Behavioral Guidelines

While the Academy is a great way to get a taste of college life, there are some rules put in place to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable, safe, and educational experience while on campus.

Please read through our full Behavioral Guidelines before you arrive in July. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Use of Personal Media 

Collection of personal media items: mobile phones and tablets

We are all here to learn! To get the most out of your experience, please be respectful of your classmates and your instructors during class time. Electronic devices should be turned off during class, field trips, and presentations unless approved for use by an instructor. When using the computers, please refrain from using your personal email, Instant Messaging, using Facebook, game playing, etc.  

Open Lab time is to be used to work on group projects—use this time wisely to accomplish what you need to get done.

Unless instructed to do so by an instructor, the use of personal media devices—such as cell phones, personal audio, hand-held game devices, and PDAs—is restricted to emergency usage during class time. It is acceptable to use these devices during any of the following times: 

  1. Wake-up and breakfast
  2. Lunch
  3. During breaks
  4. During free time on field trips
  5. Evening free times
  6. Other times as designated by the program director or class instructors

If you have questions, please be sure to ask an instructor, teacher assistance, and/or resident advisor.

Moving About On- and Off-Campus

It is required that students move about campus in groups of no less than two people. No student is allowed to leave campus unless accompanied by a faculty or staff member.

In the Dorms

There is no co-ed visitation allowed in dorm rooms.  Lounges and common areas are available for socializing. You are expected to be in your dorm at 10:00 p.m. each night—a student head count will take place at 11:00 p.m. and you must be in your room by that time. Overhead lights should be turned off at 11:00 p.m. and desk lamps at 11:15 p.m.

Smoking and Alcohol

There will be NO use, possession, storage of, or attempt to purchase alcohol, cigarettes, or illegal substances. All of these are prohibited. Weapons of any kind (including small knives) are prohibited on Champlain College-owned property. Students found with such materials will be removed from the program and may be subject to criminal charges.


Student Contract

You agree to adhere to the following guidelines and rules during your time at Champlain College:

  • I will follow the daily schedule of the Academy and arrive on time for all activities.
  • I will respect the rights of others.
  • I will respect, protect, and not misuse personal, private, or public property. I understand that Champlain College and the program are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  • I will not take part in any alcohol, drug, or tobacco use under any circumstances.
  • I will inform the staff of any kind of medication, prescription or non-prescription, that I am presently taking.
  • I will immediately report any health problem to the staff.
  • I will not leave the Champlain College campus during the program, except for supervised group field trips.
  • I will be in my room by 10:00 p.m. and quiet by 11:00 p.m. or immediately after the night's planned activity.
  • I agree that there will be no co-ed visitation in dorm rooms. Lounges and common areas are available for socializing.
  • I will abide by the rules of conduct established by the Faculty & Residential Assistants of the program.
  • I will follow any rules not explicitly stated here but mentioned/told to me by a program instructor, teaching assistant, and/or resident assistant.
  • I will read the Behavioral Guidelines included on this website, review them with my parents or guardians, and abide by them for the duration of my stay at Champlain College.