Honor Code Camps!

Code of Conduct

Admission to Honor Code! camps carries with it the presumption that students will conduct themselves as responsible members of the camp community. Honor Code! demands the higest standards of conduct and personal responsibility.  As a condition of enrollment, all students assume responsibility to observe standards of conduct that will contribute to the pursuit of academic goals and to the welfare of the academic community. That responsibility includes, but is not limited to:

     (a) Practicing high standards of honesty and integrity;

     (b) Respecting the rights, privileges, and property of other camp members and the academy community and visitors to the campus, and refraining from any conduct that would interfere with academy functions or endanger the health, welfare, or safety of other persons;

     (c) Complying with the rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, and orders of the academy, camp and local jurisdiction laws.

     (3) Specific instances of misconduct include, but are not limited to:

     (a) Conduct that intentionally and substantially obstructs or disrupts teaching or freedom of movement or other lawful activities on camp / academy premises or in connection with any camp-sponsored event or activity and is not constitutionally and/or legally protected;

     (b) Physical abuse of any person, or conduct intended to threaten imminent bodily harm or to endanger the health or safety of any person;

     (c) Conduct constituting a sexual offense, whether forcible or non-forcible, such as rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment;

     (d) Malicious damage to or malicious misuse of camp property, or the property of any person where such property is located on camp / academy premises;

     (e) Refusal to comply with any lawful order to leave camp / academy premises or any portion thereof;

     (f) Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons or instrumentalities on camp / academy premises.

     (g) Unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacturer of alcohol or controlled substances and tobacco products;

     (h) Intentionally inciting others to engage immediately in any unlawful activity, which incitement leads directly to such conduct;

     (i) Hazing, or conspiracy to engage in hazing, which includes:

     (i) Any method of initiation into a student organization or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization or living group, that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious mental or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending the camp; and

     (ii) Conduct associated with initiation into a student organization or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to an organization or living group not amounting to a violation, but including such conduct as humiliation by ritual act and sleep deprivation. Consent is no defense to hazing. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions;

     (j) Falsely reporting a violation of the student conduct code.

     (4) Disciplinary action may be taken in accord with this Code of Conduct regardless of whether that conduct also involves an alleged or proven violation of law.

     (5) An instructor has the authority to exclude a student from any class session in which the student is disorderly or disruptive. If the student persists in the disorderly or disruptive conduct, the instructor may expel the student from the camp, and be sent home, without a refund.

     (6) Nothing herein shall be construed to deny students their legally and/or constitutionally protected rights.

Honor Code! recognizes that it has special responsibility for providing educational instruction.  As a provider of educational services, Honor Code! has the obligation to maintain conditions conducive to freedom of inquiry and expression to the maximum degree compatible with the orderly conduct of its functions. For these purposes, Honor Code! adopts and is governed by the rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and standards of conduct that safeguard functions and protect the rights and freedoms of all participating members.

Dress Code:

Honor Code! requires students to dress in an manner that is commensurate with the high grooming and appearance standards of the United States Service Academies.  With this in mind, there is a basic dress code of all Honor Code! camps.

For most camp  activities, i.e.  classroom, campus briefings, tours, events, etc. the students will wear either the Honor Code! provided shirts, or personal collared shirts, with khaki pants or shorts.  Shirts must be tucked in and pants worn with a belt.  Casual shoes, in good condition can be worn.  Students we not be allowed to wear sandals, or other open toed shoes at the White House, U.S. Capital, Arlington National Cemetery and other selected sites. 

During athletic training, events or activities casual clothing, i.e. tee shirts and athletic shorts can be worn with athletic shoes.

Prohibited items include:  cut-offs, jeans, tank tops, halter-tops, tube tops, mini-skirts, short-shorts, see-through, or similar clothing, including attire which displays profanity, depicts tobacco, drugs or alcohol.

Honor Code! ball caps will be provided, but not worn during classroom or other indoor periods. 

Appropriate attire will be the sole discretion of and be determined by the Honor Code! camp staff.  Honor Code! reserves the right to prohibit participation in camp events, based upon inappropriate attire.