Dear Willamette University Community Member,

Willamette University is committed to the ideals of both individual autonomy and community citizenship, balancing the rightful claims of personal freedom and privacy with the needs of membership in the campus at large.

The Code of Student Conduct constitutes a guide to the standards that help maintain and define Willamette as a vital living and learning community. Citizenship flourishes when members of the community live by standards of conduct that reaffirm our motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” and embody the ideals of honesty, integrity, civility and mutual respect. As a community of learning, dedicated to open inquiry, we must consistently work to put these ideals into practice.

As a citizen of the Willamette University community, it is necessary that you understand your responsibilities to the whole and your rights as an individual. These rights and responsibilities may be found in the Code of Student Conduct on-line at Important policies, procedures and resources include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Alcohol Policy
  • Drug-Free Schools and Community Act
  • Prohibition of Harassment including Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Conduct Information
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Statement of Title IX Compliance
  • Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act

Although the Selected Policies Manual can be found on-line, you may also request a printed copy from the Office of Student Affairs by calling 503-370-6447 or emailing

If you have questions about the Code of Student Conduct, or your rights and responsibilities as a Willamette University community member, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Edward G. Whipple
Vice President for Student Affairs

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