University Resources & Policies

Important Academic Dates

See the University Registrar's webpage for the last date to drop a class and received a W (withdrawn) instead of an F, as well as other important deadlines.

Video & Audio Recording

Video and audio recording of lectures and review sessions without the consent of the instructor is prohibited. Unless explicit permission is obtained from the instructor, recordings of lectures may not be modified and must not be transferred or transmitted to any other person, whether or not that individual is enrolled in the course.

Shocker Alert System

Get the emergency information you need instantly and effortlessly! With the Shocker Alert System, we will contact you by email the moment there is an emergency or weather alert that affects the campus. Sign up at the ShockerAlert System page.

Intellectual Property

Wichita State University students are subject to Board of Regents and University policies (see 9.10 / Intellectual Property Policy and Institutional Procedures) regarding intellectual property rights. Any questions regarding these rights and any disputes that arise under these policies will be resolved by the President of the University, or the President’s designee, and such decision will constitute the final decision.


Wichita State University is committed to the safety and success of and cares about all members of the University community. If you or someone you know needs support, is distressed, or exhibits concerning behavior that is interfering with their own or others’ academic or personal success or the safety of members of our community, resources and assistance are available. As your Faculty, I may seek support for you. If you or another member of our campus community is in need of help, please submit a concern at CARE Team or call any CARE team member listed on that webpage. In case of emergency, please call the University Police Department at (316) 978-3450 or 911.

Counseling & Prevention Services

WSU Counseling & Prevention Services (CAPS) provides quality mental health services to enrolled students by licensed providers and presents programs and trainings on topics promoting personal growth and optimal wellbeing. Services are by appointment, low cost and confidential. They are located in the Student Wellness Center of the Steve Clark YMCA. Their phone number is (316) 978-4SWC (4792). CAPS is open during regular business hours. If you have a mental health emergency while Counseling & Prevention Service is not open, please call 911 or COMCARE Crisis Services at (316) 660-7500 for 24 hour assistance.

The Office of the Student Advocate

The Student Advocate is an executive, non-partisan member of the Student Government Association at Wichita State University, who is available to assist you with problems that haven't been resolved by other offices on campus. The Student Advocate can assist all students with many things including but not limited to: academic appeals, traffic appeals, parking appeals, navigating various systems on campus, and connecting students with various resources on campus and in the community. To meet with the Student Advocate please fill out a submission form on the website.

Academic Appeals

The process of Academic Appeals is available for students who believe they have been treated unfairly in grading. Any student may use the appeals procedure. All student Academic Appeals are coordinated by the Provost and Senior Vice President. All efforts should be made to resolve the issue with the instructor. If this issue cannot be resolved with the instructor, the student should contact the chair of the department where the course is listed before submitting an appeal to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Please review the policy carefully in order to ensure that you have taken all of the necessary steps before submitting the appeal.

The student may print the form, policy, and procedures from the links below or may pick up the paperwork in the office of Academic Affairs (109 Morrison Hall). Click here for further information on academic appeals.

Student Health Services

WSU’s Student Health Services (SHS) provides professional medical care and health education to enrolled students by licensed health care providers. General health care services are available ranging from routine and preventive care to managing acute illnesses and minor injuries. SHS offers convenient onsite laboratory and medication services including vaccinations. Staff are available to provide health education on a variety of topics, both in and out of the classroom setting. SHS is located in the new YMCA/Student Wellness Center. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the phone number is (316) 978-4SWC (4792). See Student Health Services for health information and access to myShockerHealth, the online patient portal where students can schedule appointments, send a secured message to a healthcare provider, check immunizations and more. All services are confidential.

Heskett Center & Campus Recreation

Whether you are wanting to be active on campus, relieve the stress from classes or take care of your body, Wichita State Campus Recreation is the place for you. Campus Recreation, located inside the Heskett Center, contributes to the health, education, and development of Wichita State University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members by offering quality programs and services. With many programs and facilities which are free to all students and members, Campus Recreation offers its members limitless opportunities.

First Generation Students

A first-generation (FGEN) college student is a student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree. WSU strongly supports First Generation students and offers them helpful resources.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective July 01, 2017, Wichita State University became a tobacco-free campus to support the health, well-being and safety of university students, employees and visitors. The use of tobacco products, in any form, are prohibited on all Wichita State University properties. These products include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, roll your own tobacco and other spitless products, e-cigarettes, hookah, pipes and smokeless tobacco. Follow this link to view the tobacco free campus policy. For assistance with stopping tobacco use, follow these links to contact WSU Student Health Services or WSU Counseling and Prevention Services for more information about campus tobacco cessation services.