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Academic Progress, Attendance, Absences and Standing

Overview

Students involved in student organizational activities are expected to meet all university requirements for academic progress and standing. Participation in student orgs does not guarantee exceptions to academic requirements, attendance policies, assignment deadlines, exam dates or other course requirements. An excerpt of expectations related to student organizational activity follows:

  • Class Absences. Students are expected to meet all course requirements and faculty expectations regardless of student organization commitments and travel schedules. Participation in a student organization activity away from campus such as a tournament, competition or conference does not qualify as an approved absence from class. Students should discuss desired travel schedules with their instructors prior to the Study List deadline to ensure agreement on all academic responsibilities early in the quarter and before travel. Students are expected to communicate with their instructor in advance of any desired absence and should understand that approved absences for student organizational activities are at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Academic Probation. Students on academic probation are expected to make their commitment to their studies their first priority. They should consider the appropriate level and time of student organizational commitments, making changes as needed, while on academic probation.
  • Academic Suspension. Students on academic suspension "are ineligible for the privileges associated with registration—privileges that include living in university housing, participating in voluntary student organizations, and involvement in any activity for which enrollment is a requirement." A suspended student may not participate in any student organization activity as a leader or member, neither on or off-campus. Suspended students are expected to withdraw from all leadership roles in student organizations and change their information from all rosters and university databases including GrantEd profiles.
  • Leave of Absence. "Undergraduates are admitted to Stanford University with the expectation that they will complete their degree programs in a reasonable amount of time, usually within four years. Students on leave of absence are not registered at Stanford and, therefore, do not have the rights and privileges of registered students." A student on leave may not participate in any student organization activity as a leader or member, on- or off-campus. Students on leave are expected to withdraw from all leadership roles in student organizations and change their information from all rosters and university databases.