Student Handbook

Rules and Procedures for Students

Welcome to the West Texas A&M University community! It is our hope that you find an environment that supports your success as a student, and to that end, this document outlines the community standards that, when upheld by all, will support that environment. Upholding these standards is a responsibility of all members of our community.

While this document outlines some general prohibitions of conduct contrary to the building of a positive learning environment, it also lays your rights as a student, and we hope you will pay close attention to those.

We seek a community of learners where mutual respect, between and among students, faculty, staff and administration, allows for meaningful and productive dialogue, and this document represents our intent to balance those rights, responsibilities, and the various levels of authority.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the processes and guidelines found within. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us in the Office of the Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success, located in suite 102 of the Jack B. Kelley Student Center.

Good Luck and Go Buffs!

Mike Knox
Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success



West Texas A&M University is a community that is dedicated to personal and academic excellence. Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior. The purpose of this handbook is to present the rules that govern student conduct and student activities at Texas A&M University and that describe faculty and staff obligations in their work with students. These rules result from years of experience and are the products of student, staff, and faculty thought. Each individual student, faculty member, and staff employee is expected to read this handbook carefully and observe its requirements.

No rule, no matter how carefully worded, can cover all eventualities completely. Beyond specific rules, we should all aspire to conduct ourselves with respect for others, the highest ethical standards, and personal integrity. That is what the Buff Spirit is all about.

About the Student Handbook

Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the West Texas A&M University Student Handbook. More specific rules, information, and procedures may be found in various publications pertaining to each particular service or department. When available, links have been provided to the appropriate websites.

West Texas A&M University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, admission to WTAMU and any of its sponsored programs is open to all qualified individuals without regard to any subgroup classification or stereotype.

If you need the rules information in an alternate format, please contact the Director of Student Conduct at (806) 651-2050 or e-mail at This site is maintained by the Vice President of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success (VPSEES) Office. Questions or problems accessing this site should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct.


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Office of the Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success

Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Suite 102
WTAMU Box 60775
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001

(806) 651-2050
Fax: (806) 651-2926