In healthy communities organized along democratic principles, participants recognize rights as well as responsibilities. This section of the catalog outlines certain rights and responsibilities as they apply to students. It opens with a discussion of Cincinnati State’s embrace of a broad statement of Student Rights and Freedoms, then moves to specific legal rights that are detailed in state and federal law involving privacy and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and the like. It also discusses a student’s right to be free from sexual harassment, and to enjoy a drug-free environment. The section on responsibilities deals mainly with the Student Code of Conduct, the College’s policy on responsible use of information technology and peer-to-peer file sharing, and the College’s policy on such matters as weapons and alcohol on campus.
The College’s policy on Academic Integrity is covered in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.