From its founding, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been charged by the state legislature to be "a university of the first class." As such, the University has high standards of behavior befitting an academic institution committed to both access and excellence. Consistent with its core values, UTSA encourages an environment of dialogue and discovery where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration, and innovation are fostered.
Students at the University neither lose their rights nor escape the responsibilities of citizenship. They are expected to obey and conduct themselves in accordance with the penal and civil statutes of the local, state, and federal governments; the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents and the University's regulations and administrative rules.
A general statement of UTSA students' rights and responsibilities may be found in the University's Information Bulletin.
In addition to the general statement, several University policies that provide further elaboration regarding students' rights and responsibilities are outlined below.
I. Standards of Conduct/Due Process Procedures
III. Student Privacy Rights
A. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
B. Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers (Rules of Conduct)
IX. Student Organization/Student Travel Issues
A. Student Organization Handbook
B. The Use of the University Name, Seal, Logo and Athletic Emblem (Roadrunner)
C. Travel or Events that Involve Students and Other Non-employee Participants
D. Mandatory Use of Release/Indemnification Forms
A. Policy on Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
B. Returned Checks and Debt of Students