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Policies Governing Students

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is charged with the primary responsibility of administering policies and procedures relating to students. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a copy of the Frank Phillips College Student Handbook from Student Central or the residential hall director and to understand all policies and procedures found therein.

Official Summons

Administrative officers of the College may request that a student come to discuss matters concerning records, financial affairs, conduct, educational programs, or other affairs. These requests are Official Summons. Failure to respond to an Official Summons may result in formal disciplinary action.

Standards of Student Conduct

Frank Phillips College students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As citizens, they enjoy the same freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition that other citizens enjoy, and as members of the academic community, they are subject to the obligations, which are theirs by virtue of this membership. The college expects its students to conduct themselves in such a way as to reflect upon the institution they represent. There are four basic standards of conduct required of all students:

1.They shall assume the obligations of performance and behavior imposed by the College      relevant to its lawful missions, process, and functions.

2.They shall adhere to laws and ordinances of the Nation, the State of Texas, and the      community in which they reside.

3.They shall conduct themselves peaceably in espousing changes they consider necessary.

4.They shall respect the rights and freedoms of others.

Specific violations which are contrary to these standards include, but are not limited to, the following: violations of civil laws, theft, possession of intoxicants, possession of narcotics or other drugs, excessive absences, scholastic dishonesty, disrespect for constituted authority, threat of any type to cause harm to another person, improper entrance into a residence hall, destruction of College property, hazing, unlawful assembly and other acts out of harmony with the ideals of the institution. Students who witness any violation of a college regulation must report it to a college official. Standards of conduct extend to off-campus activities sponsored by the College as well as other situations in which a student’s behavior is likely to have an adverse effect on the College or educational process.

Students are subject to federal, state, and local laws as well as College regulations and policies. A student is not entitled to greater immunities or privileges before the law than those enjoyed by other citizens generally.

Student Rights and Responsibilities


1.Students shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, speech, expression,      petition, and peaceful assembly as set forth in the United States Constitution.

2.Students have the right to equal treatment in all aspects of college life regardless of race,      color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or educational disabilities.

3.Students have the right to privacy according to the law and the right to give access to      personal information to a third party upon the written and documented request of the      student.

4.Students have the right to appeal disciplinary action through judicial hearings.

5.Students have the right to a quality education through competent instruction, fair      assessment, and prompt feedback.

6.Students have the right to be free from ridicule, discrimination, and harassment and the right      to express concerns regarding violations of these freedoms to the Vice President for      Academic Affairs or his/her designee.

7.Students have the right to appeal course grades through a fair and timely process.


1.Students have the responsibility of respecting the rights, freedoms, and property of other      students, faculty, staff, and administration.

2.Students have the responsibility to comply with College policies and local, state, and federal      laws.

3.Students have the responsibility to abstain from any activities that are disruptive to the      learning of other students. from one location to another. Students must also be willing to      communicate with other students from a remote location.

Student Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property, such as research papers, essays, inventions, discoveries, creations, and new technologies, conceived or first reduced to practice by a College District student as a coursework product shall be owned by the student. The College District shall not claim ownership over this intellectual property. 


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