Student Handbook

The Student Handbook at Messiah University

The Student Handbook helps students navigate the rich opportunities of University life, outlines community expectations, and describes services and resources that equip students as members of the Messiah community.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the policies and regulations outlined in this handbook and to abide by them in letter and in spirit. Students should adhere to Messiah’s Community Covenant, academic regulations, and University procedures as outlined in this document and the University Catalog.

The Student Handbook is published annually by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success and Engagement. While this handbook has been carefully reviewed for correctness and completeness, the University reserves the right to correct errors and to modify as necessary. Updates will be posted on the University web site. All students are subject to the most recent update of campus policies.

If you have questions about the Student Handbook, please contact the Division of Student Success and Engagement at x5234 or

A Note on PDF Files

All sections of the Student Handbook (in the links at left) have been provided in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® (PDF) format. The text in this format is searchable using the "binocular" icon in the Reader toolbar. Download the free Reader software. For searchability, these files are best viewed in the Mozilla FireFox browser, or select sections from the Contents on page 5.