The student conduct process at Gonzaga University is educational in nature and often results in educational outcomes for students such as workshops, reflection assignments, and service outcomes. Below you can find a list with descriptions for many of the educational outcomes the University utilizes to help students live a life congruent with Gonzaga's mission and values.
Anger Management provides students with resources to develop healthy responses and coping mechanisms for anger, and in so doing promotes emotional maturity and personal integrity. This outcome is assigned to students who have exhibited behavior that is harmful to themselves and or others and is characterized specifically by violence or is otherwise anger-motivated. The most regularly used Anger Management seminar is at St. Joseph’s Family Center in Spokane.
Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Awareness
The Office of Community Standards partners with the Center for Cura Personalis to provide opportunities for students to reflect on and discuss the role alcohol or drug use plays in their time in college and learn to practice healthy behaviors around substance use. These opportunities range from workshops & group discussion format to one-on-one conversations. Based on the context of the incident in question, past known substance use behaviors, and self reported information, students will be assigned to the appropriate program or meeting.
Good Neighbor Workshop
The Good Neighbor Program at Gonzaga University is a workshop to address disruptive incidents that occur off-campus and aims to help improve neighborhood relations. The program educates Gonzaga students on the importance of being good neighbors in the Logan Neighborhood as well as providing some tools to help them do so. The workshop helps students see how their behavior impacts long-term residents and the community through reflection of key stakeholders. The workshop also provides students the opportunity to review Gonzaga policies, codes and expectations, as well as Washington State law and codes. Lastly, the workshop allows the students to reflect and develop a "party smart" plan for future gatherings to be legal, responsible and have minimal negative impact on the community.
Integritas is intended to redirect students who have demonstrated a pattern of behavior that is harmful or disruptive to themselves and or others. This conduct outcome is assigned to students who have repeatedly violated University policy and or who could benefit from extensive and individualized attention regarding making decisions appropriate for the Gonzaga University community. The student’s opportunity to remain a member of the Gonzaga community is most often contingent upon their successful completion of Integritas.
Students in the Integritas course will be able to identify and articulate personal and Jesuit values, demonstrate critical reflection around decision-making practices and develop goals inclusive of personal and Jesuit values, accompanied with an action plan for achieving those goals. The course meets weekly for five weeks and culminates in a final project after the class sessions are over.
“Live Your Values Everyday” (LYVE) is an educational workshop designed to help students articulate their beliefs and values such that they can translate these commitments into authentic living. The workshop is intended to be a reflective, character-building aid that empowers students to identify and practice integrity. Facilitators encourage and moderate discussion based exercises that are meant to create a genuine and safe space for personal growth. While students are encouraged to discover their personal values they are also expected, as members of the Gonzaga community, to ensure that these values align with Gonzaga’s Student Code of Conduct. Gonzaga’s policies, rules, and expectations are also addressed should students have related questions.
The Jesuit concept of "magis" centers around a devotion to the pursuit of a better choice, a better path, and a better way of living in service to God and the common good of others. Sometimes what is needed after a conduct process is an opportunity for a student to explore their decisions and choices further. Magis conversations take place one on one with students and a trained facilitator who is tasked with helping students critically reflect over their choices and explore options for a better and more critically discerned way forward in the Gonzaga community.
Students who are assigned to RECAP as a conduct outcome violate Gonzaga’s code of conduct and or express related confusion about what is expected of them while they are students at Gonzaga. RECAP is an online interactive experience that educates students about Gonzaga’s policies, rules, and expectations. As members of the Gonzaga community, students are obligated to abide by and understand this code of conduct. Upon completion of RECAP students should have resolved any ambiguities regarding the code of conduct and should have a better understanding of how to ensure that their behavior does not violate the code of conduct again.
Reflective Essays and Other Educational Projects
During a conduct process, students often display the need to further reflect over certain aspects of their situation or to gain more information about the environment in which they are making decisions and impacting others. The Office of Community Standards regularly assigns students prompts over which to write a reflective essay. These are most regularly tailored to the student's specific context. Reflective essays may be submitted online here. Student's may also be assigned other educational projects that involve research into existing statutes, communities, or other areas of the social environment in which they are making decisions. These educational and research projects may be submitted online here.