CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

6 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook Statement on Student Rights Nova Southeastern University, as a community of women and men, is committed to furthering scholarship, academic pursuits, and service to our society. As an institution, our purpose is to ensure all students an equal opportunity to fulfill their intellectual potential through pursuit of the highest standards of academic excellence. Nova Southeastern University students enjoy the right to learn, both within and outside of the classroom, in an environment that is free from discrimination based on the University Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy included below. While it is not possible to address all eventualities, it is important that rights of Nova Southeastern students be embraced by the community and observed in the spirit of the university’s mission. These rights include, but are not limited to, • the right to scrupulous respect for the equal rights and dignity of others • the right to be treated equally in academic and social settings • the right to live and/or attend classes in a physically safe environment • the expectation of a positive living/learning environment • the right to hold other students accountable to the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility • the rights of personal and intellectual freedom which are fundamental to the idea of a university • the right of dedication to the scholarly and educational purposes of the university • the right to participate in promoting and ensuring the academic quality and credibility of the institution. • the right to provide service to our community and beyond • the right to engage in service opportunities that enhance learning outcomes, both on and off campus • the right to associate with student organizations of one’s own choosing University Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy Consistent with all federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and/or local ordinances (e.g., Title VII, Title VI, Title III, Title II, Rehab Act, ADA, Title IX, and the Florida Civil Rights Act), it is the policy of Nova Southeastern University not to engage in any discrimination or harassment against any individuals because of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or political beliefs