Student Expectations

Missouri S&T strives to provide an environment that develops and inspires creative thinkers and leaders for lifelong success. All members of the campus community share the responsibility to create general conditions conducive to learning.

Missouri S&T embraces diversity and provides a unique academic and social environment where students enjoy the right to learn in a setting that is free from discrimination, both within and outside of the classroom. Students who have a concern about a possible violation of their rights, may seek assistance from one of the following resources: the Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office for Title IX other forms of discrimination, the Dean of Students Office for concerns related to community standards, or the Academic Deans’ offices for concerns related to faculty or academic matters. 

We strive to sustain a safe and healthy campus community of engaged students. A student at the University assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the University's function as an educational institution and voluntarily enters into a community of high achieving scholars. A student organization recognized by the University of Missouri also assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the University's function as an educational institution. Consequently, students must adhere to community standards in accordance with the University’s mission and expectations as outlined in the University of Missouri Standard of Conduct. These expectations have been established in order to protect a specialized environment conducive to learning which fosters integrity, academic success, personal and professional growth, and responsible citizenship.

The following outline is provided to summarize the general expectations for students while engaged in the Missouri S&T experience.

Student Expectations:

  • Freedom of access to higher education.
  • Freedom from infringement of rights by others, including forms of discrimination.
  • Know how one will be evaluated academically, based solely on academic performance.
  • Freedom to respectfully disagree with data or views presented in class.
  • Representation in student matters through Student Council and various committees
  • Use University facilities through proper procedures
  • Ability to organize and join student organizations.
  • Free expression and peaceful assembly. 
  • Privacy of student records and the right to restrict directory information except under legal compulsion or where health and safety is involved.
  • Due process in student conduct matters with opportunity to appeal through a procedure.

Expectations of Students:

  • Respect the rights, opinions and property of others. 
  • Comply with University Officials acting in the scope and performance of their duties.
  • Present grievances, complaints, and appeals through appropriate procedures.
  • Practice personal and academic integrity and maintain standards of performance.
  • Fulfill degree requirements as published.
  • Respect other’s freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition.
  • Know and comply with University policies and procedures.

This is not intended to be used as a guideline for student conduct procedures or as University policy. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, 341-4209, 107H Norwood Hall, dos@mst.edu.