Community Standards and Commitment to Values and Civility
In order to provide a positive educational environment where individual and institutional rights and responsibilities merge to encourage the holistic development of each member of the community, Marymount California University has a number of policies and procedures that present to students, staff and faculty values and expectations of this institution.
Each member of the University community is expected to adhere fully to the policies established by the University—that is, not only to comply with the letter of the various regulations, but also to act positively to comply with the spirit of these policies.
Consistent with these values, the Student Conduct System and the Student Code of Conduct have been created. They serve to establish and clarify standards of behavior essential to the University’s educational mission and community life.
Marymount California University strives to realize a holistic campus environment of common purpose, caring, acceptance, inclusiveness, responsibility, and service that is the heart of the community. The Student Code of Conduct outlined in The Anchor provides a framework for student behavior and responsibility. Once a student is accepted to MCU through the admissions process, they are considered a student and are subject to the Student Code of Conduct and all MCU Policies and Procedures. This includes all students on all campuses, including, but not limited to the Oceanview Campus, San Pedro Residential Campus (SPRC), Pacific View Apartments (PVA), Waterfront Campus, the Lakeside Campus, and off-campus university-sponsored events.
All the policies in The Anchor are subject to change and students should consult the website for the latest policies. These regulations are designed to give students general notice of prohibited conduct and should be read and interpreted broadly, as they are not designed to define the misconduct in exhaustive terms. Each student is expected to be fully aware of the Student Code of Conduct and all published policies, rules, and regulations.
Students are expected and required to obey the law, to comply with the policies of Marymount California University, and with directives issued by an administrative official in the course of his or her authorized duties. Students are responsible for complying with the Student Code of Conduct and for representing the University in a positive manner. This expectation includes off campus conduct that is likely to have an adverse effect on the University or on the educational process. The Student Code of Conduct shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. The MCU campuses are located within the following law enforcement jurisdictions:
Oceanview Campus – LA County Sheriffs (Lomita Station)
San Pedro Residential Campus (SPRC); Pacific View Apartments (PVA);
and the Waterfront Campus – LAPD (Harbor Division)
Lakeside Campus – Lake County Sheriff Department
Would You Like to Be a Student Conduct Board Member?
- Great leadership experience
- Assist students in their personal growth and development
- Gain experience in analytical and critical thinking, decision making, and understanding the principles of due process
- All students from any major representing each class year are welcome to apply
- Must be in good academic (2.25+ GPA) and student conduct standing
For additional information, please contact:
Kevin M. Hansbury
Associate Director of Residential Life & Student Conduct
KHansbury@MarymountCalifornia.edu or (310) 303-7343
San Pedro Residential Campus
15387 USS New Jersey, San Pedro, CA 90732