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Residence Life Handbook

Policies and procedures related to living on campus are accessed in the Residence Life Handbook


Full-time and part-time students are permitted to live in university undergraduate housing. All students are required to live in university owned or university sponsored housing for eight semesters, unless the student meets one of the following exceptions:

  • Is living within one of the following zip codes in a family owned residence

43402, 43403, 43408, 43412, 43414, 43430, 43432, 43434, 43441, 43443, 43445, 43447, 43450, 43460, 43463, 43465, 43469, 43504, 43510, 43515, 43521, 43522, 43525, 43528, 43532, 43533, 43534, 43537, 43540, 43542, 43547, 43551, 43552, 43558, 43560, 43565, 43566, 43567, 43569, 43571, 43601, 43602, 43603, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611, 43612, 43613, 43614, 43615, 43616, 43617, 43618, 43619, 43620, 43623, 43624, 43635, 43652, 43653, 43654, 43655, 43656, 43657, 43659, 43660, 43661, 43666, 43667, 43681, 43682, 43697, 43699, 48110, 48131, 48133, 48140, 48144, 48145, 48157, 48159, 48160, 48161, 48162, 48177, 48182, 49221, 49228, 49229, 49238, 49248, 49267, 49268, 49270, 49275, 49276, 49279, 49280, 49289

  • Has reached the age of 23
  • Is married or has a child
  • Served in the United States Armed Services
  • Has a documented disability and receives permission from Accessibility Services.
  • Students may request to live off campus by completing a Residency Requirement Waiver Application located on the Housing page


The University is committed to upholding standards which promote respect and individual dignity in an open environment fostering learning and professionalism. It is the policy of the University to maintain an educational and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. Discrimination against or harassment of any member of the University community, based on race, color, gender, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, citizenship, political affiliation, disability, military or veteran status, or other legally protected category is prohibited. The University also prohibits retaliation against any person who brings a good faith complaint under this policy or is involved in the complaint process. Conduct that violates this policy may also violate state or federal law.

Any violation of this policy by a student or employee of the University may result in disciplinary action which may range from reprimand to expulsion (for students), or termination of employment (for employees).

Individuals who believe that they have been harassed or discriminated against should direct their inquiries and complaint under this policy to:

Accessibility Inquiries:

Accessibility Services

Title IX Inquiries:

Nina Wright
Title IX Coordinator
Nina Wright

All other inquiries:

Terry Keller, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, LH 132


The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees, either on the property of Lourdes University or as part of any of its activities is prohibited. Any such possession, use, or distribution, as governed by Federal, State of Ohio, or Sylvania laws by a student or employee of Lourdes University is liable to disciplinary action by the University which may range from reprimand to expulsion (for students), or termination of employment (for employees).

Lourdes University does not condone the use of any illicit drug. Therefore, the possession, consumption, sharing, or sale of marijuana, narcotics, illegal synthetic drugs, non-prescribed prescription drugs or other illegal drugs is prohibited.

Information in Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (public law 101-226).

The University is required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 to adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The required program includes the annual distribution of a statement to each student and employee which addresses certain issues concerning the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse and the legal consequences for violations of local, state or federal laws relating to illicit drugs and alcohol.

If You Violate the Student Code of Conduct

If your behavior is inconsistent with University policy, whether the event occurs in or out of the classroom or on or off campus, the conduct process is initiated.

  • You will be notified through your university email that a violation has been filed.
  • You will be invited to a meeting with Director of community standards to discuss the community standard violation.
  • At the meeting, you will be able to discuss the charges and a determination will be made.
  • If you are found in violation, sanctions may be imposed on you.


When students or employees are found in violation of any federal, state, or local laws governing drugs or alcohol, Lourdes University will impose sanctions according to fundamental fairness.

Violations by students or employees will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination, respectively. In addition to,  or in lieu of discipline, violators may be required to complete an appropriate rehabilitation  program. Violations by students and employees may also result in referral for criminal prosecution. The disciplinary process and procedures for students is outlined in the Student Handbook and for employees in the Employee Handbook.


Underage Consumption, Purchasing or Possession of Alcohol

The legal drinking age in Ohio for consumption of an alcoholic beverage is 21. No person under the age of 21 can consume, purchase or possess alcoholic beverages including using false identification to consume, purchase or possess alcohol. The penalty for violation is a 4th degree misdemeanor which can result in up to 30 days in jail and fines no more than $ 250.00. ORC 4301.631


Students and employees needing help in dealing with alcohol or drug dependency problems are encouraged to contact The Sophia Center for assistance or referral. A list of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs that are available in metropolitan Toledo can be found in Section VI of these Policies. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize any employee’s job, or any student’s educational standing, and will not be noted in any personnel report or student disciplinary file. Health insurance plans may also provide assistance or referral. Review your insurance policy for details.

  1. Sophia Center: 419-882-4529
  2. Toledo Drug Treatment Centers: (567) 298-4928
  3. Harbor Behavioral Health of Promedica: 419-475-4449
  4. Ohio Prevention & Education Programs


Review the full Community Standards Code

Disclosure and Reporting Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) contains numerous federal reporting and disclosure requirements for information from various administrative areas of higher education institutions.

In order to make this information readily available, Lourdes University has created this webpage which is designed to provide quick access to this data. For more information, see Consumer Disclosures.