The University is dedicated to learning, to the advancement of knowledge, and to the development of ethically sensitive and responsible persons. It seeks to achieve its goals through a sound educational program that encourages independence and maturity. Upon enrolling in the University, each student assumes an obligation to obey all rules and regulations, whether of an academic or non-academic nature, made by properly constituted authorities, including, but not necessarily limited to, those rules contained throughout this Catalog and in the Code of Student Conduct. Each student is further obliged to preserve faithfully all property provided by the state for his/her education and to discharge his/her duties as a student with diligence, fidelity, and honor.
A student who is penalized for the violation of any rule or regulations of the University has the right of appeal. S/he may initiate his or her appeal of the specific rules or regulations to the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School or the Undergraduate College in which s/he is enrolled in the case of an academic matter, or in the case of a non-academic matter, under the rules specified by the Code of Student Conduct.
The University and its colleges and schools reserve the right to change the fees and the rules and calendar regulating admission, registration, instruction in, and graduation from the University and its various divisions and to change any other regulations affecting the student body. Changes shall go into effect whenever the proper authorities so determine and shall apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are already enrolled in the University.