Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students of Chattahoochee Technical College are guaranteed all of the rights, privileges and freedoms granted to a citizen of the United States. In addition, they are entitled to an environment that is conducive to learning and individual growth. To this end, students enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College assume a citizen’s responsibility to abide by federal, state, and local laws. Violations of statutory laws, or of Chattahoochee Technical College student conduct regulations or other Technical College System of Georgia policies, rules and regulations may lead to disciplinary actions by Chattahoochee Technical College. These regulations do not deny any previously guaranteed rights and privileges, but ensure a pleasant educational environment for all Chattahoochee Technical College students.

Statement of Students Rights

Subject to respect for the rights of others, every student enjoys the assurance of the full exercise of those rights expressed in the Statement of Freedom of Expression, and are including, but not limited to, the following specific rights:

  • The right to engage in the free exchange of ideas.
  • The right to protest and to dissent in a peaceable manner and to join with others in other nonviolent forms of common action.
  • The right to complain of injustice and to bring grievances to the appropriate offices of the College without fear of retaliation.
  • The right to attend functions and to utilize College facilities, subject to prescribed rules.
  • The right to reasonable peace and quiet in academic facilities and to an atmosphere conducive to study.
  • The right to be free from harassment for reasons of one’s race, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, age, political affiliation and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
  • The same rights of privacy as any other person and students surrender none of these rights by becoming members of the academic community. This includes the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures.  Privacy for electronic communication is subject to the Student Computer Use Policy, the Internet Use Policy and the Wireless Access Policy.