Student Rights

Students are entitled to essential rights central to all institutions of higher education which are held to include the right:

  1. To expect an education of the highest quality.
  2. To develop his or her potential to the best of his or her abilities.
  3. To inquire, discuss, listen, and evaluate.
  4. To express views relevant to the subject matter in the classroom and laboratory subject to the responsibilities of the instructor to maintain order and present and explain the subject matter of the course.
  5. To be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability.
  6. To receive a copy of publications which contain university behavioral standards.
  7. Right of freedom of speech and assembly, subjected to requirements for the maintenance of order and the protection of the rights of others.
  8. To be interviewed on campus by any firm, agency, corporation, organization, or prospective employer desiring to recruit at the university whose qualifications for employment are met by the student.
  9. Right of privacy including freedom from unreasonable and unauthorized search of person, personal property, or assigned rooms in university apartments or housing space.
  10. Right of confidentiality of official records, transcripts, and disciplinary records.
  11. To fair hearings and to petition for appeals when disciplinary sanctions are applied.
  12. To confidentiality of personal views, beliefs, and political associations acquired by administrators, instructors, counselors, advisers, and officials of the university in the course of their work.
  13. To express opinions and communicate ideas by publishing and distributing written materials, whether such publications be official or otherwise, subject only to federal, state, and local laws, and university regulations and policies.