Thomas More College is a Catholic liberal arts college. As a college, it is dedicated to the pursuit andcommunication of truth for the good of all. As a liberal arts college, it is dedicated to the cultivation in itsmembers of those virtues of mind and heart that characterize free and responsible adults. As a Catholiccollege, it unites “existentially the search for truth and the certainty of already knowing the fount of truth”(
Ex Corde Ecclesiae
, §1).The motto of the College—
Caritas congaudet veritati
Charity rejoices in the truth
)—testifies to its end and to thespirit that should animate its members in pursuit of that end. Common life at the college is ordered topromoting the pursuit by all of truth in charity. The following rules are intended to express that spirit andto serve that purpose.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students is appointed by the President to ensure the moral and physical health of the studentbody and to promote both sociability and studiousness. The Dean of Students appoints and oversees thestaff of the Office of Student Life and enforces the College disciplinary code.
Dean of Women
The Dean of Women is appointed by the President to assist the Dean of Students, with particular attentionto the life of women at the College.
Proctors and Resident Assistants
Proctors and Resident Assistants (RAs) are student members of the Office of Student Life, appointed by theDean of Students to maintain safety, security, and good order on campus. A Proctor or RA will be on duty at all times after regular office hours. If neither is able to be present, asubstitute will be appointed. The substitute will exercise all the powers of the Proctor until relieved of duty.Pursuant to their duties, Proctors and RA’s are authorized to enter student rooms and to confiscateprohibited items.
During the Academic Year 2011-12, the Office of Student Life will lead the creation of a college HonorCouncil, composed of students, for the administration of the Collegiate Honor Code, which will bepromulgated at Convocation.