Student Rights and Obligations

Students accepted to Texas Woman’s University and registered student organizations assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational community and agree to adhere to all TWU policies, regulations, and procedures as outlined in official University publications and on the TWU website. The most current version of all policies, regulations, and procedures are found on the TWU website. TWU retains the authority to maintain order within the University and to exclude those who are disruptive of the educational process or who represent a threat to the community.

Students and student organizations enjoy the following rights and responsibilities:

  • The right to an environment in the residence halls, academic buildings, and other areas on campus which will be as conducive as possible to study and serious inquiry;
  • The right to inquire about and to recommend improvements in policies, regulations, and procedures affecting the welfare of students through appropriate channels such as student government, administrative offices, and various committees;
  • The right to a fair hearing when charged with violation of University regulations.
  • The responsibility for being fully acquainted with published regulations and for complying with these regulations in the interest of an orderly and productive community;
  • The responsibility for respecting the rights and property of other persons in the University community.
  • The responsibility for knowing that each student’s conduct reflects not only upon the student but also upon the University and the members of the community, and that conduct must be judged accordingly.
  • The responsibility to help maintain a safe environment by reporting suspicious,inappropriate, or dangerous behavior to University employees.

Students must be familiar with all University policies and University regulations and procedures (URPs). The current policies and URPs supersede any other version. They are located on the TWU website: 

The following URPs are provided for informational purposes. Please refer to the website for current versions as the URPs listed below may have changed. Additional selected URPs and summaries of selected URPs are located in Section 8 of this Student Handbook.


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