ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
The university selects as students those applicants who seem to be the
best qualified to profit from the educational opportunities offered
by its programs. In making its selection, the university considers academic
ability and other factors such as character, promise of leadership,
health and interests in harmony with the particular aims of the university.
Such information is obtained from data submitted by the applicant, certified
records from school authorities, letters from references named by the
applicant, personal interviews with staff members and a health record
from the applicant's physician. No applicant will be barred from admission
because of race, color, sex, creed, religion or physical handicap. Applications
for readmission after academic or disciplinary suspension may be submitted
after one semester (four months) has elapsed and will be considered
on a professional basis with the welfare of the applicant and the university
The campus life department of Dakota Wesleyan University
is responsible for preserving the freedom of students. Dakota Wesleyan
University strives to ensure all students receive equal educational
opportunities. Students should contact the director campus life or director
of student support if they require accommodations for equal opportunities,
including freedom of access.
ARAMARK CAMPUS DINING
Food service at Dakota Wesleyan University is under the direction of
ARAMARK Campus Services. All students living on campus are provided
with three meal opportunities each day, except Sunday when no breakfast
is served. Seconds are available at all meals, except on premium night.
Students must have their ID card with them to purchase their meal. The
daily routine is varied with buffets, special meals and picnics. Students
not on the meal plan who wish to eat in the dining hall may pay cash
for their meals or may purchase a declining cash balance meal card through
the food service director. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged
to participate in regular food service committee meetings. For additional
information contact the food service director.
Meals are served from the first day of orientation to
the evening meal on the last day of final exams, except during holidays
and breaks. Special notices will announce the closing and opening times
around these vacation periods. Students who have employment on or off
campus should work their jobs around the meal hours.
Cable TV is provided in the lounge areas of the buildings at the university
and in each room of the residence halls. Movie channels are not available
to lounges as the lounges are legally defined public viewing areas.
Tampering with cable lines is against university, city and state ordinances.
Violation will result in disciplinary action.
Students may cash checks at the business office from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday. A maximum of $20 per day will be allowed
depending on availability of funds. Students are encouraged to explore
local banking services.
CHRISTEN FAMILY WELLNESS/RECREATION
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use the Christen Family
Wellness/Recreation Center during posted hours. Understand that intercollegiate
athletic teams supervised by the coaching staff have priority usage
of the facility. Every effort will be made to notify the DWU community
regarding availability changes. Individuals/groups using the facilities
during unauthorized hours will be asked to leave, be reported to local
authorities and may face disciplinary action on and off campus.
Dakota Wesleyan University welcomes faculty, staff, students and visitors
of all faiths and promotes a policy of nondiscrimination in all areas
with respect to age, race, sex, creed, color, national and ethnic origins,
religious preferences, disabilities, backgrounds, and lifestyle choices.
DWU is committed to strengthening the relationships and
level of understanding among people by supporting them in learning about
the diversity that exists and enriches our community. We encourage each
person to see this as a lifelong learning process and journey in which
he/she continues to develop the skill and attitudes necessary to be
a positive and productive member of society.
During finalization, students receive permanent ID cards that are designed
to last for as long as they are enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University.
These cards serve as a source of identification, a library card, a meal
card for those students eating on campus, a pass into athletic/drama/music/student
association events and a pass into the wellness center. The replacement
fee for a lost ID card is $5 for nonresidential students and $10 for
residential students. Residential ID cards serve the dual purpose of
allowing residents access to their living areas and preventing unauthorized
access, which justifies the increased replacement cost. The ID card
is property of DWU and MUST BE surrendered upon withdrawal or separation
from the university.
OFF-CAMPUS FREEDOM OF STUDENTS
||Exercise of Rights of Citizenship
As citizens, individual students have the right of freedom of speech,
peaceful assembly and the right of petition. Students' rights are
guaranteed with the understanding that they represent themselves,
not the university, in public expression. Lawful conduct that does
not interfere with the institution's operations is necessary.
||Institutional and Civil Penalties
Students, on occasion, violate civil law. Students who violate the
law may incur penalties prescribed by civil authorities. Only when
the institution's interest as an academic community is involved,
or in order to comply with federal, state or local laws, may the
university assess further sanctions with due process.
Motor vehicles operated or parked by employees and students may be parked
anywhere on campus. Any designated parking space (Resident Director,
Resident Assistant, Handicap, etc.) is off limits. Students may not
park in the LB Williams parking lot (the south lot on campus). Streets
adjacent to campus areas will be clearly marked to designate no parking
areas. These areas will be clearly marked with yellow paint. All other
areas are considered open parking if not otherwise prohibited. Students,
faculty, and staff are asked not to park in the designated visitor’s
parking space and the Rollins lot during regular business hours.
While we sympathize with any loss that may occur, DWU is not responsible
for loss or damage to the personal property of residents, faculty, staff
or guests from any cause. Therefore, all individuals are encouraged
to insure their own personal belongings, take valuables home with them
over vacation periods and lock their room/office doors at all times.
Students are encouraged to check with parents' homeowners policy or
arrange to purchase renters’ insurance in order to protect their
personal property. Residents are advised to report any losses to their
resident assistant or resident director. Faculty, staff and nonresidential
students are encouraged to contact the Campus Life office. Individuals
are encouraged to keep a record, including make, model, and serial numbers
of their personal property. Pictures of your property can also be extremely
helpful in the unfortunate event that the property is stolen or damaged
and you need to file a police report or a claim with your insurance
We know that students may be leaving pets behind when they
come to campus. Please remind family and friends not to bring pets with
them when they come to visit you. Pets have the potential to challenge
the safety and physical condition of the campus and facilities as well
as the potential for causing allergic reactions and increased noise.
We understand your desire for them to “visit” you, but for
safety and sanitation purposes fish are the only pets allowed in campus
buildings, including the residence halls. The following guidelines must
be adhered to:
The DWU campus and grounds, including residence halls and parking lots,
are considered private property. DWU reserves the right to prohibit
unauthorized individuals on the grounds if deemed to be in the best
interest of the university, students, faculty and staff.
SKATEBOARDS, AND BICYCLES
These items may not be used within any campus building. Students
are encouraged to put skates/blades on in the lobby of each building
and NOT to wear them while walking up or down stairs. Students are not
permitted to use these items on any university ramps or railings. While
bicycles are an excellent form of transportation, they are not to be
used inside any campus building. Riders are asked to secure their bicycle
to the racks located adjacent to campus buildings. If you must bring
your bicycle into the building, you are expected to carry it in such
a manner as to not inhibit others and to store it in your room, apartment
or office. Bicycles are not permitted to be left or stored in hallways,
stairwells, or other public areas of any building for any reason.
We value the safety of all members of the DWU community and
thus only authorized individuals are permitted on rooftops. Any unauthorized
person found to be on a roof is subject to disciplinary action. Additionally,
any person using the roof to enter or leave a building will also be
subject to disciplinary action.