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: 1B31B3 The institution engages with its external constituencies and responds to their needs as its mission and capacity allow., 1C21C2 The institution’s processes and activities demonstrate inclusive and equitable treatment of diverse populations., 1C31C3 The institution fosters a climate of respect among all students, faculty, staff and administrators from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives., 2A22A2 The institution operates with integrity in its financial, academic, human resources and auxiliary functions., 3B33B3 The education offered by the institution recognizes the human and cultural diversity and provides students with growth opportunities and lifelong skills to live and work in a multicultural world., 3C23C2 The institution has sufficient numbers and continuity of faculty members to carry out both the classroom and the non-classroom roles of faculty, including oversight of the curriculum and expectations for student performance, assessment of student learning, and establishment of academic credentials for instructional staff., 3C33C3 All instructors are appropriately qualified, including those in dual credit, contractual and consortial offerings., 3C43C4 Instructors are evaluated regularly in accordance with established institutional policies and procedures., 3D3D The institution provides support for student learning and resources for effective teaching.

B3002 Student Relationships PDF

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