Latest campus and coronavirus information Roadrunner Return Fall 2020

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

August 20, 2020


You are a member of an outstanding academic community. The opportunities you have as a student at UTSA are numerous, and the choices you make here will help shape your readiness for the world you will face upon graduation. To assist you in your decision-making process, we are sending this message to ensure you are familiar with both your rights and responsibilities as a UTSA student.

Campus life will look different this fall, but a full slate of student services and activities will be offered in virtual formats, with some select in-person opportunities. As Roadrunners, we all must do our part to keep each other safe. Your required compliance training provides more guidance on this shared responsibility.

Acknowledging that gatherings and parties can increase individuals’ risk of contracting COVID-19, it is important for all students to be careful and make thoughtful social decisions. We strongly encourage you to avoid parties on or off campus.

Additionally, please refrain from hosting or attending parties on campus or on other university property. We encourage all Roadrunners to be active bystanders and look out for each other. Disciplinary procedures could be initiated for large gatherings or behavior that would be contrary to, or a breach of, the event guidelines set forth by UTSA’s Public Health Task Force and/or the UTSA Student Code of Conduct. Violations should be reported to Student Conduct and Community Standards.

The university will take all reported violations seriously; however, you may not be notified of the outcome of a reported behavior due to FERPA federal privacy laws.

A general statement of UTSA's Students' Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the UTSA’s Student Policies publication. In addition to this general statement, the Student Policies publication outlines various policies that affect students. We recommend that you take the time to become familiar with these policies and bookmark the Administrative Policies and Procedures resource section for future reference.

Finally, UTSA has established a Student Ombudsperson who is available to assist students with academic and non-academic concerns related to their enrollment, and a University Ombudsperson who is available to assist student employees with any employee-related issues they may encounter.

I hope you have a great start to your semester, and I wish you all the best.


LT Robinson
Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students