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Standards of Conduct

The University's expectations for student conduct are grounded in the University Code of Conduct:

"The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community."

University students are also expected to uphold the Student Honor Code:

"As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the University and uphold academic integrity."

University students are also expected to abide by all city, state, and federal laws and statutes and all regulations of the University and The University of Texas System. However, as a community of scholars, the University expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than that required simply to avoid discipline. The principles of the Student Honor Code together with the University Code of Conduct should govern and direct student conduct, to promote a safe environment that is conducive to academic success and to ensure that each University student graduates ready to contribute to society as an ethical citizen.

Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Section 11-101(a)


The University's standards of conduct are described in a variety of University policies, and links to those policies are outlined below. However, please note that this is not a complete list of University conduct rules or policies. In fact, many campus departments, including the Division of Housing & Food Service (PDF) and Parking & Transportation Services, have instituted administrative rules specific to their areas. For more information on conduct rules of individual departments, please contact those offices directly.

Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities
This link will take you to Appendix C of the General Information catalog. Note that Chapter 11 specifically covers student discipline and conduct.

Prohibition of Sexual Assault
This link will take you to Appendix H of the General Information catalog.

Prohibition of Campus Violence
This link will take you to the above named policy on the University's Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures Web site.

Prohibition of Hazing
This link will take you to Chapter 14 of the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities.

Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
This link will take you to the above named policy on the University's Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures Web site.

Sexual Misconduct
This link will take you to the above named policy on the University's Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures Web site.

Nondiscrimination Policy
This link will take you to the above named policy on the University's Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures Web site.

Information Security Office Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
This link will take you to a list of policies managed by the Information Security Office regarding the use of University information and technology resources.


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