Sexual Intimacy

Guided by the teaching of the Catholic Church, the University believes the fullness of sexual intimacy exists only within a marriage. Sexual intimacy outside of marriage is an inappropriate and incomplete expression of love, and such intimacy does not reflect full dignity of self and others. Consequently, acts of sexual intimacy outside of marriage are contrary to the values and mission of the University of Portland.

Resources are available for students who are pregnant or believe they may be pregnant. The University of Portland respects all human life and will provide support to students who are pregnant or parenting. Students will not be subject to discipline or asked to leave the University of Portland for being pregnant.