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Code of Conduct


Participants in INSEAD Summer School are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct below:

• Participants are expected to adhere to the highest standards of good citizenship, honesty, and integrity in their academic work and in their personal conduct.

• Participants are expected to show courtesy and respect for their fellow participants, for INSEAD personnel, for INSEAD Summer School external service providers as well as for the  INSEAD Summer School speakers

• Participants are expected to use language in a manner that is appropriate for a healthy learning environment. Obscene, derogatory, and abusive language is prohibited.

• Participants are expected to dress appropriately on and off campus, and in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, on  INSEAD Summer School, and INSEAD.

• Participants shall not take part in or facilitate discrimination of any kind, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or intelligence.

• Participants are expected to show respect for and take good care of INSEAD property - including residences, restaurant, amphitheatres, breakout rooms and other INSEAD facilities, equipment and furnishings (for instance, course materials, computers, sports equipment, and other structures in outdoor areas).

• Participants are expected to respect the belongings of their fellow participants. They shall not borrow, use, or disturb items belonging to other participants or summer staff without clear prior permission. Participants are also expected to respect the belongings of the participants and staff of other programmes at INSEAD and other INSEAD visitors.

• Participants shall not use, possess, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, with the exception of prescription and over-the-counter medications approved for use by the participant’s parent or guardian. Participation in an incident involving alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is cause for immediate dismissal, even if the participant did not consume or intend to consume these substances.

• Participants are expected to be well behaved and follow the instructions of the residential staff, instructional staff, and other INSEAD personnel. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.

• Participants shall not commit acts of violence on persons or property, nor shall they threaten to commit any act of violence.

• Any behavior that could expose others to a high likelihood of injury or endangerment is prohibited. This includes horseplay, excessively aggressive athletic competition, etc.

• Participants shall not engage in any form of harassment, bullying, or hazing. Harassment consists of conduct of any type (including but not limited to cyber, written, verbal, graphic or physical conduct) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.

• Participants shall not engage in any form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes sexual conduct, or conduct with sexual overtones, which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.

• Participants shall uphold high standards of academic integrity through honesty, trust, fairness and responsibility. Participants are expected to demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and exploration within the academic guidelines provided by their instructors, and to meet the intellectual challenges of the programme through honest effort and hard work.

• Participants shall abide by all government laws.

Participants are expected to know and to follow all rules listed in this Code of Conduct, those listed in the Rules for Participants and the Guidelines on Digital Citizenship as well as the rules presented by the residential and instructional staff during the programme.

Failure to abide by these rules may result in the immediate dismissal from the programme and removal from the INSEAD campus, even for first time offenders. Parents or guardians will be notified of violations and ask to take charge of additional charges resulting from the student’s dismissal and removal from campus.




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