Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

Code of Behavior

Students will be sent home immediately from the PJAS state meeting at Penn State University for the following behaviors.

  • Refusing to follow PJAS State Meeting Rules
  • Vandalizing
  • Fighting
  • Stealing
  • Possessing weapons, drugs, explosives, tobacco, or alcohol
  • Entering into opposite gender dorms. 
  • Participating in intimate activity
  • Behaving in a manner which poses a threat to self or others. 
  • Behaving in a manner requiring police intervention
  • Violating the home school’s behavior code
  • Operating a motor vehicle to, during, or home from the PJAS state meet
  • Using tobacco products including electronic tobacco devices
  • Bullying including verbal, physical, and cyber bulling
  • Using cameras, imaging, and digital devices in showers, restrooms,  or other areas where privacy is expected by participants
  • Posting of inappropriate material on social media sites

A student sent home automatically forfeits any award or scholarship for which he/she may have been eligible. 

The student’s future participation in PJAS Region and State meetings will be affected by their behavior. Continued participation will be determined by the student’s regional director, sponsor, and school and may include the following.

  • Requiring the student to bring a parent as a chaperone while staying on campus or requiring the student to stay off campus with a parent as chaperone.
  • Prohibiting participation in the PJAS State Meeting and/or Regional Meeting for one or more years.
  • Prohibiting participation in any PJAS activity for the remainder of the student’s middle and high school careers.     

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