• Policies A-Z

    Alphabetical listing of all policies at Hamline University

  • Academic Calendar Information about Hamline's Academic Calendar
    Academic Honor Code -- Undergraduate Every member of the Hamline University community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff—is responsible for upholding the highest standards of academic integrity at all times.
    Academic Honor Code--Graduate Students Every member of the Hamline University community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff—is responsible for upholding the highest standards of academic integrity at all times. The assumption that academic work is an honest reflection of one’s knowledge and skills is fundamental to the integrity of Hamline University and to the value of a Hamline diploma. If students at an institution of higher education develop a reputation for receiving grades based on honest work, then the GPAs and academic degrees held by all students from that institution are valued more highly. The faculty subscribes to standards of academic honesty in its research and teaching. Every person in the University is responsible for adhering to the principles of the Academic Honor Code (Code).
    Academic Load The typical program of study consists of 32 credits distributed annually over fall, winter, and spring terms.
    Academic Load For all graduate programs students must be enrolled in at least 4 credits to be considered half-time, 8 credits to be considered full-time
    Academic Progress for Graduate Students Students must make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree or license.
    Academic Progress: Graduate Students Students who do not make satisfactory academic progress may be suspended at the discretion of the program dean/director and the faculty advisory committee.
    Academic Standards and Policies Academic standards and policies can be found in two annually-updated bulletins, one for undergraduate and one for graduate students.
    Accommodations for Disabilities Hamline University and the Disability Resources office are committed to ensuring equal access to the university and its programs for students with disabilities.
    Accredidation Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States.
    ACTC Conduct ACTC undergraduate students visiting and/or taking classes at any of the five institutions are expected to observe the policies of that campus.
    Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawing from Courses The deadlines for adding and dropping courses are listed on the annual academic calendar at www.hamline.edu/academiccalendar.
    Administrative Remote Access Software ITS has adopted the following policy to establish the appropriate use of administrative remote access software at Hamline University, to be used by the Hamline ITS department in conjunction with all computer users of Hamline University in providing support to them in response to their requests for assistance.
    Admission to Graduate Programs Students wishing to enroll in degree program coursework must be either fully admitted to the degree program or admitted with conditional or special status.
    Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use Hamline University is concerned with preventing the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol on campus and in connection with activities sponsored by or affiliated with a Hamline University program, class or organization. Hamline also has an interest in educating students regarding the physical and psychological hazards of the use of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse, and increasing student sensitivity to the ways in which substance abuse interferes with the rights and privileges of others.
    Alcohol at Events This policy covers alcohol service at events held on Hamline University premises.
    All Student Travel Policy This travel policy is design to cover travel by students with, on behalf of, or otherwise sponsored by Hamline University that is outside the Twin Cities Metro area (or approximately 50 miles away from the St. Paul campus). It requires that all student participants must sign a general liability waiver and provide emergency contact information to be held in a Hamline-based office for the duration of the travel.
    Alterations, Cleanliness Expectations, Damages to Residential Facilities Students must maintain the housing unit in a clean and orderly condition.
    Anderson Center Meeting Room Policy This policy covers the use of the meeting rooms located in the Anderson Center.
    Appliance Policy: Residence Halls Certain equipment and household items are not permitted in the residence halls.
    Appointment of Staff as Academic Instructors Hamline University may from time to time wish to appoint members of its non-faculty exempt staff as academic instructors, drawing on the special knowledge and expertise members of the staff possess. Non-exempt staff members are not eligible for academic instructor appointments.
    Attendance It is the student’s responsibility to drop or withdraw from any classes they no longer plan to attend.
    Attendance and Assignments Policy for Graduate Students Overview of policies related to attendance and assignments for graduate students
    Auditing a Master's-level Course Students may audit master’s level courses on a space-available basis and with permission of the program office.
    Bandwidth Use and Copyright Infringement To ensure adequate network performance across the Hamline campus, all users are required to follow computer-use guidelines.
    Banner Student Worker Password Student worker access to Banner
    Bicycles Storage and Parking Hamline University provides racks for securing bicycles and maintaining grounds safety.
