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Rice University Policies

Rice University, through appropriate policies and rules, expects mature and responsible behavior of its students and holds students responsible for behavior that violates the standards and expectations of the community. All Rice University graduate students are expected to abide by the policies governed by the documents below. All Rice University policies can be found at

Rice University’s ethics hotline is a great resource for members of the Rice community who have observed or experienced improper behavior to voice their concerns or ask questions. Reports can be made confidentially or anonymously by phone (866-294-4633) or online through Rice’s contracted vendor, EthicsPoint.

The General Announcements (GA) are Rice's official catalog of courses, degrees, policies, and curricular requirements. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other website or publication, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source.

Policies & Procedures


General Announcements

Avoiding Plagiarism

Rice University Policies

Sexual Assault Free Environment

Code of Conduct

Statement on Amorous Relationships

Teaching Assistant Policy

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Graduate Academic Integrity

Financial and Institutional Information for Students

Alcohol Policy

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Updated November 2023