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Student Handbook

Introduction

At its early stages and for decades to come, PMU strives to establish a positive and constructive campus climate and culture. This culture greatly affects the institution’s growth and development, and is gradually built by the university community. A key part of such culture is determined by the expectations PMU places upon its students. PMU students are actually expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the campus rules and regulations. They are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities towards the PMU community, and behave accordingly. The atmosphere thus created aims at graduating responsible citizens, who have primarily comprehended the communities they are expected to lead in the future.

Attendance at PMU is a privilege extended to the student. By joining the university, the student agrees to abide by the expectations of its community. These are made known through the academic and behavioral regulations adopted by PMU, embraced by the campus community, and applied consistently. It is through the consistent application of these regulations that the campus culture is solidified and the academic pursuits are allowed to flourish.

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Statement of Student Rights

The university is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. It is committed to preserving the exercise of any right guaranteed to individuals by the laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, the exercise and preservation of these freedoms and rights require a respect for the rights of all in the community to enjoy them to the same extent. The following is a statement of the rights afforded to students at PMU:
  • The student has the right to participate in his or her own education in an environment free from discrimination and harassment
  • The student has the right to instruction from competent and qualified faculty and to engage in scholarly academic discourse with them
  • The student has the right to be treated in a civil manner by faculty, staff, and other students
  • The student has the right to reasonable privacy of his of her academic records and reasonable access to those records

Statement of Student Responsibilities

The opportunity to attend PMU is a privilege which carries certain obligations. The university is a community where members are respected and provided with benefits. With those benefits come responsibilities to preserve the community and to pursue self-development. The following is a list of responsibilities that students at PMU are expected to accept: