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Student Code of Conduct

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The University Code of Student Conduct reflects the ethics, values, and standards of the University community and its concern for all its members.

The Student Conduct System has been developed to ensure an environment that fosters the intellectual, personal, ethical, psychological, social, and spiritual potential of all students. In keeping with the mission of Boston College, a conduct system should be, first and foremost, educational in nature.

Self-discipline, knowledge of limits, proper exercise of freedom, responsibility for judgment, and accountability for actions are all critical components of personal formation. When behavioral standards on or off campus are violated, an appropriate educational response will be forthcoming from the University through the Student Conduct System.

All Boston College students, graduate and undergraduate, are expected to comply fully with all the policies and procedures listed in the Student Guide. Among their responsibilities, Boston College students must disclose any arrests, indictments, or convictions for a criminal offense, excluding minor traffic violations, regardless of where they occur and regardless of whether the University is in session at the time. Incoming students must also disclose any arrests, indictments, or convictions for a criminal offense, excluding minor traffic violations, that have occurred between the time the student submitted an application to Boston College and when the student matriculates.

Such reports are to be made to the Dean of Students Office. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in University disciplinary action.