Office of Student Life
Southern University students have the same rights, privileges, and freedoms granted to everyUnited States citizen. With these rights, privileges, and freedoms come the responsibility to obey federal, state, and local laws, as well as University rules and regulations.
Essential to the effective functioning of the University is the protection and promotion of a special set of interests and purposes:
- The opportunity of students to attain their educational objectives;
- The creation and maintenance of an intellectual and educational atmosphere throughout the University;
- The protection of the health, safety, welfare, property and human rights of all members of the University community, and
- The protection and reputation of the University itself.
Students enrolled at Southern University must ultimately assume full responsibility for their actions and must adhere to the code of conduct regulations set by the University. Violations of these regulations and/or a demonstrated unwillingness to obey the rules governing conduct may lead to sanctions or disciplinary action by the University.
As members of an educational institution, students have a responsibility to the institution to protect and preserve the academic process.
The Southern University Code of Student Conduct Manual is published to set forth in a concise and uniform manner, responsibilities which members of the University community owe one another. The manual also sets forth administrative and judicial procedures whereby those students who are accused of violating rules, policies, and regulations may be afforded due process and fair and just sanctions.
Southern University is commited to protecting the full constitutional rights of its students. Southern University and the members of its community have equal obligations to one another in protecting the educational environment. The University has equal obligations to protect the integrity of its educational mission and the interests of its student body.
These policies, penalties, and sanctions have been established to protect the rights and interests of all members of the University community. All disciplinary, judicial, and appeallate procedures are outlined in the Code of Conduct Student Manual. The Code of Conduct Student Manual will be issued to each student upon enrollment to the university
For additional information, please contact:
Mr. Marcus Coleman
2nd Floor, Clark Hall Annex
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday