Student Responsibilities and Rights

A. The submission of an application for admission to a community college represents a voluntary decision on the part of the prospective student to participate in the programs offered by the institution pursuant to the policies, rules, and regulations of the community college and rules and regulations of the State Board for Community Colleges. College approval of that application, in turn, represents the extension of aprivilege to join the college community and to remain a part of it so long as the student meets the required academic and behavioral standards of the college system.

B. Each individual student is guaranteed the privilege of exercising his/her rights without fear of prejudice. Such rights include the following:

1. Students are free to pursue their educational goals; appropriate opportunities for learning in the classroom and on the campus shall be provided by the college forcurricula offered by the college.

2. No disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon any student without due process, except as explained in the following sections.

3. Free inquiry, expressions, and assembly are guaranteed to all students provided their actions do not interfere with rights of others or the effective operation of theinstitution.

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 of property and the continuity of the educational process.