2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Rights and Responsibilities

An application for admission to the College represents a voluntary decision by the student to participate in the programs offered by the institution pursuant to the policies, rules, and regulations of the State Board for Community Colleges. Approval of that application represents the extension of a privilege to join the College community and to remain a part of it as long as the student meets the required academic and behavioral standards. 

Each individual student is guaranteed the privilege of exercising their rights without fear or prejudice. Such rights include the following:

  1. Students are free to pursue educational goals; appropriate opportunities for learning in the classroom and on the campus shall be provided by the College.
  2. No disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon any student without due process.
  3. Free inquiry, expressions, and assembly are guaranteed to all students provided their actions do not interfere with the rights of others or the effective operation of the institution.
  4. Academic evaluation of student performance shall be neither arbitrary nor capricious.
  5. The College and members of the College community have the right to expect safety, protection, and the continuity of the educational process.

All student activity programs and recognized organizations must comply with the College’s nondiscrimination policy, except as follows:

Any recognized religious or political student organization shall be authorized to limit certain activities only to members who are committed to furthering the mission of such an organization. Such activities include ordering the organization’s internal affairs, selecting the organization’s leaders and members, defining the organization’s doctrines, and resolving the organization’s disputes.