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.
- Housing and Residence Life 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 forms, from tests to determine learning disabilities to one-on-one writing tutorials.
- 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:
- Hard Alcohol in Fraternity Houses: The presence of alcohol products above 15% ABV (hard alcohol and liquor) is prohibited in fraternity houses as a result of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) new expectation for chapter facilities.
- Visitation: Language was added to both the Code of Conduct and the Housing and Residence Life Policies to highlight that students are expected to be present with their visitors at all times while in College residential areas. A visitor includes, but is not limited to, any individual who is not assigned to a particular residential space, including Moravian students who live in other residential locations on campus. The Community Standard title "Responsibility for Guests" in the Code of Conduct was updated with this language and the title was changed to "Host Responsibility."
- Hazing: The definition of Hazing was updated to align with the new definition used in Pennsylvania law as a result of the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law.
- Sanctions: Sanctions in the Student Code of Conduct were categorized to better express the educational intent of each sanction.
- Interim Action Appeal: A new form was created for students to appeal interim actions instituted pending the outcome of a conduct case.
- Academic Code of Conduct: The Academic Code of Conduct was relocated to the Academic Catalog and was updated. Changes include the removal of the policy that expunges charges upon the student's graduation from the institution as well as a provision for a student to request their record be sealed.