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The Graduate School is committed to providing comprehensive student support services.

Student Resources:

Grievance Processes:

Academic: Please see Board of Regents Policy 2.9. This policy governs academic disputes involving students. Such disputes most commonly arise as a result of student dissatisfaction with assigned grades, but students may also invoke the standards and procedures provided under this policy to challenge academic responses to instances involving alleged student academic misconduct or to challenge other decisions, justified on academic grounds, that affect their participation in or completion of university academic programs.

Board of Regents Policy 2:33: Student Academic Misconduct

Non-Academic: Please see Board of Regents Policy 3.4. This policy is the Student Conduct Code.

Teach-Out Arrangements:

The University of South Dakota is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and thereby obliged to follow the Commission's requirements for Teach Out Plans to provide equitable treatment of students. In particular, Teach Out Arrangements assure students are able to complete educational programs in which they are enrolled despite institutional changes. For more information, please view Teach Out Arrangements.

For more information or questions, contact the Graduate School at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at