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Student Handbook

College Policies

The College has established a variety of regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure the proper operation of the institution and achievement of its goals. Many of these policies are located on the College's Institutional Policies page. Below you will also find information about policies specific to students that are not currently available on the Institutional Policies page. Students should read and become familiar with all College policies, as they may be held accountable for violations of any and all policies.

Moravian College recognizes that the role of alcohol consumption in our culture is reflected within the institutional environment. Without either condemning or condoning the use of alcoholic beverages, the institution subscribes to an alcohol policy based on the principle of responsible use of alcohol, which encourages individuals to maintain a lively social atmosphere in which alcohol is not the primary factor.

The consumption of alcohol has the potential for abuse, and the institutional community will neither tolerate nor encourage inappropriate use of alcohol. Therefore, the institution has developed guidelines to ensure responsible conduct relating to the provision or consumption of alcoholic beverages by members of the campus community. Students and organizations violating these guidelines are subject to disciplinary action. Students and organizations violating public laws will not be shielded from the legal authority of public agencies responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local laws, even when institutional disciplinary action is taken as well.

Public Laws Governing Use of Alcohol

Public laws most relevant to students are summarized below. These apply to all persons within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where possession or consumption of alcohol is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.

  • False ID cards are illegal. Possession or use of false ID cards will result in fines (not more than $500 for second and subsequent offense for possession. Manufacture or sale of false ID cards will result in fines (a minimum of $1,000 for first offense and $2,500 for second or subsequent offenses)..
  • Underage possession of an alcoholic beverage is illegal. Attempt to purchase or the possession, transportation, or consumption of an alcoholic beverage will incur, for a first offense, a fine of a maximum of $500. Fine for a second offense is a maximum of $1,000.
  • Representing a minor to be of full age is illegal. Knowingly representing a person who is younger than 21 to be of age in order to have the person served or sold an alcoholic beverage will result in a maximum fine of $500 for subsequent offenses.
  • Asking a minor to purchase an alcoholic beverage is illegal, resulting in a minimum fine of $300 for the first offense.
  • Selling or providing an alcoholic beverage to a minor is illegal, resulting in a fine of $1,000 for the first offense and $2,500 for subsequent offenses. "Providing" includes allowing a minor to possess alcohol on premises or property owned or controlled by the person charged. 
  • Serving an alcoholic beverage to a visibly intoxicated person is illegal and will subject the provider to a fine.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal. Operating or controlling a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (while one's blood alcohol content is .08 % or higher) will result in a fine of $300, six months probation and highway safety school for a first offense.

Individual Responsibility Pertaining to the Use of Alcohol

Moravian students are subject to, and expected to respect, all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances while in attendance at the institution, which places responsibility for obeying the law directly on students. Though a private institution, the institution should not be regarded as providing immunity from the law or diminishing a student's or organization's responsibility to comply with any law.

Information concerning a student's or organization's responsibilities under the law can be found in this Handbook or obtained from Campus Police, 610 861-1421.

Students and organizations violating institutional regulations as well as federal, state, and local laws may be subject to civil and criminal action as well as institutional action.

Campus Police may request a Breathalyzer test when they have reasonable cause to believe an individual is engaging in underage or high-risk drinking in order to assess the well-being of that individual.

Institutional Regulations Governing Use of Alcohol

The possession, use, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on or in institutional property, as well as fraternity houses, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the commonwealth, county, city, and institution. Exceptions to any institutional regulations in this policy must be granted by the vice president for student affairs/dean of students of the College.

The City of Bethlehem does not allow open containers of alcohol in public. This includes bottles and cups. Campus police will enforce this ordinance on institutional property.

No alcoholic beverages may be purchased for use by students with institutional funds, student organization funds, organization or club dues, or assessments of organization members.

The possession or use of materials that promote irresponsible and high-risk consumption of alcohol (e.g., kegs, funnels, pong tables) is strictly prohibited.

The number of persons at a social gathering shall meet fire- and safety-code standards for the facility in which the event occurs.

Alcohol shall not be present or utilized at any membership recruitment or new member activity of any student organization.

No student organization, group, or living unit may co-sponsor an on-campus event with an alcohol distributor or establishment, at which alcohol is given away, sold, provided, or promoted to those present.

