Rule 50101: Student Conduct and Discipline

1.  Title

Student Conduct and Discipline 

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Standards of Conduct.   All students are expected and required to obey federal, State, and local laws; to comply with the Regents' Rules and Regulations, with The University of Texas System and institutional rules and regulations, and with directives issued by administrative officials of the U. T. System or U. T. System institution in the course of their authorized duties; and to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.

Sec. 2  Institutional Rules.   Each U. T. System institution shall adopt rules and regulations concerning student conduct and discipline. Such rules shall be in accordance with a model policy developed by the Office of General Counsel that complies with State and federal law, Regents’ Rules, and U. T. System policies. Institutional rules shall become effective upon review and approval by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs or the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as appropriate, and by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel. Each student is deemed to have notice of the provisions of the Regents' Rules and Regulations and institutional policies.

Sec. 3  Penalties for Nonpayment.  In the event of nonpayment to the U. T. System, one or more of the following actions may be taken: (a) a bar against readmission for the student; (b) withholding of the student's grades and official transcript; (c) withholding of a degree to which the student otherwise would be entitled.

3.  Definitions

None

4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

Texas Education Code Section 51.936 – Hazing 
Texas Education Code Section 37.151 et seq. – Definitions 

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 

Model Policy for Student Conduct and Discipline 

6.  Who Should Know 

Administrators 
Dean of Students 
Hearing Officers 
Students 
Office of General Counsel 

7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Academic Affairs 
Office of Health Affairs 

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

August 24, 2017 
Editorial amendments to Numbers 4 and 5 made October 22, 2013 
May 3, 2012 
August 14, 2008 
December 10, 2004 

9.  Contact Information 

Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: 
•  bor@utsystem.edu