Policies and guidelines for in-person programs

By attending Stanford Jazz Workshop programs, participants and their parents or guardians agree to accept all Stanford Jazz Workshop policies and guidelines. We expect all participants to abide by the following rules regarding participant conduct while SJW is in session. Any violation of these rules may be grounds for immediate expulsion. No refund will be issued to a participant who is dismissed from a SJW program for violating SJW policies. In addition to these general policies, please see the listing for policies and guidelines specific to the program(s) you will attend.

Stanford Jazz Workshop Safety Guidelines

The safety and comfort of participants are of the utmost importance to Stanford Jazz Workshop. To help ensure your own safety and comfort, please observe the following guidelines.

  • Safety first: If you sense a threat to your safety or the safety of others, notify a staff or faculty member immediately. In an emergency, call 911.
  • If you have a problem, talk to your teacher or come to the SJW office, which will be on the Menlo College campus, room 328 in the Florence Moore Building. If you have a problem with a teacher, talk to a staff member at the SJW main office.
  • After dark, walk together on well-lighted pathways. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid talking on cell phones or listening to headphones while walking.
  • Participants under 18 years of age are expected to remain on the Menlo College campus while SJW classes are in session.
  • Stanford Jazz Workshop will not be responsible for minor participants after the end of daily classes.

Community Conduct Guidelines

The following conduct guidelines must be observed in order to maintain an environment conducive to learning and enjoyment.

  • Conflicts must be resolved in a peaceful and orderly manner; fighting is grounds for immediate dismissal from Jazz Camp.
  • Non-emergency cell phone use is not permitted in class; all devices must be set to silent mode or turned off while participants are in classes and performances.
  • Faculty and staff are to be respected, just as participants are to respect each other.

Stanford Jazz Workshop Policies for All Participants

Any participant may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:

  • Stealing or vandalizing property
  • Possessing weapons or illicit drugs of any kind
  • Bullying, hazing, or sexual harassment
  • Undermining or threatening the safety or well-being of themselves or others
  • Possessing or using tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or weapons of any kind