Student organizations holding social events off campus (at hotels, banquet halls, etc.) where alcohol will be served shall utilize a cash-bar system.

Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Outdoors

Beyond respecting the established legal restrictions, individuals may not be served, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages on institution-owned outdoor property (including porches, patios and yards) unless an exception has been granted by the vice president for student affairs/dean of students of the College.

Though tailgate parties at which alcoholic beverages are served have become an established part of Homecoming, they conflict with the institution's policy of restricting the consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors. Tailgating on institution-owned property is permitted at Homecoming under the following conditions: that it is restricted to a clearly defined area; that beer kegs are not allowed; that signs be prominently displayed around the playing fields and spectator stands indicating that the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in those areas; that any announcement of tailgate parties (e.g., communications with alumni) clearly state the institution's policy on underage drinking and alcohol abuse; and that the tailgate-party area be monitored by security personnel retained by the sponsoring organization. Tailgate parties are subject to all community laws and institutional policies on the consumption and dispensing of alcoholic beverages.

Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Indoors

Students 21 years of age or older may be served, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages inside College buildings under the following conditions:

  • Students 21 or older may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in their rooms in institution-owned places of residence, provided that these individuals do not violate the rights or expressed wishes of others in the room or violate any applicable laws, ordinances, or institutional policies, including by allowing individuals under the age of 21 to access, possess or consume alcohol.
  • Alcoholic beverages are excluded from all common areas of the residence halls (hallways, lounges, TV rooms, restrooms, etc.). However, in small house-style units (e.g. townhouses, suites, houses), alcoholic beverages may be permitted in living rooms, common areas, etc. Fraternity houses are authorized to have alcohol in the basement as well as common areas. Sorority houses are not permitted to have alcohol on the premises.

Guidelines for Organization-Sponsored Social Functions

Social gatherings at which alcohol may be present must be scheduled and registered with the Office of Student Affairs. Policies and procedures related to the registration process can be found here.

The serving, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages during registered and approved social events are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, to the general and special regulations of the sponsoring organizations, to the rules for the use of a particular facility as determined by those responsible for the facility, and to all of the following guidelines:

  • Organizations that sponsor events at which alcohol is consumed are responsible for ensuring that individuals younger than 21 respect all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances concerning the possession and consumption of alcohol. This responsibility remains regardless of who provides the alcohol.
  • No fee may be charged, donations accepted, advance tickets sold, or any other financial consideration made to an event where alcoholic beverage(s) are present, except where a cash bar, supervised by a professional bartender, is provided under the management of the facility in which the event is held or where attendance is limited to those who are at least 21 years old and a professional bartender is employed.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (other than water) must be provided and prominently featured throughout any event at which alcohol is available.
  • Food consistent with the number of persons attending the event also must be provided.
  • No alcoholic beverage may be served to a visibly intoxicated person, and provision must be made for the safety of such individuals.
  • Moravian students should carry their ID cards at social functions. A student may be denied admission to an event if unable to produce a Moravian College ID card. Anyone attending an event who is not a current Moravian student is required to sign a guest registration list and including the name of their campus host. All guests are required to adhere to campus regulations at all times, but hosts should be aware that they are directly responsible for their guests while they are on campus property.
  • Organizations that sponsor events are responsible for ensuring that such events have a focus other than the consumption of alcohol (i.e. a dance). Themes that encourage the consumption of alcohol (i.e. happy hours) are prohibited.
  • Organizations that sponsor events are responsible for ensuring that shots of liquor are not available, drinking games are prohibited, and common source beverages containing alcohol are not present. No one may be induced to drink against their will.
  • Student organization funds or student fees must not be used for purchasing alcoholic beverages.
  • Drinking or carrying an open container of an alcoholic beverage outside the area allocated for a social function is prohibited.
  • Engaging in acts of public drunkenness, vandalism, intimidation, disorderly conduct, or infringement of the rights or privacy of others is in violation of the historic values respected by the institutional community and will not be tolerated.
  • Individuals maintain responsibility for their own decisions and actions regarding the use of alcoholic beverages and should be prepared to accept the consequences associated with any violation of institutional policy or federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Though the institution has no legal or implied duty to regulate the conduct of its students, it does maintain the right to regulate conduct consistent with institutional policies and procedures.
  • Changes and additions to the Guidelines for Organization-Sponsored Social Functions may be made at any time and circulated to the campus community by appropriate, reasonable, and timely means.

