The APAC program has established a code of conduct for students participating in APAC activities. The purpose of this code of conduct is to encourage students to refrain from committing acts that would threaten the integrity of the organization, or their own well-being. (April 2015) Activities that are hazardous to the health and safety of a student and those around him or her cannot be condoned. Policies have been developed to help students make responsible and appropriate choices. The following are some of the general policies.
I. RULES INFRACTION
When a student commits a serious infraction while at an APAC activity, related to alcohol, tobacco, recreational drug usage, cheating, deceit, flagrant curfew violations, and violations of the “off limits” areas (as well as aiding and abetting any of the above), the following consequences will take effect: (April 2015)
- The student may no longer participate in that APAC activity.
- The student will be sent home at the parents’ expense if it is feasible to do so.
- The student’s school will apply appropriate disciplinary action, separate and apart from APAC sanctions. (April 2015)
- Should a student commit two infractions during a school year, then the student will be excluded from all APAC events for one calendar year, including the same events (April 2015) the following year.
- If at any time a student is suspended from further competition or involvement in an event, then the only results affected will be those happening after a decision is made on the infraction. Results prior to that decision will stand.
- With reference to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, this section includes use or possession or supplying or selling.
- Should a homestay family not wish to continue providing housing, then the host school Activities Director together with the visiting school Activities Director or Administrator of the student concerned will help facilitate a housing alternative.
- Ensure communication with homestay families/coach/and event director/and students takes place vis-à-vis meal and transportation plans and needs.
II. STUDENT BEHAVIOR
A. Curfew Times:
- 10:00pm: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night.
- Saturday night curfew to be set by the host school at the closing ceremonies. The recommended target time is 10:00pm.
Note: if the final APAC activity ends after or less than one hour before the established curfew time on any night, the curfew will then be one hour after the end of that activity.
B. Telephone Curfew Calls:
Telephone checks for all participants, including host school participants, must be made by each school on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of the APAC tournament/festival to enforce the curfew. Students and host families should be aware that second curfew calls might be made on any night of the event. Coaches/Directors must speak to each individual student.
All APAC coaches, directors, and chaperons, including those of the host school, will enforce the rules and regulations. Curfew calls will be made each night of the tournament/festival.
If there is a suspected rules infraction, it should be reported immediately to the Host Tournament/Festival Director who will, in turn, notify the Administrator of the school concerned as soon as is practically possible.
The Tournament/Festival Director, will confer, investigate, and make a decision on whether the infraction actually occurred and will impose specific penalties as listed in the APAC Handbook. The Tournament/Festival Director may delegate this responsibility to the Administrator-In-Charge. All action and decisions shall be communicated immediately to the Trip Administrator/Activities Director of the school involved. (APRIL 2015)
NOTE: If the coaches/directors are found condoning the violation of the rules by team members or their improper behavior, they are to be reported to their respective Activities Director or School Head.