St. Bonaventure University

Student Conduct


St. Bonaventure University is devoted to the Franciscan values of investigation, wonder, knowledge, love, reflection, wisdom, understanding and humility. These values are the core components of our community.

As members of the St. Bonaventure University community, students are expected to act in congruence with not only New York state and federal Laws, but also their own personal values, and the values of our Franciscan tradition. 

The Student Code of Conduct provides guidelines to students so they can make informed decisions and understand what they should expect from themselves and others. It is designed to challenge students to further develop high personal standards and virtues while growing in our community.

The judicial process is designed to educate students and encourage them to reflect upon the decisions they make. Sanctioning is intended to enhance student development. 

A safe, respectful and happy living and learning community does not happen on its own. It is a mutual agreement between the university and its students, and individual behaviors and actions will have an effect on the sustainability of this community.


  • Title IX, gender-based discrimination & sexual misconduct


    St. Bonaventure promotes respect for the dignity and integrity of each person. Members of our community, guests and visitors have the right to an environment free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, including acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

    Members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Reports of misconduct are taken very seriously and treated with the utmost care and urgency.

    When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a responding party is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be applied to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. 

    For more information on Title IX administrators, policies, resources, confidential assistance and reporting options, click here.


    Conduct Issues & Complaints


    In keeping with our commitment to cultivating an environment that is respectful of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service to others, we have established policies, procedures, and support mechanisms that campus community members may access when they face conduct issues or need to express or file a complaint.