    Bishop Advertising/Dressing The following policy covers using the Bishop statue to advertise for Campus Events.
    Blackboard Learning Management System Use Appropriate use of administrative remote access software at Hamline University, to be used by the Hamline ITS department in conjunction with all Hamline computer users.
    Building Temperature Facilities Services has adopted the following building temperature policies in order to optimize resource efficiency and maintain employee and student comfort.
    Building Use Policy The following building use rules are necessary to preserve the quality of our environment.
    Capital Asset Purchases This policy provides a basis for the Accounting Office in the processing of capital purchases and the appropriate tracking and recording of capital assets in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). All employees have an obligation to act responsibly in connection with University funds and assets and to act only within the parameters of their fiscal authority. Each school and administrative unit purchasing capital assets must ensure that the following policy is implemented and basic internal control procedures are adhered to.
    Cash and Check Handling Establishes cash control guidelines with a special emphasis on handling cash and checks related to events that happen at night and on the weekends.
    Chalk Use (Chalking) Chalk use on approved outdoor surfaces is permitted to accommodate the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of campus programs or events while balancing the needs of the campus to care for the facilities and grounds throughout the academic year.
    Class Cancellation In the unlikely event that course enrollment does not reach the minimum, the course will be canceled.
    Class Cancellation: Graduate Courses In the unlikely event that course enrollment does not reach the minimum, the course will be canceled. Students are notified seven days in advance.
    Classification and Status of Students Full-time status for Hamline undergraduate students is defined as a minimum of 12 semester credits per fall or spring term; half-time status is defined as a minimum of 6 semester credits per term.
    Classroom and Space Reservations - Campus Wide Scheduling Blackout Policy This policy is to minimize conflicts when large campus-wide events happen.
    Commencement Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding commencement.
    Computer Lab Software Policy In order to ensure the reliability and performance of software applications running in the computer labs, ITS has adopted this policy for all discipline-specific software applications needed.
    Cooking and Appliance Restrictions in Residential Facilities Cooking is allowed only in kitchen areas in each residence hall or in the kitchens of the apartments and the Residential Life Houses. Use of appliances is restricted to those appliances approved under this policy.
    Course Credit: Graduate Courses Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding graduate course credit.
    Course Drop and Withdrawal Students who no longer wish to attend a course for which they are registered have the option to drop or withdraw from the class.
    Course Evaluation All students are expected to participate in the online course evaluation process that the College of Liberal Arts, School of Business, and School of Education administer.
    Course Numbers and Course Types The first digit of each course number indicates the course level.
    Course Prerequisites and Schedules Many courses require previous coursework (e.g. MATH 3560, Modern Geometry, has a prerequisite of MATH 1180, Calculus II).
    Coursework Taken at Other Institutions A student registered at Hamline in a degree program should consult his or her advisor or the Registration and Records office before enrolling for academic work at another institution.
    Credit Hour Policy Hamline University uses the definition of a credit hour as recommended by the US Department of Education
    Credit Hour Policy: Graduate Hamline University uses the definition of a credit hour as recommended by the US Department of Education
    Credit Value Credit values are indicated on schedules and class listings.
    Damages and Alterations to Residence Halls Students must maintain the housing unit in a clean and orderly condition.
    Data Privacy Policy To establish the data protection standards for the storage and transmission of sensitive or confidential information as obtained and managed at Hamline University.
    Dean’s List The Dean’s List policy in this Undergraduate Bulletin applies to all students regardless of matriculation term.
    Death or Serious Injury of Faculty, Staff, or Students (Procedures for Response) Procedures for response to death or serious injury of faculty, staff, or students
    Debt Policy This Debt Policy Statement serves to articulate Hamline University’s philosophy regarding debt and to establish a framework to help guide decisions regarding the use and management of debt.
    Delegation of Authority Policy Only identified employees are authorized to review and approve contracts and grants, to purchase goods and services on behalf of the University, and to engage legal counsel.
    Department Conference Room Scheduling Defines and identifies the use of “department” conference rooms and how they are scheduled.
