Instructors are responsible for maintaining a safe, non-threatening, and inclusive learning and working environment. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any aspects of life at field camp (academic or not). We take our responsibility very seriously and we expect the highest level of respect for all individuals and property.
The following strictly enforced rules are in place for the well-being and safety of the entire camp community. In general, most of rules related to dormitory-style living at field camp could be replaced by BE RESPECTFUL, BE CONSIDERATE, BE COURTEOUS, and THINK.
The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp Honor Code calls upon each student to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, and personal integrity. According to this policy, each student is expected to: (1) act honestly in all matters, (2) actively encourage academic integrity, (3) discourage any form of cheating or dishonesty by others, (4) inform the instructor and appropriate university administrator if she or he has a reasonable and good faith belief and substantial evidence that a violation of the Honor Code has occurred. Violations will be referred to and investigated by the Director. If a student is found responsible, it will be documented as part of her or his permanent academic record. Students in violation of this policy are subject to a range of penalties, including assignment failure, course failure, or dismissal from camp.
Alcohol & Drugs
Alcohol and physical activity don't mix. The abuse of alcohol and other drugs severely interfere with our educational mission and pose a serious threat to the health and well-being to the camp community. Specific policies are as follows:
- Illegal drugs are prohibited.
- The Chateau is considered dry until further notice.
- State laws must be obeyed. Drinking by individuals under the age of 21 is strictly prohibited and person is legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol content above 0.08 in Utah. Intoxication is produced by three beers in a 160 lb male and two beers in a 120 lb female.
- ALL vehicles carrying camp personnel must only be driven by a designated driver who has agreed to consume no alcohol.
- Drinking alcohol in vehicles and driving after drinking any amount of alcohol is prohibited.
- Moderation, total respect for others and common sense is expected of those who drink alcohol. The drinking of alcohol should never be actively encouraged. Binge drinking, risky drinking and drinking games are strictly forbidden.
- Kegs of beer and alcoholic punches are not allowed at camp or on field trips.
Unwelcome sexual advances in the form of verbal and/or physical conduct are not permitted at field camp. Any behavior that creates an offensive, hostile, intimidating, or abusive environment will not be tolerated and should be brought to the attention of an instructor.
Roommate Bill of Rights
All students should expect the right to:
- personal privacy.
- a clean living environment.
- a study environment free from undue interference (unreasonable noise and other distractions) in one's room.
- adequate sleep free of disturbances associated with the behavior of roommates and neighbors. Rest is essential for good health and safe, effective work in the field (for you and everyone else). Altitude sickness results from cumulative fatigue.
- free access to one's room, facilities, and belongings without pressure from a roommate.
- expect that a roommate (and all members of the camp community) will respect one's personal belongings.
Smoking is not permitted in the field. Smoking (including vaping) is also prohibited anywhere inside the Chateau, on its balconies, or near windows and doors. If you must smoke, the Chateau management specifically and repeatedly requests that you go at least 50 feet from the front of the building (e.g., near the dumpster or in the park across the street) to smoke and that you properly dispose of butts.
- The front stairs and all balconies are off limits between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM
- Loud noise and/or rowdy behavior is prohibited between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Voices, music, TV, and any other sounds should not be audible beyond your room. Do not presume to select music for others and impose it on them. Evening work periods in the dining room at the Chateau should be free of unrelated disturbances (no partying or loud music – please use headphones).
Daytime guests are not permitted in the Chateau without prior approval from the camp director for security, privacy, and safety reasons. Overnight guests are not permitted at the Chateau without prior approval from both the camp director and the Chateau management as additional room & board charges may apply.
As with any university program, students must accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in this academic and social community when they choose to accept admission to field camp. Students are required to uphold and obey all of the policies listed in this document at all times. Violations of any policy may result in disciplinary action.
Any student, faculty member, or staff member may submit a complaint alleging a violation. If you become uncomfortable with the actions or behavior of your fellow participants, please notify the Director(s) or other staff member. Your concerns will be kept confidential and actions will be taken to remedy the situation. If you become uncomfortable with the actions or behavior of one of the instructors, please contact one of the other instructors at the earliest convenient time. Your identity and your concerns will be kept confidential and actions will be taken to remedy the situation.
All complaints must be submitted either verbally or in writing to an instructor. If the instructor determines that the alleged behavior may be a violation, the instructor will notify the accused student and schedule a hearing.
A committee of instructors assigned by the Director will oversee the Disciplinary Hearing. The committee will meet with the accused student to explain the complaint and the resolution process. The student will have the opportunity to ask questions and make a statement. The committee may also interview witnesses. At the end of the hearing, the committee will determine if the violation warrants sanctions and which sanctions to apply. Students may appeal any committee decision to the Director.
Sanctions are in place to promote safety and uphold the field camp educational mission. Sanctions may also serve to deter students from behavior that may harm, harasses or threaten people or property or is unlawful. Sanctions may include but are not limited to the following:
- Formal Reprimand: A formal notice that policies were violated and that future violations will be dealt with more severely.
- Disciplinary Probation: A designated period of time during which the student is not in good standing with the program. The terms of probation may involve restrictions of student privileges and/or set specific behavioral expectations.
- Service/Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury to the appropriate party in the form of service, money, or material replacement.
- Dismissal: Dismissal from the program is permanent. The student is responsible for withdrawing from the course as well as their transportation home. In addition, sanctions may also include disciplinary referral to the Dean of Students at the students home institution and the notification of appropriate law enforcement authorities. Please direct any questions or concerns to the camp Director.