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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities 

Student Rights and Responsibilities promotes and upholds concepts of integrity, civility, and accountability through a lens of community education and individual development.

Know Your Rights. Know Your Responsibilities.

As part of the Davenport University community, every student has rights and responsibilities. Once you have been admitted to Davenport, you are accountable for knowing and abiding by the Student Code of Conduct and other policies as outlined in the Student Catalog.

If You Violate the Student Code of Conduct

If your behavior is inconsistent with Davenport policy, whether the event occurs in or out of the classroom or on or off campus, the judicial process is initiated.

  • You will be notified through your Davenport email that a violation has been filed.
  • You will be invited to attend a hearing (with an individual judicial officer or a hearing council).
  • At the hearing, you will be able to discuss the charges and a determination will be made.
  • If you are found in violation, sanctions may be imposed on you.

What are Sanctions?

Sanctions are steps taken to ensure that no additional violations occur. Sanctions range from a formal warning or probation to suspension or dismissal, based on the severity of the violation. Specific, discretionary sanctions may be imposed (i.e. restoration following an act of vandalism) related to the violation.

What if I Disagree with a Determination?

Appeals must be filed in writing within three (3) business days after receipt of the written notification of decision and contain one of the following: (a) new relevant material evidence or information that could not have been discovered at the time of the hearing; (b) procedural error that can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the hearing; such as bias or errors in the interpretation of University policy; (c) the sanction(s) imposed were not appropriate for the violation.