Student Bill of Rights

The College assumes that entering students are adults who have developed mature behavioral patterns, positive attitudes, and conduct above reproach. Students are treated in accordance with this belief. All college students are expected to conduct themselves on all occasions in an appropriate manner. They are expected to maintain a high standard of honor and personal conduct. College is a period of preparation both for the attainment of excellence in one’s chosen academic discipline and for a position of responsibility and leadership in society. In order to preserve an environment conducive to the academic and personal development of its members, an educational community must have a Code of Student Conduct to which its members adhere. By becoming a member of an educational community, a student does not forfeit any rights of citizenship. Accordingly, the College will strive to protect the rights of its citizens. In order to protect the rights of its citizens, the institution has developed a Code of Student Conduct. Violation of this code will result in disciplinary action against the student. The College reserves the right to dismiss any student whose on or off campus behavior is considered undesirable or harmful to the College. Reasonable standards of conduct are expected from all students. All personal conduct of students is subject to college jurisdiction, regardless of where the conduct occurs. The College will strive to protect students’ individual freedoms and rights as listed below:

  • Freedom of speech and expression;
  • Freedom of assembly;
  • Freedom of inquiry;
  • Freedom from all acts of violence;
  • Freedom from interference with the learning experience/ educational environment;
  • Freedom from unfair or obscene treatment and acts of personal violence from any member of the college community, as well as others from outside the community;
  • Freedom from destruction or theft of personal property;
  • Right to substantive and procedural due process in all college disciplinary proceedings;
  • Right to petition for redress of grievances;
  • Right to be informed of all college policies, procedures, and regulations governing social and academic conduct, as well as academic progress and graduation; and
  • Right to equitable and fair governance.