To provide an integrity formation experience that encourages individual accountability, promotes civic engagement, guides personal growth, and cultivates ethical development as students discern and clarify their own values.
The mission of the office of integrity formation is to promote and create opportunities for awareness, dialogue, and critical engagement with integrity, justice, and ethical decision-making. Through a holistic educational approach students will model community standards, clarify their personal integrity and actively develop their role as global citizens.
As a Catholic and Jesuit University, Seattle University is a learning community that values the dignity and worth of all persons. All members of the University community are expected to observe standards that reflect personal accountability and responsibility for the common good; demonstrate regard for the safety, security and health of others; maintain the atmosphere needed for study and reflection; showing respect for individuals; and valuing truthfulness and personal integrity. This policy is referred to as the "Code of Student Conduct" or "Redhawk Commitment."
The Redhawk Commitment is intended to be developmental, educational, and restorative in nature. Standards of conduct assist each student in the formation of their own integrity. Conduct that evidences good intentions, mature consideration of the foreseeable consequences, and respect for the rights and property of others, generally will not conflict with University and Community Standards. Students are expected to exercise responsibility and to show appropriate regard for the Catholic and Jesuit traditions and the mission of the University. There is no replacement for active participation in the life of the community and we encourage our students to claim their place and their voice in our community.
Since the integrity formation process is designed to be developmental, educational, and restorative, sanctions for inappropriate conduct are assigned to help students develop individual responsibility, to encourage self-discipline, to foster respect for the rights of others, and to encourage full and active participation in campus life. The purposes of the conduct process are:
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.