The Belmont community is committed to members successfully living and learning together and to maintaining respectful interactions with individuals in the community beyond campus. For this reason, the University respects the rights and properties of all individuals and the community itself as well as the laws of the society and the just administration of those laws. Additionally, the university encourages responsible citizenship, service, and stewardship of its resources.
As members of the Belmont community, students can expect reasonable actions will be taken to ensure that their experience will be free from behaviors that compromise this commitment. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to: gambling; attempted or actual theft; possession of stolen items; damage to public, private, or personal property; unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any university premises; unauthorized entry or use of university premises; disruptions of the residential living; visitation violations; fire hazards; tampering with security equipment; pets; encouraging prohibited behaviors or illegal acts and/or illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, knives of unlawful length, or other weapons or dangerous chemicals on university premises. In addition, students are expected to comply with all university policies, as well as with federal, state and local laws.