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Student Handbook

Student Handbook

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 gray box at the bottom of the screen 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. 

Handbook Highlights

  • 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 and writing assistance are available as well as disability accommodations.
  • 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 graduate students can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.
  • Additional information relevant to Moravian Theological 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:

  • Doorbell cameras or other devices that record or stream audio and/or video that could record an individual without their knowledge or consent have been added to the list of items not permitted in residential facilities.
  • An Invasion of Privacy policy was added to the Respect for Others community standard and can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Student Development has changed its name to Student Accountability and Conflict Transformation.
  • Accessibility Services has changed its name to Disability and Accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We strive to accept the uniqueness of all individuals, and we cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of our community. We are committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Moravian University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination:

Dr. Darren Snyder
Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
1309 Main St. Room 204
Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
t: (610) 625-7023
f: (610) 625-7885

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics: 

Rebecca May 
Associate Director of Athletics (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
109 Johnston Hall 
Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 
(610) 625-7791 

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
(215) 656-8541

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at