2018-2019 Catalog

Campus Life

Holy Names University is a diverse community committed to social justice and service. It is a place where faculty, staff, and students are committed to each other’s success, inside and outside the classroom. HNU is a community where you will be challenged to work hard, study diligently, and learn your passion—a community where minds are liberated and lives are transformed.

Home to approximately 1400 students, members of the Holy Names University community reflect the ethnic diversity of the Bay Area. HNU enrolls students from Asia, Europe, Central America, North America, South America, Oceana, and Africa. HNU enrolls students in traditional undergraduate programs as well as students returning to college to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

In the classroom and through co-curricular and experiential learning programs, students of diverse nationalities and cultures learn what it means to be a citizen of the world: a self-reliant, creative, and critical thinker who serves others as a leader for positive social change. Hence, we expect students at HNU to be thoroughly engaged in and committed to developing their full potential.

As stated in the Holy Names University Community Standards and Code of Conduct, “[HNU] strives to help students grow into increasingly responsible and community-minded persons, and to provide students, staff, and faculty with an environment conducive to the pursuit of knowledge. Such an environment is based upon respect, trust, and integrity among all members of the community.”

Students, faculty, and staff form a learning community at HNU that promotes intellectual and professional excellence by fostering the capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, understand the resources and interconnections of knowledge, and appreciate ethical and cultural issues. Holy Names University proposes to all students the importance of finding significance in life in spiritual, creative, and intellectual terms and the necessity of developing a set of ethical values to guide personal conduct.

In cases whereby students do not meet the standards of integrity outlined in the Community Standards and Code of Conduct (i.e., academic misconduct, disruptive behavior, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct), they may have their actions addressed by the university’s judicial system. All students are obligated to familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Community Standards and Code of Conduct, rules and regulations of the institution. HNU students and employees are subject to all federal and California state laws.