Staff Policy D-602.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Champion

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Northwestern Michigan College is dedicated to creating an academic community which promotes intellectual inquiry, encourages vigorous discourse, and respects individual freedom and dignity. Civility, diversity of opinion, and freedom of expression are all valued as the necessary foundation of a healthy learning community. Students are integral members of this community and are expected to participate in sustaining its values.

Northwestern Michigan College and its students should be maintained as an inclusive academic community which supports excellence in teaching and learning, protects rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and assures members of the community a safe environment free from violence, intimidation, fraud, theft, and harassment. The responsibility for reaching these goals lies with each member of the College community.

The Vice President for Student Services and Technologies, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.

For further assistance, please contact:

Michigan Attorney General Office of Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 30213
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1110
Toll Free (877) 765-8388

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Initially adopted as D-402.00 June 1994
Revised August 1997
Revised October 1998
Revised July 1999
Reviewed without revision December 2003
Renumbered D-602.00 December 20, 2006
Reviewed without revision December 2, 2011
Revised June 30, 2015
Reviewed without revision March 14, 2024