- be active participants in the learning opportunities that exist at the College including the governance system of the school;
- become familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations of the community; and
- treat themselves and all other persons with respect.
Students will also find that the MCLA community is defined, in part, by our physical borders and the fact that we are a State controlled institution primarily located on State land. This means some of the rules governing student conduct in our community include certain Federal and State laws as well as policies adopted by the Department of Higher Education, the MCLA Board of Trustees, and the administration of the College. Students may change these standards governing their behaviors by becoming active citizens at all levels of College governance, particularly in the Student Government Association (SGA) and College Committees. As rules change, they are announced to the community via the MCLA email communication system, the student newspaper, and other forms of media. For now, the current rules and regulations governing student behavior are explained in the following material in this Handbook. MCLA urges each student to take the time to read this important material and contact the Student Affairs Division Office if any questions arise about the meaning of any of this information.