    Developing and Implementing Policies Hamline University is committed to the development and implementation of policies that are consistent and that have been approved at an appropriate level within the University.
    Disability Accommodations Hamline University is committed to ensuring all qualified students equal access to academic and extracurricular activities.
    Disorderly Conduct Disorderly conduct is prohibited and includes, but is not limited to, public intoxication, property destruction, disrespectful or obscene behavior, libel, slander, gambling, and conduct, which threaten the mental health, physical health, or safety of anyone.
    Diversity Hamline University commits itself to inviting, supporting and affirming cultural diversity on the campus. All university programs and practices, academic and co-curricular, shall be designed to create a learning environment in which cultural differences are valued.
    Drug Free Workplace Hamline University is committed to promoting an environment that rejects substance abuse as an acceptable lifestyle, to helping individuals obtain help for substance abuse problems, and to encouraging individuals to make health decisions about alcohol and other drugs.
    Effort Certification Hamline University requires that effort certification be completed by all employees with time charged to University restricted funds (21xxx) at least once per academic term in order to comply with requirements imposed by Federal, State and other funding agencies.
    Email Distribution Policy hold for updates
    Employee Email Use All Hamline employees must use their Hamline-provided Google Apps for Education email account (“GMail account”) for all Hamline-related correspondence and communication.
    Evaluation Policy: Graduate Courses Students are expected to evaluate their current courses and quality of instruction at the conclusion of every course.
    Facilities Use Fee To establish a consistent approach to charging fees for the use of Hamline University facilities.
    Failure to Comply Students are required to comply with directions and/or identify themselves to university officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties.
    Falsification of Information Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of identification cards or misrepresentation of any kind to a university office or official is prohibited.
    Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Eligible employees, as defined further in this policy, may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks (or 26 weeks, if leave is taken to provide care for a qualifying family member injured during active military service) of unpaid, job-protected family and medical leave during a 12-month period.
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Release of Student Information The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.
    Final Examinations Final examinations are held at the end of each term according to a schedule established by the Registration and Records office.
    Financial Aid Policy details on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and Return of Financial Aid for undergraduate and graduate students are also available on the Financial Aid web site.
    Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy: Undergraduate Students Financial aid eligibility is based on satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards that Hamline University's financial aid office is required by the U. S. Department of Education to establish, publish, and apply.
    Financial Hold Students who have a past due balance on their Hamline University student account will be placed on financial hold.
    Financial Policies and Procedures 2016-2017 A comprehensive overview of financial policies for all students.
    Fire and Building Evacuation Policy All residents and their guests are expected to respond appropriately and immediately whenever a fire alarm is sounded or whenever severe weather requires residents to relocate to a safer place in the building.
    Fire Safety Equipment Policy Interference with, tampering, or misuse of fire alarms, emergency telephones, elevators, or other safety or security equipment or programs is prohibited.
    Firearms and Weapons Hamline University maintains a strict policy prohibiting weapons in the University community, including legal and authorized weapons.
    Food Served on Campus NOT Provided by ARAMARK To establish policy and guidelines for purchasing, serving, and storing food at events on the campus premises when NOT utilizing catering services through ARAMARK.
    Four-Year Assurance of Graduation First-year students at Hamline University may enter into a partnership with the institution to ensure completion of their bachelor’s degree within four years.
    Four-Year Graduation Assurance First-year students at Hamline University may enter into a partnership with the institution to ensure completion of their bachelor’s degree within four years.
    Freedom of Expression and Interest Hamline students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately.
    Google Apps for Education Groups Policy To establish the approach Hamline University will use in the administration and management of Google Groups and to establish the appropriate use of Google Groups by the Hamline user community.
    Google Apps for Education Sites Policy This policy establishes the approach Hamline University will use in the administration and management of Google Sites and the appropriate use of Google Sites by the Hamline user community.
    Google Apps: Terms of Service for Education Use This policy describes Hamline University's terms of service for the use of the Google Apps for Education services.
    Grade Definitions and Grading Information Grades must be a C- or higher to apply to major, minor, or certificate requirements.
