SMC Emeritus College is committed to the academic, social, and ethical behavior towards one another as a community of learning. We strive to create an environment that is challenging and supportive of the community at-large. We are committed to upholding fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, civility, and community as an educational institution.

General principles include the following:

  • Honesty: means fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way.

  • Integrity: consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes, regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions; one adheres to a code of moral values.

  • Social Responsibility: is demonstrated by adherence to policies of the institution, program, labs, libraries and individual classes.

  • Respect and Civility: implies that one will conduct oneself in a courteous and respectful manner in our communications and actions toward all members of the Emeritus community.

Conduct at SMC Emeritus College

All members of SMC Emeritus College have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the function of Emeritus College as an educational institution serving the Older Adult Community.