STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This section describes the status of the College's students as members of the academic community. Each enrolling student has the right to expect the College to fulfill its educational responsibilities as effectively as its capacity and resources will permit. Correspondingly, the College must exercise the right to establish and maintain the standards of conduct, which will promote an atmosphere conducive to learning and meaningful individual development.
Since rights carry with them certain responsibilities, the following rights and responsibilities are for the institution as well as for students, and are set forth with accompanying procedures for implementation.
The following listing of basic rights is not intended to deny or limit the rights of students in any way. Rather, it is intended to focus special attention on the rights listed because of their importance in the educational process.
a. Non-discrimination Policy
In accordance with its established policy, the College does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures or practices against any person on the basis of national origin, race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Free inquiry, expression, and assembly are guaranteed to all students subject to the limitations of this document and other College relations and policies, which are consistent with the provisions of this document and the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus.
Students are free to pursue their educational goals; appropriate opportunities for learning shall be provided by the College.
The right of students to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures are guaranteed.
b. Student Union
On enrollment every student automatically becomes a member of the Student Union. The Union is governed by its own statutes and regulations.
The students need to pay a small fee every semester to cover the expenses of the Student Union activities.
c. Faculty Committees
Student representatives participate in the College Council and in the Academic, Administrative, Disciplinary, Appeals and Social Events Committees of the College.
In cases involving possible sanctions of suspension, or expulsion or action which may place limitations on the student's right to pursue the student's educational objective, the student shall receive prior notice of the nature and cause of the charges against the student, shall be informed of the nature and source of the evidence presented against the student, shall be entitled to a fair hearing before a regularly constituted board.
Students, as members of the College community, shall have the following responsibilities, which are inherent in the basic rights described above:
The student shall have the responsibility for maintaining standards of academic performance as established by the student's instructors.
The students shall be responsible for acting in such a manner as to ensure other students their basic rights as declared herein.
The student shall be responsible for any and all personal actions with respect to provisions of Cyprus law.
The student shall be responsible for conduct, which helps to create and maintain an academic atmosphere in which the rights, dignity, and worth of every individual in the College community are respected.
The student shall be responsible for paying all bills owed to the College in a timely fashion as prescribed by the College. Since registration is not complete until payment of all the tuition and all other fees are paid, students who fail to meet their financial obligations may have their registration cancelled; may be denied future registrations; and may have their grades and/or their transcripts withheld.
It is the responsibility of all organizations to encourage an atmosphere of learning, social responsibility, respect for human dignity and to provide positive influence and constructive development for members and aspiring members.
Any student whose cumulative G.P.A. falls bellow "C" or its equivalent (2.0 G.P.A.) is placed on probation. A student who remains on probationary status for two consecutive semesters faces possible dismissal from the College.
The College maintains a policy on academic ethics as part of its effort to maintain integrity in its academic process. Students must understand what academic integrity is and what most common violations are. Academic honesty should be a concern of the entire College community. Academic dishonesty involves acts, which may affect the integrity of the educational process at the College. Plagiarism and cheating are examples of academic dishonesty and are unacceptable. Plagiarism is presenting the work of somebody else as one's own. Cheating in examinations is giving or receiving unauthorized help before, during, or after examinations.
The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Admissions Director, takes disciplinary action in cases of proven academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism and unethical behavior.
Students who fail to comply with the rules and regulations of the College may subject themselves to sanctions ranging from failure in the assigned course in which the offence occurred to suspension or dismissal from the College.
The College reserves the right to dismiss a student without making definite changes whenever, in the judgment of the Officers of the College, such action seems advisable. No tuition will be refunded for absence or dismissal from the College.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS
The College regards the student's academic record as a matter of confidence between the student and the College. The contents of the academic record may be revealed only after written permission of the student's parent/legal guardian. Faculty and administrative officers of the College, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the student and government agencies may be provided with a student's transcript without their consent.
CHANGE OF NAME, ADDRESS OR MAJOR
It is the responsibility of every student to notify the Registrar's Office of any changes in name, address or major. In case of a change of major the student must get approval from his/her advisor.