Education Policies and Other Information


Although the review and approval process for policies and other information listed below varies, new policies and revisions are typically made active at the beginning of a term. Emergency exceptions, clarifications, and corrections may be put in place at any time during the year, with notice to students as deemed appropriate by the University.


Academic and Professionalism Appeal Policy
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
Alcohol Service Policy
Arrest & Charged Policy
Awarding Academic Credit
Calculating Credit Hours
Continuous Enrollment Policy
Crime Reporting (Clery Act)
Criminal Background Checks for Students 
English Fluency in Higher Education Act
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Full-Time Enrollment Status
Grading System
Graduation and Honors
Honor Code
Identification Badge Policy
International Travel Policy
Leaving the University
Learning Analytics Data Policy
Mandatory Annual Training
Professionalism and Standards of Conduct for Students 
Professionalism and Standards of Conduct for Student Organizations 
Recognized Student Organizations Policy
Repeat Coursework Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
SC Residents Sixty Years of Age
Social Media Policy
Student Academic Records
Student Organization Bank Account and Agency Fund Policy
Student Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds
Treatment of Students

Other Information

2023 Annual Security Report
Academic Common Market
Academic Standards
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Confidentiality Agreement for Student Workers
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
Nondiscrimination Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity Policy and Procedures
Services for Students with Disabilities
Title IX
VA Pending Payment Compliance (PDF)

Student Handbooks

Below are links to supplemental handbooks which contain specific policy information relevant to individual colleges or programs.
Note: Not all colleges and programs have their own handbooks.

College of Dental Medicine Student Handbook
College of Graduate Studies Student Handbooks
College of Health Professions Student Handbooks
College of Nursing Student Handbooks
College of Medicine Student Handbooks
College of Pharmacy Student Handbooks