Berklee Summer Programs Community Standards

Berklee is pleased to have you join us for an exciting summer filled with music and performing arts education and opportunities.

We want to be clear about our expectations regarding acceptable behavior. We do our very best to protect our campus, and our community includes young persons and children below the age of 16. As a Berklee Summer Programs participant, you may be away from home and/or experiencing an urban campus for the first time. Like many college campuses, we do not offer constant adult supervision, but we treat each other with respect and we have a lot of fun.

However, if we hear or see something that is contrary to the standards below, we have a duty to investigate the matter. Even if you think it is unnecessary, we must do so in order to protect you and our campus community. Here is some useful information for you and your family that should set the expectations as to what you can expect at Berklee and what Berklee expects of you.

These behavioral standards are designed and enforced to ensure the safety and well-being of the Summer Programs participants and those living within the residence halls at Berklee. Failure to abide by these standards will be investigated swiftly and may lead to immediate removal from Berklee housing and/or the program without reimbursement of fees.

1. Berklee expects Summer Programs participants to act in a respectful, considerate, and responsible manner at all times.

2. Any illegal behavior, including, but not limited to, possession and/or use of drugs and/or alcohol or paraphernalia; possession of weapons, firearms, or explosives; and physical violence and/or assault is in violation of these standards.

3. Any verbal or physical conduct that is demeaning or threatening is in violation of these standards.

4. All Berklee Summer Programs participants are expected to abide by the rules outlined in the Student Code of Community Standards.

5. Sexual activity is prohibited within the residence hall and/or while participating in the program. 

6. Any activity which is a violation of Massachusetts General Law c. 265, s. 23 (commonly known as the statutory rape law) regarding statutory rape and abuse of a child is unlawful and in violation of the standards. Also, please understand that, by law, we may be required to report this behavior to state authorities and such behavior may also be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program without reimbursement of tuition and fees. Please note that in Massachusetts, this law defines a child as someone under the age of 16.

7. Every Summer Programs resident must check in with the Residence Life staff stationed at entry points between 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. every night. Residents must be in the residence hall no later than 11:30 p.m. every night, and residents are prohibited from leaving the residence hall once checked in.

8. Non-resident guests are not allowed in the building at any time.

9. The only individuals allowed in a residence hall room are the individuals assigned to that specific room. Residents are not allowed to be present at any time in any room other than the room to which they are assigned. Summer Programs participants can use lobbies and lounges for socializing. Summer Programs participants are prohibited from sleeping overnight in a room that is not assigned to them.

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