The Student Handbook website is designed to provide easy access to information that is relevant to all students of Moravian University and Moravian Theological Seminary (also referred to as "Moravian University" or "the University"). 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 University 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 commuter students should be familiar with these policies to prepare themselves when visiting friends at a University 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 University and students are expected to check their University 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. Some recent updates will also be listed here:
- COVID-19: The public health situation related to COVID-19 has continuously changed the way we go about our daily lives in dramatic ways. Because 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 Health and Safety Guide 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.
- Alcohol: The University Alcohol Policy has been updated and relocated to the Institutional Policies page.
- Bullying: An institutional Bullying Policy has been created and located on the Institutional Policies page. Bullying is still defined within the Student Code of Conduct.
- Fundraising and Philanthropy Collection: A new policy outlines the ways Recognized Student Organizations can fundraise and collect funds. This policy is in addition to the institutional Fundraising and Sales Policy which remains in effect.
Title IX Statement
Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University 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 University 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/Executive Director for Equity and Compliance
210 Colonial Hall
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:
Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
148 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.