Barry University students enroll voluntarily in a private, Catholic educational institution. Students who find their personal values incompatible with those of the university's, and/or are unable to respect the university's values, may wish to pursue their education at an institution which is more in line with their own personal values. Likewise, the university may ask students whose behavior is incompatible with the mission of, and principles held by, the university to leave the institution.
Students are expected to act responsibly and to avoid conduct detrimental in its effect upon themselves, their fellow students and the university, both on-and-off-campus. Students are expected to know and abide by all university rules, regulations, policies and standards, and by local, state and federal laws. Students are expected to uphold both the mission of the university and the Student Code of Conduct in action and deed while they attend Barry University. Ignorance of university rules and regulations will not be considered as an excuse for violations.
Students should be aware that the student conduct process is quite different from criminal and civil court proceedings. Procedures and rights in student conduct procedures are conducted with fairness to all, but do not include the same protections of due process afforded by the courts. Due process, as defined within these procedures, assures written notice and a hearing before an objective decision-maker. No student will be found in violation of University policy without information showing that it is more likely than not that a policy violation occurred and any sanctions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation and to the cumulative conduct history of the student.