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WF = an approved withdrawal from the University after the mid-term
grade inventory. The grade is given according to the instructor's evaluation.
No credit or quality points are earned, but the grade WF is treated as hours
attempted and the grade-point average is affected.

X = the grade received for late drop of a course without academic penalty.
No credit or quality points are earned and the grade-point average is not
affected. The grade must be approved by the student's academic dean.


XF = the grade received for late drop of a course with academic penal-
ty. No credit or quality points are earned, but the grade XF is treated as
hours attempted and the grade-point average is affected. The grade must be
approved by the student's academic Dean.


An undergraduate student may repeat a failed course to receive credit
and improve the cumulative grade-point average. If a higher grade is earned,
only the hours attempted and quality points earned for the passed attempt
will be used in computing the student's cumulative grade-point average.
However, all attempts will remain part of the student's permanent academic
record. The Pass/Fail grade option may not be used when repeating a failed
course, unless it was the grade option selected for the initial attempt.

This policy pertains to undergraduate, degree-seeking students only and
applies to "F" grades earned during the Fall Semester of 1991 and subsequent
academic terms. It does not apply to courses failed prior to that time. To
have a failed grade forgiven, the sudent should obtain an "F" Grade
Forgiveness form from the Registrar's Office, have it signed by the Dean of
the school in which the failed course is taught, and return it to the Registrar's
Office by the end of the Add period. Failed courses which are repeated, but
have not been approved by the appropriate Dean, will not be forgiven.


A cumulative average of C (2.00 GPA) requires a student to have earned
two quality points for each credit hour attempted. To graduate, a student
must earn a minimum of 126 credit hours and 252 quality points, if all work
is completed at Stetson. If credit has been transferred from another institu-
tion, then a minimum of 48 credit hours and 96 quality points must be earned
at Stetson. The combined credit hours earned must still total a minimum
of 126 to graduate. The grade-point average is determined by dividing the
total quality points earned by the total hours attempted, including all courses
failed. Only courses taken at Stetson are included in the student's cumulative
grade-point average.


During the first few days of each term, an opportunity is accorded students
to make changes in their class schedules. The exact dates for this period vary
each term and are published in the official University calendar included in
this bulletin. The necessary change-of-registration forms are available in the
Registrar's Office. Within the drop/add period, a certain initial period of time
is allowed for students to add as well as drop courses without academic penalty.
It is imperative that students consult the University calendar for the
exact dates provided each term for adding or dropping courses. A
change of registration after the "add" period does not reduce charges. A course
dropped after the drop period carries a grade of X or XF as determined by
the appropriate academic Dean. No course may be dropped after the last day
of classes in any given term.



During the four semesters of their junior and senior years, students are
allowed a total of two pass/fail electives which are excluded from their grade
point averages. These electives must be beyond all University distributional
requirements and outside the division in which the student is majoring. They
may not be used to satisfy requirements for a minor. To exercise this option,
students must obtain a pass/fail form from the Office of the Registrar and
have the form signed by their faculty advisor during the add period. A stu-
dent may not initiate such a request after the last day to add a course.

In the School of Business Administration, pass/fail electives must be
beyond all School of Business Administration requirements and must be
courses offered outside the School of Business Administration.

During the Winter Term, pass/fail credit options may be available. They
are not counted against the two allowed above, but all other restrictions apply.
Such grade options are arranged directly with the instructor of the course.


Examinations are given in all courses at the end of each academic term.
Students who miss an examination without prior permission from the Dean
of the applicable school or college will be graded "F" in that course.


Official withdrawal from the University can be granted only after pro-
per clearance from the Office of the Assistant Dean of Campus Life and the
Dean of the college or school concerned. Students who leave the University
without proper permission automatically suspend themselves and can be read-
mitted only by special approval of the Dean of the appropriate college or
school. A grade of "F" is recorded for all courses when a student leaves without
approved withdrawal. The student begins the withdrawal process in the Of-
fice of the Assistant Dean of Campus Life. Students may not withdraw after
the last day of classes in a term. (For explanation of W, WP, and WF grades,
see preceding page.)


Every undergraduate student enrolled at Stetson University is expected
to earn and maintain an average grade of at least "C" (2.0 G.P.A.) on all
course work attempted. A cumulative average of "C" (2.0 G.P.A.) is required
for graduation.


