Statement on Student Rights

The Blue Ridge Community College Statement of Values is based upon respect for the dignity and worth of individuals within the campus community. Further, the College community welcomes diversity of ideas, intellectual debate, and the learning thereby engendered. Blue Ridge Community College strives for an environment which promotes these values and believes that, as members of the college community, each student contributes to uphold them. Therefore, the College clearly presents student rights and an Honor Code along with disciplinary and appeal procedures to ensure that all members of the college community may benefit from the promotion of these values.

Student Rights

  1. Students are free to pursue their educational goals so long as they meet the academic and behavioral standards of the College. The College shall provide appropriate opportunities for learning within the scope of its mission and resources.
  2. Students have the right to fair treatment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, political affiliation, religion, or disability.
  3. Students have a right to limited procedural due process in disciplinary and grievance matters.
  4. The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, SEC. 438, PUB L. 90-247, as amended provides protection for the privacy of student educational records. Copies of FERPA are available for review in the College Admissions and Records Office.
  5. Students are guaranteed the right to free inquiry, expression and assembly, provided they do not interfere with the rights of others or with the effective operation of the College.