Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, honestly, and with due respect and consideration for others while enrolled in Harvard Extension School, on Harvard University property, and in all their interactions and communications with their fellow members of the Harvard community.

Students who violate the conduct policy are adjudicated by the Administrative Board and may be subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, withdrawal from a course or program or permanent suspension from Extension School.

Concerns regarding student conduct that are brought before the Administration Board include inappropriately behaving toward or communicating with University faculty, staff, or fellow students; misrepresentations of any kind, including University affiliation as well as prior academic or professional experience; disturbing orderly academic functions and processes; violating the rules and regulations of any University department; or the unauthorized use of University facilities or equipment.

The Board also reviews the actions of students charged with altering or falsifying academic records; the unauthorized recording, sale, or purchase of lectures or other instructional materials; destroying or defacing University property; harassment; fraud; infringing on the rights of others; or the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol.

Please note that because students are expected to show good judgment at all times, not every kind of misconduct or behavioral expectation is listed in this section.