Upward Bound Policies


At Tusculum University Upward Bound, we strive to make our program as safe and rewarding as possible for all of our participants. We expect our students to behave in a manner that reflects the positive reputation of the Upward Bound program. With this in mind, the following violations are subject to warning or could result in suspension or dismissal from the phase or program:

  • Failure to comply with the reasonable instructions of any staff person
  • Interfering with any UB staff member while performing program duties
  • Providing false information to staff members with the intent to deceive
  • Use or possession of any tobacco product

  • Verbal abuse of participants or UB staff members
  • Disorderly conduct, including the use of foul language
  • Misuse of the Internet
  • Bullying, cyberbullying, hazing, sexual harassment, and/or sexual misconduct

The following violations will result in immediate dismissal from the program:

  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, dangerous drugs, or paraphernalia
  • Committing violence against any participant, instructor, or staff member
  • Use or possession of firearms, explosives, knives, or weapons of any kind

Tusculum University Upward Bound is an opportunity for me to develop my potential for success in college. I fully intend to utilize that opportunity by working with the Upward Bound staff to enhance my talents, abilities, and strengths and to improve upon my weaknesses.

I realize that my obligations to Upward Bound have been determined and outlined in this contract only for my benefit. 

  1. I will complete Upward Bound through my involvement until the end of the summer following my graduation from high school.
  2. I will do my very best in school and in Upward Bound courses by maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.
  3. I will obey all program rules and regulations.
  4. I will attend activities and tutoring (as needed) during my freshman through senior years.
  5. I will meet with my assigned Upward Bound counselor.
  6. I will attend Upward Bound summer phases.
  7. I will enroll in college after completion of the Upward Bound program and obtain a college degree.


Tusculum University Upward Bound expects its students to behave responsibly in the computer lab. All computers, printers, and other hardware must be treated with care. You must agree to the following statements before you will be allowed to use the computer lab.

  1. I will maintain good computer lab manners by recognizing that others need to have equal access to the lab and its equipment.
  2. I will take my best care of all computer lab hardware and will report any violations I see.
  3. I will refrain from use of the Internet for objectionable materials. This includes pornographic images, chat rooms, or sites that are limited to adults.
  4. I will not use the computers or the Internet to harass faculty, staff, and other students.
  5. I understand that if these violations occur while I am signed into the computer lab, I will be held responsible for damages.
  6. I also understand that if these violations occur, I will be sanctioned by the director or associate director. These sanctions could result in dismissal from the program.


Tusculum University Upward Bound participates in a Summer Food Program funded through the USDA. It allows UBMS to be reimbursed for certain meals during our summer program. The USDA requires all participants to sign a non-discrimination statement in order to participate in the Summer Food Program.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410


Fax: (202) 690-7442

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.