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 students academic background, course prerequisites, and educational goals.
- 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 develop.