Sponsor's Responsibility

Actual control of the use of alcoholic beverages, adherence to institutional regulations, and cleanup of the facility and outside area are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization that registers the event. The organization must designate a reasonable number of readily identifiable students or authorized personnel to monitor compliance with institutional policy at the event.

Student monitors must be currently registered at the institution, should not use alcoholic beverages for the duration of the event, and must have completed the alcohol-education program for social-event sponsors.

Guidelines for Enforcement

The College will enforce the regulations in this policy primarily through the Moravian College Police Department and utilizing the processes outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook. As commissioned police officers, the Campus Police are responsible for enforcing the law and have the power of arrest if circumstances warrant its exercise.

To receive and benefit from financial aid, you must follow proper procedures and accept certain responsibilities. You also have rights. Comprehensive financial aid policies, procedures, principles, program descriptions, rights and responsibilities can be found in Moravian College's Financial Aid Handbook. By accepting financial aid, you are accepting all policies, procedures, terms, conditions and responsibilities contained therein.

Below are highlights to emphasize a few key concepts. Financial aid recipients are expected to review and understand the College's Financial Aid Handbook in its entirety.

The primary responsibility for financing the cost of education rests with students and their families. Moravian assists by granting financial aid to those who qualify and by providing information on other sources of financial assistance and payment options.

Financial aid is assistance given to students to help meet educational costs: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

The financial aid staff works closely with students and their families to address their financial circumstances. The office provides counseling on financial-aid matters, documents students' eligibility for financial aid, administers endowed scholarships, and maintains information about sources of aid, including updates on state and federal programs.

Moravian awards financial aid on the basis of financial need and academic achievement and promise. Need-based financial aid is awarded to help bridge the gap between the cost of a student's education and a family's demonstrated ability to pay, which is calculated from information provided on the financial aid application. Financial aid that is not need-based, such as a merit scholarship, is based on information provided by students on their application for admission. Awards may include one or both forms of aid. All awards must be applied toward educational expenses.

To provide an equitable distribution of aid and to serve what it deems to be the best interest of its students, the College packages financial aid awards. The package may consist of grants and/or scholarships, loans, employment, or any combination thereof. Grants and scholarships are funds that need not be repaid. Educational loans are usually low-interest funds that accrue little or no interest while a student attends college on at least a half-time basis. Such loans must be repaid, with payments usually commencing six months following the last date of attendance or a drop below half-time enrollment. Student employment provides opportunities for students to earn money through a campus job or community service.

The College also believes in the principle of self-help. Students are expected to save a portion of their earnings for college expenses.

Student Employment Program

The purpose of the Student Employment Program is to broaden the range of worthwhile job opportunities, including participation in community-service activities, for students who need income to help meet the costs of education at Moravian. Federal funding may pay a portion of the salary for eligible students, and the institution supports the remaining portion.

The Student Employment Program requires that students be paid on an hourly basis. Student workers are considered temporary employees of the College and, as such, are not eligible for the regular employee benefits of group insurance, retirement, vacation leave, sick leave, or holiday pay. Students are usually not permitted to work more than 10-12 hours per week, and may not work at any time when they have scheduled classes, labs, or exams. The number of hours of work available to students may be affected by employment opportunities on campus and the number of students seeking employment.

Students who are officially a part of the Athletics Department, band, or other campus-sponsored programs may not work during a scheduled practice, game, or event. Opportunities are also provided for eligible students to earn wages through approved community-service jobs.

Applications and Eligibility

To be considered for most forms of financial aid, students each year must complete and transmit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.fafsa.gov beginning October 1 prior to the start of the respective academic year. For maximum consideration, complete and release the FAFSA to Moravian College annually as soon after October 1 as possible, but not later than the college's recommended priority filing date of February 1. The FAFSA is the only financial aid application required by Moravian College.

Those applying for Pennsylvania State Grants must file the FAFSA by the state's May 1 deadline. It is the student's responsibility to make certain that the FAFSA is submitted each year. In the event that family financial circumstances change because of loss of income, illness, or other compelling reason, the Financial Aid staff should be consulted without delay.

