The Student Handbook is the official notification of standards, rules, policies, values, and responsibilities that characterize life at Wartburg. Our community standards are rooted in a philosophy that emphasizes a responsibility to not only ourselves but each other. “Ubuntu” is a South African word that means “I am because we are.” As members of the Wartburg College community, we share a common humanity characterized by “ubuntu,” a kindness, connectedness, and compassion for each other. We rely on “ubuntu” to hold each other accountable and when violations of our code of student conduct occur, we resolve these incidents in ways that emphasize learning and personal accountability.
Students are expected to become familiar with this handbook and to be guided by the spirit of the community standards presented here.