The Buena Vista University community subscribes to and strongly supports the rights of each student to study and interact in a quiet, respectful and nonviolent atmosphere that supports the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Each member of the University community is expected to assume responsibility for creating an environment conducive to fulfilling such a goal.
Buena Vista University is an independent institution of higher education affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The University Student Code of Conduct policy is based on academic and social rights and responsibilities. One of the objectives of higher education is to help students achieve self-reliance and desirable and acceptable habits of conduct.
By attending Buena Vista University, students voluntarily indicate their decision to behave within the norms set forth by the University. Any person not willing to live within these norms should expect disciplinary action by the University and/or criminal prosecution.