Two objectives of higher education are to develop self-reliance and to form desirable and acceptable habits of conduct among students.
Mississippi State University-Meridian recognizes students as adults who are expected to obey the law, follow rules and regulations of the university, take personal responsibility for their conduct, respect the rights of others, and have regard for the preservation of state and University property as well as the private property of others. Mississippi State University-Meridian will not police the personal lives of students on- or off-campus or invade their privacy by means of intrusive searches; however, students whose conduct threatens to cause disorder, public disturbances, danger to themselves and others, or property damage will be disciplined.
A listing of acts of misconduct which are unacceptable and may require disciplinary action is available online at http://www.msstate.edu/web/security.html, together with a detailed explanation of disciplinary processes for students in the university. Those apprehended and proven guilty of violating the law or rules and regulations of the university may receive a maximum penalty of expulsion from the university.