Behavior that violates common standards of decency, fails to comply with community laws or statutes, or demonstrates contempt for the generally accepted values of the intellectual community is prohibited.
Respect for the Institute’s Educational Function
Any disruption of the Institute’s educational function is prohibited.
Respect for Persons
All students, as members of the Institute community, are expected to respect the dignity, freedom, and rights of others. Violence against another; incitement or provocation to violence; negligent or reckless use of physical force; conduct that may reasonably be expected to exploit or coerce; prevention of another’s ability to communicate or move freely; defamation; violation of another’s privacy; unauthorized entry and/or uninvited or unwanted presence in another’s office, is prohibited. Behavior that violates common standards of decency, fails to comply with local laws or statutes, or demonstrates contempt for the generally accepted values of the intellectual community is prohibited.
Respect for Resources and Others’ Property
The Institute’s educational mission depends on careful stewardship of our shared resources, including campus buildings, land, and other property, and of the property of members of our community. Theft, vandalism and property damage are prohibited. Unauthorized use of services and materials, and disposition of property to another under the pretense that it is one’s own are forms of theft. Sanctions will include restitution or replacement and may also include disciplinary sanctions. When such theft or damage constitutes a criminal offense, it will ordinarily be reported to law enforcement authorities.
Respect for the Authority of Officials
The Institute depends on employees and agents to advance the educational mission of the institution. These employees and agents include but are not limited to faculty members; deans; administrative, custodial, and library staff; Campus Security officers and their equivalents; and other individuals such as members of the police and ambulance forces, and service providers. All students are expected to respect the authority of these individuals when they are executing their responsibilities for the Institute. Students are expected to cooperate fully in the disciplinary process and any student, whether a party or a witness, who refuses to cooperate may be subject to discipline. Failure to comply with requests from Institute officials will subject a student to disciplinary sanctions. Students are expected to identify themselves by showing their MIIS student identification card upon request of Institute officials.
Communicating with Honesty and Integrity
The Institute’s General Conduct Policy and Middlebury-Wide Policies include acting with integrity and honesty in all actions and communications relating to the Institute. Therefore, providing information to any member of the Institute staff or faculty that an individual knows or reasonably should know is false or misleading is a serious violation of Institute policy
Retaliating directly or indirectly against a person who in has good faith supported or participated in an Institute investigation of a policy violation of any type is prohibited. Retaliation includes but is not limited to ostracizing the person, pressuring the person to drop or not support a complaint or to provide false or misleading information, or otherwise engaging in conduct that may reasonably be perceived to affect adversely that person’s educational, living, or work environment. Depending on the circumstances, retaliation may also be unlawful, whether or not the complaint is ultimately found to have merit.