When you agree to participate in this program, you agree to the following expectations:

 

 

Code of Conduct and Behavioral Expectations

As a participant in the 2013 Svalbard REU Program (the “Program”):

I agree to conduct myself overall in a manner consistent with my status as a visitor in Svalbard, Norway, and to abide by local rules and regulations, including those of the national and municipal governments, the host institution ( Mount Holyoke College) and the Norwegian University system (UNIS).

I agree to abide by the local regulations regarding the consumption of alcohol. Abuse of alcohol will be punished according to local regulations and will, additionally, result in a hearing with Program administrators. Punishment from the Program will reflect the circumstances of the infraction, and will range from formal reprimand to expulsion from the Program.

I agree to refrain from the use and/or possession of drugs (other than prescription drugs used under the care of a physician) during the Program. I understand that violation will result in immediate expulsion from the Program and return to the United States. I further understand that the Svalbard and Norwegian governments have a zero tolerance policy with regard to drug smuggling and possession, and that severe penalties can be imposed for violation.

I agree to refrain from sexual harassment of Program participants and staff, and of others. Acts of individuals or of groups that diminish the friendliness of the participants’ workplaces and other Program venues, will not be tolerated. Punishment from the Program will reflect the circumstances of the infraction, and will range from formal reprimand to expulsion from the Program.

I agree to follow all safety rules, especially polar bear safety and firearm safety precautions.

I agree that if I am expulsed from the program, I will pay all costs for my immediate return to the United States and I will forfeit all stipends and any expense reimbursement.