Off-Campus Conduct Policy

Students have a responsibility as members of both the Emerson College community and the neighborhood community to demonstrate respect and concern for their neighbors. Therefore, Emerson College imposes an obligation upon all its students, both resident and non­-resident, to demonstrate responsible citizenship in their local neighborhood.

Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to: excessive noise; illegal possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages; use, possession, or distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug; drinking alcoholic beverages on the street; manufacture, distribution, or use of false identification cards; objects being thrown or dropped out of windows; and disorderly, disruptive, or destructive behavior.

The College reserves the right to refer students to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct if they are reported to engaging in these prohibited behaviors or any other behavior that is disruptive of its community/city relations; interferes with or obstructs the lawful missions, processes, and functions of the College; or that is found by the College to be abhorrent or offensive to generally accepted standards of conduct. If found responsible, the student is subject to sanctions up to and including loss of College privileges, suspension, or dismissal from the College.

Guidelines for Off-Campus Living

These Off-Campus Student Resources (from the City of Boston) provides information on getting around, things to do, job opportunities, voting, international students, health & wellness, safety, and more.

Our Neighboring Communities

It’s important to be familiar with the ins and outs of the community in which you live. Students live in the various neighborhoods of Boston and the surrounding area. Each city and town has different standards, regulations, and policies, so it’s important to be familiar with them.