Regular class attendance is essential to academic success. Students are expected to attend all classes and laboratories for which they are enrolled. Individual attendance policies are determined by each instructor; irregular attendance may be reported in order that counseling and guidance can be provided.
All matters pertaining to requests for approved excuses from classes will be handled by the individual instructor unless the student is absent for an extended period. In such cases, you should call the Student Services Office and request that your instructors be notified of your situation. Examples of times the Student Services Office should be notified might be a death in
the family, an extended illness (more than three days), or a hospitalization. In all cases, it is the student’s responsibility to make up work which has been missed.
Information regarding inclement weather or other emergency conditions affecting class cancellations, school delays, and school closings can be obtained by calling 724-852-8573 or
by viewing the University’s main web page. Information regarding school closings will also be
broadcast on the following radio and television stations: KDKA-AM (1020), WANB-FM (103.1), WASP-FM (94.9), WJPA-AM (1450), WMBS-AM (590), WRIJ-FM (106.9), WTAEAM (1250), WVAQ-FM (101.9), WVTY-FM (96.1), KDKA-TV (channel 2) and WTAE-TV (channel 4).
As noted in the University Catalog, the University admits students with the expectation that they will comply with its rules and regulations and conduct themselves in the proper manner. Rules are considered necessary for the promotion of the highest welfare of the University community and the advancement of its academic purposes. A student is held responsible for any breach of respectable conduct, whether or not expressly stated in University publications.
Waynesburg University supports freedom of expression and inquiry between facilitators and students. However, inappropriate disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of the student to conform to conduct conducive to learning by being prepared, prompt; attentive, courteous, and respectful in the classroom and by conforming to policies and learning activities set forth by the teacher to maintain academic integrity. A student must be able and willing to examine and change behaviors when they interfere with productive individual or group relationships.
Instructors have the responsibility and the authority to maintain a productive educational environment. Civility, understanding, and mutual respect among all persons are intrinsic to such an environment. Students' side conversations, disruptive use of cell phones or pagers, use of profanity or threatening language, routinely coming to class late or leaving early, inappropriate interruptions, hostile and intimidating comments, and personal insults will not be tolerated.
See the Student Code of Conduct for more details about expectations for members of the
campus community to demonstrate civility and consideration for others.