Withdrawal from the College or any other change in enrollment may affect a student's eligibility for financial aid. It is the student's responsibility to verify the effect that any change in enrollment will have on financial aid eligibility. For more information, see the appropriate sections on "dropping courses" or "withdrawal from College" under Academic Policies and Regulations or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid and Academic Progress

Institutions are required to establish minimum standards of academic progress for all matriculated students, including those receiving federally funded financial aid. Federal regulations limit Title IV Student Financial Aid funding to those students who, according to institutional policy, are maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degree objective. In practice, SAP is required for essentially all financial aid at Moravian College. The primary interest, from a financial aid perspective, is to assure the best and most equitable use of financial aid funds from all sources. Moravian College has established the following SAP policy for financial aid in accordance with these regulations.

Qualitative Standards. To remain eligible to continue receiving federal and institutional financial aid, Moravian College students must achieve the following academic standards: 1.50 cumulative GPA for up to 11.99 attempted course units; 1.80 cumulative GPA after 12 attempted course units; 2.00 cumulative GPA after 16 attempted course units. The standard applied to a continuing student applying for financial aid for the first time will be determined by the number of course units the student has scheduled at the time the student first receives financial aid.

Quantitative Standards. Effective January 2018, students are expected to successfully complete - with a passing grade - at least 70 percent of all course units (or credits) attempted. All coursework will be counted in this measure, except courses officially dropped during the college's drop/add period at the start of each term. Included are all courses in the same program of study that are/were taken at any other schools attended. Although full- or part-time students are not required to maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for financial aid, students returning after a period of absence will have their records and eligibility reviewed before financial aid is granted. Coursework taken in a summer session or other special sessions is counted in the total units attempted/completed. Failed courses, incompletes and course withdrawals count as unsuccessful attempts. Exceptions may be made for students on an approved medical or military leave of absence.

Statement of Standards for Part-Time Students. Students enrolled less than full-time will be required to meet the same minimum cumulative grade point averages as students enrolled full-time, and must complete at least 70 percent of all coursework attempted.

Statement of Standards for Graduate Students. Students enrolled in graduate programs will be expected to complete 70 percent of all coursework attempted and generally maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to remain eligible to receive financial aid assistance. Some graduate programs have a different GPA requirement or may allow an escalating GPA standard.

Time Allowed to Complete Degree Requirements. A full-time undergraduate student is expected to complete all degree requirements within a maximum of 10 regular semesters. Special sessions (for example, summer sessions) are not included as regular semesters, although completed special session courses do count toward the 32 units required for graduation. Some financial aid programs have an eight-term limit. To graduate in four years (8 semesters), a student would have to complete four courses each semester, or eight courses each academic year. Federal regulations specify that the absolute maximum time frame during which a student can continue to receive Title IV SFA funds may not exceed 150 percent of the published length of the program.

Evaluation of Eligibility. An evaluation of a student's academic standing and progress to determine federal, state, and institutional eligibility is made at the end of each academic year. Students who do not meet the minimum qualitative AND quantitative standards for SAP are notified that they are ineligible for financial aid. Students who could achieve the minimum standards within approximately one regular term may appeal to have their aid reinstated for the following term, with subsequent SAP reevaluation to determine future aid eligibility.

Appeals Process. Students are invited to appeal the discontinuation of their financial aid, particularly if failure to meet SAP was the result of an undue hardship, exceptional medical or personal turn of events, or other extenuating circumstance. Appeal must be in writing, and include an explanation of mitigating circumstances and a plan for improvement (i.e., steps or conditions the student agrees to meet). Because academic dismissal results in automatic termination of all financial aid eligibility, students notified of academic dismissal must first appeal for reinstatement, following instructions provided by the Office of the Provost. If the student is reinstated academically, the appeal documentation (including improvement plan and any required conditions) is forwarded to the Director of Financial Aid Services or designee and serves as an appeal for continuation of financial aid. It is important to emphasize that SAP reviews to address continuation of financial aid are independent of academic decisions and can have very different outcomes. Financial aid staff reviews each appeal on a case-by-case basis, and the aid-related decision is subsequently communicated to the student. If the appeal is approved, the student generally is given on probationary semester of financial aid, with reevaluation at the conclusion fo the semester to determine future eligibility. In extraordinary cases of demonstrated academic improvement following a probationary semester, a student may be given multiple probationary semesters of aid with required conditions. If an appeal is denied, financial aid will be discontinued until the student is again meeting the minimum standards for SAP.

