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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.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

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

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.

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Student Rights:

Students at the University have the same rights and protections under the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan as other citizens. These rights include freedom of expression, press, religion, and assembly. The University has a long tradition of student activism and values freedom of expression, which includes voicing unpopular views and dissent. As members of the University community, students have the right to express their own views, but must also take responsibility for according the same right to others.

Students have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status, and as revised in the University of Michigan Nondiscrimination Policy. The University has a long-standing tradition of commitment to pluralistic education. Accordingly, the University, through this Statement, will not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of protected group status.

Students have the right to be protected from capricious decision-making by the University and to have access to University policies which affect them. The University has an enduring commitment to provide students with a balanced and fair system of dispute resolution. Accordingly, this Statement will not deprive students of the appropriate due process protections to which they are entitled. This Statement is one of the University’s administrative procedures and should not be equated with procedures used in civil or criminal court.

Student Responsibilities:

Students are responsible to live in accord with the principles and provisions of the Student Code of Conduct and University community. Students are also responsible for living within the Local, State and Federal legal guidelines. Students who choose to violate these responsibilities will be subject to due process under the guideline of Davenport University’s policies.

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