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Tuition refunds are determined on the same basis as within-semester voluntary withdrawals.
Grades will be determined in accordance with the regular policy.
The responsibility for initiating the request for readmission must be taken by the student.
The student may return upon recommendation of the vice president for student development.
Student Rights, Freedoms & Responsibilities
The philosophy of Hardin-Simmons University recognizes the interrelationship of faith and reason, the obligation
to search for truth in all areas and relationships, and the concern for human values. The institution accentuates the
Christian concept of the dignity of the individual and seeks to promote this ideal. The university strives constantly
to achieve academic excellence and to develop Christian maturity, believing that the two are mutually compatible
With this concept of learning, each student should act in a mature manner and exercise good judgment in
conducting his/her personal life both on and off campus. The student who enrolls at HSU should expect to become
a part of the total campus environment. He/she should realize the uniqueness of the university in terms of its
traditions, goals, policies and regulations. In becoming a part of the university, the student agrees to uphold these
characteristics. While at Hardin-Simmons, the student will obey the policies and regulations of the university and
the laws of Abilene, the State of Texas, and the United States or, if studying abroad, the laws of other countries.
Freedom of Access to HSU
In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972, Hardin-Simmons does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age, or disability in admissions and in the administration of its education policies, programs,
and activities. Persons who believe their rights under this policy have been violated should contact the dean of
students and/or the vice president for student development.
It is the policy of the university that students with contagious, infectious, long-term, life-threatening, or other
serious diseases may continue their enrollment as long as, with reasonable accommodations, they are
academically and technically qualified to participate in the educational programs and activities of the university
without undue risk to their own health or that of other students or employees.
After consultation with public health experts, university officials will determine the ability of the institution to
reasonably accommodate students with contagious diseases. Their determination will be based on the
consideration of factors. Among the factors to be considered are:
The duration of the risk.
The nature and severity of the potential harm.
The likelihood that the potential harm will occur.
The imminence of the potential harm.
Freedom within the Classroom
The student will expect the professor in the classroom and conferences to encourage free discussion, inquiry, and
expression. Students will be evaluated on academic performance, not opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to
Protection of Freedom of Expression
Students will be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve
judgment about matters of opinion; however, students are responsible for learning the content of any course of
study for which they are enrolled.