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Student Handbook


Welcome to a new year at Notre Dame College! Notre Dame is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college that strives to maximize the potential of its students in a welcoming and safe environment. The College utilizes a process established by the Sisters of Notre Dame that promotes personal, professional, and global responsibility. A student enrolling in Notre Dame College assumes a responsibility to act in a manner compatible with the College’s standards. An individual is considered a student of Notre Dame College at the time of acceptance to the institution.

Our community holds high expectations of how we live, act, and communicate with one another; for each of our actions has an effect on us collectively. We apply principles of Catholic social teaching to life in a diverse world by emphasizing wise decisions regarding health and well-being, and sharing talents and gifts in the spirit of friendship.

In order for our community to succeed, all members must actively contribute to an environment where everyone can feel safe, sustained, empowered and appreciated. We must also exhibit integrity in our actions and hold each other accountable as one community. Since you are freely affiliating with the College as a student, you are making a decision to read, know, and abide by the rules, regulations, and principles of the College community as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Behaviors that are incompatible with the College’s standards are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. All students of Notre Dame College, whether on or off campus, are expected to abide by the policies set forth in the Code of Conduct.

Questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct can be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students D. Christopher Gill, Ph.D., at We are looking forward to watching you become involved with the campus in a positive, respectful manner, and being a successful student!