Student Activities

Taking Advantage

As a community, our emphasis on character and mutual respect makes the concept of “taking advantage of someone” an unacceptable behavior. Opportunistic behaviors that harm or hinder others’ access to opportunities of their own, or provide an unfair advantage in competitive situations are examples of this type of behavior and are unacceptable.

Fundraising, Sales, and Gambling

The Academy maintains relationships with several not-for-profit organizations and limits on-campus fundraising efforts only to those organizations. Academy resources–including Deerfield’s name, photographs, slogans, logos, websites, and printing/mailing facilities–should not be used to fundraise for other organizations. Only approved clubs and co-curricular groups may conduct sales and fundraise on campus; all fundraising and sales activities require approval of a club/co-curricular advisor and the Dean of Students Office. Gambling for money is prohibited.

Open Groups

All student clubs and organizations at Deerfield must be open to all students, and each must have open meetings and at least one faculty advisor. Exclusive or secret societies are not permitted. Any student who belongs to an exclusive or secret society will be required to resign from any leadership position at the Academy and may face disciplinary action.