Welcome to St. Cloud State University! We wish you a successful academic year and encourage you to make the most of this year. This is an exciting time at St. Cloud State University and we look forward to your participation in the life of the academic community by pursuing your dreams and by becoming involved in the co-curricular life of the University.
This Student Handbook is designed to assist you in becoming acquainted with the University community, as well as its policies and procedures. It will provide you with information on the many services and programs at St. Cloud State University and will serve as a resource while you are a student at SCSU. The Handbook also contains the Student Code of Conduct, specifically, information on how to be a responsible member of the community.
Make the most of your time here. Get involved in the University community and make St. Cloud State your own. We look forward to your contributions to the SCSU family and wish you much success this year.
President Earl H. Potter III
Community Expectations and the Student Code of Conduct
The Student Handbook contains many of the policies and procedures with which all students are expected to be familiar with and follow as members of the SCSU community. The most basic of these is the Student Code of Conduct which assists all students in understanding their rights, responsibilities and privileges as a St. Cloud State University student. Other select policies and procedures of the University are also included. Questions concerning the Student Code of Conduct or interpretations of policies and procedures may be addressed to the Office of Student Life and Development in Atwood Memorial Center 219 or by calling (320) 308-3111.
This edition supersedes all previous editions of the St. Cloud State University Student Handbook, in both printed and on-line formats. Every effort was made to ensure that the information was accurate at the time of publication. Students should consider the Student Handbook website and the St. Cloud State University website as the repository of the most current and accurate information. All policies, schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student and St. Cloud State University.
The Student Handbook is published by the Office of Student Life and Development, Atwood Memorial Center 219, www.stcloudstate.edu/sld or (320) 308-3111. TTY: 1-800-627-3529.
St. Cloud State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. Requests for the St. Cloud State University Student Handbook in alternative formats may be made by contacting the Office of Student Life and Development in Atwood Memorial Center 219, or by calling (320) 308-3111. TTY: 1-800-627-3529.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
St. Cloud State University will provide equal education and employment opportunities to all persons following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA), as amended, which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in providing educational programs under Title IX and employment under Title VII. Specifically the CRA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. Federal law also prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, pregnancy and certain Veteran status. The State of Minnesota further prohibits discrimination based on marital status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance or membership on a human rights commission. In compliance with the law and as part of the mission of this university, St. Cloud State University is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all students and employees regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, and other mentioned immutable characteristics. To carry out this commitment, St. Cloud State University not only prohibits discrimination in policy and process, but takes affirmative steps to prevent sexual and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and classroom.
St. Cloud State University students or employees with concerns or uncertainty about possible harassment or discrimination are encouraged to contact Ellyn L. Bartges, who is the University Designated Officer, Title IX Coordinator/Officer, Title IX Coordinator/Officer and the Equity and Affirmative Action Officer (phone 320-308-5123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org). At www.stcloudstate.edu/affirmativeaction/policies you will find St. Cloud State University policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault, as well as information on resources available to you.