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The Undergraduate policies appearing in this Policy Library have been approved under the authority of the Miami University Board of Trustees and, therefore, constitute official University policy. All students, as well as members of the faculty and administrative staff, should become familiar with the contents of these policies.

These policies include the rights and responsibilities students have on the Miami campuses, both in and outside the classroom. These policies have been developed by faculty, students and staff on campus to facilitate student development. These policies are shaped by our commitment that all Miami students will have the freedom and support to be actively engaged in campus life and will grow in meaningful ways as a result of these experiences. Our intention is that Miami will always be a vibrant academic community and that student involvement and leadership will be a central part of campus life.

Student development at Miami is couched within the over-arching identity of Miami University as an engaged university, one that provides rich, active opportunities for student involvement and change. These policies provide an important framework for the student engagement we seek on this campus.

The policies presented outline both student rights and student responsibilities. Miami University encourages and supports free speech, respect for difference, and active student leadership and initiative. Our expectation in return is that no Miami students will engage in behaviors that harm themselves or others and that they will adhere to the highest principles of honesty and integrity.

These policies are not static. Changes may be made to policies and students should be aware of changes that affect their participation on campus. Working through Associated Student Government, students have the opportunity to advocate for changes or additions to these policies. We urge students to seek out an faculty member or advisor if they believe they have been treated in ways that violate the principles contianed in these policies. Students are a critical part of the life of this community. We urge all persons on campus to use these policies in effective ways to support and enhance student engagement at Miami.