Student Handbook


Xavier requires students to conduct themselves with respect for community. By virtue of the Xavier University mission and its commitment to fostering a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment for students free from bullying, harassment, or discrimination, Xavier expects of every student that they be respectful of all individuals. Living in community means that every student must be mindful of and sensitive to behaviors that may be offensive to others, both on and off campus. This is true regardless of whether a student lives on or off campus.

The following behaviors violate Xavier's expectations for Respect for Community:

Disorderly Conduct- Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct (including public urination) on or off University premises or at University sponsored or supervised activities including, but not limited to, academic classes and activities.

Weapon Possession - The possession or use of firearms, explosives, fireworks, dangerous chemicals or other threatening weapons or devices of any description for any purpose including replicas. "Weapons" include, but are not limited to, martial arts weapons, knives (other than those necessary for cooking or approved University activities), bows and arrows, air guns, shot guns, BB guns, paintball guns, rifles, pistols and any other type of deadly weapon, or weapons that can cause bodily harm. More information on the weapons policy may be found in Section