Student Conduct

Boston University reserves the right to remove a student from the program if, in the determination of University medical staff, a student’s continued enrollment would create a significant risk to the health and safety of the student or others, or if the student refuses to cooperate with efforts deemed necessary by the University to evaluate the student’s conduct. Residents are prohibited from engaging in conduct, in or out of the residence facility, which poses a threat to the health or safety of persons or property or interferes with the rights or well-being of others. In addition, residents are prohibited from engaging in conduct (in or out of the residence facility) that violates 1) Program policies; 2) any provision of the Code of Student Responsibilities; 3) the Boston University Conditions of Use and Policy on Computing Ethics; 4) the Residence License Agreement; 5) any rule/regulation of the University; or 6) any other applicable law.

Tolerance of Others:
A fundamental goal of the Summer Term High School Programs is to foster a community environment based upon mutual respect and openness. Therefore, any form of discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, and/or sexual orientation, constitutes unacceptable behavior.

Respecting the rights of other students presupposes that in the close and diverse society of residence life, student expression of opinion will be respectful of others and will be exercised in good taste and decency. Bigotry, hatred, and intolerance have no place in the residential community. In displaying or distributing expressions of opinion, students are expected to show respect for the aesthetic, social, moral, and religious feelings of others upon whom their views may be imposed. Students living in the residences are entitled to expect that those with whom they live will demonstrate tolerance for diversity and respect for privacy.


All of our programs have a curfew. All students must be on their dorm floor by 11 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and by midnight on Friday and Saturday for curfew check. Students who are late for curfew will face discipline and may be sent home. There are no exceptions or extensions to the curfew.

Once a student has been checked in, the student may not leave the building but is free to visit the other floors in the tower or gather with friends in the common areas on the fourth floor until 1 am, Sunday through Thursday, and 2 am on Friday and Saturday. At that time, all students must be in their dorm rooms with the lights off.

Drugs and Alcohol

No illicit drugs or alcohol are allowed in the dorm or on campus and they may not be consumed during the duration of the program. Students found in possession of, under the influence of, in the presence of, and/or suspected of consuming these prohibited items will be removed from the program immediately and may receive additional discipline. There are no exceptions. If the Program finds evidence that students were engaged in these prohibited activities during the program, the Program and/or University may also apply sanctions after the Program has ended.  Decisions on incidents involving illicit drugs and alcohol are up to the discretion of the Boston University Summer Term High School Programs staff.

More Information

More information about Boston University rules and policies can be found online at the Boston University Lifebook. Removal from housing for violations of University rules and regulations will lead to removal from the High School Programs and may also result in additional discipline.