Student Policy Handbook

Dear Local Pastor:

As part of your commitment to the Course of Study School or Licensing School at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, it is critical that you read the policies on sexual harassment and racial harassment in this policies handbook.

Your commitment to ministry and your dedication in seeking solid theological preparation for your service includes being aware of and adhering to the policies of Course of Study School as well as those of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of The United Methodist Church.

Whether this is your first time with us, or you are a veteran of our program, please take time to read this material carefully and completely. You can open the handbook by clicking on the blue button below titled Student Policy Handbook. 

The Student Policy Handbook includes:

Guidelines for Writing Pre-Class Assignments (pp. 3-4)
Academic Responsibility (p. 4)
Plagiarism (pp. 4-6)
Academic Reporting and Policies (pp. 6-7)
Campus Resources (pp. 7-9)
Advanced Course of Study (pp. 9-10)
Statement and Policy on Sexual Harassment (pp. 10-14)
Statement and Policy on Racial Harassment (pp. 14-16)

We look forward to your being with us this summer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 214.768.2265 or through email at


Student Policy Handbook