Student Code Of Conduct 2018




Code of Conduct

Throughout the “Project Fashion” summer program operated by Experience America taking place at the at the University of Southern California from June 30th – July 16th. Experience America is responsible for providing a safe environment for faculty, staff and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age and sexual orientation or identity. Students are in turn expected to comply with all local, state and federal laws, policies and regulations. Experience America may impose discipline for the commission or attempted commission (including aiding or abetting in the commission or attempted commission) of the following types of violations by students:


Theft of, conversion of, destruction of, or damage to any property of the University or Experience America, or any property of others, or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen.


Housing Infractions

Violation of the University of California Student Conduct Code (can be reviewed at the end of this document).

Harassment Conduct

Where the student means to communicate a serious expression of intent to harass, or acts in reckless disregard of the risk of harassment, one or more students, faculty, or staff.  Harassment means to cause a reasonable person to fear or experience emotional and/or physical harm, perpetrated by the student or those acting under the student’s control. ‘Reckless disregard’ means consciously disregarding a substantial risk. This section applies without regard to whether the conduct is motivated by race, ethnicity, personal animosity, or other reasons. This policy is all encompassing for all different medians of harassment including verbal, written, or digital.


Physical Abuse

Physical abuse including but not limited to sexual assault and other physical assault; threats of violence; or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person. Sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment, defined as follows:

Harassment is defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person’s access to the classroom or other program activities that the person is effectively denied equal access to resources and opportunities.


Disorderly or Deceitful Conduct

Disorderly or lewd conduct is a violation. Students intentionally leaving or avoiding Experience America’s supervision.


Alcohol & Controlled Substances

Unlawful use or possession of alcohol and/or controlled substances identified in federal and state law or regulations.  Any student who is found drinking or in possession of any type of controlled substance without a prescription from a certified doctor will be dealt with by Experience America and University of Southern California staff according to the severity of the incident.  Experience America uses California State and United States Federal laws as the basis for dealing with students involved in specific incidents involving controlled substances.


Complaint Resolution


Experience America has the specific responsibility for providing prompt and effective responses to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff, and students. The Office also responds to concerns from faculty and students regarding other forms of discrimination such as, age, religion, national origin, etc. Any member of the faculty or staff, a student or any other person may file a complaint. Complaints may be emailed to [email protected]


Experience America is responsible for the intake of complaints alleging violations of the policies and regulations, investigation of alleged violations, issuing charges of policy and regulations violations, participating in the informal resolution process, and presentation of conduct violation cases. Each case is handled individually and, while due process is always provided, every procedure outlined in the following section may not be used in a particular case.



When a student is found in violation of these policies and regulations, any of the following sanctions or combination thereof may be imposed. Any sanction imposed should be appropriate to the violation, taking into consideration the context, previous violations, and seriousness of the violation.



Written notice (reportable) or reprimand (non-reportable) to the student that a violation of specified Experience America policies or regulations has occurred and that continued or repeated violations of Experience America policies or regulations may be cause for further disciplinary action. A warning may be issued in instances of deliberate and serious violations as well as for repeat, non-egregious violations.


Loss of Privileges and Exclusion from Activities

Exclusion from participation in designated privileges and activities for a specified period of time. A Notice of Loss of Privileges will be emailed to the student and the matter will be discussed with the student. Violation of any conditions in the written Notice of Loss of Privileges or violation of Experience America policies or regulations during the period of the sanction may be cause for further disciplinary action, normally in the form of dismissal.



A requirement for restitution in the form of reimbursement may be imposed for expenses incurred by Experience America or other parties resulting from a violation of these policies. Such reimbursement may take the form of monetary payment or appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. Restitution may be imposed on any student who alone, or through group or concerted activities, participates in causing the damages or costs.



Termination of a student from the program. Dismissal will typically be used in cases that cannot be appropriately addressed with warnings or loss of privileges because the recurring nature of multiple violations or the extraordinary caliber of a single violation demonstrates that the student does not deserve an opportunity to return to the program. Experience American reserves the right to make the final decision as to student dismissal from the program and will help families make travel arrangements for the student.


Notice to Parents and Emergency Contact

In a case where a student is found with consuming or in possession of a controlled substance, parents or their emergency contact will be notified by phone and email immediately regarding the situation.  Experience America will be on call 24 hours a day to help parents get in contact with their son or daughter and to assist informing all parties involved with any consequences which result from the incident.


Waiver of Liability for Activities and Events


The “Project Fashion” program includes all services provided as a part of the comprehensive program: Education, Room/Board, Activities, Transportation, Meals and all other services. Activities may include tours in and around Los Angeles, visit to Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Universal Studios, WB Studio Tour, Outdoor Movie Night, Hollywood Walk of Fame, LA Dodgers Game, Karaoke Party, Griffith Observatory, and all other city tours, sports and leisure activities, visits to attractions and recreational activities, organized by Experience US LLC (“Experience America”), of 4556 University Ave N. Suite #200,  Seattle, Washington, 98105 and/or use of the property, facilities and services of Experience America.


In exchange for participation in the “Project Fashion” program, I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following:


  1. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by Experience America, its employees, and University of Southern California staff.


  1. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above-described activity and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge Experience America for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s use of or presence on an Experience America program, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family, Experience America or other third parties.


  1. I agree to indemnify and defend Experience America, its employees, officers, agents, and trustees against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family’s use of or presence on the “Project Fashion” program.


  1. I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of Experience America caused by my or my family’s negligent, reckless, or willful actions.


  1. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.


Loss or Damage to Experience America Property


As a part of the “Project Fashion” program, students will receive a University of Southern California meal card and dorm access card, as well as a key to your dorm room.  You are personally responsible for this property. If a student loses or damages a smart phone provided by Experience America, they will be personally responsible to reimburse Experience America for the cost of items lost. If a student loses their meal card it can be replaced for the cost of $5.00, provided that the meal card does not get used by another party.  Experience America will replace these items upon reimbursement.







By signing and agreeing to all terms and conditions presented in the:

1) Code of Conduct;

2) Complaint Resolution;

3) Waiver of Liability for Activities and Events; and

4) Loss or Damage to Experience America Property

5) The University of Southern California Student Conduct Code


I acknowledge that I have read its contents and warning, that I understand its contents and warning, and that I agree to its terms.


Student Name:

Parent/Guardian Name:




Authorization for Medical Treatment


Hospitals and physicians may be reluctant to treat or care for children without consent from parents or legal guardians. This can cause a problem if the child has a medical emergency and parents/guardians are not readily available to consent to treatment.


I, , hereby grant Experience America, of 4556 University Ave NE, Suite #200, Seattle, Washington 98105, the authority to obtain medical treatment for the following minor (student):

   Name of Student:




The above care provider(s) are authorized to:


– obtain medical treatment and procedures for the child as may be appropriate in emergency circumstances, including treatment by physicians, hospital and clinic personnel, and other appropriate health care providers.


– obtain routine medical treatment from appropriate health care providers if symptoms of illness occur (e.g., fever, coughing, irregular breathing, unusual rashes, swallowing problems, etc.).


– administer medications as follows (You can also send us a note with detailed instructions)


 Name of Child:

 Name of Medication:  


 Other Important Information:


This grant of temporary authority shall begin when Experience America takes custody of the student and shall remain effective through the student departing from the program. Custody for day campers refers to while students are with Experience America and from arrival to departure for overnight campers.


In case of an emergency, the care provider(s) should first try to contact the parent(s). If the parent(s) cannot be reached, the care provider should then contact the following person(s) in the order listed below:





 Phone Number:   


The care provider(s) may provide the physician and other health care providers with the following health insurance information:


 Insurance Company:

 Policy Number:

 Name of Policy Holder:


Waiver of Liability for Activities and Events

I understand and acknowledge that there is risk of injury to my child by his/her participation in on or off-campus activities and events. I further understand that it is voluntary for my child to participate and that Experience America does not require his/her participation. I hereby release Experience America, its employees, officers, agents, and trustees, and waive any and all right and claims for damages from any and all injuries that my child may suffer as a result of his/her participation in activities or events.

I further agree to hold harmless and indemnify Experience America, its employees, officers, agents, and trustees for any action, claim, or proceeding initiated as a result of any injury suffered by my child or any third party through his/her participation in any activities and/or events.




By signing and agreeing to all terms and conditions presented in the:

1) Authorization of Medical Treatment; and

2) Waiver of Liability for Activities and Events


I acknowledge that I have read its contents and warning, that I understand its contents and warning, and that I agree to its terms.


Student Name:

Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Email:


As an underage student, Experience America has permission to contact my parents/guardian at any time with concerns they may have in regards to academic or personal matters.




To be completed by the U.S. Guardian

I confirm that I am appointed to be responsible for the following student while he/she is attending the Project Fashion Program. I further confirm that the following information is accurate, and I will notify Experience America of any changes. I understand and acknowledge that I am solely responsible for the student during his/her stay in the U.S.

U.S. Guardian Name: Olen Anderson                 

Relationship to the Student: Program Director

Student’s Name:


Guardian Contact Information:

Address: 4556 University Ave NE. Suite #200, Seattle, Washington, 98105

Telephone Number: (800) 410-6088

E-Mail Address: [email protected]


University of Southern California Student Conduct Code

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