Student Financial Aid Rights

Students have the right to:

  • Have all personal and family financial information treated with dignity, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Know and understand all rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to financial aid.
  • Accept or decline any aid offered. Students are not obligated to borrow, and have the right to reduce or decline any offer of student loans.
  • Request reconsideration of an award if circumstances change or if they feel they have been treated unfairly.
  • Make an appointment to meet with a member of the financial aid team.
  • Know what financial aid programs are available at the college, including all federal, state, and institutional aid programs.
  • Know the deadline for submitting applications, forms and required documentation, and the consequences of not meeting a deadline.
  • Have complete information regarding fees, payment and the college's refund policy
  • Know generally how financial aid is distributed and the basis for such decisions.
  • Know how their financial aid was determined, including educational costs and eligibility criteria.
  • Know what factors (such as parental and student contributions) are considered in the calculation of financial need.
  • Request an explanation fo the various resources in their financial aid package.
  • Know what portion of their financial aid must be repaid, and what portion is gift aid.
  • Know who the lender/servicer is for any loan, what the college's relationship is to that particular lender/servicer, the total cost of borrowing, the interest rate, the total amount that must be repaid, the length of time for repayment, when repayment begins, and all other terms and conditions of the loan.
  • Choose any lender for your student loans and expect that Moravian College will process the loan with your requested lender.
  • Understand how the college measures satisfactory academic progress and the consequences of not making progress.

Student Financial Aid Responsibilities

Students receiving financial aid must assume responsibility for maintaining their eligibility and communicating with the Financial Aid Office. Students are expected to:

  • Review and consider all information about the College's programs and net cost before enrolling.
  • Know and comply with the rules governing all financial aid you receive.
  • Complete the FAFSA each year as soon as possible following the October 1 start-up of the application cycle. To maximize your financial aid, your FAFSA must be received no later than February 1 preceding the respective academic year.
  • Report all information accurately and completely, to the best of your knowledge. Intentional misreporting of information is a criminal offense and subject to penalties under law.
  • Provide all supporting documents in a secure and timely manner, including verification items, additional information requests, corrections, loan promissory notes and associated counseling, and (or) new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or authorized external provider.
  • Advise the Financial Aid Office if you change your housing status and (or) change your enrollment status.
  • Report any grant/scholarship, tuition benefit, loan or other aid received from any source or provider that does not appear on your financial aid award at Moravian College.
  • Read, understand, and retain a copy of all pertinent financial aid documents.
  • Accept responsibility for all signed agreements.
  • Monitor your account and meet your financial obligations to the college.
  • Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting student employment.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office if family financial circumstances change.
  • Know and comply with the college's refund policy.
  • Notify the college and student loan provider(s) of any changes in contact information.
  • Comply with federal IRS taxation and income reporting requirements.

The Financial Aid Office is located in Colonial Hall. 610 861-1330.

The institution recognizes the growing epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection at the global, national, and local levels. It is prudent, therefore, for the institution to adopt policies and practices that presume the possibility of HIV presence.

Specific safeguards are felt to be important for seropositive individuals. These safeguards, listed below, are built primarily around issues of confidentiality and nondiscrimination.

