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Student Handbook - Student Rights and Responsibilities - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

Participation of Lake Land College students in activities of citizenship is complementary to participation in the academic program.  Participation by members of the student body in social processes must be within the context of order delineated, in part, by civil and institutional regulations and, in part, by concern for the welfare of the College and the community served. Within the limitations described, Lake Land College students have the right to:

  1. Express their views individually or through the Student Government Association regarding policy matters.
  2. Appeal the evaluation of their academic work and/or penalties administered by the College through established procedures.
  3. Learn in an environment free from harassment and discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or civil union status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any basis of discrimination precluded by applicable federal and state statutes.
  4. Inspect and review their official education records as maintained by the Office of Admissions and Records and ask for a hearing to challenge and amend the content of the record because the information contained within the record is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s right to privacy

Students, as members of the academic community, have certain rights as consumers of the educational programs and services offered by the College.  Faculty and the Board of Trustees at Lake Land College affirm these rights through established duties and responsibilities for faculty, which are included in Board Policy 05.02.07.

Student Responsibilities

Students, as members of the academic community, are expected and required to observe certain standards of behavior and adhere to the Lake Land College Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Code.  As citizens, students also have a responsibility to know and obey the laws of the United States, the State of Illinois, and local government.

Conditions of Enrollment

As a condition of enrollment, students are:

  1. Required to report any change in their legal address at the beginning of each enrollment period to the Admissions and Records Office.
  2. Responsible for all fees, textbooks, fines, LRC materials, or other financial obligations which they have incurred. Failure to comply may result in termination of enrollment, and/or a block against future registration and the release of grades, diploma or transcript.
  3. Responsible for registering correctly and reviewing their course selections and section numbers, checking for time conflicts, and ensuring compliance with prerequisites, and degree and certificate requirements.
  4. Responsible for all personal property, tools and equipment left in or on Lake Land College property.   

Board Policy 07.28 - Revised May 8, 2013

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