Section 6. Academic Standing Committee


For procedures, policies, and the names of current members, refer to Academic Standing Committee.


  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee, administrative officer
  • Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Registrar
  • Six members of the teaching faculty elected for two-year terms, one from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from each of the schools into which the institution is organized, and two members-at-large from among the teaching faculty. Three members will be elected each year, with at-large members elected in different years. The committee will elect annually in May a chair from among these faculty members.
  • Representative appointed by and from the Academic Advising Office, ex officio, without vote
  • Two student members appointed by the President of the Student Government Association
  • Faculty of the Law School are excluded from service on this committee


  • To periodically review standards for satisfactory academic performance by undergraduate students of the University
  • To periodically review academic standards for probationary status or suspension of undergraduate students whose work fails to meet these standards
  • To recommend an appeals procedure for undergraduate students contesting academic standing decisions
  • To establish procedures for the readmission of suspended undergraduate students
  • To periodically review the operation of the grading system and to propose changes that will provide for academic quality
  • To publish periodic reports of its work to the faculty
  • To advise on standards for making Dean’s list, Honors, and other academic programs and recognition for the undergraduate program
  • To consider special projects or policies as proposed by Academic Council
  • To evaluate the effect of curricular or program change on academic standing issues (e.g., Elon Core Curriculum changes, student body changes)
  • To periodically review the grade appeal process
  • None of the above duties of the committee will apply to the law school or graduate programs

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