  • No student shall be denied enrollment and no individual shall be denied employment on the basis of HIV infection.
  • Testing for HIV infection shall not be a requirement of admission or employment.
  • Individuals who are HIV infected, whether or not symptomatic, shall not be denied free and unrestricted access to all campus facilities, programs, and events.
  • HIV infection shall not be used as a reason to restrict participation in any educational, recreational, social, or athletic activity of the institution.
  • Individuals who know that they are HIV infected are encouraged, though not required, to discuss their condition with the health services coordinator for the purpose of proper medical care and follow-up. Any disclosure shall be kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the maintenance of confidentiality of medical records and will be released only with the express written permission of the seropositive student or employee, unless required by law to be reported.
  • No individual shall be denied access to residential housing nor otherwise isolated, restricted, or segregated on the basis of HIV infection.
  • The Health Center will be available to provide individuals with medical guidance, supervision, and appropriate referrals for HIV antibody testing. All such involvement with the Health Service as well as any information shared or generated by its guidance will be kept strictly confidential unless required by law to be reported.
  • The Health Center must report to local public-health authorities any cases of AIDS meeting the criteria of the surveillance definition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Any individual concerned about HIV or HIV-related issues may seek personal counseling and assistance through the Counseling Center. As with the Health Center, confidentiality shall be strictly protected within statutory limits.
  • Any employee having questions regarding HIV infection and its relationship to employment or the workplace may address them to the vice president for human resources. All such questions or concerns shall be kept strictly confidential.
  • In accordance with the principle of confidentiality and current medical information, the institution has no obligation to inform co-workers, instructors, roommates, or anyone else of another's HIV status.
  • Parents, media, or other persons outside the institutional community seeking information regarding the status of HIV infection on campus or the institution's response to such infection shall be directed to the president of the institution or a designee.

The institution recognizes that, as information about AIDS is updated, periodic changes in the institution's position and practices may be necessary.

AMOS (Accessing Moravian Online Services) is the portal for accessing the college’s network as well as numerous advising and registration tools. Students may access their student account (bill, payments, etc.), course schedules, unofficial transcripts, and other important information through AMOS. 

Sometimes, students’ access to AMOS may be blocked for the students’ failure to meet certain administrative obligations on campus in their role as a student. Many offices have the capability of installing a Hold (block) and/or Warning Indicator on a student AMOS account.

Examples include:

Student Accounts Hold or Warning Unpaid balance on student account
Incomplete financial aid documentation
Health Center Hold Incomplete health form documentation or missing immunizations
Registrar's Office Hold Missing final transcript from high school (new first-year students) or previous college (transfer students)
Failure to declare a major (after 14 course units earned towards the degree)
Reeves Library Hold Failure to return library materials from previous semester

If your access to AMOS is on Hold you will be restricted from obtaining information regarding registration, grades, and other important information. It is strongly recommended that students log on to AMOS on a daily basis to receive important information in a timely manner.

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings. Smoking, including vaping, is prohibited inside campus buildings and within five feet of any campus building entrance.

Moravian College undergraduate students, full time graduate students (9 or more credits), Moravian Theological Seminary students, and International students are required to have health insurance. Those unable to provide proof of current health insurance are required to enroll and purchase coverage. Students who have health insurance need to complete the waiver online. If you are an out of state student using your current health insurance, it is advised to notify your health insurance carrier that you may need services in Bethlehem while enrolled as a student.

Learn more by clicking her including step by step instructions on how to waive or enroll in coverage, insurance plan details, billing procedures, and more. Coverage will begin on August 1, 2019 and be effective through July 31, 2020.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and its amendments are federal laws that afford students certain rights with respect to their educational records. The College's full policy on student records can be reviewed here.

Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary are concerned about and have a responsibility with regard to students who present a danger to themselves or to others by reason of suicide threats or plans; threats, plans, or attempts to harm others; or other dangerous behaviors.

The institution's process requires it to secure evidence that any student who exhibits these behaviors is no longer a danger to themselves or to others prior to allowing them to return to residence and/or to class. In such instances, the appropriate division administrator (vice president for students affairs/dean of students or, for the Seminary, Office of the Seminary Dean) or designee may impose an interim suspension from residence (when applicable) or from the institution, depending on the nature and location of the behavior, while such a determination is made.

The evidence required to lift an interim suspension may be produced through documentation or through a campus hearing.

If the student chooses to produce documentation, they will be permitted to return to residence and/or to class only after an evaluation is conducted by a licensed off-campus mental-health professional (preferably a psychologist or psychiatrist) and a judgment is presented in writing to the institution, stating that the student is no longer a danger to themselves or to others. In addition to the external evaluation, the institution reserves the right, at the discretion of the presiding administrator (see above), to have an internal evaluation performed by the Moravian College Counseling Center prior to a student's return to campus in order to review outside documentation, assess the student, and report these findings to that administrator. Both the external and internal assessments are subject to review by the presiding administrator or designee, in consultation with other offices, if appropriate. A return to residence and/or to class may be subject to specified conditions.