Policy Title

Undergraduate Petitions Committee




This policy applies to undergraduate students.

Policy Number:
Effective Date:01/01/1886
Date Reviewed: 01/01/1886
Last Review Date: 04/20/2021
Responsible Official: Faculty Conference
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1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

This standing committee of Faculty Conference shall be responsible for acting on petitions from individual undergraduate students for variations in general education requirements and other University-wide academic regulations. This committee shall make regular reports to the Academic Council that shall include, but need not be limited to, a summary of undergraduate petitions giving the type of petitions, the number denied, the number approved, and the number approved on appeal.

The committee shall consist of five members: one member elected by the faculty assembly of each major academic division. Each degree-granting college may establish its own petitions committee to act on student petitions for variations in departmental and college degree program requirements. 

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