The Ashland University community subscribes to and strongly supports the right of each student to study and work in a quiet, peaceful and respectful atmosphere which is conducive to the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution, Rules and Regulations of the Members of the Corporation of Ashland University (1990) states that all students on entrance shall make and subscribe to the following declaration:
“I sincerely promise while I remain connected with the institution to obey all its rules and regulations, and to treat my instructors, fellow students, and others with respect.”
Regulations and judicial system also support the Mission of the University and the Campus Creed. Students who enroll in Ashland University are assumed to be adults who understand the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that is compatible with the University's function as an educational institution. Each student is expected to be fully acquainted with all published policies, rules and regulations of the University and will be held responsible for compliance with them.
Each member of the community is expected to assume responsibility for creating an environment conducive to fulfill such a goal. This includes the expectation that all members have the responsibility for enforcing rules, reporting violations and appearing as witnesses when requested.
The Board of Trustees and its designates reserve the right, therefore, to establish and enforce regulations which enhance this philosophy and which they deem necessary to preserve the educational mission of Ashland University. It is the student's and the guest's responsibility to be aware of and comply with all federal, state, and local laws and to abide by the Ashland University rules and regulations. By applying for and accepting admission to Ashland University, students are voluntarily indicating their decision to behave within the norms set forth by the University. Any person not willing to live within these norms should expect disciplinary action by the University and/or criminal prosecution.
The rules and regulations governing the University community have been established to help ensure a positive educational experience for every student. The judicial system establishes the essentials of procedural due process and is intended to be part of the educational mission of the University. Its purpose is to provide a framework for the fair and expedient completion of judicial action in our University community, while encouraging students to live responsibly and be accountable for their actions. These rules and regulations are based on the University's commitment to developing personal integrity and self respect, respect for the rights of others, and respect for the functioning and property of the University. The University is clearly entitled to modify these rules and regulations so as to properly exercise its educational responsibilities.
Contact Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct
Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805