John Carroll University, grounded in Roman Catholic and Ignatian traditions, fosters the fullest development of its students in an atmosphere of care and concern. Members of the University community are held to a high standard of behavior because of the nature of our enterprise: the education and development of students.

Self-discipline is essential in the formation of character and in the orderly conduct of social affairs within and outside the University. Therefore, students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of society. The disciplinary authority of the University is exercised by the Vice President for Student Affairs and the appropriate hearing bodies.