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Penn State Mont Alto understands and accepts the obligation to provide for its students an atmosphere that protects and promotes Penn State's educational mission and which guarantees the campus' orderly and effective operation. Therefore, certain standards of conduct, practices, rules, and regulations have been established and are expected to be followed. These guidelines are found in the "Student Guide to University Policies" on the Office of Student Conduct page and the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions. Students are advised to review the Student Guide to University Policies and Rules for reference throughout their enrollment at Penn State.

The Pennsylvania State University is dedicated to maintaining a scholarly community that promotes intellectual inquiry and encourages the expression of diverse views and opinions. When students accept admission to Penn State, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the academic and social environment of that community. Students are expected to support its essential values and to maintain a high standard of conduct that may exceed federal, state, or local requirements. These values include the following:

  • Personal and academic integrity
  • Respect for the dignity of all persons and a willingness to learn from the differences in people, ideas, and opinions
  • Respect for the rights, property, and safety of others
  • Concern for others and their feelings and their need for conditions that support an environment in which they can work, grow, and succeed at Penn State.

In order to foster these values, the Code of Conduct is based on the following principles:

  1. The University has an obligation to exercise oversight in:
    • Matters that impinge upon academic achievement and integrity
    • Conduct that breaches the peace, causes disorder, and substantially interferes with the rights of others
    • Behavior that threatens the physical and mental health and safety of members of the University community
    • Behavior that threatens its property, or the property of members of its community, through theft, damage, destruction, or misuse
    • Behavior that is repugnant to, or inconsistent with, an educational climate.
  2. The University has a commitment to enforce its contractual agreements.
  3. The University has an obligation to support and be guided by the laws of the land.

For more information regarding the Office of Student Conduct procedures at Penn State, consult the University Park Office of Student Conduct and for the Community Standards Process, consult the University Park Office of Residence Life.

To schedule an appointment to see a staff member, please call Kathy Swope at 717-749-6094.


Staff for Student Conduct and Community Standards at Penn State Mont Alto 

Andrea Christopher, Director of Student Affairs
Student Conduct Designee
211 Conklin Hall

Sher-Ron Laud, Associate Director of Student Affairs
Student Conduct Case Manager and Lead Administrator for Community Standards
208 Conklin Hall

Heidi Yoder, Coordinator for Residence Life
Community Standards Designee
207 Conklin Hall