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Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, honestly, and with due consideration for others while enrolled in Harvard Summer School, including distance courses and study abroad programs, and on Harvard University property, as well as in all of their interactions and communications with members of the Harvard community.

The Administrative Board reviews the actions of students charged with harassment; fraud; infringing on the rights of others; violating the rules and regulations of any University department; behaving inappropriately toward University faculty, staff, or fellow students; the unauthorized use of University facilities or equipment, including computer resources; the alteration or falsification of University records; the unauthorized recording, sale, or purchase of lectures or other instructional materials; destroying or defacing University property; misrepresenting themselves or their University affiliation; or disturbing orderly academic functions and processes.

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by any student is prohibited. Students who are found to have violated these rules are subject to disciplinary action, including possible withdrawal from a course or program, or suspension from the Summer School. Because students are expected to show good judgment at all times, not every kind of misconduct or behavioral expectation is listed in this section.

The Office of Student Affairs serves the Summer School community as a resource for information and guidance in the areas of student life, school policies and procedures, and academic and nonacademic student conduct.