Code of Student Life

Code of Student Life
WT Students

A university, like any community, must have regulations and/or standards by which its members abide and procedures by which its organization functions. The standards should provide order and an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and personal development. This Code of Student Life is intended to serve these purposes in the interest of all segments of West Texas A&M University (WTAMU).

The university has a responsibility to maintain order within the university community and to discipline those who violate its standards, rules, and/or policies. Enrollment requires students to share this responsibility. Students agree to abide by the standards, rules and/or policies set forth in the Code of Student Life, the Undergraduate Catalog and other official University publications, as well as the Texas Education Code. Student organizations also agree to follow these standards, rules, and/or policies.

As members of the academic community, university students enjoy the privileges and share the obligations of the larger community of which the university is a part. Students are entitled to the privileges which accrue to them by virtue of this membership. These privileges carry with them the obligations of responsible citizenship. Students shall conform to university regulations. Students should recognize that citizenship also includes contributing deliberately to strengthening the educational community, improved learning for themselves and their classmates and promoting excellence within the above context. Freedom of discussion, inquiry and expression is protected and nurtured in the classroom as the safeguard of the freedom to learn.

Students are expected to exercise their freedom to learn in a manner consistent with the maintenance of good order. Responsibility for maintaining good order in the classroom is vested in the instructor. The Code of Student Life outlines the standards of behavior for university students and the disciplinary processes to address misconduct.

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