May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The statement of rights and responsibilities is designed to clarify those rights which students may expect to enjoy as members of the student body of a community college. It also defines the obligations which admission to the college places upon students.

Responsibilities and Rights

  1. Submitting 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 State Board for Community Colleges and the New River Community College Student Code of Conduct. College approval of that application, in turn, represents the extension of a privilege to join the college community (faculty, students, and administration) and to remain a part of it so long as the student meets the required academic and behavior standards of the college.
  2. All students are guaranteed the privilege of exercising their rights without fear or prejudice. Such rights include the following:
    1. Students are free to pursue their educational goals through appropriate opportunities for learning in the classroom and on campus provided by the college through its curricular offerings.
    2. No disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon any student without due process.
    3. Free inquiry, expressions, and assembly are guaranteed to all students provided their actions do not interfere with the rights of others or the safe and effective operation of the institution.
    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.