The following responsibilities and rights are listed to support the concept that
students should be responsible citizens and, as such, they are guaranteed certain
rights. Students have a responsibility to attend college regularly, and a right
to learn and develop those skills and knowledge needed to function in society. Students
have a responsibility to use counseling services that are provided for them for
their own educational and personal development, and a right to be accurately informed
as to the nature of guidance services available to them.
Students have a responsibility to make the most of the educational experiences made
available to them, and a right to an education which is appropriate to their needs.
Students have a responsibility to become informed and to express their opinions
in a suitable manner, and a right to form and express their own opinions without
jeopardizing their relations with their instructor. Students have a responsibility
to not discriminate against any other person because of race, age, sex, creed, national
origin, or handicap. Students have a right to expect no discrimination because of
race, sex, age, creed, national origin, or handicap. Students have a responsibility
to maintain reasonable grades according to their ability, and a right to receive
an academic grade that reflects their achievement.
Students have a responsibility to discuss grievances informally with persons involved
before invoking formal grievance action, and a right to a standard procedure for
resolution of grievances. Students have a responsibility to publish and post information
that does not disrupt the orderly operation of the college as determined by the
President, and a right to know the criteria that will be applied in selection of
information or materials they wish to post or include in their publications. Students
have a responsibility to respect the persons and property of others, and a right
to expect that their person and property will not be violated by others while on
campus. Students have a responsibility to know and observe the institution rules
and laws that govern their conduct, and a right to have clear understanding of the
rules of student conduct made available to them. Students have a right to privacy
of person, as well as freedom from unreasonable search and seizure of property.
That individual right, however, is balanced by the college's responsibility to protect
the health, safety and welfare of all its students.
Students have the responsibility of informing the college of information that will
aid in making educational decisions to benefit the student, releasing information
that will aid in making educational decisions to benefit the student, and meeting
their financial obligations to the college. Students have the right to inspect,
review, and challenge information contained in records directly relating to the
student; the right to be protected by legal provisions which prohibit the release
of personally identifiable information to other than legally authorized persons;
and a right of access to cumulative records.