Community Standards

The Zag Way

A Commitment to Community 

Because Gonzaga is committed to the growth and formation of the whole person, the ties that bind members of our community go beyond the basic standards of society. As we seek to create an environment conducive to living and learning together, our standards of conduct reflect a deep commitment to these ideals where each member of the Gonzaga community plays an active role.

We want our students to be the leaders of tomorrow and the Office of Community Standards is committed to cultivating character through transformative engagement that empowers students to be a positive influence in the world. Our staff encourage students to respond with honesty and integrity as well as learn how to accept responsibility for their actions. Guided by our Jesuit identity and contemporary student conduct and conflict resolution practices, we balance the needs of each student with those of the larger Gonzaga community.

The Zag Way is a commitment to community where learning the code is important, but living the code is what we are all about. We are committed to respecting the dignity of all members of our community. When relationships and our community experiences an incident that causes harm, we want students to help co-create the solution. By telling their story and expressing their needs, we can work together to identify how to make things right.

Our website has been designed to provide information about the policies and expectations within the Student Code of Conduct, as well as the programs, processes, and services facilitated by the Office of Community Standards. Contact our office with questions or to request more information by emailing ocs@gonzaga.edu or calling 509-313-4009.

The Zag Way Logo with center circle showing two hands shaking, surrounded by a pile of bricks representing Foundations, two connected links from a chain representing Connections, a screwdriver and a wrench crossed resembling the letter X representing Ownership, and two people shaking hands and talking representing Accountability.

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Overview

Student Code of Conduct

In keeping with Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic philosophies, we hold a high standard of conduct for our students and community.

Student Conduct Records

Student conduct records are generated and maintained by the Office of Community Standards.

Contact the Office of Community Standards

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Crosby Center 202
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-4009