Suggested Syllabus Statements

The following are suggested statements that St. Thomas faculty members may choose to include on their course syllabi. If individual faculty members have alternative syllabi statements, including inclusive excellence statements, that they would like to share with colleagues, please get in touch with Faculty Development.

Syllabus statement on the St. Thomas Bias Reporting System

St. Thomas is committed to providing an inclusive living, learning and working environment that supports the well-being of each member and respects the dignity of each person. Incidents of hate and bias are inconsistent with the St. Thomas mission and convictions and have no place here. If you are a student who has experienced or witnessed a bias or hate incident, we want to address the incident and provide you with resources. Go to the Bias or Hate Reporting website to get more information and to make an online report. Students can also report in person to the Dean of Students Office (room 241, Anderson Student Center) or to Public Safety.

Syllabus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Title IX

The University of St. Thomas mission and convictions embody our commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the St. Thomas community. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct are antithetical to the commitment, and they constitute unlawful sex discrimination. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by St. Thomas. If you have experienced sexual harassment/assault/misconduct based upon gender/sex/sexual orientation, and you share this with a faculty member, the faculty member must notify the Title IX Coordinator, Danielle Hermanny, who will discuss options with you. She can be reached at or (651) 962-6882. For more information, please go to our Title IX website.

Syllabus Statement for Students with Disabilities

Note to Faculty: The purpose of a disability statement is to help students feel more comfortable in approaching the disability resources office about their disability and to facilitate arranging accommodations in a timely manner. Please add the disability statement below to your syllabus.

Academic accommodations will be provided for qualified students with documented disabilities including but not limited to mental health diagnoses, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, chronic medical conditions, visual, mobility, and hearing disabilities.  Students are invited to contact the Disability Resources office about accommodations early in the semester. Appointments can be made by calling 651-962-6315 or in person in Murray Herrick, room 110. For further information, you can locate the Disability Resources office on the web at

Who to contact if you are experiencing financial hardship

If you are experiencing financial hardship or having difficulty with access to sufficient food to eat every day, or you do not have a safe and stable place to live, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students by phone at 1(651) 962-6050 or in person in room 241, Anderson Student Center.