential Life and pre-college personnel. Posts or photographs on social media as well as statements made by students or staff are considered grounds for suspicion.
Violations of any of the following will result in disciplinary actions which may include limitation of activities, withdraw from courses, or expulsion from the program with no refund of the program fee and no credit earned:
- Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner, with respect for the rights and property of others, and are expected to abide by our community guidelines established by program staff.
- Students are expected to abide by all public health guidelines as outlined by the University. Current guidelines are available on the WashU Together website.
- Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and required program and course activities unless otherwise excused by staff or faculty. Over 3 unexcused absences from class or other required program or course activities is grounds for dismissal from the program and withdraw from courses.
- Students are expected to be engaged, professional participants and complete all academic responsibilities and assignments by expected course and program deadlines.
- Students should not photograph, videotape, audiotape or otherwise record themselves or other participants, instructors, or staff without their explicit consent. This includes course or program content (except as allowed as an accommodation for a disability).
- Students must complete all required program activities which include: completion of orientation activities, submission of a midterm self-evaluation, and attending any scheduled academic support or disciplinary meetings. Residential students are also required to attend weekly group meetings and one-on-one meetings with a staff member.
- Any damage to Washington University property or the private property of other students will be repaired at the expense of the student(s) responsible for that damage.
- Washington University prohibits smoking or the use of any tobacco products anywhere on campus. Students are not permitted to have tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia of any kind including rolling papers, pipes, matches, or lighters.
- Students are not permitted to possess or use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices or products or other prohibited items as outlined on packing list.
- Students are not permitted to possess or have unsupervised use of knives of any kind including pocket knives, x-acto knives, or kitchen knives.
Residential students must abide by the following additional guidelines:
- A curfew for all students is strictly enforced. Students must be in the residence hall by 9:00pm every evening and in their individual rooms by 11:00pm until 7:30am the next morning.
- Quiet hours are strictly enforced beginning at 11:00pm until 9:00am. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day.
- Student housing is organized based on gender identity, age, and year in school.
- Students are not permitted to move from assigned rooms unless authorized by program director.
- Only those students assigned to a particular suite are allowed in that suite.
- Students are expected to carry a WashU student identification card with them at all times, and to display the card to any appropriate University official or designee upon reasonable request. Students are prohibited from loaning their WashU student ID or residence hall key card to anyone.
- Students are required to sign-out/in if leaving campus during approved off campus hours of Monday-Friday, 5:00-9:00pm/Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-9:00pm. No exceptions are made for this curfew.
- Students are not permitted to leave campus in a vehicle operated by someone other than their parent/legal guardian unless prior authorization from their parent/legal guardian is received.
- Students may request an overnight absence only if they will be escorted by a parent/legal guardian or a parent/legal guardian approved chaperone over the age of 18. The student must be picked up prior to 9:00pm and may not return to campus until 8:30am. Parents/legal guardians must submit a request at least 24 hours in advance of this absence.
- For the health and safety of our students, we may adjust approved off campus hours due to inclement weather or other local safety concerns.
- Visitors are not permitted to be in the residence hall with the exception of check-in and check-out times.
- Students are not permitted to bring or have access to motor vehicles while residing on campus.
- Students are expected to respect the residential facilities and to keep them clean. This includes common areas, suites, restrooms, and individual rooms.
- Students are not permitted to host parties or get-togethers at their private home or other off-campus locations.