Rochester College's policies on student behavior and codes of ethics are based in Christian philosophy. The administration's position is that it helps maintain student safety and provides an atmosphere that is conducive for the student body to achieve their highest potential, graduate, and become productive, moral and ethical citizens. There is an assortment of codes governing styles of dress, language use, academic performance, and other behaviors.Sexual modesty is encouraged. Premarital sex is neither endorsed nor condoned among unmarried students.
Undergraduate students are expected to commit to chapel worship services at least once a week, which is recorded and monitored. Every full-time traditional student is required to participate in the Rochester College Chapel/Convocation series (RCC). This includes assorted opportunities for students, such as community events, small groups, and public service initiatives. Participation in these events is monitored. This is a graded element for students.