Any student whose cumulative average falls below a "C" (2.0 G.P.A.)
at the end of a grading period will be given an academic warning. This warn-
ing will be in effect until an overall "C" (2.0 G.P.A.) average is regained.
If a student earns a "C" (2.0 G.P.A.) or higher average for a single semester
but the cumulative average remains below a "C", the warning will be



Any student on academic warning who becomes deficient by eighteen
(18) or more quality points will be suspended, normally for a period of eight
(8) months. Also, a student may be suspended if the student fails all of the
course work attempted during the first semester at Stetson. During the time
that a student is on academic suspension, any academic work taken at another
institution will not be accepted for credit toward the requirements for gradua-
tion at Stetson University.


A student who has been academically suspended for the first time is eligi-
ble to apply for readmission after the period of suspension has been served.
The student should apply to the Dean of the college or school for readmis-
sion at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled date of registration for
the term for which the student seeks readmission. A student who is readmit-
ted following a suspension will be continued on academic warning.

Students readmitted to the University following an academic suspension
who fail to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher each semester
until their quality point deficiency is reduced to less than 18 will be suspended
a second time. This is considered academic dismissal.

Also, readmitted students who reduce their quality point deficiency below
18 and later become deficient by 18 or more quality points will be suspended
again (dismissal).


A second suspension is considered to be academic dismissal. Under or-
dinary circumstances, a student will not be readmitted following a second


Academic suspension and readmission are the administrative respon-
sibilities of the Deans of the college and schools. Inquiries, appeals, and re-
quests for readmission should be directed to the appropriate Dean.


Students who reenter the University after being absent for one semester
or more (Fall or Spring) do so through the Office of the Registrar. Upon reen-
try students must meet the degree requirements of the University Bulletin
in effect at the time of their reentry.


Once each semester, at mid-term, unsatisfactory grades are reported. This
is called a grade inventory. Only grades less than C are reported and these
are not recorded on the student's permanent record. They are simply to give
the student an idea of progress up to the time of the inventory. It is the stu-
dent's responsibility to arrange for conferences with the instructor, faculty
advisor, a student Dean, or anyone else whom the student feels may be of help.


Student appeals for relief from an academic regulation of the University
should be directed to the Dean of the school or college in which the student
has chosen to major. The Dean has the responsibility for maintaining the


integrity of all academic policies and regulations of the University and the
decision of the Dean normally is considered to be final.

Stetson is committed to fairness, equity, and justice in all relationships.
A student who feels that the decision by the Dean is either arbitrary or grossly
unfair may appeal the Dean's decision to the Provost. This appeal must be
in writing and must show why, in the view of the student, the decision of
the Dean was unfair. The appeal should be delivered to the Office of the
Provost and should provide the Provost with the following additional data:

- full name

- student number

- academic major

- academic adviser

- local addresss

- local telephone number

The Provost will communicate his response to the formal appeal in writing
to the local address provided by the student after consultation with the in-
volved parties.


Academic honesty and integrity are essential to the well-being and pro-
per functioning of an academic community. Any time students attempt to
gain access to information pertaining to their normal course of study through
dishonest means, they not only show little concern for their own personal
sense of integrity, but they infringe on the rights of all other members of
the academic community. For this reason, the following academic regulations

1. No student shall receive or attempt to receive information from
another person about normal course work that is intended to be done
on an individual basis, either in class or out of class.

2. No other person shall ever knowingly give such information to
another person.

3. Almost every student has heard the term "plagiarism." In starkest
terms, plagiarism is stealing вАФ using the words or ideas of another
as if they were one's own. The major problem lies with unintentional
plagiarism. If, for example, another's complete sentence, syntax, key
words, or even only the ideas and information are used, one must
give that person credit through proper documentation or recogni-
tion, as through the use of footnotes.

4. No student shall obtain or attempt to obtain in any deceptive or
unauthorized manner information or documents such as tests, ex-
aminations, roll books, reports, etc., that are considered to be the
confidential or private property of other students, faculty, ad-
ministrative personnel, or of the University.

5. The following policies will cover acts of dishonesty:

A) On the first occurrence in any course, the minimum penalty will
be a zero on the paper, test, or examination. The maximum
penalty will be failure in the course. Within these limits, the in-
structor will confer with the accused student and inform him
or her as to what specific penalty the instructor intends to impose.


B) A report of each occurrence will be sent to the Assistant Dean
of Campus Life/Student Judicial Officer and to the appropriate
academic Dean to become a part o( the student's record.

C ) Upon receipt of a report of a second occurrence in any course
by the same student, the Assistant Dean of Campus Life/Stu-
dent Judicial Officer will initiate appropriate action under the
Student Code of Conduct.

