Community Standards

Learn the Code. Live the Code.

In keeping with the Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic philosophies, Gonzaga University holds a high standard of conduct for its students and community members. The spirit of Jesuit education is to consistently strive for the magis, meaning excellence in all that we do, and to do so with attention to the whole of a person—intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional. Gonzaga’s expectations of conduct are designed to develop students into persons who lead lives of leadership and service for the common good. This is a high calling, beyond the basic standards of our society.

The Office of Community Standards provides resources, education, and processes regarding the University’s conduct expectations. We strive to equip students with the capacity to respect the dignity of all members of the community, respond with honesty and integrity, and accept responsibility for their actions. We work to maintain a balance between individual needs and the Gonzaga University community.

The Student Handbook outlines expectations for student conduct and includes topics such as:

  • University Standards, including policies such as:
         Alcohol Policy
         Drug Policy
         Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy
         Housing and Residence Life Policies
         Prohibited Conduct
         Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • University Resources
  • University Conduct Process
The Office of Community Standards is available to provide resources, including presentations for students, faculty, staff, and parents to learn about the University’s standards of conduct and administrative conduct processes.

Paula Smith
Director of Student Conduct

Jae Webb
Assistant Director of Student Conduct

Cortney Brewer
Conduct Specialist

Nicole Bucher
Program Assistant

Office of Community Standards
Crosby Center 202
Spokane, WA 99258-0094