Student Handbook

Student Code of Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

Student freedoms and rights include, but are not limited to:

  • Freedom of inquiry, speech, and assembly.
  • Freedom from threats.
  • Freedom from acts of violence.
  • Freedom from unfair or obscene treatment from others.
  • Freedom from interference from others in an unreasonable and unauthorized manner while in class, activities, and public events.
  • Freedom from theft and willful destruction of personal property.
  • Right to study and to learn in an atmosphere of academic freedom.
  • Right to procedural due process in the University student conduct process.
  • Right to be governed by justifiable academic regulations.
  • Right to be informed of the regulations and standards for academic and social conduct, and graduation requirements of the University.
  • Right to petition for redress of grievances, academic, and non-academic.
  • Right to be informed in writing of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. 

Student Responsibilities

Each student has the responsibility:

  • To respect others’ rights, their property, and University property.
  • To recognize that one’s choices and actions reflect upon self and the University community.
  • To recognize the University has a duty to provide safe environments that are conducive to learning and inquiry.
  • To be fully acquainted with University policies and procedures, including the Student Code of Conduct.
  • To adhere to the academic requirements determined by individual faculty, the colleges and schools, and St. Cloud State University.