- Student Resources
Student success depends on attendance and participation in the classroom. We expect students to be present for every class meeting and notify the instructor in advance if they are unable to attend a class or will be late. The instructor reserves the right to accept or refuse an assignment submitted late. Unexcused absences may result in course failure.
Withdrawal or Leave of Absence
Students who need to withdraw from the program or take a leave of absence should consider the effects of doing so. Please review the Withdrawing from Saint Louis University checklist to determine if leaving the university is the right decision for you.
Students should treat their classroom obligations as they would treat any serious professional engagement. Expectations for appropriate behavior include the following:
- Preparing thoroughly for each class session
- Arriving promptly and remaining until the end of each class meeting
- Participating fully and constructively in classroom activities and discussions
- Displaying courtesy-including respectful communication and cultural sensitivity-to others in the SLU community
- Adhering to deadlines and timetables established by the instructor
- Providing constructive feedback to faculty members regarding their performance
We recognize that people learn in various ways and multiple factors (e.g., prior experience, study skills, learning disability) affect learning. Available resources for student success include course-level support (e.g., faculty member, departmental resources, etc.) from the instructor and university-level support (e.g., tutoring/writing services, Disability Services) through the Student Success Center.
Students who believe that they could benefit from academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services at 314-977-3484 or visit the Student Success Center. All inquiries are confidential. Course instructors must support student accommodation requests with an approved letter from Disability Services.
Saint Louis University is a community of learning, whose effectiveness requires an environment of mutual trust and integrity. As members of this community, students share with faculty and administrators the responsibility to maintain this environment of academic integrity. Academic integrity is violated by any dishonesty in submitting for academic evaluation the assignments and tests required to validate the student's learning.
Where there is clear indication of such dishonesty, the faculty and/or administration have the responsibility of applying sanctions to protect the environment of integrity necessary for learning. While not all forms of academic dishonesty can be listed here, the following instances should be seen as actions that not only violate the mutual trust necessary between faculty and students but also undermine the validity of the university's grading of students and take unfair advantage of fellow students.
It is academically dishonest to solicit, receive, or provide any unauthorized assistance in the completion of assignments and tests submitted for credit as part of a course. Examples of such unauthorized and academically dishonest assistance are as follows.
- Copying from another student's test paper, lab report, or assignment or allowing another student to copy
- Copying from a textbook or class notes during a closed-book exam
- Submitting material authored by another person but represented as your own work
- Submitting as one's own work/material without permission of the instructor that has been subjected to editorial revision
- Copying a passage of text directly from a book or journal without indicating the source or using a recognized style for citing sources
- Taking a test or writing a paper for another student
- Taking a course for another student or securing another student to take a course for you
- Securing or supplying in advance a copy of an exam without the knowledge or consent of the instructor
Possible sanctions for a violation of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, disciplinary probation, suspension, and dismissal from the University.