Student Rights Under College Policy and Procedure

Students’ rights under college policy and procedure include: 


  1. The right to educational programs that meet the learning outcomes of the class syllabus, to teaching consistent with those learning outcomes and to a learning environment that encourages the students’ engagement with their education.
  2. The right to be informed by the faculty/instructor near the beginning of each semester/course regarding requirements, evaluation procedures and evaluation criteria to be used, and the right to expect that those criteria be employed. 
  3. The right to take reasonable exception to the data and views offered in any course of study; the students are, however, responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled. 
  4. The right to be evaluated based solely on relevant academic criteria. 
  5. The right to request and receive timely assessment of their academic work by the faculty/instructor teaching the course. 
  6. The right to request and receive a reasonable and timely review of their grades by the faculty/instructor teaching the course. 
  7. The right to be informed of the correct procedures to apply for financial aid, attendance policy, types of aid available, how financial need is determined, criteria for awarding aid and how academic progress is determined and what has to be done to continue receiving financial aid. 
  8. The right to information under the Federal Campus Security Act (Clery Act) regarding annual disclosure of campus crime statistics and other security information. 
  9. The right to file a complaint. 
  10. The right to information about retention and completion in each of the academic programs. This information is available at the College Navigator website maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics,www.nces.ed.govThe availability of this information satisfies the federal disclosure requirement for this information. 
  11. The right to the outcome of any disciplinary hearing against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense, providing the student is the alleged victim of a violent crime or a non-forcible sex offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, Palm Beach State will provide results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.