Student Policies

Student policies exist to help you understand The University of Tulsa’s expectations of you, as well as your rights as a student.

All students are encouraged to become familiar with the Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and the Drug and Alcohol Policies. Use them as reference points and resource guides during your time at TU.

If you need additional information or have questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 918-631-2327.

Introduction to Student Policies & Procedures

Policy on Official Means of Communication with Students

The University of Tulsa communicates a variety of information to students. Some of this information is time-sensitive relating to such things as enrollment dates, deadlines for refunds, dropping courses and withdrawal from university or campus housing.  It is essential in those cases the information is received by students in a timely manner.

The university has designated certain addresses as the official means of communication with students. These official addresses are the student’s university-issued email address, university-assigned campus address if the student lives in university-operated housing facilities, and the permanent home address as shown in the university’s Datatel system.

The university will consider that it has communicated with a student as long as the communication has been sent to any one of these addresses. The communication specifically does not have to be sent to all three. It is the student’s responsibility to assure that he or she has access to these official addresses, checks them regularly for any communications from the university and updates any changes in each of these three official addresses in a timely manner.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct Policy outlines acceptable and unacceptable behavior at The University of Tulsa.

The policy is effective until a revised policy has been approved. In addition to checking with the Office of Student Affairs for any revisions to this policy, please be aware that all higher education institutions are subject to revisions in federal law and regulations.

TU acts in compliance with federal requirements as they become effective, even if not always in conformity with the university’s own statements, policies and codes as adopted and published.

Under the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, students and appropriate university staff members who believe they have been victims of, witnessed or have information about violations should submit a complaint form to initiate an appropriate investigation.

Student Code of Conduct

Student Complaint Policy

Student Complaint Form

Hazing Policy

Policy on Sexual Misconduct at the University of Tulsa

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The University of Tulsa exists to promote the academic and social development of its students, the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, and a sense of responsibility toward self and society.

A deep respect for the fundamental rights of expression, assembly and petition is indispensable to the attainment of these goals. Academic freedom, based upon the freedom of the professor to teach and the freedom of the student to learn, is paramount to the purpose of the University.

Students at The University of Tulsa have varied educational goals and objectives, but as members of the academic community they share a common important responsibility. That responsibility is to develop an inquisitive attitude toward the social, political, economic, moral, scientific, technological and aesthetic issues of the day; to achieve an understanding of these issues from all points of view; and to participate in the humane solution to the problems that arise from them.

It is believed that these ideals can be best pursued and accomplished in an environment where individual and group deportment are tempered with a mutual respect for the rights of all people in the academic community.

Student Rights and Responsibilities                                                                                  

Drug and Alcohol Policies                                

The University of Tulsa’s drug and alcohol policies are effective until the approval of any revisions. They apply to all events where alcohol will be served on campus, whether by student organizations, faculty, staff, administrative departments or outside groups.

In addition to checking with the Office of Student Affairs for any revisions to this policy (or others published in the Student Handbook), please be aware that all higher education institutions are subject to revisions in federal law and regulations.

The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (P.L. 105-244-Sec. 952) permit educational institutions to disclose to parents or legal guardians of a student information regarding the student’s violation of any federal, state or local law or any rule or policy of an institution governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance. This can be done if the student is under age 21 and the institution determines the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.

Alcohol and Drug Policy & Drug-Free Schools Policy