As members of a community we have a responsibility to make it a good place to live and work. A good place is one where people can feel safe and where people are thoughtful, respectful and courteous towards others. Each UWC has agreed to follow a common Code of Conduct and UWC National Committees and schools are obliged to ensure that all nominated students agree to abide by it. Accepting a place at UWC Mahindra College is conditional upon your agreement with this conduct of conduct, participating in community discussions and abiding by community agreements and guidelines.  The UWC educational model seeks to provide individual freedom and expect individual accountability. There is an expectation that all community members follow agree guidelines, participate in meetings and contribute to the community and communities they belong to, where appropriate proposing alternative ways of managing community living.

Looking after yourself

The first and most important responsibility you have is to look after yourself: sleep enough and make sure that you are able to gain from and contribute to everything going on at the college. This requires organisation, self-discipline, and that you communicate with others, seeking to build their trust in you and also built the trust you have for them. Looking after yourself means building and maintaining relationships. Keep in touch with your family and friends at home!

Pursuing the UWC mission- to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future- requires a commitment to the following values: international and intercultural understanding, celebration of difference, personal responsibility and integrity, mutual responsibility and respect, compassion and service, respect for the environment, a sense of idealism, personal challenge, and action and personal example.

At the heart of the UWC ethos is respect for others in all our actions and words. This means that we must think about the common good and be able to rise above our individual desires and needs. In short, our ideals require good-heartedness from all members of the UWC community and recognition that cultural norms are diverse. The common code of conduct is required to make expectations clear.

Students who accept to study at a UWC school or college commit to the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, one that avoids harm to self and to others. The following are not tolerated:

  • illicit drugs
  • tobacco
  • alcohol on school property and at school sponsored activities
  • sexual activity in any public area, including student rooms
  • hazing, bullying or harassment
  • assault
  • stealing or “borrowing without permission”

Additionally, each college has clear expectations regarding:

  • attendance (at all classes and activities)
  • academic integrity
  • respect for curfew and/or quiet time
  • alcohol “off-campus”

The expectation is that the UWC Common Code of Conduct will be followed both in action and in spirit. Those who breach the code will lose the right to remain in their UWC school or college. Responsibilities are most effectively management if they are shared and accepted by all members of the community.