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Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities2

Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities2

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The rights of students were previously spread over a broad array of university policies and lacked a single platform where students could easily find them. Student Government released the “Student Rights: From the Classroom to the Quad” report in November 2013 that highlights a need for a concise statement of student rights. In April of 2014, AUSG released the final statement.

This document is not a policy in itself but a guide to the rights that students already have at AU.
The rights of students were previously spread over a broad array of university policies and lacked a single platform where students could easily find them. Student Government released the “Student Rights: From the Classroom to the Quad” report in November 2013 that highlights a need for a concise statement of student rights. In April of 2014, AUSG released the final statement.

This document is not a policy in itself but a guide to the rights that students already have at AU.

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GUIDE TO STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
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 You have the right to have a fair and understandable student conduct code.
 American University Student Conduct Code
outlines responsibilities and rights, scope of authority, violations of law and university regulations, definitions, prohibited conduct, standards of classroom behavior, parameters for student groups and organizations, interim suspension, conduct council, advisors, standards of due process, procedures for case resolution, procedures for disciplinary conferences, procedures for disciplinary hearings, sanctions, appeals, disciplinary records, and residence hall regulations.
Responsibility:
 You have the responsibility to be familiar with the provisions set forth in the
 American University Student Conduct 
 
Code
and to conduct yourself in accordance with its expectation
.
 
 You have the right to an honorable academic environment through academic integrity.
Scholarly Misconduct Policy
prohibits plagiarism, inappropriate collaborations, dishonesty in examinations (in class or take home), dishonesty in papers, work done for one course and submitted to another, fabrication of data, interference with other students’ or scholars’ work, bribes, favors, and threats, other academic misconduct, and violations adjudicated elsewhere.
Responsibility:
 You have the responsibility to act with integrity in the academic environment. You also have the responsibility to report actions that are prohibited by the Scholarly Misconduct Policy to a department chair, division director, university librarian, dean or other administrative official.
 You have the right to freedom of expression and dissent.
Freedom of Expression Guidelines
establish protections for freedom of expression for all members of the University community.
Responsibility:
 You have the responsibility not to deny or infringe on the rights of others.
 You have the right to a safe environment, free from violence and threats of violence.
Campus Violence Prevention Policy
prohibits individuals from engaging in violent or threatening behavior and retaliating against anyone who reports campus violence.
Responsibility:
 You have a responsibility not to tolerate, condone, or ignore any type of violence committed by or against members of the university.
 You have the right to be free from discrimination and retaliation.
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy 
 
prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) against any AU community member on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income,  veteran status, matriculation, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws.
Responsibility:
 You have a responsibility to treat all members of the AU community with dignity and respect. You also have the responsibility not to tolerate, condone, or ignore any type or acts of discrimination and sexual harassment.

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