Student Life Handbook
Consistent attendance is vital to academic success and is expected of all students. Grades are determined by academic performance, and instructors may give students written notice that attendance related to specific classroom activities is required. Absences do not exempt students from academic requirements. Excessive absences, even if documented, may result in a student’s failing the course. Excused absences are within the purview of the instructor. Students must consult with instructors regarding make-up work.
Code of Conduct & Academic Integrity
The mission of Texas Woman’s University’s Conduct Review Process is to support the University’s mission by enhancing the overall educational experience for students. The process is designed to incorporate student learning, student development, and promote equality, dignity and mutual respect among the campus community. Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Students are responsible for reading and understanding all sections in the Student Handbook relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Students who violate University code of conduct or rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure or removal from a course, disciplinary probation, and/or dismissal from the University.
- Students may seek an Academic/Administrative Appeal within 10 days of the decision made at the previous level. Information about appeals and complaints can be found here.
The house rules have been developed in order to ensure that the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences Building (open in January 2011) in Dallas is used and maintained in a manner that optimizes the longevity of the facilities and ensures the safety of all who use the facility. Please bring any concerns or issues you may have to the building administration immediately. Thank you for helping maintain a beautiful space for all who study and work here!
Lockers are available for student use on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the building. Lockers must be rented from the Student Life Office, by the semester ($5.00) or academic year ($10.00). By renting a locker, student agrees to follow the Locker Policy (hyperlink). Failure to follow the policy may result in loss of locker privileges and/or removal of belongings. Lockers in the fitness center may only be used during the time you are using the fitness center, or locks may be forcibly removed and items stowed with lost and found.
Title IX of the Educational Act of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Sexual harassment, including sexual or relationship violence, is a form of sex discrimination covered by Title IX. Sexual harassment may include any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favor, made by an employee, student, or agent of the University to a student or employee of the University that substantially interferes with the person’s educational or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Click here to find TWU’s Harassment Policy. If you feel your Title IX rights have been violated, contact Student Life or Human Resources to file a report.
If a student needs to withdraw from the university, even just for a term to return in a future term, the student will need to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the Term Withdrawal Form and return it to the Student Life Office by e-mail, fax, or in person. In the case of a Medical Withdrawal or Retroactive Withdrawal, additional medical documentation will be required. Before withdrawing, you should notify course faculty, and program director or advisor. Also contact Financial Aid and the Bursar’s Office to check on any outstanding funds or monies owed. For further guidance, please contact the Student Life Office for assistance.
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