St. John’s is a community of learning. The college expects its members to conform to standards of civility that make communal life and work possible. Foremost among these standards is respect for the person and property of others. This is followed closely by the obligation to maintain an orderly and reasonably quiet atmosphere conducive to studious reflection, and by the obligation to cooperate with others whose habits differ from one’s own. The college does not tolerate failure to meet this standard, nor does it condone incivility in any form.