Student Bill of Rights

Students have a right to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth, utilizing good judgment.

  • Because freedom to teach and the freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom, students should exercise their right to learn and teach in a responsible manner.
  • Students have a right to be admitted to a particular institution regardless of their race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
  • Students are free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study, reserving judgment about matters of opinion.
  • Students have a right to protection through orderly procedures against prejudiced or capricious academic evaluation.
  • Students have the assurance that information about their views, beliefs, and political associations which instructors acquire in the course of their work, is considered confidential and is not released without their knowledge or consent. These associations are not used as a basis of evaluation.
  • Students have a right to a responsible voice in the determination of the curriculum.
  • Students have a right to examine their permanent education records and be aware of the conditions governing its disclosure, according to the established school policy.
  • Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately.
  • Students have a right to invite and hear any person of their own choosing within the College‚Äôs acceptable realm.
  • The student body has a right to participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy affecting academic and student affairs.
  • Students have a right to be informed about standards of behavior set forth by the institution, which it considers essential to its educational mission and community life.
  • Students have the right to belong or refuse to belong to any organization of their choice.
  • Students have a right to a voice in the establishment of the dress code.
  • Students have a right to periodically review grading systems with faculty for clarification and better student/faculty understanding.
  • Students have a right to provide input into the evaluations of nursing courses and faculty.
  • Students have the right to participate in an educational environment free of harassment or intimidation.