- Ensure your behavior and activities comply with the standards outlined by the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13.
- We ask that when using Canvas discussion boards, in-person and/or Zoom meetings and social programs, and on social media, you refrain from using language that does not comply with the standards outlined by the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13.
- New Student Services will ask those whose behavior disrupts the session, as defined in the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13., or rises to a possible violation of the UT Institutional Rules, to leave the session.
- Alcohol and illegal substances are not a part of UT orientation. This rule applies to in-person and virtual programming. The visible presence of alcohol or illegal substances in virtual experiences may result in your removal from the experience.
- While attending any virtual programming, it is good practice to:
- check that the background of your environment or your Zoom background aligns with the standards outlined by the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. When not speaking, leave yourself on mute as to not detract from those who are leading.
- If you are participating in an in-person orientation session (all freshman sessions, or the final transfer session), you are required to remain on campus for the entirety of your program.
- While staying in the residence halls, you will need to observe quiet hours on your floor from 11 p.m. – 8 a.m.
If you do not adhere to these expectations outlined by University Compliance and the University Code of Conduct during orientation, you may not be able to register for classes during the designated registration time in your session and you will be required to meet with an orientation staff member or the Dean of Students office. Orientation is the first step in your Longhorn journey and it is important to make responsible decisions at your orientation session. You are encouraged and expected to make decisions that positively impact your UT education.
Code of Conduct and Honor Code
The University of Texas at Austin holds our students to a high standard grounded in our Code of Conduct and Student Honor Code. Students are expected to abide by all state and federal laws, statutes, and all regulations of the University of Texas System. The Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, Chapter 11 provides detailed descriptions of conduct and academic integrity standards.
The University’s Code of Conduct states: "The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect towards peers and community."
The University of Texas at Austin Honor Code
I pledge, as a member of The University of Texas at Austin community, to do my work honestly, respectfully, and through the intentional pursuit of learning and scholarship.
- I pledge to be honest about what I create and to acknowledge what I use that belongs to others.
- I pledge to value the process of learning in addition to the outcome, while celebrating and learning from mistakes.
- This code encompasses all the academic and scholarly endeavors of the University community.
Chapter 11 - STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT
The University’s rules governing student conduct and academic integrity, together with information about the disciplinary process and related resources, are found in Chapter 11 of the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities. All students are responsible for reviewing these rules. To view and download a copy of Chapter 11, click here.
Chapter 13 - SPEECH, EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY
The freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission of UT Austin. The University’s rules governing speech, expression, and assembly are found in Chapter 13 of the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities. All students are responsible for reviewing these rules. To view and download a copy of Chapter 13, click here.