Texas A&M University is a community that is dedicated to personal and academic excellence. Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior. The purpose of this handbook is to present the rules that govern student conduct and student activities at Texas A&M University and that describe faculty and staff obligations in their work with students. These rules result from years of experience and are the products of student, staff, and faculty thought. Each individual student, faculty member, and staff employee is expected to read this handbook carefully and observe its requirements. Particular attention should be given to the Aggie Code of Honor, the University Statement on Harassment and Discrimination and the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities. No rule, no matter how carefully worded, can cover all eventualities completely. Beyond specific rules, we should all aspire to conduct ourselves with respect for others, the highest ethical standards, and personal integrity. That is what the Aggie Spirit is all about.
About Student Rules
Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the Texas A&M University Student Rules. More specific rules, information, and procedures may be found in various publications pertaining to each particular service or department. When available, links have been provided to the appropriate websites. The Texas A&M University Student Rules are broken down into three sections, with additional information provided in the appendixes:
- Part I: Academic Rules (Rules 1 – 22 & 61)
- Part II: Student Life Rules (Rules 23 – 44)
- Part III: Student Grievance Procedures (Rules 45 – 62)
Other TAMU Rule & Policy Resources:
- Aggie Honor System Office: http://aggiehonor.tamu.edu
- Office of Risk, Ethics and Compliance: http://rules-saps.tamu.edu
- Residence Life & University Apartments Handbooks: http://reslife.tamu.edu/livingOnCampus/rules
- Texas A&M University System Policy and Regulation Library: https://www.tamus.edu/legal/policy/policy-and-regulation-library/
- The Standard of the Corps of Cadets: https: https://corps.tamu.edu/corps-of-cadets-policies/
- Texas A&M Gameday & Tailgating Rules: https://12thman.com/sports/2020/6/15/tailgating-in-aggieland.aspx
For Campuses Outside of Brazos County
Please find your campus point of contact for the student rules at https://committees.tamu.edu/committees/index/index/id/138.
Rule Additions, Changes & Deletions
Additions, deletions, and changes may occur over the course of the academic year. Significant revisions will be communicated through The Battalion, appropriate university offices and this web site. Recent Changes can be found on the Recent Changes summary page.
If you would like to propose a revision to any student rule, go to “Propose a Student Rule Revision“.
Texas A&M University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, admission to Texas A&M University and any of its sponsored programs is open to all qualified individuals without regard to any subgroup classification or stereotype. If you need the rules information in an alternate format, please contact Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (979) 845-4728 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This site is maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Questions or problems accessing this site should be directed to the VPSA Webmaster.