The Student Handbook website is designed to provide easy access to information that is relevant to all students of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary (also referred to as "Moravian College" or "the College"). Although the intended audience of the Handbook is all currently enrolled students, some sections may not be applicable to all populations. When appropriate, this is noted.
The information in the Handbook is subject to change from time to time as deemed necessary by the College in order to fulfill its role and mission or to accommodate circumstances beyond its control. Any such changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made. Efforts will be made, however, to inform the student body of significant changes in a timely manner.
All students should review the Handbook in its entirety and are expected to be familiar with its content. This can be accomplished by navigating the menus on the left side of the screen and following links to important policies and information. The right side of the screen (or bottom on a mobile device) will always include important links, regardless of where you are in the Handbook website.
Below are some highlights intended for ease of use, but should not be reviewed solely as a substitute to reviewing the entire Handbook.
- All students are accountable to the Academic Code of Conduct and the Student Code of Conduct. All recognized student organizations (RSOs) are additionally accountable to the Student Organization Code of Conduct.
- Residence Life and Housing Policies apply to residents and their visitors. This means that even commuting students should be familiar with these policies to prepare themselves for visiting friends at a College residence.
- Learning assistance is available in a variety of formats. Tutoring, academic coaching, and writing assistance are available as well as appropriate accommodations for disabilities.
- Parking policies apply to all students.
- Logging into or otherwise connecting to the campus network implies acceptance of the institution's policies on acceptable use of computing resources.
- Email is the official mode of communication for the College and students are expected to check their College email account daily.
- Monitor your student account on AMOS to ensure you meet your financial obligations. Aid recipients are also expected to know and comply with the rules governing financial aid.
- All students, including commuters, can participate in campus events and activities. Be sure to explore all opportunities to get involved with the campus community!
- Additional information relevant to seminary students can be found in the Seminary Handbook.
Recent Policy Updates
Every effort will be made to notify the campus community when significant changes are made to the Handbook. Significant recent updates will also be listed here:
- COVID-19: The public health situation related to COVID-19 has changed the way we go about our daily lives in dramatic ways. Because a lot remains unknown and scientists learn more as the days go on, our community will continue to adapt to the most recent safety guidance available. Expectations for community members will continue to be shared in campus-wide messaging and also will be reflected on the Guide for Returning to Campus page. Additional information related to COVID-19 will be catalogued here. All faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus are expected to familiarize themselves and stay up to date with the community expectations. Individual and community responsibility are paramount to keeping our campus a safe place to live and learn. Students who choose to ignore these expectations may be held accountable through the Student Code of Conduct.
- Smoking Policy: United Student Government created a new Smoking and Vaping Policy which is included in the Handbook. The policy extends the prohibition against smoking and vaping to within 45 feet of any building entrance.
- Student Organization Code of Conduct: A newly articulated Student Organization Code of Conduct was published for the 2020-2021 academic year. Recognized student organizations (RSOs) are still accountable to the community standards defined in the Student Code of Conduct but will now be subject to the procedures outlined in the new Code.
- Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination: The College's Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy was published on August 14, 2020 and replaces the previous Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination policies.
Title IX Statement
Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian College community. Moravian College does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity.
Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination:
Leah M. Naso
Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
210 Colonial Hall
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:
Associate Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
109 Johnston Hall
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.