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Standards of Behavior & Code of Conduct

Student Standards of Behavior & Code of Conduct

Midyear Revision made as of January 5, 2021.
(See section Code of Conduct, page 9 introductory paragraph and page 10 Compliance Code; bolded text)

Standards of Behavior

The Standards of Behavior for all University of Dayton students have been developed in consultation with students, faculty and staff to support the development of the student community in ways that exemplify the University’s Catholic and Marianist traditions. It is expected that all students work to support the University’s academic mission, have their actions contribute to the common good, demonstrate value and dignity to all people and share in the Commitment to Community that makes a University of Dayton graduate distinctive. The University is a vibrant learning and living environment where the following standards of behavior clarify our common goals:


Support of the Academic Community and the Development of the Whole Person

All students at the University of Dayton are expected to live and work in support of our academic mission and of the Marianist tradition of Catholic education, which is committed to the holistic formation of spirit, mind and body.


Community Living

Living in community is essential to the full development and education of the whole person. Building and sustaining the community we all treasure at the University of Dayton requires more than friendliness and is certainly about more than following rules. All students learn and apply essential life lessons about self-awareness, communication, cooperation, mutual respect, courage, forgiveness, patience and trust while living in community with others.


Dignity and Respect for All Members of the Community

Every person has innate dignity as all are made in the image and likeness of God. This understanding calls all members of the UD community to respect and love themselves and others.


The Common Good

The common good at the University of Dayton is defined as the sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily. A concern for the common good leads us to make individual choices in light of how they affect, or may affect, other people and the community as a whole. Students are called to work actively to create and promote the common good at UD and beyond.


Community Standards and Civility

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