CMES Code of Conduct


Civility and Integrity are fundamental qualities expected of students attending the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES).  These characteristics are rooted in the vocational training that a mariner receives and preparation a mariner experiences to earn his/her professional sailing credentials.  Failure to preserve these ideals in the shipboard environment can have dire consequences; including damage to machinery, personal injury, death, and loss of the vessel.

Under the authority granted by the Trustees of the MEBA Training Plan, the CMES Director oversees the operation of the school; which includes executing rules that seek to achieve its mission and provide each student with a learning environment free from distractions.  CMES employees’ actions are also expected to be consistent with this code of conduct as they strive to support the educational setting and related accommodations.

The following behaviors are not tolerated because they are contrary to achieving the school’s mission:

  • Harassment
  • Defacement
  • Destruction
  • Violence
  • Thievery
  • Dishonesty
  • Intemperance

Each CMES student can expect to be treated with respect, dignity, and consideration and is expected to treat others at CMES the same.  Each student can expect the facilities and accommodations to be safe, clean, well-maintained, and comfortable.  Likewise, each student is to treat the facility and its equipment responsibly.  In addition to this general code of conduct, a clean appearance and attire is expected of each student both in classroom settings and the school’s common areas such as dining room, lounge, auditorium, and conference rooms.  Owing to the significant quantity of learning that is compacted into most CMES courses, tardiness and/or absenteeism is not tolerated, unless extenuating circumstances exist.

CMES is obliged to strictly enforce the standards outlined above in consideration of the commitment made by the companies to the quality of the training benefit, the state and federal Laws governing the school, and national and international Standards under which the school must operate.  At the discretion of the Director and Plans Administrator, failure to abide by the CMES’ code of conduct may result in denial of attendance and/or a suspension of the Training Plan benefit eligibility.

Any individual who becomes aware of conduct that he or she believes is in violation of this Code of Conduct is encouraged to report such conduct promptly to the CMES Director or to the CMES Academic Manager.  An individual, who reports conduct that he or she believes, in good faith, to be a violation of this Code of Conduct or who is involved in an investigation of conduct that may violate this policy, will not be subject to reprisal or retaliation.  Any individual who believes that he or she has been retaliated against in violation of this policy should promptly contact the Director or the Academic Manager.