STUDENT HANDBOOK AND LOCAL ORDINANCES

STUDENT HANDBOOK AND LOCAL ORDINANCES

It's important to know your responsibilities as a Villanova student and as a citizen in your local community. Villanova students are expected to be knowledgeable of the local laws and ordinances in your township in addition to the Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct.  

 

The Student Handbook outlines the regulations for which students will be responsible while enrolled at Villanova University. Additionally, the University has compiled a list of local municipalities where students reside and a list of applicable township codes to a student-renter. These specific codes were created to preserve the quality of life of residential neighborhoods and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all those living in them.

If you have an issue with a landlord or need assistance with a code violation, please contact Sydney Scheiner, Coordinator for Conduct and Community Engagement.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct exists for three distinct purposes. These codes help:

  • Motivate good behavior, create community, and enhance respect for individual differences while emphasizing a commitment to the common good;
  • Represent limits, a description of behaviors that contradict the purpose and nature of Villanova University. Such behaviors violate presumptions of membership, and cannot be tolerated in an academic community;
  • Recognizes the basic student composition of the community corresponding behavioral dynamics.

Local Ordinances

FULL LIST

Chapter 109: Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 142: Certificates of Occupancy

Chapter 200: Noise

Chapter 206: Parking, Off-Street

Chapter 222: Property Maintenance

Chapter 226: Rental Properties

FULL LIST

Chapter 91: Food and Drink

Chapter 95: Garbage, Rubbish, and Refuse

Chapter 117: Noise

Chapter 199: Nuisances

Chapter 128: Peace and Good Order

Chapter 138: Property Maintenance
 

FULL LIST

Chapter 35: Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 48: Drugs and Paraphernalia

Chapter 60: Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse

Chapter 65: Housing Standards

Chapter 69: Noise

Chapter 70: Nuisances

Chapter 73: Peace and Good Order

Chapter 82: Property Maintenance

Chapter 90: Rental Registration   

 

Additional Resources
We want to provide the best experience possible for our students and community members. Below are helpful resources and tools to get started with off-campus housing needs.

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Good Neighbor Guide

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