Syllabus Policy Language
Course and university policies you choose to include in your syllabus are an opportunity to develop an inclusive and supportive learning environment. University policies—such as accessibility, academic honesty, and Title IX—provide information and resources that connect students to the Notre Dame community. Course policies—attendance, participation, technology, etc.— communicate your expectations of student behavior in your specific course.
These sample syllabus policies are provided as a starting point for adding policies to your syllabus. Instructors typically select those policies that are most relevant to their course context and modify them as needed. We recommend using inclusive, student-centered language that signals your commitment to student learning and growth.