Bhaktivedanta College offers academic, vocational, and spiritual training to students who are committed to a life of study and spiritual practice during their stay at the college. The main rules for students residing in the ashram are as follows.
- To follow the regulative principles of abstaining from meat, fish, and eggs; intoxication of any kind; illicit sex; and gambling.
- To attend the morning programme on a daily basis and to daily chant 16 rounds of japa (or an agreed number of rounds approved by the ashram supervisor for non-initiated students).
- To participate in all the scheduled courses and training sessions.
- To act respectfully and to cultivate a service attitude toward all community members and visitors.
- To be considerate to others in communal living. This includes not playing loud or mundane music, loud talking or singing that disturbs others, and keeping silence in the ashram after 9.00 P.M.
- To perform assigned services that are part of the training programme or communal requirement.
- To avoid inviting anyone to stay in the ashram rooms without permission of the ashram supervisor.
- If students wants to leave the campus during the term, they should communicate with the college authorities and receive approval before arranging the trip.