Student Life

Student Life

Mercyhurst University is committed to the growth and development of the individual student not only in academic work but in growth as a human being living in a community. Recognizing that a student’s learning extends beyond the classroom, the University strives to provide a campus environment with a variety of developmental, cultural, service, leadership, athletic, and social experiences. The cultural and spiritual activities on campus give students an opportunity to seek growth and to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. Athletic and social activities allow students to bond as members of the University community and to engender a sense of pride in their University.

The Student Handbook
In addition to this catalog, the University publishes the Student Handbook. The Handbook is written to provide students with an understanding of the culture and community of Mercyhurst University as well as to provide behavioral standards and consequences for misbehavior. Included in the Handbook is information on various university departments and offices, the Student Conduct Code, residential policies, etc. Students are responsible for the information contained in the Handbook and for seeking clarification of that information as needed. The Handbook is available to all students on the University’s web site and can be accessed on-line at: http://handbook. mercyhurst.edu