See PNW’s official policies for academic integrity, free speech and more.

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Student Handbook

A resource and guidebook for all our students, PNW’s Student Handbook compiles resources from across the university to help you navigate your path toward a Purdue University Northwest degree!

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Individual Policies

Academic Regulations
The academic regulations section of the academic catalog addresses topics such as academic standing, grading scale, student classification and more.

Academic Integrity Policy
See the policy and procedures for appeals of alleged academic dishonesty.

Acceptable Use of IT Resources and Information Assets
See the guidelines governing acceptable use of Purdue information assets and IT resources.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy
See the comprehensive policy aimed at providing a safe and healthful campus and workplace.

Anti-Harassment Policy (Non Title IX)
See guidelines governing harassment and intolerance in the university community.

Bill of Student Rights
See our commitment to student rights, freedom of expression and open inquiry.

Email Policy
See policies and regulation for the usage of official university email accounts.

Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
PNW is committed to maintaining up-to-date emergency and evacuation procedures and ensuring that all segments of the university community are aware of the appropriate actions to take in case of an emergency.

Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action
See university guidelines addressing diversity and discrimination.

Ethics Statement 
See an overarching declaration informing conduct, enforcement and accountability.

Free Speech and Open Expression Policy
See guidelines that facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas at Purdue University Northwest

Grade Appeals Policy
See the official procedures for student grade appeals at PNW.

Grief Absence Policy for Students
See the rights for students facing the loss of a family member.

Mass Email Distribution Acceptable Use Policy
See guidelines governing the use of distribution lists to large groups at PNW.

Military Service Excusal Policy
See the rights for students required by their military contract to attend mandatory training.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
See the official university statement regarding diversity and discrimination.

Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors
See guidelines for making safety the highest priority for programs and activities involving minors as participants.

Parking Regulations and Enforcement
See the guidelines governing campus parking, from fines to traffic regulations.

Public Posting Policy and Locations
Several public display boards, kiosks, and areas are available on campus and will be labeled as such.  Be advised all public display areas will be cleared at the end of each semester.

Smoke Free Policy
In order to promote a healthy learning and work environment, the Hammond and Westville campuses of Purdue University Northwest are total smoke and tobacco free environments.

Student Code of Conduct
See the regulations governing student conduct, disciplinary proceedings and appeals.

Student Complaint Policy
See the process for submitting a complaint to the office of the Dean of Students.

Student Complaint Procedure
Review the procedure for submitting a complaint and submit information to the Dean of Students.

Undergraduate Course Section Cancellation Policy and Procedure
See guidelines and deadlines for canceling undergraduate courses and communicating changes to students.