Student Guide to University Policies
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The Student Guide to University Policies contains the following sections. It also exists in a PDF version for printing (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


In order to promote the finest educational experience possible, the University of Delaware has established high standards of conduct for its students and student organizations. Individual students and student organizations are expected to know and comply with the policies in the Code of Conduct. Students who violate, attempt to violate, or aid others in violating its provisions may face sanctions for their actions. This Student Guide explains University standards and procedures.

The University conducts regular reviews and updates to this Student Guide to University Policies. The University may, due to legal or institutional need, make changes to the Student Guide at any time as deemed appropriate by University officials. The Student Guide posted online at is the current and active version.

It may be useful to students to know how several commonly used terms used in the Student Guide are officially defined.


Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct describes the behavior expected of all students. It is arranged alphabetically by category and establishes standards of behavior for students and student organizations at the University.


Student Conduct System
Alleged violations of the Code of Conduct are handled through the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conduct Systems. This section describes the University's procedures for addressing violations.

dotted Sanctions
The University administration reserves the absolute discretion to determine appropriate sanctions to be imposed upon a student for any infraction of the Code of Conduct. The Sanctions section describes the range of sanctions that may be applied.


Grievance Procedures and Special Problems
This section describes the process by which students may bring certain grievances to the attention of the University. It also provides students with information about assistance with special problems, such as medical leaves of absence, military service and missing students.

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