Student Conduct with Community Standards

Student Conduct with Community Standards

In an effort to provide the best service for our student body, we seek your input in this Student Conduct survey.

For more information, refer to the Student Handbook or contact the Office of Student Affairs in JBK 102.

The University Philosophy on Student Discipline

The university’s philosophy on student discipline is educational in nature. West Texas A&M University recognizes that students will make mistakes and, at times, decisions that do not align with personal values and/or university expectations. The Office of Community Standards is charged with helping students reflect and learn from these decisions by holding them accountable for their behavior. Through the conduct process, university officials assist students in ethical, personal and intellectual development as well as developing character and integrity. The Student Conduct process offers education, challenge and support to students struggling with behavioral issues, and makes appropriate referrals to other resources as necessary. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Through the conduct process, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate their personal responsibility for their conduct.
  • Differentiate any incongruence between their values and their actions.
  • Articulate how their behavior affected or could affect others.
  • Evaluate the impact their decisions have on their academic and personal success.
  • Articulate why the university community is concerned about their conduct.
  • Define the acceptable behavior that is required of them while they are part of the university community.
  • Recognize skills, strategies and resources that are likely to assist them in avoiding future violations of the Student Handbook.
  • Identify an informed decision-making process to prevent similar behavior.