Student Life

Responsible for providing students with a variety of outlets to stretch themselves creatively, physically, and intellectually through programs in the arts, sports and recreation, culture, and science and technology; and includes Registrar, Greek Life, Dean of Students, Student Experience, CCPD, Student Living and Learning, Athletics, and Rensselaer Union policies.

Advanced Standing and AP/IB

The advanced standing policy at Rensselaer is designed to give recognition to college-level work prior to matriculation and to allow students to pursue their studies at a level appropriate to their preparation.

Course Registration

Policies and procedures related to course registration, including add/drop schedules, pass/no-credit options, registration holds, and various forms

Disability Services for Students

Policy and procedure for requesting accommodations for disabilities (including temporary disabilities), and related documentation requirements. Also includes Grievance Procedures related to disability and disability accommodation.

FERPA Policy

The Rensselaer Policy under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) relating to the confidentiality and permitted disclosure of student educational records. Also includes the Rensselaer policy on Parental Notification.

General Health Care Service Policies

These include Rensselaer's Student Health Center's policies and information on patients' rights, medical excuses, advanced directives, food allergies/emergency Epinephrine administration, and appointment scheduling. Information on STI testing and on the Center's gynecological clinic is also provided.


Information and policies regarding Rensselaer's course grading system, including Incompletes and repeated courses.

Intercollegiate Athletic Compliance Policies and Procedures

Includes Rensselaer Sports Compliance Manual, Student Athlete Drug Testing Policy, Rensselaer Policy on Name, Image and Likeness, and other compliance policies and procedures including the Rensselaer Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report, and the various forms that student-athletes must complete.

Intramural Sports

Policies related to Rensselaer's intramural sports, including guidelines for sportsmanship and conduct.

Other CCPD Policies

Other Center for Career and Professional Development Policies, including guidelines on unpaid internships, CCPD Privacy Policy, policies regarding inquiry about work authorization/visa, and policies related to third-party recruiters and fee for placement.

Principles for Employment Professionals

Standards required of all employers engaged in recruiting at Rensselaer. Rensselaer standards incorporate those of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Principles for Professional Conduct

Standards required of all students and alumni utilizing the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the career search process.

RPI Student Government Public Record

The Rensselaer student government consists of a legislative branch, the Student Senate; a financial branch, the Executive Board; a judicial branch, the Judicial Board; and two representational branches, the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council.

This site provides access to Rensseler Student Government policies and procedures, as well as records of proceedings of the Student Senate and the Student Senate Executive Board.  Also includes Rensselaer Union Guidelines and Procedures.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Includes the Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Graduate Student Supplement to the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy for Students, Rensselaer Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures, and the Rensselaer Community Health and Safety Agreement. Additional information and procedures can be found at the Dean of Students website, including information on the student judicial process, and Rensselaer notices under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA).

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