Student Rights and Responsibilites

As a student of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs you have the responsibility to:
  1. Check your UCCS email daily. Important messages from offices and professors are sent through this as an official means of communication. Failure to read emails does not mean that you are not responsible for the information contained within.
  2. Comply with the Student Code of Conduct. The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to maintain the general welfare of the university community. The university strives to make the campus community a place of study, work, and residence where people are treated, and treat one another, with respect and courtesy. The university views the student conduct process as a learning experience that can result in growth and personal understanding of one's responsibilities and privileges within both the university community and the greater community. All students must follow these standards. Students who violate these standards will be subject to the UCCS conduct process and associated sanctions. These procedures are designed to provide fairness to all who are involved in the conduct process. This policy should not be construed, and will not be enacted, to deny any student the right to free speech and expression.
  3. Respond to faculty and staff in a professional manner. OMG, BFF, LOL, and more might be alright when you're texting, but it's not okay when you're writing emails to UCCS employees. This is the same for writing papers.
  4. Complete assignments, tests, and projects with academic integrity. In a nutshell, don't cheat. Don't go on the internet and find someone else's paper and copy from it. Don't plagiarize someone else's work. Don't look off your classmate's paper. It's not helping you learn anything if you're not doing it yourself. It hurts you the most if you do not know the material you are expected to learn in your classes.
  5. Pay your bill. It is not your parent's, friend's, guardian's, etc. responsibility to ensure that your bill has been paid. No matter where the money is coming from, it is up to you to make sure that the university receives payment. You will never be mailed a paper bill. Your balance will be posted on your account online. You will need to login to check how much is due and when it is due. If you have any questions contact the Bursar's Office at 719-255-3391 or visit their website.
As a student of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs you have the right to:
  1. A safe and secure environment in which you can work, study, and have fun. If you feel uncomfortable or are being harassed talk with the Office of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination (719-255-4324) or someone you trust. If you feel unsafe talk with Public Safety (719-255-3111).
  2. Learn. This is why you are attending UCCS and you have the right to do this. If you need assistance with a disability visit the Disability Services and Testing Center. If you need assistance with test-taking or studying smarter, not harder talk with the First Year Experience Office.
  3. Participate in clubs and organizations on campus. As a student you have access to a variety of groups and events that go on year-round. You have the right to attend these events, unless you are given notification that this right has been suspended.