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Student Rights & Responsibilities

 

 

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Rights

The right as citizens.  Students have the right to enjoy the same freedoms as are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and to expect an education of the highest quality.

The right to speak on University property provided that his/her behavior does not infringe on the rights of others as further defined in the University policy on time, place, and manner of meetings, assemblies, and demonstrations.

The right of freedom to hear and participate in dialogue and to examine diverse views and ideas.

The right to participate in all areas and activities of the university, free from any form of discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

The right to engage, either individually or in association with others, in off-campus activities, exercising rights as a citizen. When so engaged, in a context in which the participant is identified as a student, there exists a responsibility to make clear that the student does not represent the University.

The right of due process in the disciplinary procedure in accordance with rules of procedures prescribed in the Code of Student Conduct.

 

Responsibilities

The responsibility of assuming the consequences of one’s own actions.

The responsibility to insure that no student organization, constitution or other organizational document includes discriminatory clauses pertaining to race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

The responsibility to respect the rights and property of others, including other students, the faculty and the administration.

The responsibility to recognize that student actions reflect upon the individuals involved and upon the entire university community.

The responsibility for knowledge of and observance of established University policies presented in official University publications.

 

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 Last Modified 10/23/14