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Living off campus

Be a responsible neighbor!

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, you are expected to abide by the University’s Code of Student Conduct. Your behavior off-campus has a direct impact on how your new neighborhood views the student community at Penn.  The standard of conduct required of Penn students reflects high expectations for responsible behavior. Responsible tenant behavior includes respect for the health, safety, and property of others in your residence and your neighborhood. 

As a Penn student, although you are living off-campus, you are still under the Student Code of Conduct.

Potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct include, but are not limited to, the following behaviors: 

  • Destruction or theft of property
  • Excessive noise
  • Furnishing alcohol to persons under 21 years of age
  • Disorderly behavior
  • Threatening behavior

Complaints of this nature, whether made by a landlord, another student or a member of the community are typically handled by the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for acting on behalf of the University in matters of student discipline. OSC deals with alleged instances of academic dishonesty and other student misconduct, in order to determine how best to resolve these allegations consistent with the goals and mission of the University as an educational and intellectual community. 

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