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o The responsibility to learn the content of a course of study according to

standards of academic performance established by the university and

the faculty member for each course taken;

o The responsibility to promote by words, attitude, and actions a classroom

atmosphere that is conducive to the teaching and learning process for all

concerned and to respect the standards of conduct established by the

university and each faculty member;

o The responsibility for class attendance and to submit all class

assignments (e.g., examinations, tests, projects, reports), by scheduled

due dates or accept penalties. If any problem arises regarding course

work or attendance, the student will be responsible for initiating contact

with the instructor;

o The responsibility for meeting degree requirements as provided in the

university catalog;

o 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;

o 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:


o The right to access the programs and services of the university without

regard to color, sex, race, age, disability, or national/ethnic origin;

o The right to receive counsel regarding financial aid sources and

implications of student debt repayment prior to incurring financial

obligation to the institution;

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

the university;


o The right to appeal decisions involving judicial or administrative action;

o The right to appeal decisions involving grades;

o The right to seek exceptions to program requirements or academic

policies by petition;


o 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;

o 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;

o The right to full disclosure of all expenses per semester prior to becoming

financially obligated to the institution;

o The right of access to campus crime statistics;

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

o The right to own intellectual property created in fulfillment of coursework