Student Code of Conduct

JYM students are reminded that they are representatives of their home institutions and the JYM program, as well as guests of the Ludwig Maximilians Universität and the Studentenwerk München. The Junior Year in Munich expects full academic participation from all students, as well as adherence to appropriate standards of personal conduct established by the JYM program and its host institutions in Germany.

Academic Standards
JYM students are expected to take their studies seriously so that they make progress towards the completion of their degree at their home institution. Students must register for 15 credits per semester. Any student who does not attend classes, does not complete required coursework, accumulates Incompletes, fails his/her courses, and/or is engaged in academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), is subject to academic disciplinary action which may include dismissal from the JYM program.

Personal Behavior
JYM students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects well on their home institution, the JYM program, and their personal reputation. They are expected to demonstrate honesty, integrity, maturity and respect when interacting with their classmates, JYM staff, university and housing authorities, public safety authorities, as well as the general public at large. JYM will not tolerate any behavior that constitutes an abuse or threat to the well-being of others, behavior that LMU Munich or the Studentenwerk München consider unacceptable, or behavior that JYM considers unacceptable to the reputation, safety and security of the program and its participants. Behavior that JYM considers a threat to a student's personal health and safety, such as alcohol abuse, self-endangerment, or the manufacture, sale, distribution, use or possession of illegal drugs, may result in dismissal from the JYM program.

In accepting admission to the Junior Year in Munich, students agree to recognize the right and authority of the resident director - after consultation with the program director and the students' home institution, to dismiss any student for failing to maintain good academic standing, or for conduct constituting a danger to the student, to others, or to the acceptability of the JYM program to its hosts. The Program administration reserves the right to dismiss any student who fails to meet these expectations.