Student Handbook

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imageThe Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs has prepared this publication of the 2012-2014 Student Handbook: A University Information Guide for the purpose of acquainting the student with a wide array of general information to support his or her matriculation at the University of the District of Columbia.

Accordingly, the standard term "student" is defined to include all persons who officially: (1) register and enroll on a full-time or part-time basis and (2) who maintain current enrollment status or (3) who may attend any other postsecondary educational institution while matriculating at the University.

This standard term is generic and applicable for all special, non-credit, certificate, diploma,undergraduate, graduate and law school students. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term (i.e., summer), but who have a continuing relationship with the Universityare also considered "students."

Information for undergraduate and graduate students is collected conveniently in special sections.

General information to support the matriculation of students enrolled in the David A. Clarke School of Law are referenced in the David A. Clarke School of Law Student Handbook: A
Guide to Academic Regulations and Requirements.

The standards of the student code of conduct, either academic or non-academic, in this publication apply to all groups of students as described above. The provisions of the student handbook are not contractual covenants between the University and any member of the University community, as defined in the handbook. The student handbook creates no contractual rights obligations between the University and any member of the University community.

The University reserves the right to amend the student handbook at any time. It is and remains the responsibility of members of the University community to review not only the student
handbook, but also the University's website,, for any amendments. If any provision of the handbook is later determined to be invalid, the resulting invalidity of that provision shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions of the handbook.