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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Regulations & Student Conduct

This is information for all Purdue students on the structure, policy, regulations, and procedures of the University that govern their relationship to the University in both academic and personal progress toward their ultimate educational goals. It is designed as a reference, with direct quotations from the University Code where applicable, covering the basic areas relating to all students on the campus.

Each of the three campuses maintains additional administrative policies specific to their needs and structure. Individual colleges, schools and departments may adopt distinct procedures, standards or guidelines, all of which must be consistent with these system-wide policies.  The Helpful Links page provides a list of where this additional information may be found.

There may be problems or questions of detail, particularly with reference to policies or procedures of a student’s instructor, school, or housing facility, for example, which can be answered only by the staff directly involved. Where a question regarding interpretation of a policy or procedure arises, a student should consult the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the Registrar, an academic advisor, a school counseling office or other appropriate office. For the comprehensive list of all university policies, please see the University Policies website at www.purdue.edu/policies.


The University strives to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. The University distributes an Annual Security Report containing campus crime statistics and information relating to campus safety and security policies and programs. The report is available on the Web at www.purdue.edu/police. For a printed version of any of these Annual Security Reports, please contact the Clery Compliance Administrator at clerycompliance@purdue.edu.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement (website)