Students hanging out in New Hall quad


Introduction to Notre Dame de Namur University

Academic Freedom Statement

It is fundamental to the health of an academic institution and ultimately to the health of a society at large that individual persons and groups of persons exercise their responsibility and freedom to search for the truth and to speak the truth as it is discovered. In a collegial community, the corporate person of the University and the persons of the faculty, staff, administration and the student body bear mutual responsibility to exercise professional competence and to extend to one another the trust and respect that foster an environment for the exercise of academic freedom.

Specific information regarding student academic freedoms, code of student conduct, student judicial system, policy on harassment and discrimination and student grievance procedures is contained in the Student Handbook available from the Student Affairs Division. See the section on Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Notre Dame de Namur University’s educational services and employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status and other criteria protected by law except where there is a bona fide occupational or religious qualification. Any otherwise qualified student or applicant with a disability may request reasonable accommodation regarding the application process and services as a prospective or enrolled student. Requests for accommodation of a disability or any complaints by students related to student educational services or their employment opportunities should be directed to the Dean of Students, Notre Dame de Namur University, (650) 508-3459.

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