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    Marylhurst University
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Student Handbook

General Policies & Procedures

All members of the Marylhurst University community share the responsibility to secure and respect those conditions that are conducive to one’s freedom to learn. Therefore, Marylhurst has developed policies and procedures which provide and safeguard this learning privilege, within the framework of general standards, and with the broadest possible participation of all members of the university.

Classroom Etiquette

On-Ground Classes
  • All students, faculty, and staff are expected to treat each other with respect and dignity
  • Cell phones should be silenced during class times
  • Children are not allowed in class
  • Only certified service dogs that have been registered with Disability Services are allowed in class
  • Inappropriate or vulgar language will not be tolerated
  • Disruptive behavior or actions that interfere with or hinder the activities of the class are not tolerated
On-Line Classes
  • All students, faculty, and staff are expected to treat each other with respect and dignity
  • Inappropriate or vulgar language will not be tolerated in communication with faculty, staff or students either in the Canvas platform, via email, or via other means
  • Disruptive behavior or actions that interfere with or hinder the activities of the class are not tolerated

Inclement Weather and other University Closures

In the event of inclement weather that makes it necessary for the university to cancel classes or to close the campus, local radio and television stations will announce such closures. Also, notices will be posted on the university’s website The university’s weather line is 503.636.8140.


The Marylhurst University policy on privacy is located on the Marylhurst website.

Additionally, Marylhurst adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information about FERPA, go to:

Religious/Holiday Observations for Students

Marylhurst University enjoys a rich Catholic heritage and is committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition that “fuels the imagination, broadens intellectual horizons and strengthens professional expertise,” and embraces the core values of our founders - the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. We enact these values by encouraging faculty, staff, and students of all faiths to observe important religious holidays that are within their own wisdom traditions by making the effort to accommodate class and work schedules impacted by their religious observances without penalty. This inclusion enriches and supports our community.

The following guidelines are provided to all students who wish to miss a required academic activity in order to observe a religious holiday:

  • Marylhurst faculty members and staff are encouraged to show flexibility when dealing with students who are committed to observe religious holidays. If you need to be absent from class and/or make up class work for such observance, you are required to communicate your needs to instructors as soon as possible or at least 14 days ahead of time in order to make the appropriate arrangements.
  • Campus Ministry at Marylhurst University will make a calendar available to you with a list of significant holidays. You are encouraged to contact the Campus Ministry Office if you have any questions about religious holiday observances and practices.

Technology Access, Use and Security Policies

The Marylhurst University policy on technology access and use as well as security is available through the ITS website: The policy on Technology Access and Use is also available for download here. The Technology Security Policy is available for download here.

Violations of Marylhurst University’s policies on technology access, use or security should be reported to the Director of Enrollment Services (for violations by students) or the Director of Human Resources (for violations by Marylhurst employees). Violations will be treated in the same manner as violations of other university policies meaning that disciplinary action may be taken. If violations appear to constitute a criminal offense, as defined by local, state, or federal statutes, the appropriate authorities will be notified.