Legal Compliance

George Fox University does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or any other status to the extent prohibited under applicable nondiscrimination law in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational programs, athletics programs, cocurricular activities, or other university-administered programs.

The following offices may be contacted for information regarding compliance with legislation: 

Please see the following policies for more information about Legal Compliance:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. A student's FERPA rights go into effect once they are enrolled and have attended at least one class at George Fox University.

More information about FERPA

Students with Disabilities

The Disability Services Office coordinates services for students with disabilities. Academic accommodations or adjustment may be provided, depending on the nature of the disability. Documentation from an appropriate provider is generally required and serves to guide decisions about services that would best meet the student’s needs.

Interested students should contact Disability & Accessibility Services for information about requesting services. Students are encouraged to contact Disability Services as early as possible to make arrangements for necessary support.

Disability & Accessibility Services

Drug-Free Environment

George Fox University is concerned about the intellectual, physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of all its students and employees. The community recognizes the danger to one's physical and psychological well-being presented by the use of certain products. Therefore, members of the community are prohibited from using illicit or nonprescribed drugs and substances (including marijuana or narcotics).

Under no circumstances are the above to be used, possessed or distributed on or away from campus. Community members are also expected not to abuse the use of legal substances. For information concerning disciplinary actions, please refer to the student and employee handbooks. Students and employees are provided annually a resource guide concerning drug and alcohol issues.

Anti-Harassment Policy

George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning, and work setting for students, employees, and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:

These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and Lifestyle Standards of our community, and are violations of federal and/or state law. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is inappropriate for members of the George Fox community.

Refer to the online Student Handbook for policy details. These policies are for undergraduate students in any program at George Fox University. Graduate/Adult Degree students should see the Graduate/Adult Degree Student Life Policies for comparable applicable policies.