The University fosters a policy of student participation in which all students are expected to attend every course class for which they are registered. Regular and punctual class attendance is a privilege extended to capable, qualified men and women who have indicated their desire to be responsible members of the University community. This privilege may be withdrawn in any course by an action of dismissal. At the beginning of the semester, each instructor states a policy regarding absences. Thereafter, class attendance is a matter solely between the instructor and the student.