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University Handbook

The USI University Handbook is primarily for the faculty, administrative and support staff of the University. The aim of the University Handbook is to assemble basic information, including practices, policies, rules, regulations and procedures which are of importance and general interest to the USI faculty and staff members. In an evolving and dynamic institution of higher education, policies and procedures are subject to constant change and revision; and the University, through appropriate processes, reserves the right to add, amend or repeal policies and procedures and related publications, regulations, rules, resolutions, standing orders and rules of procedures, in whole or part.

This University Handbook is for informational purposes only. Every effort has been made to assure accuracy. However, should any conflict arise between the explanations presented in the University Handbook and the text of master policies, the text of the master policies shall govern in all cases. The president of the University is authorized to grant exceptions to established policies.

All requests for policy additions, deletions and revisions should be sent to Human Resources.

Quick access to the following policies:

Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook, which was formerly incorporated into the University Handbook, has been organized into a separate document to aid faculty and administrators in locating policies applicable to them. 

Student Handbook

The University of Southern Indiana Student Handbook is the official source of the University's community standards and related policies and procedures. The University’s Code of Student Behavior is published in the annual web-based Student Handbook available on the Dean of Students Office website. The Student Handbook provides an overview of University policies and procedures, departments and services relevant to all students, undergraduate and graduate.

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Student Behavior
The Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Code of Student Behavior outlines expectations established by the University to foster an environment that is conducive to learning, on—and beyond—the University campus. Please do take the time to review all of these documents in order to understand the values and rules of this community.

Additional Policies

Admissions Texting Policy

News Media Policy

Website Privacy Policy