"I promise to obey the regulations and show diligence in my studies at ____ University'
Fighting feelings of great irritation at the peremptory attitude, I signed, though I couldn't help adding that at to the best of my knowledge I haven't been issued with the regulations and definitely hadn't read them.
Madeline rejected the draft of my email to the university in which I pointed out that such a one sided declaration showed a lack of mutual respect, and requested from them a reciprocal agreement, signed by the staff and administrators at the university declaring that they will show diligence in administration and teaching.
No doubt she is right, and it does make life easier.... I bide my time.