Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights

  • be treated with respect and consideration.
  • confidentiality of information provided or obtained during the advising/counseling process, within the limits described in the policy statement.
  • information about your advisor's/counselor's credentials and training.
  • ask questions about any procedures used during counseling; if you wish, the advisor/counselor will explain his/her usual approach and methods to you.
  • discuss with your advisor/counselor any concerns or dissatisfactions you have about your advising/counseling experience.
  • review your file with a advisor/counselor.
  • see a second advisor/counselor if you wish to obtain an additional opinion or believe you would work better with another person.
  • obtain a referral to other appropriate services, when you cannot be seen by a college advisor/counselor or when our services are not appropriate to your concerns.
  • stop advising/counseling at any point. We encourage you to discuss with your advisor/counselor your reasons for wanting to stop; however, the decision is yours.
  • report a grievance to the Vice-president of Student Services if you believe your counselor has violated your rights or has behaved unethically.

Students Responsibilities

  • treating the Advising & Counseling Center Staff with respect and consideration.
  • understanding your advisor's/counselor's credentials and training to your satisfaction.
  • understanding the advising/counseling process to your own satisfaction. If you do not understand any part of the process, please discuss this with your advisor/counselor.
  • being honest and direct about your advising/counseling experience.
  • keeping appointments. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify the Advising & Counseling Secretary.
  • reporting any grievance you may have without undue delay.