University of Houston-Victoria



University of Houston-Victoria
Student Handbook 2020-2021

Volume 29, August 2020

This handbook is intended to convey information about university policies and procedures to our students. Students should also refer to other university documents like the UHV catalog, class schedules, or university officials for additional information.

Updates and changes are made annually to the handbook. Anyone with suggestions for amending or changing any of the information in this handbook should make those suggestions in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs. All proposed changes will be reviewed by the Senior Director of Student Services and Judicial Affairs, and the Vice President of Student Affairs. The University reserves the right to make changes to policies and procedures without notice as necessitated by governing authorities or administrative needs.

UHV Non-Discrimination Statement

The policy of UHV is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHV prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Any person with inquiries and/or complaints regarding unlawful harassment, discrimination or Title IX (sexual misconduct) may direct questions to Rebecca Lake, Senior Director for Equal Access (University West 116, (361) 570-4835 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, (800) 421-3481. Students with disabilities needing assistance may call Cheryl Worley, Manager of Disability Services and At-Risk Programs (University Commons, Suite 2108A, (361) 570-4287).


The University of Houston-Victoria is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees (Level IV). Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston-Victoria.

More information about UHV's accreditation is available in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Division of Student Affairs
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901