Section 3: Programs
The institution publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community.
Western Texas College publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities. Board Policy 6123 describes student responsibilities, which are also published in the Student Handbook, which is distributed to students when they register and made available at the WTC web site.
Student conduct is addressed on page 30 of the Western Texas College Catalog and on page 10 in the Student Handbook. As stated in the Student Handbook, “WTC students are subject to the same federal, state, and local laws as non-students. As a member of the college community, they are also subject to the rules and regulations of the college.” The privileges and responsibilities are to be exercised within the framework of the College. As noted in the analysis of Federal Requirement 4.5, the College must assure due process and define an appeal processes when students are accused of misconduct for which they are subject to disciplinary action (Student Handbook, p. 16). This process is in keeping with Administrative Policy 6109.2 and is implemented by the Dean of Student Services. Statements of student rights and responsibilities are made available to students via the Student Handbook.