Student Policies & Procedures
The University of Louisville’s Student Handbook informs students of academic matters, opportunities for involvement, and describes programs/services to help improve the quality of each student’s educational experience. The Handbook also provides information about the policies governing students during their tenure at the University. These policies express expectations of behavior and protect the rights of the individual. Each student or student group is held responsible for the policies and procedures of the University currently in effect or put into effect by the appropriate authorities of the University of Louisville.
The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is set forth in writing in order to give students general notice of their rights and responsibilities at the University of Louisville
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or participation in a university-sponsored education program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such an individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
Online habits are changing rapidly from a closed, private behavior towards an open and sharing culture. While this may bring about positive results, it is important to be aware of the possible dangers. The University of Louisville community is committed to encouraging all persons, whether student, staff, or faculty, to accept responsibility for their personal behavior and future success. Clicking here will provide you with a list of considerations for smarter social media use.
If UofL students at least 21 years of age decide to drink alcohol, the Unviersity explicitly counsels only low risk use and condemns the misuse and abuse of alcohol.
Classroom Disruption is considered a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Please visit for more information.
The University's police, health and safety officials work with agencies throughout the community to review Louisville's readiness for natural or man-made emergencies. The result of these efforts is the emergency procedures listed here. These procedures are designed to assist and guide members of the U of L community when emergencies do occur.
This policy establishes the guidelines and process for students requesting a waiver from the mandatory meal plans. The policy covers meal plans for all students required to purchase a meal plan.
The Redbook is a basic governance document of the University.
This procedure applies to individuals and groups, not part of the campus community, who wish to engage in speech activities (including leafleting) within the demarcated boundaries of the University.
This policy applies to all events sponsored by Recognized Student Organizations and other student groups occurring after 6pm and involving an anticipated attendance of 100 persons or more.