Sexual Intimacy

The University embraces the Catholic Church's teaching that a genuine and complete expression of love through sex requires a commitment to a total living and sharing together of two persons in marriage. Consequently, students who engage in sexual union outside of marriage may be subject to referral to the student conduct process. 

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.