Student Handbook

The Southwest Minnesota State University Student Handbook is intended to provide you with information about services available at the University and University procedures. The University views itself as a community and expects that each community member will become familiar with the standards of the community and assume responsibility for making decisions governing his or her behavior with this community.

The information in this handbook is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather it should be used as a reference for basic University expectations. If you should have any questions about the information or be in need of additional resources to answer your questions, please contact the Office of the President, FH 209, phone 537-6272. Updates, as they occur during the year, will be made to the handbook on the SMSU website.

Southwest Minnesota State University is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, veteran’s status, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, marital status, physical and mental disability, status due to receipt of public assistance, or any other group or class against which discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 363, and other applicable state or federal laws. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Officer, FH 216, (507) 537-6243.

The information in this handbook is for use as a tool and is subject to change at any time. Please check the online Student Handbook section menu for the most up-to-date information.

It is our intention to provide resources relevant to the academic, extracurricular, and social lives of students. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this handbook as of the date of publication. However, all policies, procedures, academic schedules, program information, and fees are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty, the University administration, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, or the Minnesota Legislature without prior notification. The provisions of this handbook do not constitute a contract between the student and the University.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, SMSU reserves the right to correct any clerical errors herein. Also, you can submit feedback.