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3.9.1

Student Affairs and Services: Student rights
The institution publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community.

Judgment
  Compliant      Non-Compliant      Not Applicable

Narrative

Morehouse College provides a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities. The student rights are comprehensive and provided for the campus community.

Morehouse College claims certain foundational principles upon which its entire existence stands. These include an appreciation for the ideals of justice, equality, democracy, liberation, the humane treatment of all people and the development of the spiritual self and community. Although these standards defy most tools of quantitative measurement, they serve as prime motivators for most of what is done at the College.

Morehouse College’s Student Rights and Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Morehouse College is a private institution committed to equal opportunity and basic human rights for all students. Morehouse College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
  • Every student has the right to view educational records as required according to FERPA.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that a student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
  • Student Conduct will provide a fair hearing for all parties involved in an incident that may have resulted in a violation of the student conduct code.
  • Any students subject to judicial action have a right to have their violation(s) reviewed by the following: (a) honor and conduct review board; (b) college judicial committee; or (c) administrative as deemed appropriate.
  • All students shall be presented their accused accusation in written form. A time shall be set for a hearing, not less than five nor more than fifteen calendar days after the student has been notified. Maximum time limits for scheduling of hearings may be extended at the discretion of the Student Conduct administrator or designee.
  • Students subject to suspension or dismissal may submit an appeal, in writing, to the Student Conduct administrator within four (4) business days after they are notified of the decision and sanction imposed.
  • Generally, the College jurisdiction and discipline shall apply to conduct which occurs on College premises or which adversely affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Students and student organizations will be considered for disciplinary action whenever violations are committed on College property. Whenever conduct violates both the law and guidelines found in this document, disciplinary action may be taken by the College irrespective of and separate from action taken by civil authorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Morehouse is an academic community. All members of the community are expected to abide by ethical standards both in their conduct and in their exercise of responsibilities toward other members of the community. The Morehouse College Policy on Academic Integrity establishes the basis for academic standards at the College and the procedures for handling violations. The policy is based on an understanding that actions in this regard should serve both an educational and disciplinary function.
  • The College expects students to understand and adhere to basic standards of honesty and academic integrity.
  • The College has expectations that each Morehouse Student will exhibit the qualities of integrity, leadership, tolerance, respect for property, and compliance of all the rules and regulations.
  • The College expects that each Morehouse Student will comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
  • The College expects that each Morehouse Student will refrain from abusive and sexual misconduct.

To ensure that students are aware of their student rights and responsibilities, copies of the Student Handbook are distributed to students and maintained online via the College's intranet, Tigernet.

 
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