Community Standards

Grounded in the University’s Mission, life in UD’s residential community recognizes that community members’ rights are accompanied by responsibilities. We are a community distinguished by a value-laden education which focuses on justice, ethics, and responsible stewardship within a globally diverse community.

We are committed to the Christian faith, and our belief leads us to hold a basic set of principles and standards regarding person and community behavior. 

To that end, life in the University’s community focuses on five hallmarks: 

Integrity – We value honesty and truthfulness in every aspect of campus life.

Worth of the Individual – We value the intrinsic worth of every individual in our community and seek to honor different opinions, attitudes, backgrounds, and beliefs.

Self-Discipline – We value intellectual, spiritual, and moral development and recognize the need for personal responsibility and responsible self-expression as we seek to become life-long learners and of service to the community.

Respect for Community Authority – We value our freedom but understand the need to exercise that freedom responsibly within the guidelines set forth by this community.

Respect for Property and Stewardship of the Campus Environment – We value the privilege of living together and understand that our responsibility as stewards of the community requires acting in ways that respect the property of others, the environment, and the future of this University.