This handbook is a compilation of the policies and regulations that govern many areas of university life that are in effect at the time of this printing. It is not intended to be contractual in substance or nature; rather, it is designed to serve as a source of information and reference to services and activities of the university community. It should be used in conjunction with other university publications, especially the Catalog. The policies and procedures set forth in this handbook may be altered or amended without notice as the university deems necessary. All students are to be thoroughly familiar with the contents of this handbook and are responsible for such knowledge.