Relational Expectations Policy

Villanova University is committed to “developing 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.”

Among the strongest expectations for any voluntary community are those defining behaviors between and among its members. Because Villanova University is a God- centered community, it seeks to reflect the message of St. Augustine and the teachings of the Gospels. Therefore, insensitive, disrespectful, harassing, threatening, obscene or violent behavior is considered most offensive. Such behaviors, including but not limited to those listed in this Code, are violations of this Code and strictly prohibited.