The policies and procedures outlined in this handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct and University Policies for Student Life (UPSL) are published annually and contain current information about the university and regulations that apply to all students (graduate, undergraduate and professional) and student organizations. Violations of these policies are adjudicated through the University Student Conduct System and/or the appropriate responsible department. They are applicable to students matriculated at the Blacksburg campus, as well as those students at branch campuses, higher education centers, other university owned or leased properties, or as outlined in the jurisdiction statement in this document. Policies are valid for the period given. The university reserves the right to change those policies during the academic year and notification is hereby given of that possibility. Substantive changes to the Student Code of Conduct or the University Policies for Student Life will be published in the Collegiate Times and will appear in this document. Students are expected to keep themselves informed on all policies affecting them. Students may obtain written clarification of any policy in this document by writing to the vice president for student affairs or the director of student conduct. Other publications that contain specific student life policies for those students who choose particular lifestyles include:

The Corps of Cadets regulations and other official directives, which specify additional and/or different policies governing cadet student life.

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Manual, which specifies additional and/or different policies governing fraternities and sororities.

The Oak Lane Manual, which specifies additional and/or different policies governing organizations in "The Oak Lane Community" (also known as Special Purpose Housing).

The Housing Contract, which specifies additional and/or different policies for students living in or visiting the residence halls.

Dining Services specifies additional and/or different policies for dining plans.