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Student Expectations and Responsibilities

As responsible members of the community, DePauw students are expected to maintain the University’s highest ideals of academic and social conduct and are responsible for knowing the published regulations and standards of the University. These guidelines express expectations of student behavior, convey a respect for group living and provide for protection of individual rights.

Student Handbook

Includes details on student conduct, student rights, responsibilities and freedoms, other student policies, as well as the following: 

A Statement of Community

DePauw University Being a student at DePauw University means being a part of a college community with a long and proud history in education, service and leadership. Students at DePauw are maturing adults who must learn, serve and lead in a diverse environment while preparing for future enterprises. As students we expect challenges from our professors and to meet those challenges with enthusiasm and dedication. As classmates we expect to learn from each other, respect our differences and celebrate our diversity. As citizens we expect to work for the betterment of our campus, our community, our nation and our world. Students commit themselves to these goals when they join our DePauw community. (Adopted by Student Congress, May 8, 1998)

University Mission, Vision and Values

DePauw University develops leaders the world needs through an uncommon commitment to the liberal arts. DePauw's diverse and inclusive learning and living experience, distinctive in its rigorous intellectual engagement and its global and experiential learning opportunities, leads to a life of meaning and means. DePauw prepares graduates who support and create positive change in their communities and the world.

As a great place to learn, live and work, DePauw will become a university of choice and distinction known for the integration of its rigorous liberal arts curriculum and robust co-curriculum and its unique commitment to the success of each student.

Core Values:
Student Focus

Relational Values:
Commitment to Excellence