D ) Administrative disciplinary action for academic dishonesty is not
to be considered in any way a substitute for an academic penalty
imposed by the instructor for the same offense.


Undergraduate students who have attended Stetson University only and
whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.50 and 3.69 are graduated
Cum Laude; if it is 3.70 and 3.89, they are graduated Magna Cum Laude;
and if it is 3.9 or higher they are graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Undergraduates who have attended other academic institutions have earned
64 or more credit hours at Stetson are also eligible for all academic honors.
In such cases the academic requirements for honors must be met both on
all graded work taken at Stetson, and on all the combined graded work taken
at Stetson and at previous institutions.

The Honor Roll includes undergraduates with a 3.0 GPA based on twelve
hours work with no grade below a "C". The Dean's List include Juniors and
Seniors with a 3.5 GPA based on twelve hours of work attempted and no
grade below a "B".


Flagler Hall Computer Lab Ext. 7065

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sat Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Sun Noon - Midnight

Davis Hall Computer Lab Ext. 7066

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sat Closed

Sun Noon - Midnight

Elizabeth Hall Computer Lab Ext. 7067

M-Th 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

All labs are equipped with IBM PS/2 and Macintosh microcomputers, as
well as VAX terminals. Valid student ID is required.


The du-Pont-Ball Library's services include inter-library loans, computer
assisted reference services, audio-visual services, photocopy machines, and
microfilm and microfiche reader printers. Reserve books are available at the


circulation desk and reference assistance is available daily and in the eve-
nings, Sunday through Thursday. No food, drink, or smoking is allowed in
the Library.

All material to be used outside the Library must be checked out at the
Circulation Desk. You must present your Stetson ID so that necessary records
can be made. Books may be checked out for three weeks and overdue charges
are twenty-five cents ($0.25) a day. The maximum overdue fine per book is
$5.00. Additional information about Library services and policies may be
obtained at the Reference Desk.
Library Hours (academic year):

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m. -Midnight
Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. -Midnight

(Exceptions: Holidays and examination schedules will be posted)



Stetson University established the Career Services Center to counsel and
guide students and alumni in career planning and to assist them in conduc-
ting successful job searches.

This office, located in Flagler Hall, provides career counseling for all
students; maintains a Career Library containing referenced materials pertain-
ing to career employment opportunities, employment trends, and specific job
opportunities; assists students with resume preparation and interviewing
techniques; schedules on-campus interviews with representatives of various
businesses, industrial firms, and governmental agencies; provides referral ser-
vice of students' credentials to potential employers; and serves as a clear-
inghouse for internships and off-campus part-time and summer employment.
Through the Career Network Program Stetson students can talk with alum-
ni to obtain information about various career fields or to begin their net-
working activities. Each October the office hosts the Annual Career Exposi-
tion (ACE) involving business, industrial, and governmental agencies who
serve as career consultants. This activity is open to the entire student body.


Stetson has one of the most comprehensive intramural programs of any
school of its size in the country. Over two-thirds of the student body par-
ticipates in a wide variety of men's and women's intramurals. The sports in-
clude flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, ping pong, badminton, golf,
racquetball, and tennis. Various teams are established from residence halls,
fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations. Intramurals also spon-
sors special events including a variety of tournaments, cookouts, and the an-
nual Faculty/Staff softball game. The Intramural Sports Office is located on
the first floor of the Carlton Union Building.


In any society, large or small, where people live in a community, there
must be certain rules established to guarantee the safety, rights and freedom
of all concerned. This is also true of Stetson University, a community
dedicated to personal and academic excellence. The University does not ex-
ist as a refuge for those who wish to escape the responsibilities imposed by
federal, state and/or municipal law. A student who has committed a viola-
tion off-campus and whose case is being adjudicated in a public court or hear-
ing is not guaranteed immunity from further review and/or action by the
appropriate University official or hearing body.

Students violating the University's established policies and codes face vary-
ing degrees of disciplinary sanctions. The judicial process of the University
is explained in detail in the Student Code of Conduct in this Handbook.


University judicial proceedings concerning students are administered by the
Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Director of Student Judicial Affairs (Stu-
dent Judicial Officer). The office of the Assistant Dean/Student Judicial Of-
ficer is in Room 217 of the Carlton Union Building.

Any student, Staff member, or faculty member may report to the Assis-
tant Dean a student believed to be in violation of any University regulation.


The University Judiciary Council serves a a link between the University
Administration and the students. Any student's violation of University
Regulations may be brought before the Council for adjudication. The Council,
in adjudicating each case, tries to develop a sense of responsibility and high
standard of conduct in each Stetson student as a corollary to its judicial

The Judiciary Council consists of two sophomores, four juniors, and six
seniors, making a total of twelve members in all. One sophomore, two juniors,
and three seniors will be female, while the corresponding number will be men.
Students maintain their position on the Council until expected graduation
from the University. Elections to the Council are held every spring under
the rules of the Council Constitution. No more than three members of any
recognized student group may be members of the University Judiciary Council
at one time.


Stetson considers diversity in the University community to be not only
highly desirable but essential to its mission. Through the establishment of
an office of Multicultural Affairs, the University commits itself to achieving
a higher level of social maturity and tolerance for differing cultures. The Coor-
dinator of Multicultural Affairs promotes cultural diversity and awareness
on the campus and serves as a counselor, advisor, and resource to minority
students. All students are invited to visit the Multicultural Affairs office in
Room 203 in the Carlton Union Building.


Stetson University prides itself on being a residential University. Approx-
imately 1,500 undergradute students reside on campus in University facilities.
Stetson is concerned not only with the formal education of its students but
also with their total development as persons. The residence hall program con-
tributes to this effort toward personal growth and development.

The University desires to provide housing of the highest possible quality
at the lowest possible rate. Residence halls are staffed with student advisors
who are chosen and trained by the staff of the Dean of Campus Life. The
residence education staff is committed to working with students in develop-


ing a sense of community conducive to academic and personal growth through
programming, advising, and acquainting students with the total college

Residential Life's relationship with students is based on the assumption
that residents are adults, capable of initiating reasonable decisions to ensure
their own rights and to respect the rights of others. Freedom, self-direction
and responsibility are emphasized.

For additional information explaining the residential life program, please
refer to the Residential Life Guidebook located in the back of this Handbook.


Stetson provides a full-time professionally staffed Student Health Service
(SHS) which is located across from the Stetson pool.

Under the direction of the University Physician, the staff includes six
registered nurses and a consulting pharmacist. The University Physician holds
office hours in the Health Service at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day, and Friday, and at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. He is available at other
times for consultation. All currently enrolled Stetson students are eligible
for treatment. This includes on-campus, commuter, part-time, and graduate

The SHS is staffed by a registered nurse from Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to Satur-
day, 7:00 a.m., as well as 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If medical assistance
is necessary during the time that the Health Service is closed, students should
use the emergency room of either West Volusia Memorial Hospital or Fish
Memorial Hospital, both of which are located within five minutes of the

All students must complete a medical history record. Documentation of
immunizations for measles and rubella are required prior to registration.

The SHS operates as a primary outpatient clinic as well as providing
limited inpatient care. The SHS offers an Allergy Clinic, wellness and health
education, referrals and counseling. Examinations, treatments and discussions
with students are considered privileged medical information and are treated
with the maximum confidentiality afforded by law and ethical standards.

Medical excuses covering absences from class or University exercises are
not issued by Student Health Service. Course requirements, attendance, op-
portunities and methods of making up missed work are responsibilities of the
faculty and academic administration. It is the privilege of instructors to re-
quire verification of any absence when they feel it is indicated. Students should
be seen at the Health Service for medical treatment on the day of an illness.
Documentation of visits by students will serve only to verify an.illness, not
to excuse it.

While visits to the Health Service are included in the General Fee paid
in connection with registration of classes, students are charged for certain
supplies, medication, and laboratory tests prescribed by the University


Health Insurance: It is very important that students and parents under-
stand that the University does not automatically provide insurance for
students. A student accident and sickness insurance plan is offered through
the office of Vice-President for Finance.

It is suggested that students who are included in family policies bring this
information and have the policy numbers available in the event of accident
or emergency illness.


The Stetson University mission to educate is fulfilled through a partner-
ship involving curricular and co-curricular programs. The Student Life pro-
gram is a vital part of the University's mission. Student organizations are
a vital part of the University and the Student Life program.

The primary role of student organizations at Stetson University is to pro-
vide students with opportunities (1) to enhance the University's mission to
educate, (2) to meet specific student needs, (3) to broaden their social and
leadership skills, (4) to encourage spiritual growth and a sense of moral and
social responsibility, and (5) to provide an avenue for campus and communi-
ty service. In these ways, organizations provide a means through which the
University clarifies its long-range goals, and students participate directly in
programs that enrich campus life.

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