Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students at Texas Southern University have all the rights and privileges expressed in the constitutions and laws of the United States and of the State of Texas. Basic to these rights is the guarantee of freedom of speech and assembly. However, these rights and freedoms must be exercised in a manner that neither disrupts nor interferes with the academic programs and administrative processes of the University.
Each student at Texas Southern University is expected to become familiar with all published policies, rules, and regulations of the University. The Office of the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students will make every effort to ensure that these published policies are available to each student. The student is responsible for any violation of the policies, rules, and regulations.
The University requires each student to be responsible for the following:
- Identification Cards – All Texas Southern University students are required to carry a Texas Southern University I.D. card at all times and be willing to produce it promptly upon request of any University official acting within proper authority. Texas Southern University I.D. cards are not transferable, and lost cards must be reported to the campus police and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students within 24 hours of the student’s first awareness of loss. Students failing to comply with this directive will be held accountable for any abuse of the I.D. card and must bear the cost of replacement.
- Correct Current Address – Every Texas Southern University student is required to have a current local and permanent home address on file in the Registrar’s office. Students are held accountable for any communication sent by the University to the student’s address of record. Every student is required to file an address through which close relatives may be contacted in the event of an emergency. A campus or U.S. post office box mailing address is an insufficient local address for campus residents and must be augmented by the student’s physical address.
- Automobile Registration and Parking – All Texas Southern University students operating motor vehicles and motor bikes on campus must register such vehicles with the University Police Department. Vehicles which are not registered and cited for violations are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
- Withdrawal from the University – A student who voluntarily withdraws from the University must surrender their Texas Southern University I.D. card to the University’s Registrar. Any student who is involuntarily separated from the University through the disciplinary process must surrender their Texas Southern University I.D. card to the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students.