In the spirit of transparency and fairness, the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability shares the below policies, procedures, rights, and expectations for UIW students to review and become familiar with. Ignorance of these policies, procedures, rights, and expectations is not an excuse for a failure to abide by them.
Policies, Processes, and Resources
Student Policies and Handbook
The University seeks to balance rules that are necessary to function effectively in an educational community with each individual's rights to personal freedom. Community regulations are designed to guide the growth and development of individual responsibility, academic and personal integrity, and respectful interaction. The UIW Student Handbook contains many of the policies that govern student life here at UIW.
Behavioral Misconduct Process
To assist students in understanding the behavioral misconduct process, the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability wants to provide students with information about their rights, our expectations, what they should expect if they are involved in a complaint.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
As the University tenets of education and truth suggest, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to continuously providing our students with up-to-date and comprehensive information. As part of compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (EDGAR Part 86), information about UIWs policies, programs, and resources regarding alcohol and other drugs are available here.
Involvement in student organizations and groups should offer students personal development, education, and enriching experiences. Hazing is a destructive and harassing activity that not only is in opposition to those goals, but also violates state and national laws.
Paying for Sanction Class
As a result of a violation of the UIW Student Handbook, the Student Code of Conduct, or other University policies, educational courses are sometimes assigned for students to complete. These sanction courses are available specifically to provide helpful information and further education on alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct.