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ForewordInformation concerning academic issues is provided in the catalogs of all of the Vanderbilt University colleges and schools. The Student Handbook is designed to acquaint Vanderbilt students with their rights and responsibilities as members of University community. The Statement of Principles,* set forth in the Faculty Manual* and comprising the first chapter of this handbook, forms the foundation for these rights and responsibilities.
The regulations in this handbook apply to all students enrolled at Vanderbilt whether they are full-time or part-time students, undergraduate, graduate, or professional students, transient students, students cross-registered from another institution, or students enrolled only in summer programs.
The University makes the handbook available to students via the World Wide Web (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/student_handbook). It is the student's responsibility to become aware of its contents. Ignorance of a policy or regulation will not be considered an excuse for failure to observe it.
Members of the University enjoy the rights and privileges associated with their status and are bound by the laws of the surrounding community. Student status does not protect a Vanderbilt student from arrest or prosecution for violation of local, state, or federal laws. A student who violates certain regulations can be held accountable by the public courts as well as by the University. A student's standing before the courts in and of itself, however, does not necessarily affect his or her standing within the University at any time.
The information provided and the regulations and policies outlined in this handbook are not intended to be all-inclusive and do not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right at any time to add to, modify, or revoke any of the regulations and policies contained in this handbook without notice.
Statement on Sexual Orientation:
Inquiries or complaints should be directed to:
Opportunity Development Officer, Baker Building
Foreword | A Statement of Principles | The Honor System | Community Life | Services for Students | University Policies and Regulations | The Student Conduct System | Alcohol and Controlled Substances | Residential Life