St. Philip’s College

Student Commitment to Success

The Faculty and Staff of St. Philip’s College challenge students to be the best they can be!

  1. I will take initiative in my education. Because I want to succeed in this course, I will carefully read and follow my course syllabus. I also understand that the course syllabus may include expectations beyond those stated in this commitment.

  2. I will support my success by ensuring that I have timely access to the required resources for the class, including textbooks and other materials as listed on the course syllabus. If I have trouble getting these resources, I will consult with the instructor and other campus support services for help.

  3. I understand that a respectful environment allows for a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions and encourages personal growth. As part of my commitment to success, I will respect others and avoid talking, texting, answering my phone, and other disruptive behaviors in class.

  4. Completing assignments on time demonstrates organization, time management, a solid work ethic, and a willingness to learn. Because I am serious about my education, I will strive to submit all assignments by the assignment due date and be aware of the instructor’s policies regarding submission deadlines and options. I also understand that my classes may require several hours of independent studying per week.

  5. If I don’t understand something, I will ask for my instructor’s help, and I will apply the necessary time and energy to master the class material. I will also use other campus resources, such as the Tutoring and Technology Center, the Center for Learning Resources, the Rose R. Thomas Writing Center, the Dr. Lanier E. Byrd Sanctuary, and MathWorld, as a supportive network to ensure my academic success.

  6. Because the college and my instructor will share important information via e-mail, I will check my ACES and/or Canvas e-mail regularly and communicate with college personnel using my St. Philip’s College student e-mail account.

  7. To ensure my success and to follow college policy, I will go to the instructor with any concerns or questions that I may have about the class. If that discussion does not resolve my concerns, I will then take my concerns to the department chairperson.

  8. I want to be proud of the work that I do and the college credit that I earn. Because plagiarism and cheating are unethical and often illegal, I will submit work that is properly documented and solely mine. I understand the college’s commitment to academic integrity as stated in the Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. (To find the Student Handbook, which includes the Code of Conduct, go to

  9. I want to be the best student I can be! I will read the Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct and abide by them to make St. Philip’s College a better place for everyone.

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1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78203 (210) 486-2000
Southwest Campus 800 Quintana Road San Antonio, Texas 78211 (210) 486-7000

St. Philip's College is a member institution of the Alamo Colleges.