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URI Student Conduct

University Student Handbook

Statement of Students' Rights

  • Students have the right to freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of inquiry and peaceful assembly.
  • Students have the right to respect and human dignity, and to a learning environment free of disruption and intimidation.
  • Students have the right to freedom from harassment, hazing, and any form of illegal discrimination.
  • Students have the right to respect for their property.
  • Students have the right to redress through a grievance procedure.
  • Students have the right to personal privacy and protection against improper disclosure.
  • Students have the right to be represented in university decision-making and policy-forming bodies and the right to be duly informed of proposed changes to student responsibilities and academic policies.
  • Students have the right to know grading criteria and to know graduation rates.
  • Students have the right to know statistics concerning crime on and around campus.
  • Students have the right to consult with the attorney hired by the Student Senate to provide legal advice (but not legal representation).