Georgian Court University is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. The Mercy core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service are interwoven into the very fabric of who we are as an institution. When a student accepts admission to GCU, they also accept the charge of living up to these values along with the rights and responsibilities of being active members of the university’s academic and social community.
The GCU Student Code of Conduct (found within the Student Handbook) details our conduct system and the expectations we have of our students. The purpose of our conduct system is to promote the social, academic, and personal growth of our students, while ensuring the overall safety of the campus community. GCU students are expected to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, and every member of the GCU community is expected to personify our Mercy core values.
When the behavior of a student proves to be inconsistent with our institutional values, the GCU conduct system is designed to educate, promote growth, and act as a deterrence from future misconduct.