Policies and Issues of General Conduct

Lasell College is committed to creating an environment that fosters student growth and development. The quality of life at Lasell is directly tied to the actions of the members of the community, and their mutual respect and consideration. Members of the Lasell College community are expected to:

  • Contribute to the creation of an environment that supports learning, personal development, and civil discourse;
  • Honor the rights of others to work and live in the Lasell College community without concern for verbal or physical abuse, or the threat thereof;
  • Respect the differences inherent in the diversity of our community members; and
  • Commit to behaving in ways that acknowledge the dignity of each individual.

Policies and Issues of General Conduct Continued...

Alcohol and Other Drug Policies

College Property

Communication Policy

Conduct System

Fire Regulations/Arson




Health Risks Associated with Alcohol and Drugs

Lasell Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems

Lasell College Non-Discrimination Policy

Lasell College Sexual Misconduct Policy

Life-threatening Situations

Mental Health Emergencies
This policy is designed to address students who appear to be potentially harmful to themselves or those around them. A staff member of the college Counseling Center should be contacted directly (617-243-2451) and an appointment arranged immediately. If a counselor cannot be reached, the student should be taken directly to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for evaluation.

Students who have had an emergency medical evaluation for mental health reasons, or who have been hospitalized for mental health-related reasons, and who wish to return to a college residence hall, will need to meet with the Vice President of Student Affairs (or her designee), and the Director of the Counseling Center (or her designee) as part of the discharge planning process. In most instances, these meetings will need to take place prior to the student's return to campus. The results of a psychiatric evaluation will be the basis for the college's decision whether or not to allow the student to remain in the residential and/or college system. The focus of any such decision will be on the best interest of the student's health and development, and that of the college community at large.

Recommendations for ongoing outpatient treatment may include the Counseling Center or off-campus providers. Students should be in contact with their academic advisors and the Dean of Advising regarding their academic status. The college retains the right to assess each situation individually.

Alcohol and Drug Related Emergencies
When a Campus Police officer determines that a student is at risk for alcohol poisoning, (which may be life-threatening), the student will be transported via ambulance to a hospital where a Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) will be drawn. BAL is a medical measurement used to determine the amount of alcohol content circulating in the blood. If the BAL is over 0.08 the student may be given intravenous fluids and other medical treatment. The next business day, upon returning to the campus, the student will receive follow-up care from the professionals in the Health Services office.

Should an occasion arise where a student observes an individual who is incoherent, belligerent, severely vomiting, and/or "passed out", these may be signs of alcohol poisoning and the individual may require emergency treatment. Students observing these symptoms/behaviors should not attempt to care for these individuals themselves, but should contact Campus Police at x2279 immediately.

Parental Notification
Lasell College reserves the right to notify and involve parents/guardians in certain emergency, life threatening situations when it is perceived to be in the best interest of the student. Notification would likely be made by the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and would not violate any issues of legal confidentiality. If a student's medical condition can be interpreted as life threatening (i.e. a serious injury on campus; an eating disorder that results in excessive weight loss of greater than 15% of total body weight), the Health Services office reserves the right to contact the family.

Separation from the College
If a decision is reached that involves a student taking a Leave of Absence from the college, or withdrawing from the college, most often a member of the Counseling Center staff and the Vice President of Student Affairs (or her designee) will meet with the student (and her/his family) to discuss resources available to the student and the procedures necessary to separate from the college. The student will be encouraged to be in contact with the Dean of Advising, and with other necessary individuals in Academic Affairs, the Registrar's Office, and other key offices on the campus. If appropriate, members of the College Counseling staff will be available to meet with other members of the campus community who may be working through the effects of a crisis (eg. the student's roommate(s), Resident Assistant, teammates, faculty).

Sexual Assault

Smoking Policy