All student members of the College of the Holy Cross community
have certain rights. These include:
The right to express opinion, which includes the right to state
agreement or disagreement with the opinions of others and
the right to an appropriate forum for the expression of opinion.
In order to preserve and guarantee the students of Centre College those conditions which are
indispensable to the full achievement of the objectives of higher education in a free democratic
society, the student body of the College holds the following rights essential to the complete
development of the student as an individual and to the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities
as a citizen of that society: … The right of every student to exercise his/her full rights as a citizen in forming
and participating in campus, local, national, or international organizations for intellectual,
religious, social, political, economic, or cultural purposes, and to publish and/or determine
his/her views and those of his/her organization on campus.
The University of Virginia is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. The University is committed to supporting the exercise of any right guaranteed to individuals by the Constitution and the Code of Virginia and to educating students relative to their responsibilities.
With the approval of the Board of Trustees, the University affirms the following student rights and
privileges: … To engage in discussion, to make inquiries, to exchange thought and opinion, to publish and exchange
findings and recommendations, to speak, write, or print freely on any subject, and to sponsor speakers
of their choice, in accordance with the guarantees of our Federal and State Constitutions, subject only
to the right of the University to make reasonable rules and regulations related thereto.
An academic community exists for the communication of knowledge and for the development of creativity and critical judgment in a sustained and independent search for truth. Lock Haven University supports the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students and the general well-being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals.
Students have the right to assume and expect:
That race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or veteran status shall not be used in a derogatory manner in the classroom.
St. Mary’s College recognizes its responsibility to provide an environment conducive
to free inquiry and free expression, and to encourage fair and just relationships among the members of the College community…
Students, as members of the College community, shall have certain rights. These
rights shall include the freedom to pursue educational goals, the freedom of expression and
inquiry, the right to privacy and confidentiality of records, and the right to due process as established in the Code of Student Conduct.
1. The rights of students are to be respected. These rights include respect for personal feelings, freedom from indignity of any type, freedom from control by any person except as may be in accord with published rules of the academic institutions, and conditions allowing them to make the best use of their time and talents toward the objectives which brought them to the institutions. No officer or student, regardless of position or rank, shall violate those rights; no custom, tradition or rule in conflict will be allowed to prevail.
2. Students are expected at all times to recognize constituted authority, to conform to the ordinary rules of good conduct, to be truthful, to respect the rights of others, to protect private and public property, and to make the best use of their time toward an education.
The right of freedom of speech and assembly subject to requirements for the
maintenance of order and the protection of the rights of others.