Expectations of Students
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to follow through with
appropriate action after the advising session
- The student has the RESPONSIBILITY to seek reassignment to a
new advisor if differences between the advisor and student should