- Code of Student Life
A Message from your Vice President for Student Affairs
Welcome to the University of North Dakota! The University is a learning community dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of our students. It is an environment where all students, faculty, and staff are treated with dignity and respect.
The University’s community values statement specifies:
- That everyone be allowed to work, learn, and live in a safe, caring environment.
- That everyone learn about, understand, appreciate, and respect varied cultures.
- That everyone matters.
- That all individuals be respected and treated with dignity and civility.
- That everyone continue to share in the responsibility of making UND a better place.
The Code of Student Life serves to enrich the University experience and as a guide for the University disciplinary/conduct system. The Code addresses the rights and responsibilities of all UND students and includes processes intended to ensure fair treatment of all students. We take these policies and processes seriously and believe it is our responsibility to help students learn about the choices they make, about the consequences for their decisions, and about how to respect others.
Welcome to the UND community. We are glad you are here.
Laurie Betting, PT, DPT
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Mission of the University
The University of North Dakota, as a member of the North Dakota University System, serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. State assisted, the University's work depends also on federal, private, and corporate sources. With other research universities, the University shares a distinctive responsibility for the discovery, development, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Through its sponsorship and encouragement of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, the University contributes to the public well being.
The University maintains its original mission in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines; and has also developed special missions in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. The University encourages students to make informed choices, to communicate effectively, to be intellectually curious and creative, to commit themselves to lifelong learning and the service of others, and to share responsibility both for their own communities and for the world. The University promotes cultural diversity among its students, staff and faculty.
In addition to its on-campus instructional and research programs, the University of North Dakota separately and cooperatively provides extensive continuing education and public service programs for all areas of the state and region.