Conduct Expectations & Policies

As members of the College community, students and their organizations have an obligation to know and abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Through its policies and regulation statements, the College has identified the behavioral expectations it has for its students. The College expects that students will behave in a mature and responsible manner at all times.  Students who fail to do so will be referred to the College’s Student Conduct System.

Residential students are expected to know and abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Residence Hall Contract. Any violation of these policies and regulations will be considered a breach of the contract and may lead to disciplinary action and/or removal from on-campus housing.

Students living in residence halls are responsible for all events and/or behaviors that take place in their room/suite/apartment.  If a resident is uncomfortable with what is taking place (e.g., drinking, noise, too many guests, etc.), the College expects students to address policy violations with their peers, set expectations that are mutually acceptable, and uphold the expectations of the College. If this is not possible, the student is obligated to leave, get a Resident Assistant or call Campus Safety.

College conduct proceedings may be instituted against a student who is subject to prosecution for violation of law in any judicial venue without regard to the pendency or outcome of the judicial proceedings when the conduct alleged is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

The Student Conduct Office will address violations of the following list of policies. College policies are described in detail elsewhere in the Student Handbook. This list is intended, therefore, to be illustrative and not exhaustive.

Keene State College students are expected to abide by and comply with each of the following:


I. General Policies


II. Campus Policies


III. Residence Hall Policies


IV. Alcohol Policies


V. Controlled Substance Policy


VI. Gambling Policy


VII. Key, Combination, and Card Access Policies


VIII. Fire Safety Polices


IX. Personal Injury Policies


X. Theft and Damage Policy


XI. Dining Commons Policies


XII. College Community Policies


XIII. Hazing Policies

  • Hazing Policy
  • Criminal Conviction for a violation of New Hampshire State Law prohibiting hazing (e.g., NH RSA 631-7)


XIV. Technology and Telecommunication Policies