Student Bill of Rights
Updated: September 2021
It is the policy of Maine Media Workshops + College that each student shall be guaranteed the following rights and freedoms; enumeration of the rights or registration at Maine Media Workshops + College shall in no manner be construed to nullify or limit any other constitutional or legal rights or freedoms possessed by students as citizens or residents of the United States or the State of Maine:
- The right to participate freely in Maine Media Workshops + College-sponsored services and activities without discrimination based on any classifications that deprive the person of consideration as an individual.
- The right to obtain a clear statement of basic rights, obligations, and responsibilities concerning both academic and nonacademic student conduct.
- The right to be evaluated in the classroom solely on the basis of academic achievement and fulfillment of educational requirements with freedom of expression protected and respected.
- The right to organize and join associations in order to promote common interests.
- The right of protection from the creation and maintenance by Maine Media of records specifically reflecting the student’s beliefs or their political activities and associations, and the right of assurance that only the names of organizational representatives and the organization’s financial status be included as part of the public record of student organizations maintained by the Maine Media Workshops + College.
- Consistent with federal and state laws, the general right of protection from the release of non-directory information to persons outside the Maine Media community of academic, organizational, and disciplinary records without the express consent of the student or a court order.
- The right to petition for changes in either academic or nonacademic regulations, procedures, or practices.
- The right to be represented by a democratic student government.
- The right to have clearly defined means to participate in the formulation and application of institutional policy affecting both academic and nonacademic student affairs. The student’s participation shall include the right to gain access to information, to express views, and to have these views considered.
- The right of protection from the placement of non-Maine Media financial obligations on the student’s Maine Media account without the express consent of the student.
- The right to be free from disciplinary action by Maine Media for misconduct except under reasonable rules which have as their substantive basis the protection of some clear and distinct interest of Maine Media as an academic institution.
- The right to due process in any action brought or taken by Maine Media Workshops + College against the student which can reasonably be expected to affect the student’s status with Maine Media or any of its constituent parts or agencies.
- The right to protection from ex post facto regulations