Sample Statements for Course Syllabi

§5.4.6 of the UMW Faculty Handbook requires that the course syllabus contain four policy statements: an accessibility statement; a course recording policy statement; a Title IX policy statement, and the instructor’s statement of adherence to the Honor System. The following example syllabi statements are provided as a reference. Questions should be addressed to the office that is indicated as the source of the example syllabi statements listed below.

Accessibility Statements — from the Office of Disability Resources

Title IX Statement — from the Title IX Office

Recording Policy — example statements made available by the Office of the Provost

Adherence to the Honor Code – Guidance from the Director of Academic Integrity Programs

Additionally, the current environment requires one more statement that must be a part the course syllabus for any course containing an on-campus meeting component. The requirement is in effect beginning with the fall 2020 semester and will continue until further notice.

COVID-19 Statement Fall 2021 — as finalized by the Office of the Provost August 11, 2021

For online courses, the following syllabi statements about student support services available might prove helpful.