Student Conduct

While enrolled at the University, a student neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of social responsibility. Any student who engages in conduct that is prohibited by the Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations or University rules or by federal, state, or local law is subject to discipline whether such conduct takes place on or off campus or whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct. All students are expected and required to obey the law, to show respect for properly constituted authority, and to observe correct standards of conduct.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) administers student discipline according to established procedures of due process. Procedures are defined and described in the Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 50101, and in the UTEP’s Handbook of Operating Procedures.

The Regents’ Rules and Regulations

“All students at the University of El Paso are expected to have read and understood The Regents’ Rules and Regulations.”

“The official copy of the Regents’ Rules and Regulations is maintained by the Office of the Boards of Regents. The Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System for the Government of The University of Texas System were reissued on December 10, 2004.”

Handbook of Operating Procedures

Students at the University of Texas at El Paso are encouraged to engage their campus in a positive way. By staying educated on policy and procedure, students can ensure a healthy and productive education at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The UTEP’s Handbook of Operating Procedures contains official policies and procedures for the governance of UTEP. The rules and regulations constituting the HOP must not conflict with any rule or regulation in the Regents’ Rules and Regulations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

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