Student Handbook

A message from Mark Blackburn, Dean of Students

Dear Students:

Augustana Student HandbookAugustana's Student Handbook is the official resource that defines our expectations for student life. These are the policies and practices that allow us to collaboratively work alongside each other, to respectfully respond to conflicts with one another, and to resolve violations of our Code of Student Conduct in ways that emphasize learning and personal accountability.

This important resource along with the Academic Catalog (see the blue menu for contents) contains important information that Augustana students are expected to be familiar with. I hope that you will take many opportunities to become familiar with the contents of both publications. It is important for you to know that the responsibility for understanding and following our policies and procedures whether it is the Code of Student Conduct or the requirements for graduation rests entirely with you, the student.

On behalf of our faculty and staff, we wish you a successful academic year and we look forward to participating with you in the special events and programs that make Augustana a uniquely special learning community.


Mark Blackburn
Dean of Students

About the Student Handbook

The Augustana University Student Handbook is maintained by the Dean of Students Office. It is the University's official notification of standards, rules, policies, values and responsibilities that characterize student life at Augustana. Students are expected to read, understand and comply with the provisions of the Student Handbook and to be guided by the spirit of the standards.

The contents of this handbook supersede and revoke all prior statements of policy at Augustana concerning matters contained in student handbooks from previous years. If this student handbook does not address a matter of interest to you, or if you are uncertain about something after you have read the applicable policy or guideline, contact the Dean of Students Office for more information.


DISCLAIMER: No student handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question regarding university policies. On occasion, some (indirect) online links may take you to information published by other campus entities that cannot be guaranteed to be accurate. Accordingly, this publication is not intended to be a legally binding contract. Therefore, Augustana reserves the right to amend, supplement, interpret, rescind, or deviate from any policies or portions of the Student Handbook from time to time as it deems appropriate based on the facts and circumstances surrounding each situation, in its sole and absolute discretion. As changes to the Handbook are made during the course of an academic year, this website and all of its linked contents will serve as an essential resource for policies, procedures and resources.