Expectations of Students

Student Rights and Responsibilities

  1. The student has the RIGHT to an advisor and has the RESPONSIBILITY to learn the name and office location of the advisor early in their first semester.
  2. The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to schedule appointments with his/her advisor and to keep them. If the student finds that it is not possible to keep the scheduled appointment, the student will notify the advisor before the appointed time.
  3. The student has the RIGHT to expect his/her advisor to thoroughly understand the university’s structure and its academic policies on such things as registration, add/drop, withdrawal, payment options, and academic grievances.
  4. The student has the RIGHT to expect his/her advisor will be familiar with the variety of degree offerings, the procedure for referral to and the types of support services available.
  5. The student has the RESPONSIBILITY for decisions made. The student will seek assistance with the decisions to be made rather than expect the advisor to make the decisions.
  6. The student has the RIGHT to expect his/her advisor to help plan a program of study, designed through personal interaction between the student and the advisor, which reflects the student’s academic background, course prerequisites, and educational goals.
  7. The student has the RIGHT to expect the advisor to create an atmosphere of openness, caring and concern so meaningful communication and trust can occur.
  8. The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to consult with his/her advisor on a regular basis, when in academic difficulty, prior to changing majors, prior to making changes in an approved schedule, transferring to another college, or withdrawing from college.
  9. The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to follow through with appropriate action after the advising session
  10. The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to seek reassignment to a new advisor if differences between the advisor and student should develop.