Berklee endeavors to provide a living and learning environment in which students can meet their creative, artistic, and personal goals. The institution determines, publishes, and makes known its rules and regulations concerning student and organizational conduct in the Student Code of Community Standards. By enrolling at Berklee, students accept the responsibility to become fully acquainted with the institution’s regulations, to comply with the institution’s policies and authority, to respect the rights and property of others, and to recognize that student actions reflect upon the students involved as well as upon the entire Berklee community. Unfamiliarity with Berklee's policies will not exempt students from the obligation to adhere to them or from being subject to a conduct process if they fail to do so. Officially recognized student organizations are also expected to adhere to the Student Code of Community Standards.