Franciscan University recognizes the dignity of each person as a son or daughter of God and seeks to encourage personal growth in each student, which includes the role of discipline. The approach to discipline at Franciscan University honors the student as a maturing adult. Therefore, disciplinary actions are taken with the aim of fostering virtue and character development and a responsible Christian outlook on relationships, property, society and oneself. Students are expected to take responsibility for their actions and their negligence with respect to both speech and behavior. In an effort to promote the common good of the members of the University community, there exists a system to resolve conflict or correct wrongdoing that cannot be resolved on a more informal basis. This system is described in the Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct applies to ALL STUDENTS, BOTH RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS.