Student Handbook

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Alcohol and Drug Policy

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), Manor College has an official drug-free campus policy. Because of the devastating effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the individual student including assault behaviors, alcohol poisoning, vulnerability to sexual assault, academic failure, injury, and even death, Manor College is very serious about enforcement of its Alcohol and Drug Policy. The College complies with the Federal, Commonwealth, and local laws, including those which regulate the possession, use or sale of controlled substances and non-controlled substances. 

Alcoholic beverages and containers are prohibited at all times, except at College approved functions. All first alcohol violations will result in strict disciplinary sanctions. Both on campus* and at all College-sponsored or College-related activities, whether on or off campus, this policy prohibits, regardless of the age of the student, the possession (including containers, whether full or empty), consumption, sale, or distribution of alcohol, and the possession, use, sale, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, as well as the unauthorized distribution or sale of prescription drugs or possession of prescription drugs not prescribed to the student. Possession, use, sale or distribution of non-controlled substances used for the purpose of getting high is also prohibited. Indications of the presence of marijuana use such as, but not limited to, the odor of marijuana, lack of cooperation with room search or other obstructions, attempts to mask or eliminate odors during or prior to a search or other behaviors designed to avoid detection are considered major violations of this policy. Being intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance or non-controlled substance either on campus or at any College-sponsored or College related activity, whether on or off campus, is also a violation of this policy. Any drugs or drug paraphernalia found on the Manor College campus will be turned over to the proper authorities and, if deemed appropriate, the person involved will be turned over to the proper authorities as well. Manor College will not protect students from possible legal consequences of alcohol or drug possession and use. All alcohol and drug violations will result in strict disciplinary sanctions up to and including dismissal from the College.

Students who have a guest on campus are responsible for her/his conduct and for advising the guest of the Manor College Alcohol and Drug Policy. It is the student’s responsibility to require any guest in violation of this policy to leave the Campus. If the guest will not leave, Public Safety should be called. Otherwise, it will be assumed that the student is engaging in the same behavior as the guest. (p. 32 Manor College Student Handbook, 2015-2016)

*Note: For the purposes of this policy, “the Campus” includes all College buildings, grounds, parking lots and any vehicles rented or leased by the College and any vehicles parked on College property.

Three Strike Policy

To address alcohol and marijuana use and abuse in a clear and consistent manner, we have adopted a Three Strike Policy. This policy acknowledges that there are some behaviors that are inherently more problematic or risky for our students. 

Incidents involving the distribution of marijuana or involving illegal drugs other than marijuana are handled outside of the strike system and will result in a referral to the Code of Conduct Committee. These referrals to the Code of Conduct Committee can result in suspension or expulsion and may include police involvement.

Strikes are not removed annually and strikes received remain with students throughout their tenure at Manor College. For incidents where other violations are involved or where the conduct is particularly egregious, sanctions in addition to the ones listed below may be required. The incident may also be referred directly to the Code of Conduct Committee where sanctions of suspension and expulsion are considered.

Incidents not involving alcohol or illegal drugs are not considered part of the Three Strike Policy, but they may be considered when determining the outcome of a strike violation. Similarly, strikes may be considered when determining the outcome of cases not involving alcohol or illegal drugs.

First Strike
A first strike will result in a meeting with a member of the Student Affairs staff. A warning will be issued and a written copy of the warning will be sent to the student. A copy will also be placed in the individual student’s file. The student will be required to visit with the Manor College Counselor. There will also be a requirement that the student complete on-campus community service. Length of service time will be decided by the Hearing Chair and/or the Code of Conduct Coordinator.

Second Strike
A second strike will result in a meeting with a member of the Student Affairs staff. The student will be required to visit with the Manor College Counselor, and a $150 fine will be applied to their student account.  Further intervention may be recommended by the counselor. A copy of the outcome letter will be sent to the student and a copy will be placed in the student’s file.
At the meeting with the staff member, the student will be notified that an additional violation of the College’s alcohol and drug policy will result in dismissal from the College.

Third Strike
A third strike will result in dismissal from Manor College.

Medical Amnesty
In situations where a student has contacted Public Safety or Manor Resident Life Staff for medical treatment either for themselves or for a fellow student, neither the student calling nor the student receiving medical attention will receive a strike through the student conduct system. Students transported to the hospital in association with the consumption of alcohol, marijuana, or other illegal substances will have a conversation with the college’s counselor, and a letter will be sent home to their parents. If a student is transported to the hospital more than once, college staff will explore whether a medical leave is appropriate.

Use of Alcohol at Special Events

Allowances are made for Manor College special events whose primary guests are 21 or older and whose organizers receive permission from the Dean of Students or her designee and who follow these guidelines:

a. No event may include the sale of alcoholic beverages;
b. Individuals sponsoring an event must implement precautionary measures to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not accessible to or served to persons under the legal drinking age or to persons who appear intoxicated. Serving alcoholic beverages to a minor, or to a visibly intoxicated person, potentially exposes the events individual sponsors and the University to civil penalties as well as criminal penalties;
c. At social functions where alcoholic beverages are provided by the sponsoring organization, direct access should be limited to a person(s) designated as the server(s);
d. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted only within the approved area designated for the event;
e. Nonalcoholic beverages must be available as prominently as the alcoholic beverages;
f.  Reasonable portion of the budget for the event shall be designated for the purchase of food items;
g. No social event shall include any form of “drinking contest” in its activities or promotion;
h. Advertisements for any College event where alcoholic beverages are served shall mention the availability of non-alcoholic beverages as prominently as alcohol. Alcohol will not be used as an inducement to participate in a campus event;
i.  Promotional materials including advertising for any College event shall not make reference to the amount of alcoholic beverages (such as the number of beer kegs) available;
j.  Institutionally approved 
Public Safety personnel shall be present at all times during the event;
k. Alcoholic beverages may not be sold or consumed at any athletic event sponsored by the College.

Note: To request to hold an event that includes serving alcohol, the request must be emailed to the Dean of Student or her designee.

Voluntary Seeking of Help

In addition to strict enforcement, because the concern of Manor College is the overall well-being of the student, we encourage the student who may be abusing alcohol and other substances to seek free, confidential counseling through the Manor College Counseling Center.  A student who seeks help out of concern for his or her substance use through the Counseling Center, not in response to a sanction for violation of the Student Code of Conduct, will be assisted with referrals for rehabilitation and/or other services and supported in their recovery process.  These contacts, like all personal counseling sessions in Counseling Center, are strictly confidential and do NOT become part of the student’s academic or disciplinary record.  
As per the provisions of the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (section 99.31), notification will be made to the parents or legal guardians of any student under the age of 21 who violates the Manor College Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Legal Sanctions

Detailed information about the applicable legal sanctions is available in the complete Drug-Free Campus Manual, which is available on Manor’s website and, in hardcopy format, in the Counseling Center Office.  The Pennsylvania Liquor and Penal Code prohibits minors from attempting to purchase, consume, possess, or transport any alcoholic beverages, and prohibits others from selling or furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors.  The penalty for anyone who is at least 18 years of age and distributes drugs to anyone under the age of 21 is imprisonment and/or fine up to twice what is otherwise specified by law, with a minimum prison sentence of one year. 

Federal, State, and Local laws regulate the possession, use and sale of controlled substances.  The sanctions for violating these laws, in many cases, consist of mandatory imprisonment along with substantial fines.  Sanctions vary with the nature of the offense and the type and quantity of the drug involved.  For example, under Federal law, simple possession of a controlled substance carries a penalty of imprisonment of no more than one year, plus a fine between $1,000 and $5,000.  If the substance contains a cocaine base and the amount exceeds 5 grams, the offender may be imprisoned for not less than five years and not more than 20 years, fined, or both.   

Alcohol and Drug Use

As an alcohol and drug-free campus, Manor College is committed to the safety of its students and seeks to educate them regarding the dangers and consequences of substance abuse.  The following information is provided as an adjunct to the extensive materials available in the Counseling Center and on the Manor College webpage under Drug Free Campus Manual.    

Health Risks of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and other commonly-abused drugs – The abuse of alcohol and drugs is progressive – the longer the person continues the abuse, the greater the damage and the higher the likelihood of developing addiction. Chronic alcohol use may reduce life expectancy by 15 years, with the leading causes of death being heart disease, cancer, accidents, and suicide (in decreasing order of frequency).  Ninety-three percent of those alcoholics admitted to treatment had at least one important medical problem in addition to their alcoholism.

Short-term, or acute, effects of alcohol abuse include: increased heart rate, loss of muscle control, impaired judgment, painful hangovers, and possible death from alcohol poisoning. 

Long-term, or chronic, abuse of alcohol leads to problems with the digestive system, including the liver, the heart and circulatory system, the central nervous system, and emotional problems. 

The effects of drug abuse vary with the various substances, but all have the risk of death by accidental overdose and dependency is progressive.  Detailed information about the health risks of drugs and alcohol is available in the complete Drug-Free Campus Manual.

PCP—depression, hallucinations, confusion, irrational behavior. Overdose can result in convulsions, coma 
and death.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Referral Services

Manor College strives to educate the “whole person” – intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially.  As a Catholic College, it is especially concerned about the threat to each of these aspects of the individual that is presented by the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Therefore, the college offers both professional and spiritual counseling as valuable resources for prevention and supportive intervention. Spiritual counseling is available through the Campus Ministry Department and Professional counseling, evaluation and referral is available on-campus through the Counseling Center.  Both are offered at no charge to current students.  Students who have received an alcohol-related disciplinary sanction are encouraged to seek counseling either through the Counseling Center or through their own private insurance, in order to help avoid more serious consequences.  Counseling services are confidential (except in cases when a student is deemed as an immediate danger to self or others). 

A student who seeks help through the Counseling Center out of concern for his or her substance use, not in response to a sanction for violation of the Student Code of Conduct, will be assisted with referrals for rehabilitation and/or other services and supported in their recovery process.  By law, use of personal counseling services does not appear on any student records. Professional counseling can help individuals with substance abuse concerns, as well as with the development of healthy coping strategies and interpersonal skills. 

Seeking help for personal problems requires self-awareness and courage.  It is often very difficult for people to acknowledge their own addiction-related problems.
Confidential, non-judgmental, objective feedback from a professional counselor can be extremely helpful. Counseling services are non-sectarian in nature and do not assume that the person seeking help has a specific religious belief.  All are treated with respect and dignity.  The counselors may make referrals to off-campus counseling resources, rehabilitation or detoxification programs, and 12 step (self-help) programs (including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous).  


Because the abuse of alcohol and drugs can have such devastating effects on the lives and academic performance of students, the Counseling Center and the Residence Hall offer prevention programs.  In addition, information is provided about addictions, the legal, social, and health consequences of drug and alcohol use, and also about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use illicit drugs or alcohol.  The Counseling Center provides information about addictions and risk factors which are associated with the development of addictions (such as growing up in a dysfunctional family or having an alcoholic parent.)

If you have any concerns about drug/alcohol abuse, you may contact the Counseling Center at (215) 885-6299.


Amphetamines—heart problems, hallucinations, malnutrition, dependence, and even death

Cocaine—confusion, depression, hallucinations, convulsions, coma, death, destruction of nasal membranes, lesions in lungs, dependence.


Barbiturates, tranquilizers, methaqualone—confusion, loss of coordination, dependence, coma, death

Cannabis, marijuana, hashish—confusion, loss of coordination, damage to lungs, dependence


LSD—hallucinations, “flashbacks,” possible birth defect

Mescaline, MDA, DMT, STP, psilocybin—hallucinations, panic, “flashbacks”


Heroin, morphine, codeine, opium—lethargy, apathy, loss of judgment and self-control, malnutrition, infection,hepatitis, and dependence. Overdose can cause convulsions, coma, and death.


Aerosol products, lighter fluid, paint thinner, amyl nitrate, etc.—loss of coordination, confusion, hallucinations, damage to lungs, brain, liver, and bone marrow, psychological dependence. Overdose can result in coma and death. 


Animals in the Care of Manor College – Manor College owns animals for the purpose of educating veterinary technician students as required by the American Veterinary Medical Association for accreditation. In the event that a student has concerns or questions regarding the care and use of animals, the student should contact Michael Landis, Chairperson of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IACUC supports and enforces the Animal Welfare Act, which establishes criteria for the care and treatment of animals used in education.

Appropriate Attire

  • All students are expected to wear appropriate, modest attire while on campus and in the classrooms. 
  • Clothing should not be offensive. 
  • Tight jeans and other tight clothing, short shorts, short skirts, halter tops and plunging necklines are discouraged. They are distracting to other persons and do not constitute a good learning environment. 
  • Please remove hoods and hats when in any Manor College building. 
  • Pants need to be worn around the waist. 
  • Wearing pajamas to class, the dining hall or publicly while on campus is not acceptable. 
  • Except as necessary for religious reasons, the face must be clearly visible when entering and leaving the Residence Hall. Anyone may be required to show his/her face for safety reasons. 

Appropriate Behavior 

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects decorum and the moral and ethical standards of behavior appropriate at a College based on Judeo-Christian values of respect for one’s self and others. Inappropriate displays of affection are not acceptable. Inappropriate language (swearing, name-calling, threatening) is not acceptable. Students are expected to dialogue with staff, faculty, and other students in a non-aggressive manner, listening thoughtfully and responding respectfully. Failure to do so may result in a sanction. Behavior that is distressing, disruptive or abnormal will be considered a threat to the normal operations of the College and will not be tolerated. Students exhibiting such behavior may be referred for behavioral contract, asked to take a voluntary leave of absence in order to be evaluated and/or treated, or given a suspension.

Auditorium / Gymnasium Policy

Only sneakers or appropriate athletic shoes are permitted on the Gymnasium floor when the gym floor is not covered for an auditorium program. Food and drink are prohibited in the auditorium/gymnasium at all times.

Bulletin Boards and Fliers

Individual departments are responsible for reviewing material posted on the bulletin boards dedicated to their departments. All advertising materials for club events should include: the name of the sponsoring club, and the date, time and location of the event. Anything posted inappropriately on any bulletin board will be removed immediately. Posters and flyers may not be taped on the glass section of doors, or in any way impede vision nor may they be placed on the windshields of cars in the parking lot.

Students may post flyers listing book sales only on the bulletin board in the hallway on the ground floor of the Mother of Perpetual Help Hall. Note: Since the bulletin boards are open to the Manor community, Manor College does not assume responsibility for the content of flyers posted there and urges students to use caution when responding to these advertisements.

Public Safety

Students should immediately notify the Manor College Department of Public Safety of all emergencies at 215-885-2360 ext. 292

Campus Store

The Campus Store is located in Mother of Perpetual Help Hall, also known as the Academic Building, on the ground floor. The Campus Store sells Manor spirit wear, school supplies, and offers a wide selection of coffee beverages as well as grab-and-go food items.



Regular store hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Extended hours are available during home sporting events.  Hours subject to change.   


Children on Campus

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on campus except when accompanied by a parent, guardian, administrator, staff, or faculty member, or a registered student who is also a relative of the child. No children are permitted in classrooms, labs, or in any teaching area while class is in session.  Nor are they permitted to attend extra-curricular activities with students, except those to which the public is invited, such as sporting contests. 

Children may not be left in any lounge, the cafeteria, library, or any other place while their parent/guardian/babysitter attends class or is otherwise involved in activities as a student at Manor. 

Students are responsible for any guest they bring on campus, including children, and will be held accountable for their guest’s action. 

Children are not permitted in the Residence Hall except as described in the Guest Policy.

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Dangerous Materials

Possession or unauthorized use of flammable liquids or gases, explosives, acids, fireworks, pepper spray, guns, knives, weapons of any kind or any other substance or object which is hazardous, dangerous or illegal is prohibited on the Manor College campus. 

Confiscation and Disposal of Contraband

Contraband may be seized by any college official. It will be the responsibility of the official seizing the items, to turn all seized item(s) over to the Department of Public Safety for proper storage, the only exception will be alcoholic beverages; in this circumstance the alcoholic beverage containers will be photographed after which the beverage container and its contents will be disposed of.

The Department of Public Safety will maintain possession of the contraband unless turned over to the Abington Police Department for destruction or criminal prosecution. The property will remain with the Department of Public Safety until such time as a college judicial officer has rendered a finding, or in keeping with the Department of Public Safety protocols concerning property, except in the case of litigation assumed to occur. Contraband will not be returned to the student. Contraband is defined as:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Narcotics
  • Paraphernalia used for the consumption or use of narcotics
  • Tobacco or similar products including smoking paraphernalia
  • Prescription medication outside of its approved container
  • Prohibited weapons

Dining Hall Policies

All students are required to clean up after themselves when finished eating in the Manor Café (Dining Hall).  Not cleaning up after one’s self constitutes littering.  Appropriate language and respectful behavior is expected at all times. Disrespect to dining hall personnel is a major violation. 

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Emergency Contact Forms 

At Orientation, students are asked to complete emergency contact forms, so that next of kin may be contacted in case of emergency or incapacitation. The forms are kept in the Registrar's Office while students are enrolled at the college. If any student has not filled out this form, she or he is urged to go to the Registrar's Office to do so. Students are responsible to complete a new form and give it to the Registrar's Office if their emergency contact changes or the emergency contact’s information changes  

Identification Cards

Identification cards are provided to all members of the Manor College Campus Community as an essential component of campus safety and security.  ID cards can be used in the campus store, online bookstore, library, vending machines and the dining hall. Students must possess a card at all times while on campus or attending a campus sponsored function.

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Manor College property/campus includes three buildings: the Basileiad Manor (Library); Mother of Perpetual Help Hall (the Academic Building); and St. Josaphat Hall (which houses the Residence Hall); the grounds, parking lots, and any vehicles rented or leased by the College.

NOTE: Visitors to the campus seeking access to campus buildings and facilities for special events must do so through an individual host, a sponsoring department or Public Safety.  A contact person from the College is always needed.

Basileiad Manor is also known as the Administrative Building or Library.

Mother of Perpetual Help Hall is also known as the Academic Building.

St. Josaphat Hall houses the Residence Hall, Health Services, Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center, the Dental Health Center, Public Safety, and Maintenance.


12, 13, 14: (also known as Seminar Rooms): Basileiad Manor Bldg - Ground Fl.

15, 15A: Veterinary Tech Lab - Academic Bldg, Ground Fl.

16: Music Room - Academic Building, Ground Fl.

17 (Lab): Alcove inside the Dining Hall - Academic Building, Ground Fl.

18: Radiology Lab - Academic Building, Ground Fl.

19: Dance Studio - Academic Building, Ground Fl.

20, 21: General Classrooms - Academic Building, First Fl.

22: Computer Classroom/ (Computer Lab) – Academic Building, First Fl.

Studio: Vet. Tech. Distance Learning Studio - Academic Building, Ground Fl.

23: Computer Lab/ Multimedia Classroom - Academic Building, First Fl.

28, 29: Computer Labs - Academic Building, First Fl.

31: Chemistry Lab - Academic Building, Second Fl.

32: Biology Lab - Academic Building, Second Fl.

33 - 39: General Classrooms - Academic Building, Second Fl.

Basileiad Manor

Academic Departments: 

Vice President of Academic Affairs Office and Assistant Dean of Academic Support & Retention Office:  Mezzanine:  Handles all academic concerns.

Allied Health Division:  Mezzanine: Offices for advisors and faculty in the Allied Health and Sciences Division (Allied Health, Science Transfer, and Veterinary Technology)

Business, Technology, and Legal Studies: Mezzanine: Offices for advisors and faculty of the Business, Technology, and Legal Studies. (Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Technology, Management, Marketing, Paralegal, Sport and Recreational Managment)  

Liberal Arts Division: Mezzanine: Offices for advisors and faculty of the Liberal Arts Division.  (Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Communications) 

Admissions - Ground Floor

Bursar’s Office: Ground Floor: Responsible for billing and processing tuition payments; also distributes work-study payments.  

Development & Alumni Relations Office: Ground floor: Responsible for fundraising for program development, campus improvement, new equipment and capital campaign projects.  Manages alumni contact and support programs. 

Faculty Conference Room - First Floor 

Finance Department: Ground Floor: Responsible for all College funds and coordinating fiscal planning and budget.

Financial Aid Department: Ground Floor, Room 15: Awards financial aid and college work-study positions on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

Learning Center: First Floor, Provides professional and peer tutoring - learning assistance/academic support for all enrolled students at no charge.  Offers assistance in and support for most of the courses offered at the College as well as general academic skills (time management, note taking, test preparation, reading, writing, math, etc.).  The Learning Center also houses a computer lab, including nine networked PCs and a printer.  Hours are posted throughout the campus and on the College website.

Basileiad Library: The Basileiad Library; First Floor: Offers a professional librarian on staff at all times to help you with all your research needs. The Library currently contains 40,000 books, journals, magazines, and newspapers including 20 online databases. Online and on-site citation tools and research help is also available. The Library also houses resources on the Civil War and Ukrainian culture, a Law Library and Special Reference Collection. There are 21 computers, wireless access, as well as a printer, scanner and copier. The Library offers extensive space for quiet and group study and a private Group Collaborative Room.


        Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:30 pm

        Fridays: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

        Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

        Sunday: CLOSED

        * Library hours are subject to change.  Please consult the Library’s webpage for current hours and closures. Summer may affect these hours.

Mail Room (faculty and staff): Ground Floor. Has a copier for faculty and staff use.

Marketing Office: Ground Floor: Responsible for media relations and advertisements via newspapers, radio and television, as well as all Manor publications.  Assists other Manor offices with event planning and creation of recruitment and promotional materials.

President’s Office: Ground Floor: The President of Manor College is responsible for the general operation of the College.   

Reception: Ground floor, main entrance 

Registrar’s Office: Ground floor:  Responsible for course registration; assists with officially adding or withdrawing from classes; evaluating transferrable credits; maintains student academic records; verifies enrollment for students; issues official transcripts; reserves classrooms for meetings. Computers are available for student use and for assistance navigating the Student Portal.

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Mother of Perpetual Help Hall (Academic Building)

Athletic Office: Second Floor, left and right of the stage in the gymnasium/ auditorium: Offices for the Athletic Director and coaches for all Manor sports programs.  

Auditorium/Gymnasium:  Second Floor 

Campus Ministry Office: Second Floor - adjacent to the Student Engagement Office. Shares office space with the Student Affairs Coordinator; coordinates prayer services and liturgies throughout the year in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel; organizes community service/outreach programs, retreats, music ministry, open mic nights.

Campus Store: First Floor, School supplies, snacks, clothing, and gift items bearing the College name and logo. Hours: Regular store hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Extended hours are available during home sporting events.  Summer hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Hours subject to change.   

Chapel (Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel): Second Floor: Available for private or group devotions and meditations at all times. Liturgies offered on major Church holy days – Religious prayer services as needed for special circumstances and every Wednesday at 4:30 PM.

Continuing Education: Second Floor: Coordinates non-credit courses and workshops. 

Counseling (Personal and Career): Second Floor, across from the gym: Provides free, confidential, personal and career counseling during the fall and spring semesters. Provides information and assistance such as guidance in career selection, résumé writing, and job search. Job postings – Job postings can be found on the bulletin board outside of the Counseling Department.

Dining Hall - The Manor Café: First Floor: A fully-staffed cafeteria, complete with a large flat screen television, open for fall and spring semesters, provides hot and cold food selections for students, faculty and staff.  See menus online at: 

Note: Meal hours may be altered due to inclement weather and special events.

Meal hours:  

Mon – Fri

Breakfast: 7:30am – 10:00am  

Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm  

Dinner: 4:00pm – 6:00pm  

Sat – Sun

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch

Coffee Shop Hours:  Mon – Fri 7:30am – 6:30pm

Faculty Copy Room: Second Floor, has a copier for faculty and staff use.  

Information Technology - Director’s Office: Second Floor: Maintains technology network throughout campus.  Establishes student technology access, user I.D., and directory space.  Monitors Internet use for violations to campus electronic communications systems policies.  

Student Engagement Office: Second Floor, center hallway: Works with students to encourage participation in various clubs and campus activities.  Home base for Student Senate and Campus Activities Board. Location for information regarding: student activities, student clubs, orientation, and student health insurance. SEPTA passes and gym passes sold and distributed from this office.

Student Affairs Offices:  Second Floor, Administrative Offices for Dean of Students, Student Affairs Coordinator, Counseling Services, Transfer Center, Campus Ministry, Student Engagement, Athletics and Resident Life.

Student Lounge: Second Floor, A place for students to gather, to socialize between classes, to study or watch television.

Transfer Center:  Second Floor, Provides assistance with choosing a 4-year college that best meets your needs. 

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St. Josaphat Hall

Dental Health Center: Provides dental care for Manor and the surrounding community at fees less than private practices charge.  Serves as hands-on learning site for Manor students enrolled in the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program (EFDA) and the Dental Hygiene Program.  For an appointment, call (215) 887-7617.

Health Services Office: First floor, Room 107:  Nurse’s Office and storage center for all medical records. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00AM-2:00 PM.  

Lost and Found: Public Safety, First Floor, Suite 103

Maintenance Office and Garage: St. Josaphat Hall - Ground floor (on the side of the building)

Residence Hall: St Josaphat Hall

Residence Hall Coordinator: First Floor, Suite 106

Office of Public Safety: First Floor, Suite 103

Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center: First floor: Promotes Ukrainian culture, tradition, heritage and folk art.  Houses a Ukrainian Folk Art collection.  Curator conducts workshops, lectures, educational programs in the community and tours of the campus museum. Sponsors art exhibits, special museum displays and other cultural events in the Manor community, the Delaware Valley, and various other locations.  Tours are available by appointment by calling (215) 885-2360, ext. 293 or ext. 200.

Around Campus

Athletic Field:  Located between the Academic Building and Forrest Avenue:  Home field for Manor College soccer games.

WiFi Hotspots: The Basileiad Manor, Academic Building, Manor Café, and Residence Hall

Mailbox: A US Postal mailbox is located in front of the Basileiad Manor.

Recycle Bins: Basileiad Manor - Ground floor:  Faculty/Staff mailroom

Mother of Perpetual Help Hall – First floor:  Faculty Copy Room

Throughout campus, near waste receptacles


Academic Building – Ground floor, across from the campus store: Women’s and Men’s

Basileiad Manor - Ground floor, across from Allied Health Department Office: Women’s

Ground floor, next to main desk: Handicap accessible

First floor, inside the Library: Women’s and Men’s 

Tennis Courts:  West end of the parking lot: For use by the Manor College community at no charge.  Hours: Open daily from 7:00 am - dusk. 

Vending Machines:  Academic Building - Ground Floor, inside the Dining Hall; and the Basileiad Manor - Ground Floor (end of hallway near parking lot).  An assortment of snack and beverage machines are available on a year-round basis. Any problems with the vending machines (i.e. broken machine, lost money, etc.) should be reported to the Cafeteria Manager.

Volleyball Court: Behind Resident Hall

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Gang Activity

This includes any activity which could lead college officials to reasonably believe that such behavior, apparel, activities, acts or other attributes are gang related and would materially interfere or substantially disrupt the college environment or activity and/or educational objectives. This may include: wearing apparel of a gang related nature (including but not limited to clothing, clothing accessories, jewelry, hair accessories, tattoos, emblems, badges, symbols, signs), presenting a physical safety hazard to self, students, staff, faculty or other persons on the college campus, communicating either verbally or non-verbally (gestures, handshakes, slogans, drawings, etc.) to convey membership or affiliation in a gang, defacing college or personal property with gang-related graffiti, symbols, or slogans, soliciting others for gang membership.

Grievance Procedure – Non-Academic

1. Students should direct all grievances and concerns related to all non-academic matters to the Dean of Students.

2. Student Grievance Reporting Form (Non-Academic), available HERE must be completed and filed with the Dean of Students.

3. The Dean of Students will schedule a time to meet with all parties to discuss the situation and determine the action to be taken.

5. The student may appeal the decision before the Student Conduct Appeals Committee.  (Refer to Appeal Procedure)

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Harassment Policy

Every student has the right to an educational environment conducive to equal opportunity and free from discriminatory action. Harassment of individuals, on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, religion, disability, military leave or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Classifications”) is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated by the College.  Such conduct interferes with the ability of Manor College to maintain an academic environment conducive to equal opportunity and is injurious to the parties involved. It is the intent of this policy to define the obligation of all members of the Manor College community to refrain from engaging in the harassment of other members of the Manor College community, and to set forth a procedure for any student who believes he or she has been subject to harassment in violation of this policy.

Definition of Harassment 

Harassment is unwelcome, offensive verbal, written, or physical conduct directed at an individual based on any of the Protected Classifications which unreasonably disrupts or interferes with the individual’s performance, or which creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment. Examples of prohibited conduct include (but are not limited to):

use of insulting epithets or nicknames

the display of insulting pictures, cartoons, slogans, or symbols

intimidation through physical violence or threats of violence

unwanted “kidding” or “joking” or “teasing” or “practical jokes” about one or more of the characteristics protected by law attributed to the targeted individual.  Such comments are not only in violation of the policy but are damaging and hurtful both to the individual to whom they are directed and the perpetrator.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment includes any unwelcome sexual advances, requests of sexual favors, and communications (verbal, non-verbal, written, including via electronic means) or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s performance on the job or in the classroom, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or living environment. Some examples of prohibited conduct include (but are not limited to):

uninvited teasing, jokes, or remarks of a sexual nature

uninvited pressure for a date or sexual relationship, or sexual favors

sexually suggestive looks or obscene gestures

uninvited and deliberate touching, leaning over, cornering, pinching

actual or attempted sexual assault

display of sexually suggestive or explicit pictures or objects

sexually explicit or suggestive communications via email, text messaging, etc.

Enforcement of Policy – Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment prohibited by this policy has a responsibility to immediately report that harassment to the Dean of Students by completing an Incident Report and stating all the facts.  The Dean of Students or her designee will be responsible for conducting an investigation of the complaint.

The Investigation

1. Once a Student Grievance Reporting Form (Non-Academic) detailing the complaint of harassment has been filled out and provided to the Dean of Students, she or her designee will promptly, fairly, and confidentially investigate the complaint. Personnel conducting an investigation of a complaint will keep information confidential and disseminate information only on a “need to know” basis. Normally, the investigation will include interviews with the student filing the complaint, the alleged violator and other relevant persons, as may be necessary. All relevant evidence will be reviewed.

2. As soon as practicable after the investigation concludes, the Dean of Students will determine whether the evidence is sufficient to support a finding that the policy has been violated. The Dean of Students will inform the student filing the complaint and the alleged violator of the Dean of Student’s findings and recommendations. Findings do not constitute a legal conclusion.

Action and Penalties for Violation

Violation of the Manor College policy against harassment will not be tolerated. If after investigation, Manor College concludes that there has been a violation of this Policy, appropriate action will be taken, up to and including dismissal.


No student who brings a complaint of harassment in good faith will be subject to any negative action for doing so, regardless of whether the complaint is ultimately determined to lack merit. Any student who retaliates against another student for making a complaint of harassment will be subject to disciplinary action that may include suspension or dismissal from school. Any employee who retaliates against a student for making a good faith complaint under this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

International Students 
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The Manor College Student Affairs Department will be happy to assist international students with any questions they may have and help them with obtaining information regarding off-campus housing (if not staying in the Residence Hall), banking, shopping and other area resources.  

All international students must submit proof of health insurance coverage valid in the United States.  The Manor College Student Affairs Department has information on a health plan available for international students.  

All international students residing in the Residence Hall are required to complete the International Student Absence Form prior to leaving the Residence Hall overnight (including holiday and semester breaks).  The International Student Absence Form may be obtained from the Residence Hall Coordinator or a RA. It must be returned to and signed by the Residence Hall Coordinator or a Residence Hall Assistant prior to the student leaving the Residence Hall.  

If an international student will be traveling outside the United States of America for any period of time and for any reason, he or she must receive authorized signature/approval on his or her I-20 form from the Associate Director of Admissions prior to departure. Questions regarding visas or immigration matters should also be directed to the Associate Director of Admissions. 

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The ManorCard is more than just your official college ID, it is the most important piece of plastic you’ll have while at Manor College. It will cover the essentials, everything from using your dining plans to checking out books from the Basileiad Library to attending student activities and making purchases in the Manor College campus store. Your ManorCard is all you’ll ever need for everything while living and learning at Manor.  

CONVENIENT. Because it’s always with you, your ManorCard is the simplest way to pay for everything you need. 

FAST. Since ManorCard transactions are processed similar to a credit or debit card, the ManorCard is one of the fastest forms of payment around, plus, you can monitor your account online at any time by visiting the Web Account Care Center at 

SAFE. If your ManorCard is lost or stolen, simply visit the Web Account Care Center at to deactivate your account.  If you find your ManorCard after it has been reported lost, you may reactivate the Blue Jay Bucks account if (1) the re-activate request is received within two days of the card being suspended and (2) a new card has not yet been issued. You can reactivate your Blue Jay Bucks account at the Web Account Care Center by visiting

Obtaining an ID Card

ID cards are issued by the Department of Public Safety, which is located in St. Josaphat Hall (Residence Hall), first floor, Suite 103.  Office hours for obtaining an ID card, during the regular academic year, are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 7:00pm.You may call the Department of Public Safety Office at ext. 292 or email to arrange an appointment if these times do not work for your schedule.

ID Cards Must Be Worn at all Times

All members of the Manor College Campus Community must either display their ID card by a lanyard or clipped on an outer garment at all times while on campus.  

ID Cards must not be defaced, tagged or destroyed

Altered, damaged and/or defaced ID cards must be replaced IMMEDIATELY through the Department of Public Safety Office. Failure to do so will result in a verbal warning. The cost for a replacement student ID Card is $10.00.

Immunization Policy

A medical form that includes immunization records and a physical exam (within 1 yr) must be completed and signed by a medical provider as well as the student or his/her parent if under 18 yrs. This form must be submitted upon admission to Manor College. Grades will be withheld until the completed form is filed with the Admissions Office.  Be aware that certain immunizations are required for specific majors.  Students are advised to follow the directions on the Medical Health Form or check with their program advisors.


All students are encouraged to carry health insurance.  Certain academic programs require health insurance.  Student health insurance information is available through the Student Life Office.  All those wishing to participate in Manor’s intercollegiate athletic programs must carry some form of health insurance prior to the start of the season’s practice.  All international students must submit proof of health insurance coverage valid in the United States.  The Manor College Admissions Office has information on a health plan available to international students.  

International Students 

See Student Engagement Department

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Medical Policy

Notification of an emergency room visit will be made to the parents or legal guardians of any student requiring hospital treatment for medical or psychiatric emergencies.  

Students who have a physical and/or psychological condition that may subject themselves or other people to a health risk or physical danger may be required by the College to follow certain guidelines in order to remain at and/or return to the College. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, obtaining proper medical treatment and an official letter from a licensed physician/psychiatrist/psychologist.

Students who have been diagnosed with a psychological condition and/or are taking medication prescribed for a mental health problem, are encouraged to visit the Counseling Office at least once each semester. This check-in visit will be treated with the utmost confidentiality as determined by legal and ethical guidelines. 

Residents with highly communicable diseases (which may include, but are not limited to, Measles, Meningitis, Mumps, German Measles, and Chicken Pox) MUST leave the campus for the duration of the disease. Resident students will be assisted in making necessary arrangements to notify parents or guardian. Residents with other diseases, ailments, and/or illnesses will be dealt with on an individual basis.

NOTE: Prior to entering the Residence Hall, all residents are required to have a physician complete the Manor College Medical/Immunization form, including the Meningitis vaccination form. All residents are required to have the following: Tetanus/Diphtheria; MMR#1; MMR#2; PPD; Hepatitis B #1; #2; #3; Meningitis; and Rabies #1; #2; #3 (Rabies for Veterinary Tech Students ONLY).

Missing Student Notification 

Any individual on campus who has information that a student may be missing from Manor College must notify Manor’s  Department of Public Safety as soon as possible. To report a missing person to the Department of Public Safety, dial 292 from a campus telephone, dial (215) 780-1190 ext. 292 or (215) 885-2360  ext. 292 from off-campus/cell phone or you can contact the Abington Police Department at (267)536-1100. You may report a missing student in person to the Department of Public Safety Office in St. Josaphat Residence Hall, suite 103. The Department will conduct a thorough investigation and obtain all necessary information (including, but not limited to, the person’s description).

The Department of Public Safety may also request assistance from Resident Assistants or others to assist in a search for the student.

If the above actions are unsuccessful in locating the student or it is apparent immediately that the student is a missing person, the Assistant Director of Public Safety will contact the appropriate local law enforcement agency to report the student as a missing person and will assist the investigating jurisdiction upon request.

No later than 24 hours after determining that a student is missing, the Assistant Director of Public Safety will notify the emergency contact (for students at least 18 years of age) or the parent/guardian (for students under the age of 18 and who are not emancipated) that the student is believed to be missing.

Missing Student- On Campus Residents

If a member of the Manor College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Department of Public Safety at 215-885-2360 ext 292. Manor  Department of Public Safety will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

After investigating the missing person report, should Manor Department of Public Safety determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Manor will notify the Abington Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. (If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Manor will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after Manor has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.)

In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify, confidentially, an individual to be contacted by the Manor Department of Public Safety in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, the Department will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so by visiting the the Department of Public Safety in St. Josaphat’s Hall, Room 103.

(Manor College’s complete Missing Person Policy can also be viewed on the Manor College website, under the Public Safety tab)

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Online Bookstore (FOLLETT)

The Manor College Bookstore is online only. It is found by going to the Manor College website, select Offices and Services, then select Bookstore (  The link connects you to our third party vendor-Follett Virtual Bookstore-to purchase your books. 

Books for the courses will be listed in the Student Portal. Books will be posted in the Student Portal approximately four weeks prior to the start of the semester.  

Acceptable forms of payment on the Follett website are major credit cards and the Manor Student ID Card.

Book Buybacks

Follett Virtual Bookstore conducts used book buybacks three times during the school year.  At the end of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Dates will be posted around campus and on the Manor College website.  Books can also be sold back on-line through the Follett Virtual Bookstore website.  (

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Residential Life

All students interested in residing in the residential accommodations at Manor College must read, understand, and abide by the Residential Life guidelines.

School Closing

Emergency and weather related school closings are sent via text message to all members of the College community who have registered with the Manor College Text Messaging System. Registration can be completed at any time at   Call the Department of Public Safety at 215-885-2360 ext. 292 for assistance. Closings will also be listed on the Manor College website: 

Weather related school closings are only broadcast on KYW 1060 AM radio station, online at, or by calling KYW directly at 1-215-925-1060.  

Manor’s school closing numbers are: 405 (day classes) and 2405 (eve classes)

Smoking Policy

In accordance with Abington Township Ordinance No. 1497, all buildings on the Manor College campus are SMOKE-FREE.

Smoking is ONLY permitted outside each building in specifically designated areas.   Smoking in front of main entrance ways is NOT permitted. Benches and ash containers have been provided for anyone who wishes to smoke outdoors.  Students are asked to be respectful of others, as well as of the maintenance staff, by disposing of all smoking-related litter in the appropriate containers.


The sale of tickets or soliciting for events and activities other than those sponsored by Manor College is forbidden on campus.  The Dean of Students or a designee shall render a decision as to what are legitimate College events. 

Telephone Calls – Incoming calls to students are for emergency purposes only.  Classes will not be interrupted in non-emergency situations.  In accordance with FERPA regulations, no one, including a family member, calling the campus in an attempt to contact a student will be informed of the student’s whereabouts.  In an emergency, however, a message may be left with a staff member and communicated to the student.

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Tennis Courts

Available for use by the Manor College community at no charge. Participants must provide their own equipment. Absolutely no skateboards, bikes or rollerblades are allowed on the courts at any time.  See the Athletic Director or the Department of Public Safety for more information. You must produce a Manor ID card when asked.


ALL students should remain on Manor College property.  This includes three buildings: the Basileiad Manor, Mother of Perpetual Help Hall (the Academic Building), and St. Josaphat Hall (which houses the Residence Hall), the grounds and parking lots.  Students are NOT permitted to go on any property or grounds behind the Library Building for any reason.  ANY student who does so will be considered to be trespassing.  Trespassing is against the law and the owners and occupants of the adjoining properties may contact the authorities.  The only exception is students enrolled in the Veterinary Technician programs who have scheduled assignments off campus.  

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Volleyball Courts

Available for use by the Manor College community at no charge. Equipment may be borrowed from the Resident Hall Coordinator. 


The Student Affairs staff is here to assist in all non-academic areas of college life and to help students feel at home at Manor.  The Student Affairs staff is guided by our belief in the following Mission Statement:

The Student Affairs Department, in union with the administration, faculty and staff of Manor College, assists students in acquiring an education based upon the Judeo-Christian traditions, the educational traditions of the Ukrainian Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, and the Manor College Mission Statement.  Therefore, the Student Affairs Department is an integrated component in the development of all students.

The Student Affairs staff strives to know each student personally. Through extracurricular activities and services, students are encouraged to grow and mature spiritually, intellectually, and socially.

The goal of all programming, services, discipline, and activities is to encourage students to develop fully as individuals, to respect life and human dignity, to develop respect and sensitivity for self and for others, to value honesty, and to develop awareness for a just society in today’s world.  


Manor College offers intercollegiate competition in both men’s and women’s soccer and basketball and women’s volleyball. Our team mascot is the Blue Jay, and our teams are known as the Manor College Blue Jays. We compete as part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). All teams host an open try-out period prior to the start of their season. Students may also serve as team managers or statisticians for the athletic program. To be eligible to participate on an intercollegiate team in the NJCAA, each athlete must enroll full-time and remain full-time throughout his/her term of competition. Athletes must also be in good academic standing and maintain the credit/GPA requirements established by the NJCAA.

Any students interested in participating on an intercollegiate team should contact the Athletic Director or a member of the coaching staff.


Manor College Campus Ministry and the Athletics Department are excited to announce our Team Chaplaincy program to help students see the spiritual side of sports. Team Chaplains are mentors who encourage, respect and understand the student and the demands of academic life and sports. As a Catholic College, and with full support of our president we are committed to helping our students grow in relationship with God as they grow in knowledge, wisdom and personal relationships.”

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is a call to grow in relationship with God, oneself and others. Campus Ministry works to nurture the development of religious faith and practice at Manor.  

Campus Ministry is responsible for the total person . . .

People need sensitive persons who will help them gain insight into understanding and clarifying their “priorities”.  To achieve this goal, the Campus Ministry Department coordinates weekly prayer gatherings in the Chapel, on-line prayer reminders and daily prayer reflections, and an opportunity to request prayers on-line ( as well as guided prayer meditations. 

Campus Ministry is rooted in relationships . . .

Relationships between God and each individual; between the individual and his/her College community; between the Campus Minister and individuals who seek to do good works for the greater glory of God.  Campus Ministry works to build this relationship with God through the Divine Liturgy, which is held in the College Chapel; through the Sacrament of Reconciliation; and through our partnership with the Young Adult Ministry of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Also, Daily Prayer Books are available in Chapel and a variety of spiritual brochures, books, pamphlets and flyers are offered on tables near the Chapel.

Campus Ministry is a call to community . . .

By coming together in the spirit of service to one another, we develop the tight bonds and common goals of a community.  Students are offered the opportunity to work with numerous outreach programs and agencies, including Philabundance, St. Joseph’s Manor, Project Rainbow, Aid for Friends, Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies, and on-going various community service projects suited to the students’ interests, abilities, and time constraints.  In addition, there are opportunities to develop students’ creative skills through Open Mic Nights, Music, Drama, Art and Movement workshops. 

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Counseling Center 

The Counseling Center offers personal and career counseling to support students in being successful at Manor College and beyond.  

Personal and Career Counseling

Personal Counseling provided by professional Counseling Center staff is free of charge to Manor students.  Personal counseling helps students to deal with problems which may interfere with academic achievement, such as difficulty adjusting to college, roommate issues, relationship or family problems, stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.  Counseling is confidential within limitations set forth by law, and is not part of the academic record. When appropriate, referrals are made to community resources, such as mental health or substance abuse clinics, private therapists, or support groups.

Career Counseling is available to help students with career decision-making and job search strategies. Students can get help with career exploration, resume writing and interview preparation. The Counseling Center also hosts a Job Fair each year. 

The Counseling Office is open during the fall and spring semesters, and appointments are available during the summer sessions.  It is closed on holidays and semester breaks.

Transfer Counseling

Transfer Counseling is available for Manor students who decide to continue their education and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree, as well as for the selection of a diploma or certificate program for those students in specific Allied Health programs. If you decide to transfer to a four-year college, we can help you select the school that best meets your needs. The Transfer Coordinator can meet with you to discuss your options, direct you with the application process and assist you with finding scholarship information. The Transfer Center sponsors campus visits by representatives from 4-year institutions at our Transfer Fairs and individual college visits, and has resource information about a wide variety of schools. Manor College also works with neighboring colleges to smooth the transfer process by developing Articulation Agreements, Core-to-Core Agreements and Dual Admissions Agreements. 

Contact our Transfer Advisor, Allison Mootz at or 215-885-2360 x276 to schedule an appointment.

Dual Admission Agreements

Dual Admission agreements grant admission to a four-year college or university to Manor students who complete an Associate Degree in specified majors.  Conditions of the agreements vary according to the institution, but, in general, the following conditions must be met:

  • Achieve a minimum GPA – varies by institution
  • Earn at least a “C” in all courses transferred into the Bachelor’s Degree program
  • Sign an Intent to Transfer form before the deadline. The forms are available from the Office of Student Engagement.  Deadlines vary by college.
  • Keep the same or related major, as specified in the agreements
  • Follow the advising qualifiers (Course requirements vary among the colleges for the same major.  Specific courses must be taken at Manor in order to complete the degree in two years at the transfer institution.  Academic advisors and the Transfer Center can help with course selection.) 
  • Graduate from Manor with an Associate’s Degree
  • Enroll at the Dual Admissions institution within one year of graduation from Manor College
  • A student may not attend any other college between graduation from Manor and enrolling at the Dual Admissions college 
  • Manor students may sign only one “Intent to Transfer” form for Dual Admissions

For most of the Dual Admission Agreements, as long as the appropriate courses are taken (those specified in the agreements), the student will be able to graduate after two years at the four-year institution.  Science majors usually require fall entry for the two-year completion target.

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Health Services

The Health Services Department is staffed by a Board Certified College Health Nurse and a Staff Nurse, both licensed in PA. 

Health Services address the health needs of Manor College resident and commuter students as well as the Manor community at large such as consultation, assessment, and referring to local resources, etc. There is NO physician on campus.

In addition to addressing the medical needs of students and the Manor community, the nurse reviews all Student Health Records and maintains them in the Health Services office. Information on a variety of health awareness and other general issues is available. Flyers, educational posters, etc. are generated monthly as well as annual health wellness programs.

The Health Services office is located in the Residence Hall on the first floor, Room 107. Hours are posted outside the office door.

NOTE: All information regarding a student’s health record is completely confidential

Residence Life

The Residence Life Department values the philosophy of educating the total person, and the Residence Life staff is challenged to create an environment which is an educationally, culturally, spiritually and personally enriching experience for all residents.  Thus, the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the Resident Assistant (RA) positions are vital within the College, as they involve direct contact with the resident students.  The Resident Assistant (RA), the cornerstone of the hall to which he or she has been assigned, is a dedicated and trained individual who is available for information, counsel, support, and encouragement. 

Residence Life staff members:

Bring out individual identities and strengths.

Help students weather the inevitable changes in their values, ideas, maturity, and intellectual achievements.

Work together to organize various learning experiences for the residents.

It is the Residence Life staff members who prevent on-campus living from becoming an impersonal experience where residents are just another face in the crowd.  For more information on Residence Life, please refer to the section of this handbook entitled RESIDENCE LIFE.

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Safety & Emergency

Campus Safety

Students should immediately notify the Manor College Department of Public Safety of all emergencies at
215-885-2360 ext. 292

Campus Emergency and Crisis Procedure

The Dean of Students and the Assistant Director of Public Safety are responsible for campus emergency and/or crisis situations. The following are considered campus emergency or crisis situations: threats to the campus, fire and emergency evacuation, assault. 

Confidentiality is maintained at all times in all situations.  However, for the health and safety of the student, notification of an emergency room visit will be made by the Dean of Students or a designee to the parents or legal guardians of any student requiring hospital treatment for medical or mental health emergencies. 

Note: In order to protect students’ confidentiality, it is requested that students refer all media requests to the Marketing Office.

Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report any criminal, unusual, or suspicious activities to the Office of Public Safety as soon as possible. From a campus phone, dial ext. 292 (emergencies) or 229 (information), from off campus dial 215-885-2360 ext. 292 or 229.


Manor College is committed to assisting all members of the Manor community in providing for their own safety and security. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998 and the Pennsylvania Act No. 73 of 1988, the College and University Security Information Act, Manor College publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which is available online at

This report is required by federal law and contains information regarding campus security and personal safety.  Topics include the following: 

o College Crime Statistics

o Missing Student Notification

o Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

o Emergency Response Plan

o Fire Safety

o Residence Hall Safety and Security 

A paper copy of the college Crime Statistics may also be requested from Public Safety, located in St. Josaphat Hall, Suite 103, or by calling extension 292 from a campus phone. 

Threats – In the event a student receives information regarding any type of threat toward an individual or the campus community as a whole, they should contact the Manor College Department of Public Safety (215-885-2360 ext. 292) immediately, and provide all information to the responding officer.

Active Shooter Learn the signs of a potentially volatile situation and ways to prevent an incident by reporting concerns to Public Safety or the police. Learn the best steps when faced with an active shooter situation. 

RUN if it is safe to do so. Run out of the building and move far away until you are in a safe location. Call 911 when safe to do so 

& give your location. 

HIDE if running is not a safe option, hide in as safe a place as possible and lock or barricade the door. 

FIGHT if neither running nor hiding is a safe option, fight as a last resort when confronted by the shooter.


Evacuation is NOT recommended.

Go to nearest room/office and lock or block doors.

Stay away from windows and doors.

Keep down and stay quiet.

Put cell phones on vibrate.

DO NOT open the door.

IF POSSIBLE, CALL 911 and stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you otherwise.

Assault Procedures

VERBAL ASSAULT: If an individual attempts to engage you in a verbal confrontation, please follow the steps below to prevent the confrontation from escalating into a physical assault:

Remain calm.

Maintain an adequate distance (at least an arm length away).

Watch your body language.  Avoid glaring or intense eye contact.  Make slow and deliberate gestures.  Maintain a relaxed body position.

Avoid sarcasm and use a soft tone of voice.

If possible, try to safely remove yourself from the situation and suggest an alternate time for discussion.  Also suggest the use of a mediator, such as the Manor College Counseling Center, the Residence Hall Coordinator, or another Manor College staff person.

Notify the Manor College Office of Public Safety (215-885-2360 ext. 292) to file an incident report.

PHYSICAL ASSAULT:  In instances where a physical assault of a non-sexual nature has occurred, follow these procedures:

Notify a Manor College Public Safety Officer (215-885-2360 ext. 292) or the Dean of Students (215-885-2360 ext.278).

You may request the Public Safety Officer to contact the Police Department and/or an ambulance.

An incident report must be filed with the Public Safety Department by all parties involved.

You may want to contact the Victims Service Center, 527 Swede Street, Norristown, PA at (610) 277-5200.  This agency can provide many services, at no charge, including assistance with the filing of a claim for reimbursement of medical expenses not covered by your insurance, and accompanying you to court proceedings and providing support.  

You may also call the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Compensation Board at 1-800-233-2339.

NOTE: Please be advised that you must report the crime within 72 hours in order to be eligible for reimbursement of your expenses by this Board.  

Rape/Sexual Assault 

Sexual assault is a prosecutable crime.  It applies to any unwanted sexual contact (unwanted means “without consent”).  Someone who is intoxicated, disabled, or below legal age (18), cannot be considered as able to give consent.

Acquaintance rape is a form of sexual violence defined under our policy as any act in which a person forces another person with whom he or she is acquainted to engage in sexual activity against his or her will or without his or her consent.  Assent, if it is given by a person who, because of youth, mental disability or intoxication, is unable to make a reasonable judgment, does not constitute consent.  This policy applies to groups as well as individuals.

Manor College will provide support for any student who is a victim of rape or any form of sexual violence, regardless of where the sexual assault occurred and regardless of the student’s resident status.  The College is committed to providing resources and processes for prevention, education, reporting, adjudication, protection from retaliation and sanctions.  You will be advised of health, legal and other support services available on and off campus, and will be assisted with accessing these services.

Your situation will be handled confidentially to the extent covered by law. Statements made to College staff are not covered by legal privilege and could become part of court testimony in case of a trial.  (To speak with someone who is immune from testifying, contact VICTIMS SERVICES at 610-277-5200.

The Manor College Counseling Department will provide counseling, or a referral to a community-based counselor as needed.  The Director of Counseling Services at Manor College (215-885-6299) is the designated coordinator of support services for individuals who have been victimized.

You are strongly encouraged to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. The Manor College Public Safety Department can provide assistance with calling for an ambulance and obtaining medical treatment.

While it is not necessary for you to make decisions about filing charges immediately after an assault, it is very important to report the matter to a law enforcement agency as soon as possible.  The Manor College Office of Public Safety will help you file a report so that the crime can be investigated and potentially prosecuted by the office of the District Attorney under Pennsylvania criminal statutes, and so that you and others may be protected from further assaults or retaliation.

Incidents which are reported to the appropriate departments at Manor College will be addressed promptly and will be treated as discretely as possible. The College has policies in place that take into account the need to gather facts, balanced with the need to protect the rights of all involved.

Options for Victims

If you have been the victim of an act of sexual misconduct you may be wondering what to do next. Here are some of your options:

Get to a place where you feel physically and emotionally safe.

Contact someone you trust to stay with you for moral support.

Immediately report the incident to the appropriate college personnel.

Counseling Center (215-885-6299)

Public Safety staff (215-885-2360 ext. 292)

Residence Hall staff (215-885-2360 ext. 295)

Dean of Students (215-885-2360 ext. 278)

Immediately report the incident to the police by calling 911.

It is important to seek medical care so you can be treated for injuries and tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. 

Avoid showering, bathing, douching, or cleaning in any other way to help preserve medical evidence should you chose to prosecute. Any clothes, sheets, or other items that may be considered evidence should be stored in paper (not plastic) bags. If you are still wearing the clothes you had on at the time of the assault, be sure to bring a change of clothes to the hospital.

Manor College further recognizes the right of the victim to access internal or external counseling resources. For additional support and information, including how to get reimbursement for medical expenses; call the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County 24-hour crisis line (610-277-5200); or Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) (215-985-3333). You can apply for reimbursement of medical expenses including private counseling through the Crime Victims Compensation Act only if the rape or other crime is reported within 72 hours.

*All services provided by the Victim Services Center are free to Montgomery County Residents, including Manor College Residence Hall students (no matter where the crime was committed).  Services are also free to any student if the crime is committed on campus or anywhere in Montgomery County.  You can obtain more information from the Victim Services Center (610-277-5200), or from the PA Crime Victims Compensation Board (1-800-233-2339).

The victim has the right, if requested, to have academic and campus living situations changed as far as reasonable. 

The victim has the right to a disciplinary hearing to present his/her charges as soon as possible after a complaint is made. The victim is entitled to a hearing that focuses only on the facts relevant to the accusation. 

Those within the campus community who are found responsible for rape or other sexual violence are subject to college sanctions, which may include suspension or expulsion from the College. 

The victim has the right to be informed of the college’s final determination with regard to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed on the accused. 

Safety Tips


Some tips for staying safe:

Use a buddy system - Walk or jog with others, especially at night or in out-of-the-way places.  Never go to a party or club alone.  Look out for each other and agree never to leave without each other.

Trust your intuition - If someone looks suspicious, report it to Manor College Office of Public Safety or the local police.  Never accept a ride from someone you just met, no matter how nice they seem.  Never pick up hitchhikers or give a ride to someone you just met.  If you are uncertain about a person or situation, avoid it.

Safeguard your privacy and possessions - Don’t give out personal information to someone you just met.  Lock personal items in your car (out of view), dorm room or locker.

Be aware of your surroundings - Avoid dark streets when walking.  Park near a street light.  If a driver asks for directions, don’t get too close to their car.  Always lock your car door as soon as you get in.  Don’t sit inside talking on your cell phone with the door unlocked.

Use the internet wisely - The internet has brought many people together, but it has also created many opportunities for predators to victimize unsuspecting, trusting people.  Never arrange to meet someone in a private place.  Take a friend with you.  Tell someone close to you what you are doing and give them all the information you have.

For more tips click on the article “Crime Prevention Tips” on the Manor College Office of Public Safety webpage, found at or go to for more tips.

Referral Orgniazations


Phone: 1-800-675-6900  Website:


Phone: 267-331-2490 Website:


Phone: (215) 342-7660  Website:


Hotline: (610) 692-7273 Website:


Hotline: (610) 566-4342  Website:


Hotline: (610) 277-5200


Phone1-800-233-2339  Website:


Hotline: 1-866-723-3014  Website: 


Hotline: (215) 985-3333 Website: 


Hotline: 1-800-773-2424 Website:

Fire/Emergency Evacuation


Exit building immediately.

Use the nearest available exit – If exits are blocked, stay near a window and yell for help.

Move quickly, quietly, and calmly – DO NOT RUN.

Assemble near the tennis court at the end of the parking lot.

Stay away from all buildings and cars.

Do NOT attempt to drive your vehicle.

Be aware of any arriving fire and emergency vehicles.

Medical Emergency/Non-Emergency

Attend to the injured/ill person to determine the nature of the emergency.

If you determine the situation is a non-emergency and you CAN safely leave the person, do so and call the Manor College Office of Public Safety (215-885-2360 ext. 292)

If you determine the situation is an emergency and you CAN NOT safely leave the injured person, request assistance from a bystander by having them call 911 and then call the Manor College Office of Public Safety (215-885-2360 ext. 292)

Callers should provide the following information to the Manor Public Safety Officer and/or the 911 operator:

  • Your identity
  • Location of the injured/ill person
  • Name of the injured/ill person (if known)
  • Location of phone from which you are calling


All costs incurred, including transportation to the hospital, are the responsibility of injured/ill party.

Location of First Aid Kits

ACADEMIC BUILDING – Student Life Office


RESIDENCE HALL - Office of Public Safety, Main Desk

Location of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

ACADEMIC BUILDING – First Floor near Gymnasium Entrance

LIBRARY BUILDING – Library Main Desk


PUBLIC SAFETY- Portable AED located in Public Safety Office

Intranasal NARCAN Kits are located in all of the AED boxes around campus: 

ACADEMIC BUILDING – First Floor near Gymnasium Entrance

LIBRARY BUILDING – Library Main Desk


PUBLIC SAFETY- Public Safety Office

Student Engagement Department

College is the perfect time in your life to discover your talents, explore new interests, and meet interesting people. Getting involved on campus will help you achieve all these goals and make your time at Manor a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. 

In addition to our many campus clubs, the Student Engagement department hosts a number of special events that give you the chance to “meet, greet, and eat” with your fellow Manor Community members.

The Office of Student Engagement also has information regarding:

Student Activities: Special activities (i.e. Game Shows, Live Music, Trips, etc.) are frequently on campus. Most events are free and open to all Manor College students.

Student Activities Calendar: A Student Activities Calendar is available to all students. 

It lists important dates, activities, and sporting events happening on campus. It can be found by visiting or stop by the Student Engagement Office in Mother of Perpetual Help Hall to pick up a copy.

New Student Orientation: Manor College offers two different New Student Orientations each year: one one-day session in January, and one one-day session during the summer months. Our Orientations are designed to acquaint new students with the various personnel, places, and policies of Manor College and it is mandatory for all new students.

Student Organizations:  Manor College offers a variety of student-run organizations for students to get involved in. A wide variety of interests are represented, such as Academic, Artistic, Cultural & Global Awareness, and Service. Students should visit the Student Engagement Office to get involved!

Student Health Insurance: Manor College offers information on three different student health insurance plans: – 1.877.443.1818 or

This is a short term gap insurance offered by Collegiate Insurance Resources of Collegeville, PA   (1.800.322.9901).  A flyer is also enclosed with your Orientation information.

Aetna of Blue Bell, PA – call Debbie Elsenbeck – 215.775.8966

E.J. Smith & Associates – call 1.847.564.3660 or for a variety of insurance options.

Please Note: There is no obligation to purchase any of these insurance plans if you believe you already have adequate coverage through your family or some other insurance plan.  These plans are only provided as options that you may choose from when selecting your health insurance provider.  Information on these plans are available in the Student Engagement Office.

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Student Clubs

College is certainly a rewarding experience, but one way to make it truly memorable is to get involved.  This is the time of your life to discover new interests, try different things, and interact with diverse people.  Research shows students who are involved with campus clubs and extra-curricular activities have a more satisfying college experience and tend to achieve greater academic success.  Working from the belief that God has blessed each person with individual gifts, and that our role as a Catholic College is to provide our students with opportunities to express those gifts and develop fully as individuals, Manor College offers a variety of clubs to fulfill academic, artistic, cultural, and service interests.

General members of all organizations are required to:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. If a club member’s GPS falls below a 2.0, that student must be put on probation for one semester. If the student fails to improve his/her GPA, s/he will be required to cease participation in club activities until his/her GPA is improved.  It is the responsibility of the organization advisor to review members GPA on a semesterly basis and determine probation or removal status.

NOTE: Some organizations such as Student Senate and academic honors societies require a higher minimum GPA. Please see the individual club descriptions located at 

  • Remain in good standing with the college. Any disciplinary action will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if a student may remain in a student organization.

Officer Eligibility

Officers of all student organizations are required to:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

NOTE: Some organizations such as Student Senate and academic honors societies require a higher minimum GPA. Please see the individual club descriptions located at 

  • Remain in good standing with the college. Any disciplinary action will result in a club officer being removed from his/her position. The option to remain a general club member will stand with the advisor and the remaining club leadership. 

Sign-up for Student Clubs

Primary sign-up for clubs is at the annual Student Club Fair held during the “Get Acquainted Picnic” in September, but students are welcome to join throughout the year.  Any ideas for new clubs or activities should be brought to the Director of Student Engagement.  Any event or program that a student club wishes to schedule needs to be cleared by the Director of Student Engagement to ensure there are no conflicts with previously scheduled events.  

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Student Code of Conduct

All students must read, understand, and abide by the Student Code of Conduct Policy.


  1. 1 Alcohol and Drug Policy
    1. 1.1 Three Strike Policy
    2. 1.2 Voluntary Seeking of Help
    3. 1.3 Legal Sanctions
    4. 1.4 Alcohol and Drug Use
    5. 1.5 Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Referral Services
  2. 2 Animals
  3. 3 Appropriate Attire
  4. 4 Appropriate Behavior 
  5. 5 Auditorium / Gymnasium Policy
  6. 6 Bulletin Boards and Fliers
  7. 7 Public Safety
  8. 8 Campus Store
  9. 9 Children on Campus
  10. 10 Dangerous Materials
  11. 11 Confiscation and Disposal of Contraband
  12. 12 Dining Hall Policies
  13. 13 Emergency Contact Forms 
  14. 14 Identification Cards
  15. 15 Facilities
    1. 15.1 Classrooms
    2. 15.2 Basileiad Manor
    3. 15.3 St. Josaphat Hall
  16. 16 Gang Activity
  17. 17 Grievance Procedure – Non-Academic
  18. 18 Harassment Policy
    1. 18.1 Definition of Harassment 
  19. 19 Sexual Harassment
    1. 19.1 The Investigation
    2. 19.2 Action and Penalties for Violation
  20. 20 Retaliation
  21. 21 International Students  
  22. 22 ManorCard
  23. 23 Immunization Policy
  24. 24 Insurance
  25. 25 International Students 
  26. 26 Medical Policy
  27. 27 Missing Student Notification 
  28. 28 Return to Top
  29. 29 Residential Life
  30. 30 School Closing
  31. 31 Smoking Policy
  32. 32 Solicitation
  33. 33 Tennis Courts
  34. 34 Trespassing
  35. 35 Return to Top
  36. 36 Volleyball Courts
    1. 37.1 Athletics
    2. 37.2 Chaplaincy
    3. 37.3 Campus Ministry
    4. 37.4 Return to Top
    5. 37.5 Counseling
    6. 37.6 Transfer Counseling
    7. 37.7 Health Services
    8. 37.8 Residence Life
  38. 38 Safety & Emergency
    1. 38.1 Campus Safety
    2. 38.2 Campus Emergency and Crisis Procedure
      1. 38.2.1 Assault Procedures
      2. 38.2.2 Rape/Sexual Assault 
      3. 38.2.3 Safety Tips
      4. 38.2.4 Referral Orgniazations
      5. 38.2.5 Fire/Emergency Evacuation
      6. 38.2.6 Medical Emergency/Non-Emergency
  39. 39 Student Engagement Department
  40. 40 Student Clubs
  41. 41 Student Code of Conduct