Policies and Procedures | Webster University

Policies and Procedures

Webster believes that each student is ultimately responsible for his or her experience abroad. This responsibility embraces a wide range of tasks, from understanding University policies and securing passports to recognizing that living abroad requires one to get along with people who may have differing cultural values and backgrounds.

It is the students' responsibility to be aware of Webster University's policies, which can be found in the Student Handbook. This useful resource is designed to acquaint students with the specifics of the standards expected of them as members of university community. The policies and regulations delineated in the handbook apply to all students enrolled at Webster, including those abroad. Ignorance of a policy or regulation will not be considered an excuse for failure to observe it.

Members of the university enjoy the rights and privileges associated with their status and are bound by the laws of the surrounding community. Student status does not protect a Webster student from arrest or prosecution for violation of local, state, or federal laws. A student who violates certain regulations can be held accountable by the public courts as well as by the university. A student's standing before the courts in and of itself, however, does not necessarily affect his or her standing within the university at any time.


The policies and regulations in the Student Handbook apply to students registered for the Webster study abroad programs, although some additional regulations may apply. Students on academic or disciplinary probation, or those with a financial hold, may be prohibited from participating in study abroad programs. Specific regulations for students enrolled in study abroad programs are available from the Office of Study Abroad.