As a student at MMC, you are a member of an academic community. As a resident at MMC, your living environment is a community as well. We each play a role in making our residence halls safe and welcoming communities.
Our staff is here to help you build community and to support your educational experience outside of the classroom. As such, we hope you choose to share aspects of yourself by participating in a variety of experiences and group events. Being part of the residential community will allow you to learn a great deal about yourself and others.
Each individual in our community has the responsibility to behave in a manner that does not interfere with the rights of others. In exercising your personal rights with respect for others, you can help to create a positive environment.
Making Good Choices
To a significant extent, your success will depend on your ability to understand and balance the rights and responsibilities of your college experience.
We place a lot of trust in our students, and we want to provide you with the freedom to make good choices in college. The college staff does not assume the role of campus parent, and you will seldom be told what to do or what not to do with regard to your personal behavior. The obvious exception, as with society at large, is when individual behavior threatens the health and safety of others, the community, your personal well being, or begins to disrupt the legitimate pursuits of others within the residence halls.
In order to maintain a safe community in our residence halls, we do have policies by which our residents must abide. All of our policies and procedures can be found in our Resident’s Guide to Community Living.
It is your responsibility to read and understand our policies, and to ask for clarification if something is unclear. By joining our community, you agree to follow our policies, respect your fellow residents, and help us build a strong and positive community.
At the college’s discretion, amnesty may be extended to students who may be hesitant to report a violation of the code to college officials because they fear that they themselves may be accused of minor policy violations, including but not limited to underage drinking, at the time of the incident. If a student is granted amnesty, an educational discussion or other informal resolution may be considered, but no college conduct proceedings under this code will result.
At the college’s discretion, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case basis for minor policy violations when students request assistance for others in need, including the person receiving assistance. If a student is granted amnesty, an educational discussion or other informal resolution may be considered, but no college conduct proceedings under this code will result. In cases of academic misconduct, need does not include the inability of a student to complete an assignment without assistance.
Reminder: Residents are responsible for all activities that occur within their room at all times, whether alcohol is involved or not. Thus, allowing a violation to occur by a guest, whether it is a student or non-student, is also the responsibility of the resident. Regardless of the length of stay, the guest is expected to abide by all College and Residence Life policies, procedures, regulations, and standards. The host is responsible for the actions of their guests at all times. Guests in violation of any departmental or College policy while in student housing or other areas of the College are subject to State of New York penalties, will be asked to leave the residence hall immediately, and may be banned from the building in the future. Judicial procedures will be initiated against the student hosting the guest.