B3002 Student Relationships

Policy Type: Board- Executive Limitations
Responsible: President
Related Policies: B2000, B2001, B2002, B2003
Linked Procedures: None
Related Laws: None
Related Standards: None
HLC Criterion: 1B3, 1C2, 1C3, 2A2, 3B3, 3C2, 3C3, 3C4, 3D

Policy Statement

The President shall create and sustain an environment that supports the achievement of the Board’s Strategic Outcomes. As such, the President shall create a climate where students feel safe and believe they are treated in a respectful, ethical, and equitable manner.

Without limiting the scope of the above statement by the following list, the President shall not:

  1. Permit students to be without reasonable protections against hazards or conditions that might threaten their health, safety or well-being.
  2. Allow students to be without current, enforced policies that minimize the potential for exposure to harassment, provide remedy for harassment situations, and provide methods for dealing with individuals who harass.
  3. Permit violation of student confidentiality and privacy, except where specific disclosure is required by legislation or regulation.
    • Use forms or procedures that elicit information for which there is no clear necessity.
    • Use methods of collecting, reviewing, storing, or transmitting student information that inadequately protect against improper access to personal information.
  4. Permit admission, registration, evaluation, or recognition processes that treat students unfairly.
  5. Permit unfair, inconsistent or untimely handling of student complaints.
    • Permit students to be without a process for registering a complaint or concern, including an appeal process, or to be uninformed of the process.
  6. Permit students to be uninformed of student rights and responsibilities, including expectations for student behavior, and the consequences of failure to adhere to the expectations.
  7. Retaliate against any student for non-disruptive expression of dissent.
  8. Permit decisions affecting students to be implemented without appropriate notification to students.
  9. Fail to periodically monitor student perception of their relationship to the institution and provide the Board with a summary of the results.


Change Log

Date of Change Description of Change Governance Unit
03-07-22 Initial Adoption Board of Trustees
06-15-23 Minor grammatical edits; Added monitoring expectations Board of Trustees