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University Policies

UD Policies

A broad range of policies guide and govern the activities of the members of the University community.  Policies connect the University mission to the everyday actions of the University community and clarify the University’s expectations for its individual members.  University policies mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiencies and support the University’s compliance with laws and regulations.  Policies of the University are intended to support a safe, respectful and ethical learning, living and work environment in compliance with the University’s mission and values and applicable Federal, state and local laws.

Academic Policies

The academic policies of the University of Dallas are designed to help create an environment that is focused on helping our students succeed in their academic endeavors while at UD.

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Administrative Policies

The policies in this area govern administrative policies for the University of Dallas.

Questions about specific policies and procedures should be directed to the department and individual with authority in that area.

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Copyright Policies

The University of Dallas is committed to full compliance with the laws governing the use of copyrighted material for academic purposes. Compliance with the copyright laws, including the doctrine of fair use, promotes progress in the arts and sciences and helps the University to fulfill its academic mission.

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Internet Privacy Policy

For each visitor to the University of Dallas Web site (udallas.edu) and using electronic communication and correspondences, our Web server automatically records the visitor's IP address, the visitor's domain name, aggregate information on what pages the visitor accesses or visits, visitor-specific information on what pages the visitor accesses or visits, and any other information volunteered by the visitor, such as comments and/or suggestions submitted.

Certain applications do use cookies. The information collected is for internal review and is used only to improve the content and performance of the website. It is not shared with other organizations for any purposes, commercial or otherwise.

Links to external content from University of Dallas sites are not covered by this policy.

The University of Dallas does not sell, rent or otherwise disclose this information to any other organizations.

If a visitor has any questions or comments concerning this privacy policy, the visitor may send email to webmaster@udallas.edu.

Student Policies

The following is a select listing of university policies, regulations, and codes that are specific to students. 

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Weapons on Campus Policy

This policy specifically prohibits the possession and use of weapons on campus and proves exceptions as appropriate to campus operations.

The University is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and staff, as well as to University guests, visitors and contractors. 

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The Office of General Counsel coordinates the editing, review, issuance and archiving of University policy.  This Policy Website is intended to ensure that the University community has ready access to well-articulated and understandable University policies. New content will be added and updated as approved. While this webpage is intended to include all significant University policies, the formal adoption of policy is a new and developing process.    There may be applicable University policies that are not listed or linked through this webpage.  Individuals should inquire with appropriate University offices and departments about specific policies that may apply to specific activities.  The absence of an applicable policy from this webpage does not excuse a member of the University community from compliance with University policy.  Individual colleges and departments may have standards and guidelines, all of which must be consistent with University-wide policies.

News

Scherer Lecturer Poses American Economy's 'Big Questions'

Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.

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Rome Essay Winner Focuses on Greater Appreciation for Beauty

A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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