A message from Jim Bies, Dean of Students at Augustana College
Dear Augustana Students:
Our Student Handbook is the official college resource that defines for you our expectations for student life. These are the policies and practices that allow us to collaboratively work alongside each other, to respectfully respond to conflicts well with one another, and to resolve breaches of our Code of Student Conduct in ways that emphasize learning and personal accountability.
The Student Handbook is a publication of the Dean of Students Office. In addition to an online format, this handbook is available as a downloadable PDF. Print copies are also available upon request from the Dean of Students Office (Edith Mortenson Center, #116). Questions regarding the contents of the Student Handbook may be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 605.274.4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This important resource along with the Academic Catalog contains important information that Augustana students are expected to be familiar with. I hope that you will take many opportunities to become familiar with the contents of both publications whether they are in a print or an online format. It is important to know that the responsibility for understanding and following our policies and procedures whether it is the Code of Student Conduct or the requirements for graduation rests entirely with you, the student.
On behalf of our faculty and staff, we wish you a successful academic year and we look forward participating with you in the special events and programs that make Augustana College a uniquely special learning community.
Dean of Students
DISCLAIMER: No Student Handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question regarding college policies. On occasion, some (indirect) online links may take you to information published by other campus entities that cannot be guaranteed to be accurate. Accordingly, this publication is not intended to be a legally binding contract. Therefore the College reserves the right to amend, supplement, interpret, rescind, or deviate from any policies or portions of the Student Handbook from time to time as it deems appropriate based upon the facts and circumstances surrounding each situation, in its sole and absolute discretion. As changes to the handbook are made during the course of an academic year, this website and all of its linked contents will serve as an essential resource for policies, procedures and resources.