Point Loma Nazarene University recognizes the student as a young adult pursuing an education.  When entering the university, students take upon themselves certain responsibilities and obligations.  The current student handbook defines the standards of conduct for all PLNU undergraduate and residential students enrolled at the main campus.  Four very clear non-negotiable behavioral expectancies exist:

  • Excellence in academic performance
  • Civility in all communications
  • Abstinence from drugs, alcohol, smoking, and all forms of tobacco
  • Communicating respect for self, others, and for property

These expectations are consistent with successful academic progress, and with the Christian and social heritage of PLNU. 

Point Loma Nazarene University wishes to assist students in leading congruent lives that are based on integrity and truth.  The student conduct policies are based on a set of shared and biblical values, and establish the expectations for PLNU students regardless of where and when their behaviors occur.  Therefore, students engaging in inappropriate conduct will be held accountable to these standards, regardless if the behavior is on or off campus.   Students will also be held accountable for statements and publications that they make, whether in printed or any electronic form, that are inconsistent with the student conduct policies.  The Student Handbook is maintained by the Office of Student Development.  Questions or comments may be directed to the Vice President for Student Development, Caye Smith, Psy.D., cayesmith@pointloma.edu.

Community Living

Common courtesy and personal responsibility are a part of community living.  Each member of the PLNU community has an obligation to maintain an environment in which dignity and respect are manifested in our daily lives. Click here for more about community living. 

Personal Conduct

Particularly in the supportive community that PLNU attempts to create, each individual must consistently demonstrate respect for people and for property. Click here to learn more about personal conduct.