Office of Rights and Responsibilities

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

A. Student Rights

  1. Students have a right to pursue an education free from discrimination based upon sex, race, cultural background, religion, political creed, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability.
  2. Students have a right to fair and impartial academic evaluation.
  3. Students have a right to be free from involuntary disclosure of information about their views, beliefs and political association that professors or administrators acquire in the course of their work as advisors.
  4. Students have a right to have the university maintain and protect the confidential status of all educational records except as directed by appropriate legal authority.
  5. Students, through student representatives, may have a right to participate in formulating and evaluating institutional policies.
  6. Students have a right to organize and join associations to promote interests held in common with others.
  7. Students have a right to peaceful protest on University premises. These protests may not interfere with entrance to and exit from campus facilities, unreasonably disrupt the educational process or damage property.
  8. Individual students, student groups and campus organizations have a right to invite to the campus and hear any persons, or to view films or other media of their own choosing, subject to University requirements regarding reasonable time, place and manner for the use of its facilities.
  9. Students have a right to be interviewed on campus by any graduate or professional school or employer desiring to recruit at the University, subject to the Non-Discrimination Policy and requirements for the use of University facilities.
  10. Students have a right to a press free of any censorship, subject to state, local and federal laws and University policies.
  11. Students have a right to an environment conducive to intellectual freedom and a campus characterized by safety and order.
  12. Students have a right to a confidential disciplinary process, as described in the University Standards of Conduct.

B. Student Responsibilities

  1. Students are responsible for acting in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of other members of the University community.
  2. Students are responsible for maintaining an atmosphere that promotes respect for learning and human dignity.
  3. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Standards of Conduct, other University policies, and applicable laws, and for any actions violating those Standards, policies, and/or laws.
  4. Students are responsible for reporting violations of the Standards of Conduct to a faculty or staff member.

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