To Our Students
Long before 1776,
Moravian College stood for
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
As the sixth-oldest college in America,
we believe everyone is born with an innate love of learning.
Our mission is to set it free.
To every student of every circumstance,
we promise the power of the liberal arts,
a whole wide world of experience,
and a deeper enjoyment of life.
Pursue them all with passion.
Live. Learn. Enjoy.
This handbook seeks to define the Moravian tradition in contemporary terms. It outlines the incredibly diverse resources of the College that are available to you. These can be found in the sections on student services and activities. It also states as clearly as possible the precepts under which a free and civil intellectual community must operate. It encourages freedom and individual initiative but also sets forth the responsibilities we all must acknowledge to make this freedom possible. Please take time to read the sections on student rights and responsibilities, on academic policies, and on general information for resident and commuting students.
All members of the Moravian College community look forward to having the opportunity to know you on a personal basis. One of the virtues of our College is that it puts a premium not only on an individualized education but also on close interpersonal relations between students, faculty members, and staff.
I wish you a most rewarding and productive year.
Christopher M. Thomforde
Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We acknowledge the uniqueness of all individuals, and we seek to cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of the community. Moravian College complies with all federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination in recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Mark F. Reed, vice president for finance and administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 (610 861-1360). Information concerning complaint procedures may be found elsewhere in this handbook.