XIV. General Information
Student Rights and Responsibilities
University Community Principles
The University of Guelph is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the dissemination of knowledge; the intellectual, social, moral and physical development of its members; and the betterment of society (University of Guelph Act, 1964). These overall goals commit us to three central values:
The development of all members of this university community, which implies and affirms the dignity, worth and autonomy of the individual.
A focus on learning and knowledge, which upholds the fundamental importance of reasoned debate and inquiry in all of this university's academic and service functions.
Societal enhancement, which extends the commitment to individual development beyond the walls of the institution to the ideal of service to the broader community.