Student Conduct and Discipline Policy
All students are expected and required to obey federal, state, and local laws, to comply with the Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 50101, with The University of Texas System and institutional rules and regulations, with directives issued by an administrative official of the University of Texas System or the Health Science Center in the course of his or her authorized duties, and to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.
University students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, not only in interaction with patients, but also with peers, faculty, and staff of the Health Science Center and the community in general. In addition to conventional academic tests and measurement criteria for assessment, students will be evaluated on issues relating to their professional conduct/judgment according to the defined standards of the school, program, and profession for which they are in training. The specific professional discipline/school in which the student is enrolled may have additional and more specific codes of conduct. As such, the dean of each school shall have the responsibility for the administration of discipline in cases concerning academic dishonesty and professional misconduct.
Students are expected to reply to all written and electronic correspondence from university officials and are obligated to meet with university officials when summoned. Failure to respond to written or electronic correspondence or failure to meet with a university official when directed may result in referral to the individuals program and promotions board or an interim suspension until a meeting is scheduled.
Conduct matters under the scope of the academic and professional standards of expectations as defined by the educational programs in the schools will be adjudicated by the individual schools in which the educational programs are housed. As such, the dean of each school shall have the responsibility for the administration of discipline in cases concerning academic dishonesty and professional misconduct.
Please see Section 14.1.1 "Procedures and Regulations Governing Student Conduct and Discipline" of the Handbook of Operating Procedures for a more detailed explanation of the policy.