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The responsibility to attend class and to submit all class assignments (e.g. examinations, tests, projects, reports), by

scheduled due dates or accept the penalties. If any problem arises regarding coursework or attendance, the student will

be responsible for initiating contact with the instructor.

The responsibility for meeting degree requirements as provided in the university catalog.

The responsibility to register, add, and/or drop courses in a timely manner to ensure others will have an opportunity to

take courses. The student is responsible to follow the university guidelines if he/she desires an incomplete or needs to

withdraw from the university.

The responsibility for the financial cost of attending the university.

Basic Rights of Students

Students enrolled at the university enjoy certain rights, including, but not limited to:


The right to access the programs and services of the university without regard to color, sex, race, age, disability, or

national/ethnic origin

The right to receive counsel regarding financial aid sources and implications of student debt repayment prior to incurring

financial obligation to the institution

The right to withdraw without obligation within a time frame published by the university


The right to appeal decisions involving judicial or administrative action

The right to appeal decisions involving grades

The right to seek exceptions to program requirements or academic policies by petition


The right to inspect and review educational records, except where a student has waived such rights or where access is

prohibited by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

The right to receive a syllabus for each course that states the goals of the course, the requirements that must be met,

the system of grading, and the attendance policy

The right to full disclosure of all expenses per semester prior to becoming financially obligated to the institution

The right of access to campus crime statistics

The right to data on advancement, retention, and graduation ratios

The right to own intellectual property created in fulfillment of coursework unless specified otherwise in writing (All revenue

generated or compensation awarded through such intellectual property belongs to the owner)


The right to prevent disclosure of directory information or educational records to a third party

The right to seek amendment of educational records


The right to be heard with regard to the formulation and improvement of educational programs, policies, and services

The right to organize, to assemble, and to express opinions subject to established procedures


The right to know, in person when possible, the charges made against him/her in any disciplinary procedure

The right to expect that two or more witnesses and/or corroborating evidence support any accusation

The right to an appeal process if a student disagrees with disciplinary measures assigned by a representative of the


The right to request that a neutral party be present as an advocate at appeal meetings (This person must be a member

of the university’s Student Senate and is present only to assist the student in presenting his/her case or testimony, not to

serve in a role defending the student’s actions)


The right to bring formal complaints against the university through the Student Appeal and Grievance Policy

The right to file a formal complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the

U.S. Department of Education

The right to notify the State Postsecondary Review Entity (SPRE) of complaints related to the university’s management

of the Title IV programs, misleading or inappropriate advertising and promotion of the university’s educational programs,

or other complaints about the institution

Policies and procedures governing the above responsibilities and rights appear in various university publications. Revisions

may be made to such policies and procedures and shall become effective following dissemination or update.