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University Policies


Student Conduct of Conduct

All students at Western New England University are expected to promote the educational mission of the University through individual personal integrity, honesty, respect, and responsibility, both on and off campus.

The Student Code of Conduct is designed to challenge the inappropriate behavior of individuals in a supportive and educational manner that will encourage our students to understand the impact of their behavior on individuals and the community.


The Student Handbook

Resident Student Housing Agreement

As part of a residential community, specific expectations and guidelines are outlined in the Resident Student Housing Agreement. Information pertaining to meal plans, deposit dates, and safety-related matters are provided in detail. This is a supplemental contract that a resident student signs prior to selecting housing.

Sexual Harassment and Title IX Policy

Title IX states: 

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Western New England University prides itself on providing a safe and supportive community. Information pertaining to the University's process and policy for issues involving Sexual Harassment and/or Title IX matters can be found HERE.

Learn how to submit a report here.

Statement on Drugs and Alcohol

In adhering to the expectations set forth by the Department of Education and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), the University publishes annually the Statement on Drugs and Alcohol.  Included in this document are federal and state laws, along with resources to assist our Golden Bear family.  Learn more from our 2022-2023 document.
Statement on Drugs and Alcohol

Request to Serve Alcohol at Events

Alcohol may be offered at approved social events. The sponsoring organization or individual(s) assumes responsibility for supervising and ensuring adherence to the laws of the Commonwealth and the policies of the University..   All students serving alcohol in their place of residence are responsible for obeying the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the regulations of the University. As host(s) of the social event, the host is/are responsible, as well as fiscally and judicially accountable, for their visitors and the behavior of those visitors.  Accordingly, hosts, as well as other University community members, may be held accountable for the actions of their guests and visitors.  
Request to Serve Alcohol