Community Expectations

Villanova University is committed to ‚Äúdeveloping and nurturing the whole person, allowing students, faculty and staff to grow intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically in an environment that supports individual differences and insists that mutual love and respect should animate every aspect of university life." Students are expected to treat others with the utmost compassion, respect and dignity. Therefore, discriminatory, bigoted, racist, or obscene conduct is considered most offensive. Such conduct, including but not limited to what is listed in this Code, are violations of this Code and strictly prohibited. 

Additionally, creation of a safe and peaceful environment where both people and property are respected is the responsibility of every community member. Therefore harassing, threatening, or violent conduct, or conduct which is otherwise disruptive, dangerous or which disregards the rights of members of the community violates the Code whether or not a specific description of such misconduct is set forth. 

Violations of this policy may result in the full range of sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion from the University.