Policies and Procedures

Semester Based Policies and Practices Relating to Graduate Studies in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota.

Graduate Student Handbook

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Additional information, resources, and policies can be found online at the University of Minnesota Graduate School website.

Human Rights Statement

The Board of Regents has committed itself and the University of Minnesota to the policy that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, or national origin. In adhering to this policy, the University abides by the requirements of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Revised Order No. 4, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, and other federal regulations and pertinent acts of Congress.

It is also the policy of the University of Minnesota not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
419 Morrill Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
(612) 624-9547

or to the Director of:

Office for Civil Rights
Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Companion Publications

Material which is complementary to, or supplements, the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate Policies and Practices Document is included in several companion publications.

These include:

  • The University of Minnesota Graduate School Bulletin, published in 1994 and biannually thereafter.
  • Graduate Assistant Guidelines and Policies - Policies Governing Graduate Assistants
  • The University of Minnesota Class Schedules - Accessed through MyU Academics


The University of Minnesota is committed to high ethical standards for students and faculty. For more information - see https://research.umn.edu/ethics-compliance/overview