The Student Code of Conduct describes behaviors that are inconsistent with the essential values of the University community. The University retains the right to modify the Student Code of Conduct at any time without advanced notice. The University reserves the right to discipline any student and/or their guest who engages in misconduct, that adversely affects the pursuit of the University’s educational purposes and objectives or otherwise violates University rules.
Students are held accountable for their guest’s actions and may be subject to disciplinary action for their guest’s infractions of the Student Code of Conduct. Intentionally attempting or assisting in violation of the student code may be considered as serious as engaging in the behavior. A person commits an attempt when, with intent to commit a specific violation of the Code of Conduct, he/she performs any act that constitutes a substantial step toward the commission of that violation.
Conduct that threatens the safety or security of the campus community, or substantially disrupts the functions or operation of the University whether it occurs on or off campus, including online social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
In cases where Law School students have allegedly violated the Student Code of Conduct, the Dean of Students (or designee) and/or the Dean of the Law School will determine if the student will be held accountable to the University Student Code of Conduct or the Law School Code of Conduct.
The STU Handbook and Community Standards are conditionally in place and in will be utilized in the Community Standards process, while pending Board of Trustees final approval.
The Department of Student Affairs has prepared these handbooks to assist students while enrolled at St. Thomas University. It contains academic information as well as information about support services and student life at the University. This handbook was designed to answer the many questions that may arise while you are a member of the university community. Students are urged to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the handbook contents.
Notice: The reader should take notice that while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, St. Thomas University retains the right to modify this handbook at any time without advance notice. The University provides the information herein solely for the convenience of the reader and, to the extent permissible by law, expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred.