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2020 - 2021 Student Handbook

Policies and Issues of General Conduct

Lasell University 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 University 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 University 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. 

Lasell University students, and Lasell University student organizations and teams, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the above-noted expectations, and to be honest in all interactions. Behavior inconsistent with these expectations is a violation of the Lasell University policy on general conduct.

Members of the Lasell University community are held accountable for respecting the personal and property rights of others. The responsibility of all citizens to comply with local, state, and federal laws applies both on- and off-campus. Violations of local, state, and federal laws will likewise constitute a violation of Lasell University's policy on general conduct.

Students (organizations and teams) are personally and financially responsible for their own conduct, and (if applicable) for the conduct of any and all guests. Students are expected to comply with the requests of Campus Police officers, Residential Life staff, and members of the faculty, staff, and administration; failure to do so will be regarded as a violation of the University's policy on general conduct. Disrespectful behavior (including but not limited to: verbal abuse; misrepresentation of facts; and use of foul and/or obscene language or gestures) towards any employee of the University (including student staff members) will not be tolerated, and will be regarded as a violation of the University's policy on general conduct. Similarly, disrespectful behavior (including but not limited to: verbal abuse; misrepresentation of facts; and use of foul and/or obscene language or gestures) towards any guest of the University (including visiting athletic teams) or towards approved vendor of the University will not be tolerated, and will be regarded as a violation of the University's policy on general conduct.

Special Notice for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

We enter the academic year in the midst of unprecedented in our times.   Practices and procedures required to maintain and promote safe practices may be announced at various times through the year.   These announcements will be regarded as updates of Lasell University policy, enforceable within the conduct system.