2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Other Student Responsibilities

Fulfilling Requirements

Lack of knowledge or misinterpretation of policies and regulations on the part of the individual student does not absolve the student from fulfilling the requirements for a program of study. Ultimate responsibility for completion of a program of study rests with the student.

Consulting with the Advisor

Each graduate student’s program of study is planned with an advisor. The advisor interprets degree program requirements and arranges an orderly sequence of activities for the student’s progress toward the anticipated degree. The student is responsible for maintaining satisfactory academic standing and for meeting all degree requirements and deadlines for graduation or licensure. Therefore, students are encouraged to consult with their advisor frequently.

Students are responsible for the accuracy of their schedules, proper registration, fulfillment of all course prerequisites, and fulfillment of all requirements for graduation.

Student Conduct

The University recognizes its responsibility to its students to provide an environment which encourages leadership, instills the ideals of responsibility, and develops those traits of character that are the generally accepted standards of successful living.

Consequently, SAU expects students to conduct themselves as responsible members of the University community. Students are obligated to assume responsibility for their actions, to respect the rights of others, to conform to the ordinary rules of good conduct, to protect private and public property, and to make effective use of their time in securing the values and benefits of a university education.

Rules and procedures governing student conduct for SAU students are specified in greater detail in the Student Handbook. The handbook is distributed by the Office of Student Life.

Each student is expected to be familiar with all campus regulations and procedures which are published in the General Catalog, Student Handbook, Hallways Handbook, and other official University publications, or which may be announced by other means.

Keeping Financial Accounts

It is the responsibility of students to keep an accurate financial account of their obligations to the University. Any obligations for tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other items should be promptly remitted to the Business Office.

Motor Vehicle Regulations

Any student who drives a car to and from the campus or who keeps a car on campus while in attendance at the University is required to register the vehicle with the University Police by purchasing a campus decal at the Business Office within three days after bringing the automobile on campus. Specific parking regulations may be obtained from the University Police.

Reporting Illness

Students are responsible for reporting to the University nurse on the first day of an illness so that advice and medical care may be given when needed. This is for the protection of the entire student body as well as the individual student. A written verification of illness is issued at the nurse’s discretion.

Change of Name or Address

Students whose names change during a semester or term are responsible for reporting the changes by filling out the proper form in the Office of the Registrar. Name changes must be verified by social security card presented at the time of the request to the registrar.

Students whose addresses or telephone numbers change should report the changes by logging into CampusConnect, clicking Student Information > Demographics, and then clicking on the link provided, or by visiting the Office of the Registrar.