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Statement of Acceptable Behavior for College Guests and Visitors

Memorandum #161 Statement of Acceptable Behavior for College Guests and Visitors

July 29, 2010

The Community College of Philadelphia seeks to create a caring environment which is intellectually and culturally dynamic and encourages all students to achieve. Additionally, the College has the inherent authority to maintain good order and discipline in the furtherance of its mission. As such, the College expects all individuals to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while on College property. Behavior becomes unacceptable when it impinges on the rights of others, or when it could result in damage to the College facilities, equipment, or materials. Those behaving in an unacceptable manner will be asked once by College employees to modify their behavior or to leave the premises. Campus Security will be contacted if necessary.

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Harassing language or language of a discriminatory nature
  • Messages that harass or threaten others
  • Excessive or disruptive noise
  • Consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal substances inside college buildings or directly outside building entrances
  • Disorderly, disruptive, or threatening behavior, such as engaging in unwanted or inappropriate interactions
  • Making threats to the personal safety of employees, or committing violent acts
  • Engaging in sexual offenses, including indecent exposure, inappropriate sexual advances (physical or verbal), or contributing to a sexually harassing environment
  • Violations of local, state, or federal law
  • Destroying or damaging College property


  • Children under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Please refer to Policy Number 156, Presence of Minors (Dependents Under the Age of 18) on Campus, for details.
  • Inappropriate behavior by enrolled Community College of Philadelphia students is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.