Community Standards

In addition to the actual Code of Student Conduct, there are a number of other guidelines to be aware as a UMass Amherst student.

Code of Student Conduct

All students are responsible for complying with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures contained in the Code of Student Conduct, as well as those in other official University publications, and announcements which may be issued from time to time.

Residence Hall Community Standards

All students living in or visiting University residence halls are expected to comply with the Residence Hall Community Standards.

Academic Honesty Policy and Appeal Procedure

The Academic Honesty Policy applies to all students and instructors and other instructional staff participating in academic classes, programs, and research projects offered at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, i.e., all graduate, undergraduate, Stockbridge, and Continuing and Professional Education programs including all online/distance learning courses.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Guidelines for the Release and Disclosure of Information from Student Records
FERPA allows present or former students at educational institutions access to educational records kept on them, as well as basic protections of privacy of their records. The law does not apply to applicants seeking admission to the University. The law applies to educational records, which are defined as those records that are directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution.

University Alcohol and Drug Policies

The university's alcohol and other drug policies conform to state and federal laws, and enhance the health, safety, property and educational interests of our community. Students are responsible for obtaining and adhering to these policies. Download a copy of the Alcohol and Drug Policies (PDF)

Land Use Policy

Student who plan to utilize University property for organized programs, activities and events must adhere to the Land Use Policy.  

Students who plan to utilize University property should review and follow the guidelines for event planning/management as outlined by Student Activities & Involvement ( - Lead Times for Event Procedures)