The educational purposes of Manhattanville College include the preparation of men and women for discerning and responsible citizenship in a diverse and global world. Members of the College must be able to come together in trust, the pursuit of academic excellence and respect for one another’s integrity in a just community. Each member of the community must respect the rights of others and observe the rules of decent living. All community members must keep the ideal of a just community in the forefront of their minds while making decisions.
The Code of Conduct is constructed on the above tenets. By encouraging individuals to govern their community, the College does not absolve the individual from accepting responsibility for his/her own behavior. The College adheres to its mission statement to educate ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global world. The College reaffirms its tenet that its community must be respectful of all differences including creeds, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and genders.