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. Behaviors that harm others, hinder others’ access to opportunity, 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 cocurricular groups may conduct sales and fundraise on campus; all fundraising and sales activities, including those conducted by and for individual students, require approval of the Student Life Office—and both approval and supervision of the club/cocurricular advisor. Gambling for money is prohibited.

Clubs and Groups

Approved clubs at Deerfield, registered with the Student Life Office, can receive important benefits, such as:

  • permission to conduct fundraising activities
  • ability to reserve meeting spaces
  • promotional assistance
  • support for supplies, food, and transportation
  • assistance in sponsoring events such as documentaries, feature films, and outside speakers
  • permission to distribute publications
  • permission to schedule items on the Academy calendar

Groups that do not register as clubs do not have these permissions and benefits.

Registered clubs must have open meetings and at least one school-affiliated advisor.

Student publications of any kind must be reviewed and approved by a club advisor before publication and distribution.

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.