Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth
Code of Conduct for MITY students
At MITY we want all students to feel safe and enjoy a positive learning and social environment. To ensure this experience, MITY students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of good citizenship, honesty, and integrity in their academic work and in their personal conduct. MITY’s Code of Conduct outlines expectations and rules for all students in the MITY community. Please read the following statements. You will be asked to sign the Health Form stating that you agree to follow this Code during your stay.
• MITY students are expected to show courtesy and respect for their fellow students, for MITY staff members and for Macalester College’s (or St. Paul Academy and Summit School) personnel. MITY students are expected to follow the instructions of the MITY staff and school personnel.
• MITY students shall not take part in or facilitate discrimination of any kind, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or intelligence.
• MITY students are expected to show respect for and take reasonable care of the property, including their residences, dining areas, classrooms, and other facilities, equipment and furnishings.
• MITY students are expected to respect the belongings of others. They shall not borrow, use, or disturb items belonging to other students, MITY staff or school staff without clear prior permission.
• MITY students shall not use, possess, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, at any time during the session. This includes any off campus activities. Students who violate this rule will be sent home immediately. Parents should notify the MITY office if it is necessary for a student to carry with them any medication.
• MITY students shall not commit acts of violence on persons or property, nor shall they threaten to commit any act of violence either verbally, in writing or electronically.
• MITY students shall not engage in any form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes sexual conduct, or conduct with sexual overtones, which has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or social environment.
• MITY students are expected to know and to follow all rules presented by the staff during the program for all activities both on and off campus.
• MITY staff reserves the right to determine if disciplinary action is necessary for not obeying the rules outlined above.
EYM Resident students, please read the additional expectations.
• MITY students are expected to attend all classes, meals and planned evening events and to be on time for them. If you are ill, contact your dorm supervisor or the MITY office.
• MITY students are to be in the dormitory by 9:45 pm, in their rooms by 10:30 pm, and lights out and cell phones turned off at 11:00 pm. Exceptions will be made when students are attending an evening event. Dorm supervisors will do room checks each night. Remember: breakfast is at 7:30 am and classes begin at 8:30 am.
• Dormitory rooms are double occupancy. When other residential students are in the room visiting, the room doors should remain open, so the room can function more as a living room than a bedroom. Only residential students and supervisors are allowed in the residence hall.
• Remember, residential students are expected to stay on campus during their two weeks at MITY. Visits to family and friends should occur before or after the session.
• A “zone map” will be given to students at the Sunday evening orientation meeting. It shows the area around Macalester where students may walk after signing out with a dorm supervisor. Students are not to leave this zone. Remember that all behavior stated in the Code of Conduct apply whether on or off campus during the session.
• Roommates are assigned based on the roommate preference form filled out by MITY students. Changes to these assignments will rarely be made, and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
• On the last day check out for residential students is between 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Dorm supervisors will check the rooms and sign out students during this time. Students are expected to remain on campus for all activities the last day.