Welcome from the Dean of Students
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Office of the Dean of Students. My office is available for general counseling, information, or assistance with any aspect of campus life. The Dean of Students' Office, in support of the overall mission of the University, promotes the following precepts:
Students are our most valuable resource.
Higher education has a responsibility to assist in the development of the whole person both in and out of the classroom.
Toward this end, programs are offered to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
Our office also administers the Code of Student Conduct, coordinates withdrawals from the University, issues policy interpretations upon request, supports leadership opportunities for students, provides special assistance for notification of faculty in emergency situations (i.e., death in the family), and serves as the initial contact for student traffic appeals. If there is anything my staff or I can do to assist you please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dean of Students
Student Honor Creed
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all studentwork is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.
Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.