MCLA develops and/or adopts rules, regulations, and policies governing certain student behaviors. If an individual, student or student organization/group is believed to have violated any of these standards, disciplinary action may be initiated by the College against this person or group.
Please note: All policies and procedures found in the most recent version of the Resident Student Handbook are considered to be incorporated into this Handbook even if these may not be specifically listed or cited in the text that follows. However, should conflicts be found to exist between the wording of the two documents, the provisions of this Student Handbook take precedence over the Resident Student Handbook. For more information about this publication, contact Residential Programs & Services.
Violence: In general, the Northern Berkshire Region is a peaceful and safe environment. Violence occurs, however, on many levels in any community, and violence takes many forms. No form of violence is acceptable at MCLA. Sexual violence (date rape, stranger rape, sexual harassment), hate crimes which include intimidation graffiti, electronic communications or other threats, hazing, carrying or using a weapon or other dangerous instruments, assault on a person or property, domestic violence or any other form of interpersonal violence will not be tolerated.