I. The following particular rights of the student are recognized as among those which the University has a duty to foster and protect:

  1. The right to pursue educational, recreational, social, religious, cultural, and residential activities.
  2. The right to maintenance of a campus environment characterized by safety and good order.
  3. The right to organize, join, and maintain membership in associations to promote lawful interests the student holds in common with other students, subject to reasonable and non-discriminatory University regulations.
  4. The equal right with others to appropriate available services of the faculty, administrative offices, and counseling agencies of the University.
  5. The right to fair and impartial evaluation of the student’s academic work.
  6. The right to have complete and accurate records kept by the University of the student’s own academic performance and equally accurate records of fellow students with whom he or she is compared for grading and awarding of degrees.
  7. The right through the Student Government Association to voice his or her opinion and to participate in the formulation of regulations affecting student affairs.
  8. The right within lawful bounds, individually and in association with others, to express dissent, to protest, to petition for redress of grievances, or to demonstrate in support of or against University, city, state, or national policy in a manner not infringing on the rights of others, but subject to the condition that demonstrations staged on campus or University-controlled property must conform to University regulations concerning prior notice of time, place, and purpose filed by persons who acknowledge responsibility for leadership of the activity in question.
  9. The right to have the University maintain and protect the confidential status of the student’s academic conduct and counseling records. Except under legal compulsion, information contained in such records, with the exception of the student’s name, mailing address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, will not be released to agencies outside the University without written consent of the student. The student shall specify what categories, if any, of his or her records are excluded from such permission; otherwise the permission will be deemed to be general. If the permission is limited, this fact may be noted on the release. Recognition of this right of confidence shall not, however, infringe on the right of an individual to express his or her unofficial personal judgment within a professional framework as to the ability and character of a student based on personal knowledge and the public reputation the student has made for himself or herself in the University community. A copy of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may be requested through the Division of Student Affairs.