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Rice University Organization Policy No. 501-01

 

GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNANCE

  1. The Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for oversight of all graduate programs, including admissions, degree requirements, acceptable levels of academic performance, and enrollment management. Further details regarding these topics are published in the General Announcements and/or distributed to the departments. The University reserves the right to amend these details from time to time, and the current procedures and descriptions are available from the office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.
  2. Admission to Rice graduate programs is granted solely by the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies (or by those specifically authorized by the Vice Provost). The Vice Provost will distribute to the deans and department chairs the procedures and guidelines for admissions decisions.
  3. The Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for all programs concerned with the financial support of graduate student, including those related to tuition awards, fellowships, and research and teaching assistantships. Offers of financial support to prospective graduate students may be made only by the Vice Provost, or by those specifically authorized by the Vice Provost.
  4. The standards of conduct set out in the Code of Student Conduct apply to all graduate students, professional students, Class III students, and second degree students.

 

Policy No. 501-01

August 8, 2001

Issued: December 7, 1967

Revised: January 4, 1972
Revised: July 27, 1973
Revised: October 20, 1975
Revised: January 3, 1977
Revised: January 15, 1979
Revised: January 15, 1981
Revised: April 11, 1989

Supersedes: 501-89, 502-89, 503-89, 506-73, 507-89

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