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Student Handbook: Academic Life

A significant part of students’ life at college is spent in the classroom. Their principal objective should be to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for effective living.

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Academic Integrity, Dishonesty, Value Violations

A degree from Samford University is evidence of achievement in scholarship and citizenship.
Academic Integrity
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Advising

Each student is assigned an adviser in his or her academic department.
Advising
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Class Attendance Policy and Classification of Students

The classroom is a basic unit of relationships in which learning takes place...
Class Attendance Policy
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Payment and Registration

Notification that a new e-bill has been generated is sent to students via the Samford University e-mail system...
Payment and Registration
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Course Repeats

Undergraduate students may repeat a course for credit in which they received a “C-” or lower...
Course Repeats
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Withdrawal

 A student desiring to withdraw completely from the university at any time...
Withdrawal
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Disability Accommodations

Students with disabilities who seek accommodations must make their request by contacting Disability Resources...
Disability Accommodations
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Use of Electrical Devices

Student use of cell phones and other electronic devices is prohibited in classes...
Use of Electrical Devices
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Library

The Samford University Library serves the entire campus community.
Library
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International Studies

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.” [See menu on right for more information.]
International Studies
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