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 which 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 Campus Life Division. See the section on Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities.
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 Associate Provost for Student Affairs, Notre Dame de Namur University, (650) 508-3511.