The on-campus living experience at Calvin University offers a unique and valuable opportunity for all residents to learn and grow within a Christian community of students from widely varying backgrounds, interests and Christian traditions. The university desires that all residents live comfortably within this environment, able to integrate classroom learning with out-of-class experiences and challenged to grow in all aspects of life.

To accomplish our goals and better order our life together, we have established certain rules and expectations for living in community here at Calvin. These “rules” are meant to be guidelines for mature, responsible conduct, but in no way cover all the possible conflicts and questions that arise during a year. Some of the policies are designed to create norms of behavior within a large, diverse group of people, while others are meant to preserve the appearance and function of university-owned property. We expect that members of our community will strive both to live within these guidelines and to be obedient to the explicit teachings of God’s Word.

Students involved in infractions of KE and campus policies as outlined here and in the Student Conduct Code will have a hearing with the Area Coordinator or may be referred to the Dean of Residence Life. (See the Student Handbook for complete details on the Student Conduct Code including the appeals process.) Appropriate sanctions will be given to restore the individual to healthy membership in the community. These sanctions include restitution, community service hours, educational initiatives, probationary periods and suspensions. Fines have less educational value, but are occasionally utilized as well. Unless otherwise noted, a $50 fine applies to all policies, and fines may be converted to community service hours.