    Grade Definitions and Grading Information: Graduate All grades appear on students’ official transcripts, but only letter grades are calculated into the GPA.
    Grading Policy The following section outlines the Hamline University Grade Definitions and Grading Information.
    Graduate Commencement Graduates are honored at the annual commencement ceremony held at the end of each spring term.
    Grants and Contract Accounting Responsibilities The primary responsibilities for the administrative and financial management of externally sponsored projects range from account establishment through transactions processing and compliance review, cash management, financial reporting and account closeout procedures.
    Grievance Procedures for Students The following procedures cover action by Hamline staff/faculty or misapplication of university policies, which adversely affects students.
    Grill Use on Campus To establish policy and guidelines for safe use and storage of grills on campus.
    Guests, Visitation, and Escort Policy Hamline University's residential life office has adopted the following policy for residential guests and visitors.
    Hamline Website Policy This policy establishes the approach Hamline University will use in the administration and management of its official website and to establish the appropriate use of Hamline website by the Hamline user community.
    Harassment and Sexual Misconduct: Procedures for Addressing Complaints Against Students This policy lists procedures for addressing harassment and/or sexual misconduct complaints against students. The sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment policies for the University are found under University Wide Policies.
    Hate Incident and Crime Protocol Hamline is dedicated to maintaining a respectful environment free from all forms of harassment, hostility, and violence. Any act that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably or substantially interfering with an individual's safety and security by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment will not be permitted.
    Hazing Hamline University does not allow hazing by any individual or group.
    Health Insurance All Hamline University undergraduate are required to have sickness and accident insurance.
    Honor Code: Undergraduate Students Every member of the Hamline University community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff—is responsible for upholding the highest standards of academic integrity at all times.
    Honorarium Policy To establish policy and guidelines for payments made to individuals (non-Hamline employees) for services provided to the University through an honorarium.
    Honors at Graduation Graduation Honors indicate academic excellence achieved at Hamline in the University Honors Program, a student's cumulative GPA, or Departmental Honors programs.
    Identity Theft Policy Hamline University has adopted the following policy on identity theft.
    Immunization Students who do not comply with Minnesota immunization requirements will have a hold placed on their account, and they will not be allowed to register for a second term.
    Independent Contractor Retention Hamline University is committed to proper classification and payment of individuals who perform work for the University and the appropriate designation of workers who are acting as individual contractors.
    Intolerant Acts Acts that negatively target a group or individual because of their group identity or perceived group identity are prohibited.
    Investment Policy Establish formal yet flexible guidelines incorporating prudent risk parameters appropriate asset guidelines and realistic return goals.
    ITS Technology Equipment Loan Policy This policy establishes the parameters under which technological equipment will be loaned to Hamline employees and/or students by Hamline ITS, and under which Hamline users may borrow and use said equipment.
    Lactation and Pregnancy Accommodation Hamline University provides reasonable break time to accommodate the expression of breast milk, offers reasonable accommodation for employees with health conditions related to pregnancy and child birth, and forbids retaliation against an employee who requests an accommodation pursuant to this policy.
    Law Violations Policy Violations of any federal, state, or local law are prohibited.
    Meal and Break Periods Hamline University provides its non-exempt, non-union staff employees with breaks for meals and rest periods throughout the day in accordance with applicable state and federal law. Department leaders are responsible for scheduling breaks and meal periods, and eligible employees are responsible for taking the appropriate breaks and meal periods as scheduled. This applies to student employees as well as they are non-exempt.
    Medical Records Hamline University is committed to protecting the confidentiality of medical records as required by federal and State of Minnesota laws and regulations.
    Military Leave If an enrolled student is called to active duty, s/he should follow the standard procedures for taking a leave of absence from Hamline University.
    Military Leave: Graduate If an enrolled student is called to active duty, s/he should follow the standard procedures for taking a leave of absence from Hamline University.
    Minors on Campus Hamline University is committed to providing appropriate and consistent supervision of minors who are involved in Hamline University-sponsored Programs, Programs held at the University, and/or Programs housed in University Facilities. This policy does not apply to general public events where parents/guardians are invited/expected to provide supervision of minors, or to events where parents/guardians are explicitly required to accompany their children.
    Missing Students -- For Students Living in University-Owned Housing Procedures for the University’s response to reports of a missing student, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This policy applies to students who reside in University operated residence halls, apartment building and houses.
    Name and Gender Changes All official name and/or gender change requests for current and former students must be made to Registration and Records.
    Name Change Policy Name change requests for current students must be made to the students’ respective registrar’s office. Hamline alumni can make requests to either their respective alumni or registrar’s office.
    Network Connection Policy: Students The following policy outlines the guidelines for student use of Hamline University's network and the support limitation provided to student for resolving network connection.
    Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Based on Protected Class Status Hamline University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.
    Notice of Non-Discrimination Hamline University does not and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.
    On Campus Food Sales (Fundraisers, Bake Sales, etc.) The following provides guidelines for occasional food sales, for example, bake sales used for fundraising purposes.
    Overtime Pay Hamline University is committed to complying with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations and to paying employees for all hours they work. Non-exempt employees may be required to work overtime as necessary. If a non-exempt employee works more than forty (40) hours in a workweek, the employee will be paid in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
    Parking Policy The following policies and procedures have been established to maximize the use of parking facilities for the entire university community and minimize the impact of university parking on our neighbors.
    Petitions Students may request an exception to academic policy by submitting a petition to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
    Pets This policy standardizes the University's position on the management of pets in Hamline University student housing.
    Physical Abuse or Threats Policy Physical abuse, verbal or written threat, intimidation, harassment, coercion, sexual violence, or conduct which threatens the health, well-being, or safety of any person is prohibited.
    Piperline and Email All Hamline University students are expected to access the university’s secured website (Piperline)
    PiperXpress HC Codes Policy Employees who order bulk mail projects through outside print vendors that are posted offsite from Hamline, must request an HC code to accurately track postage back to the correct departmental budgets and provide it to said print vendor.
    Political Activity, Candidate or Campaign Policy This policy provides guidance for the Hamline University community, including faculty, staff, students, and student organizations, regarding interactions with political campaigns and candidates, as well as other political activities conducted on campus.
    Posting and Canvassing Policy Out of consideration for the right of free expression, the rights of viewers, civility, tolerance, and respect, the following guidelines are to be followed when posting or displaying notices or information or when canvassing on the Hamline University campus.
    Pot Luck Consistency and best practices for holding potluck events on the Hamline University premises.
    Priority Space Reservation This system prioritizes the scheduling of large capacity locations, university-wide events, and student learning/activity spaces on campus. Space reservation conflicts will be resolved using pre-determined tiers of priority.
    Probation and Suspension, Academic Academic probation is intended as a means to identify, notify, and extend help to students who seem for whatever reason to be jeopardizing the possibility of their eventual graduation.
    Quiet Hours in Residential Facilities Quiet hours begin at 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Quiet hours end at 9 a.m. each day.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy - Employees/Applicants Hamline University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to participate in the employment application process, perform the essential functions of the position held or desired, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by employees without disabilities.
    Recreation in Residence Halls Athletic or recreational games or use of recreational equipment are not allowed in the common areas of the residence halls, apartments, and houses.
    Registration Students are required to register at specified times that the Registration and Records office publishes annually.
    Registration: Graduate Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Registration: Graduate Students The Hamline registration web site at www.hamline.edu/registration lists registration instructions, course information, an academic calendar for the term, and registration forms for degree and licensure students. Registration closes the day before the beginning of the term. Courses involving travel or other events may have earlier deadlines.
    Release of Contact Information Policy Faculty telephone numbers and email addresses will only be released with permission from the faculty member. Faculty members should inform their school or program office of their preference for release of telephone numbers and email addresses.
    Release of Student Information (FERPA) Access to student records complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
    Release of Student Information (FERPA): Graduate Access to student records, which complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
    Religious Holiday Observance Hamline University is committed to serving a student body which embraces many different religious faiths and practices, and makes allowances for such difference in setting attendance policies regarding the observance of religious holidays.
    Residency Credit Policy All Hamline students are required to complete a minimum of 128 credits to graduate and obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
    Residential Keys and Access Cards Lost keys and access cards must be reported immediately. Keys may not be duplicated or loaned to other students
    Residential Life Point System Residential Life room selection and community recognition operate under a point system.
    Residential Students: Complying with Posted Policies Each student is responsible for all other posted or published residence hall policies.
    Response to Crimes Against Persons The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information and suggestions for victims of such crimes. Hamline is committed to providing every possible assistance to crime victims.
    Restricted Funds Management This document is intended to assist university employees in managing restricted funds. Always refer to specific funding agreements, proposals, and university policy for clarification.
    Room Capacity Policy for Residence Halls and Apartments No more than four times the official capacity of a room may be in a room at any given time (example: 12 people in a triple or three bedroom apartment) for socializing purposes. For single rooms and studios, a maximum of eight people are allowed in the room at the same time.
    Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid: Graduate Financial aid eligibility is based on satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards that Hamline University Office of Financial Aid is required by the U. S. Department of Education to establish, publish, and apply.
    Service and Emotional Support Animals Hamline University provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities who require an ESA. A service animal is not considered an accommodation and therefore does not require approval.
    Sexual Misconduct: Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct Hamline University does not tolerate sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, and any related retaliation. Hamline University’s statement of policy prohibiting sexual misconduct and outlining resources to prevent and address instances of sexual misconduct is described below.
    Smoking Hamline University is committed to protecting the health of all who study, work, and live here. It is the university’s policy, therefore, to prohibit smoking in any public building on campus and within 25 feet of any building.
    Smoking Policy: Residence Halls Students are not allowed to smoke in the residence halls.
    Social Media Guidelines: Posting on behalf of Hamline If your department is interested in creating an official user account for Hamline University on a social networking site, such as a “Hamline English Department” fan page on Facebook, the chair of the department (or a faculty or staff member with permission from the chair of their department) should contact the Public Relations department.
    Social Media Policy Because social media is relatively new to many employees, here are some “best practice” guidelines to help you use these forums effectively, protect your personal and professional reputation, and follow university policies.
    Social Media Policy: Personal Use Hamline University has adopted the following policy related to faculty and staff personal use of social media.
    Software Policy Hamline University has adopted the following policy and procedure to ensure that both applicable licensing laws are met and that the overall stability of the university computing environment are maintained.
    State Eligibility and Complaint Process: Graduate Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota.
    Student Conduct Code The following section outlines the Hamline University Student Conduct Code and Conduct System.
    Student Conduct Code--Athletes The Department of Athletics holds high expectations for how student-athletes live and interact with one another in both the campus and local community. Because student-athletes voluntarily choose to be a part of the athletic department, student-athletes also acknowledge and accept being held accountable for their actions. Student-athletes are required to know and abide by all federal, state, local laws; University policies, and the Student-Athlete code of conduct.
    Student Media Board The student press at Hamline University exists to give the students a vehicle for the broad expression of their views on matters of concern to them. In brief, it is a press governed by and for the students. It is free from censorship or advance approval of copy by the university or any part of it, and the editorial staff is free to develop its own editorial policy and provide such news coverage as it finds appropriate.
    Student Rights and Responsibilities: Undergraduate Hamline University, by vote of the undergraduate faculty and student congress, endorses the principles embodied in the Joint Statement on the Rights and Freedoms of Students document drafted by several national associations. The purpose of this document is to apply to Hamline University, in practice, the principles outlined in the joint statement.
    Student Status: Graduate Students Hamline University has adopted the following policy on graduate student status.
    Tabling -- Anderson Center Reserving a table in the university center is governed by university policy and guidelines for use.
    Technology Use Policy All users of Hamline's technology are expected to observe the highest standards of responsibility and ethics. In general this means that an individual's use of technology should not infringe on the rights of other users, utilize an unfair share of system resources, or interfere with the normal operation of the computer system.
