Behavior Agreement

Onboarding Checklist Item: Review the behavior agreement and then sign and submit the behavior contract on Zintellect.

Attending the Appalachian STEM Academy is an awesome and exciting privilege. However, as with all privilege comes responsibility. To ensure a safe and successful experience for all attendees, the following expectations will be implemented during the program:

  • Create a Safe Space: Let's ensure that our program remains a safe and welcoming place for everyone—both students and staff alike.
  • Spread Kindness, Not Harm: It's important to treat each other with care and respect. No physical or emotional harm, and no threats of any kind are allowed.
  • Always Show Respect: Listen to and respect everyone around you, including staff, mentors, and fellow students.
  • Choose Positive Behavior: Keep things positive and respectful. Avoid using profanity, conducting public displays of affection (PDA), hand signs, or engaging in violent "games."
  • Stick to the Schedule: Be on time for all program activities, field trips, and meals. It helps keep things running smoothly.
  • Care for Our Space: Take good care of the campus and hotel facilities, as well as any equipment we use.
  • Tidy Up Your Room: Keep your residential room in good order, just like you would at home.
  • Stay Fresh: Practice good hygiene to ensure everyone feels comfortable.
  • Stay on Your Floor: Stick to your assigned residential floor, and don't wander to others.
  • Dress Smart: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for all activities to stay comfortable and safe.
  • Lights Out, Stay in Your Room: For everyone's safety, don't leave your residential room after 10:00 p.m. or before 6:00 a.m., unless it's an emergency.
  • Notify Us if You Roam: If you need to leave the assigned area, please inform a resident teacher.
  • Keep it Substance-Free: Don't possess or use alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, or any paraphernalia.
  • Demonstrate Tech Courtesy: Use your cellphones/tablets during labs or meetings only with permission from a mentor or resident teacher.
  • Badge Up: Keep your name badge visible during program activities for easy identification.
  • Take Care of Yourself: If you're feeling unwell, let an adult know so we can help.
  • No Outside Food Deliveries: We've got meals covered; no need for food deliveries like Door Dash or Uber Eats.
  • No Outside Visitors: To ensure everyone's safety, please avoid inviting visitors to the program.

Let's work together to make this program a fun and respectful place for everyone!