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Definition of a Student




Authority: President

Purpose: This policy defines the terms student and attendance.

Applies to: Students

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible Executive: Vice President for Student Affairs

Responsible Administrator: Registrar

Responsible Office: Registrar's Office

Policy Contact: Registrar's Office, 303-556-3991

Policy Statement

The term student includes persons admitted to or enrolled at the University, and those who may not be currently enrolled but who have a continuing relationship with the University. All students will adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as included in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the University Catalog.

Student academic records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Academic record protection begins no later than the time a student has begun attending class at the University. Attendance includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Attendance in person or by paper correspondence, videoconference, satellite, Internet, or other electronic information and telecommunications technologies for students who are not physically present in the classroom; and
  2. The period during which a person is working under a work-study program.

Policy History

Source: University Catalog,

Related Information

More information regarding educational records is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website, FERPA.

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