Observance of Regulations, Policies and Guidelines for ASP Participants From TIU

(This is a translation of the Japanese version.)

American Studies Program (ASP) participants should obey the following regulations, policies, and guidelines:

1.         ASP study abroad program participants are treated as Willamette University (WU) students and Tokyo International University (TIU) students. Hence, the participants are considered to belong to two institutions. Therefore, the participants need to observe not only the regulations, policies and guidance of WU, but also “University Policies” and “Various Regulations” at TIU as TIU students. In other words, even if the participants are in the U.S., it is often necessary to observe Japanese laws as well.

2.         The major policies are listed below, and some important policies among them are attached to this “Pledge.” The participants and their guardian should read them carefully and need to swear that the participants will observe the policies of the two institutions by signing the “Pledge.”

3.         The participants should understand the meaning of being TIU students, observe rules, and obey guidelines in order to have a healthy and meaningful student life at  WU. It is important to pay attention to the significant differences between Japan and the U.S. in the sense of the law, social recognition, and social norms regarding drinking, use of drugs such as marijuana, smoking, and residential life. Since ASP students belong to two institutions, they have to obey the policies of both countries. It is necessary to strongly recognize that if they do not obey the policies, sanctions of both countries will be applied. For example, drinking is less regulated in Japan, but is strictly regulated in the U.S.  If you violate the drinking policies, it is normal to be sanctioned. Marijuana is treated much more severely in Japan than in the U.S., and its use is subject to criminal penalty in Japan. When participants live in a different culture, they are required to act appropriately in relation to both cultures regarding these issues.

4.         When the participants violate university policies, various regulations, or policies of any of the two institutions, or violate laws of Japan and/or the U.S., they may be sanctioned by the appropriate institution. If the participants receive disciplinary measures, they may lose their qualification to participate in the program even in the middle of the program. If the disciplinary measures result in suspension or dismissal, the participants may need to withdraw from the program and may be ordered to return to Japan.

            a.  Various regulations, policies, and guidelines at WU (received by the student at TIU)

         (1)      “ASP Program Policies”

         (2)      “ASP Program Regulations”

         (3)      “Program Guidelines”

         (4)      “ASP Academic Policies and Procedures”

         (5)      “Life at Willamette”

         (6)      “WU Residence Hall Policies”

         (7)      “General ASP Policies”

                          b.  Various regulations, policies, and guidelines at Tokyo International University (received by the student at TIU)

       (1)      “Tokyo International University Policies” ‘Chapter 8 Admission, Withdrawal, ... Studying Abroad..., (study abroad) Article 32,’  ‘Chapter 10 Reward and Punishment,  (Disciplinary Measures) Article 43, (Dismissal) Article 44’

       (2)      “University Regulations” ‘Study Abroad Regulations’

       (3)      “Guidelines” ‘Guidelines to Study Abroad’

                          c.  Various regulations, policies, and guidelines at Willamette University

       (1)      Willamette University. Student Handbook, “Campus Life” and “Residence Life: General Student Conduct Regulations.”

       (2)      Willamette University. Rights and Responsibilities 2015-16.

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