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unless specified otherwise in writing (All revenue generated or

compensation awarded through such intellectual property belongs to the



o The right to prevent disclosure of directory information or educational

records to a third party;

o The right to seek amendment of educational records;


o The right to be heard with regard to the formulation and improvement of

educational programs, policies, and services;

o The right to organize, to assemble, and to express opinions, subject to

established procedures;


o The right to know, in person when possible, the charges made against

him/her in any disciplinary procedure;

o The right to expect that two or more witnesses and/or corroborating

evidence support any accusation;

o The right to an appeal process if a student disagrees with disciplinary

measures assigned by a representative of the university;

o 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



o The right to bring formal complaints against the university through the

Student Appeal and Grievance Policy (see Section V);

o 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


o The right to notify the State Postsecondary Review Entity (SPRE) of

complaints related to the university’s management of the Title IV

programs, or regarding 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.

Approved by the CIU Board: May 4, 2007

* Please refer to Section V for a fuller explanation of certain student responsibilities

and the Student Life Judicial Process.