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A University, like any community, must have regulations and/or standards by which its members abide and procedures by which its organization functions. The standards should provide order and an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and personal development. This Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct contained within are intended to serve these purposes in the interest of all segments of Angelo State University.
Angelo State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Angelo State University. Note: The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Angelo State University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Angelo State University and not to the Commission’s office.
The University has a responsibility to maintain order within the University community and to discipline those who violate its standards, rules, and/or policies. Enrollment requires students to share this responsibility. Students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in this document. Students agree to abide by the standards, rules and/or policies set forth in this Student Handbook, the Undergraduate Catalog and other official University publications, as well as the Texas Education Code. Student organizations also agree to follow these standards, rules, and/or policies. The University or its representative may amend this document at any time without notice.
The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect. Students are encouraged to check online for the updated versions of all policies and procedures. Students are also informed of changes to the Code of Student Conduct by electronic notification outlets and/or official campus publications. The Student Handbook was approved by the Board of Regents on August 10, 2018 to be effective Monday, August 13, 2018.
Membership in the Angelo State University Community
As members of the academic community, University students enjoy the privileges and share the obligations of the larger community of which the University is a part. Students are entitled to the privileges which accrue to them by virtue of this membership. These privileges carry with them the obligations of responsible citizenship. Students shall conform to University regulations.
Students should recognize that citizenship also includes contributing deliberately to strengthening the educational community, improving learning for themselves and their classmates and promoting excellence within the above context. Freedom of discussion, inquiry and expression is protected and nurtured in the classroom as the safeguard of the freedom to learn. Students are expected to exercise their freedom to learn in a manner consistent with the maintenance of good order. Responsibility for maintaining good order in the classroom is vested in the instructor. The Code of Student Conduct outlines the standards of behavior for University students and the disciplinary processes to address misconduct.
Angelo State University Mission
Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System, delivers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service, and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers.
Angelo State University Vision
Growing regionally, nationally and internationally while achieving excellence by fostering a supportive learning environment that allows a diverse student body to achieve success and personal development through curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Angelo State University Values
- Learning: Our Focus
ASU holds student learning as the center of everything that we do.
- Excellence: Our Standard
ASU embraces excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, creative endeavor, and service.
- Transformation: Change for the Better
ASU prepares its students for a life of contribution and accomplishment by instilling a respect for learning and intellectual inquiry.
- Integrity: Social and Ethical Responsibility
ASU expects a high standard of social and ethical responsibility from all members of the campus community.
- Engagement: Participation and Community Service
ASU encourages participation and community service both on and off campus by faculty, staff and students.
- Innovation: Teaching, Service, and Scholarship
ASU promotes innovation in teaching, scholarship, technology, collaborative partnerships, support services and co-curricular activities.
- Diversity: Cultures, People and Ideas
ASU believes that everyone should experience a diversity of cultures, people and ideas in order to better appreciate the world around them.
- Collegiality: Getting Along
ASU fosters—among students, faculty, and staff, and across disciplines—a culture of shared governance, open communication, transparent operations and mutual respect.
- Learning: Our Focus