    Technology Use: Graduate Hamline University recognizes the growing importance of technology as a means to support its missions of education, research and service, and therefore provides faculty, students and staff with access to technology, which includes a high-speed local area network, access to shared network software and storage space, public computing facilities, support services, on-line Library databases and access to the Internet.
    TechSelect Mobile Device Policy To establish the parameters of a technology acquisition program (TechSelect) that constitutes Hamline University’s official and required process of end-user technology hardware, device, and service acquisition and to stipulate the conditions under which Hamline-owned or personally-owned mobile devices may be used at Hamline University within the confines of said TechSelect program.
    TechSelect Technology Acquisition Policy The policy establishes (1) the appropriate means by which Hamline employees may acquire desktops, laptops, monitors, mobile computing devices, and related peripherals/accessories, and (2) establishes the employee responsibility inherent in taking possession of leased equipment.
    Theft Theft of or illegal possession of any personal or university property or services is prohibited.
    Time Limits for Graduate Students Hamline University has adopted the following policy on time limits for graduate students.
    Time Limits: Graduate Degree programs are to be completed within seven years, except for the DPA which must be completed with ten; licensure program completion has no time limit.
    Timekeeping / Prohibition of Off-the-Clock Work Hamline University is committed to complying with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations and to paying employees for all hours worked.
    Transcript Requests: Graduate Students Hamline University has adopted the following policy on graduate student transcript requests.
    Transcripts: Graduate Unofficial transcripts and final grades are available for students to view on the university’s secure website, Piperline.
    Transfer Credit/Credit Equivalencies: Graduate Credit may be transferred onto a student’s graduate degree transcript from Hamline’s Graduate Continuing Studies program and from other accredited institutions subject to certain limitations.
    Transfer of Credit and Credit Equivalencies: Graduate Students Hamline University has adopted the following policy on transfer of credit/credit equivalencies for graduate students.
    Transferring Credit: Low-Residency MFA Students The Graduate School of Liberal Studies has adopted the following policy regarding transfer credit for low-residency MFA students.
    Trash Policy: Residential Students Each student is responsible for removing his/her trash from the residence hall to a designated dumpster inside (Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling) or outside the building (Drew, Manor, and Sorin). Students who violate this policy will be fined $20 for each occurrence.
    Trespassing Policy Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of university facilities is prohibited. Students are not allowed on any university roof. There is a $100 fine for being present on a roof.
    Tuition and Fees Policy: Graduate Students Hamline University has adopted the following policies regarding graduate student tuition and fees.
    Tuition and Fees: Graduate The Financial Policies and Procedures brochure contains current tuition and fee information.
    University Authority and Civil Penalties Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding university authority and civil penalties.
    Vacation Leave for Staff Employees Hamline University is committed to providing eligible staff employees paid time off from work as vacation leave.
    Vandalism Willful and/or malicious action that results in damage to property is prohibited. This includes damage to personal property, damage to university property or facilities and unreported accidental damages.
    Vehicle Use Any Hamline-owned or -leased vehicle must be driven by an authorized driver. Personal use of such vehicles is prohibited. All drivers who submit their driving records and complete the required training as outlined below will be responsible for complying with the requirements.
    Violence Prevention Policy Hamline University does not tolerate acts of violence committed by or against any members of the campus community.
    Weapons Policy: Residential Students Possession or use of any firearm, explosive, weapon, chemical, or other dangerous item by university students and/or their guests on residential living property or at a Residential Life function is prohibited.
    Weather Closure It is Hamline University's policy to conduct classes as scheduled, but sometimes winter storms or other weather situations are so severe that travel is impossible.
    Withdrawal from Graduate Course or Program Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding withdrawal from a graduate course or program.
    Withdrawal or Leave of Absence: Graduate Any student who wishes to withdraw completely from a program must notify the program office in writing.
    Work from Home Hamline University allows its staff employees to work from home under limited circumstances with prior approval.
    Workers' Compensation The University provides workers' compensation coverage at no cost to employees, which applies to any injury or illness sustained in the course of employment that requires medical, surgical, or hospital treatment.