Policies and Procedures
Academic Policies and Procedures
Academic Integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Academic integrity ensures that students obtain the highest benefit from their educational experience and their pursuit of knowledge. Violating the principle of academic integrity damages the reputation of the college and undermines its educational mission.
View the manual of academic policies and procedures.
Medical Amnesty (Good Samaritan) Policy
The health and safety of every student at the Rhode Island College is of utmost importance. Rhode Island College prioritizes the health and safety of the campus community. The College recognizes that in situations where students or their guests on campus face potentially dangerous medical emergencies due to alcohol consumption or drug use, fear of sanctions under the Alcohol and Drug Policies outlined in the Student Conduct Code may deter them from seeking necessary, life-‐saving medical attention. The Medical Amnesty policy seeks to encourage students to immediately seek assistance for themselves or others when dangerously intoxicated or impaired. A bystander acting in good faith, or a reporting individual acting in good faith, will not be subject to Rhode Island College’s code of conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the incident of violation.
Learn more about medical amnesty policy.
Sexual Violence and Relationship Misconduct Policy
It is the policy of Rhode Island College to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment, in any education program or activity pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be submitted to discrimination under any education program or activity received Federal financial assistance.” This prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex applies to all persons, including third parties.
Learn more about the Sexual Violence and Relationship Misconduct Policy.
Student Bill of Rights
Rhode Island College students possess and retain the inalienable rights granted to them by the United States Constitution. Attendance at Rhode Island College does not revoke any of these rights. This academic and social institution does not deny those rights to any student. The Rhode Island College Student Bill of Rights contains 13 articles outline these rights as well as student responsibilities.
Learn more about the student bill of rights.
Student Conduct Board
The Council of Rhode Island College created the Student Conduct Board, comprised of students, faculty, and administration. It has authority to establish, publish and implement procedures for adjudicating alleged misconduct by students.
Learn more about the Student Conduct Board.
Student Conduct Code
The Student Conduct Code serves as the basis for student conduct at Rhode Island College. All members of the campus community share a responsibility for maintaining and enhancing an environment guided by mutual respect, high standards of integrity, and reason. To that end, the College has established this Student Conduct Code, which outlines standards of behavior that promote the safety and welfare of the Rhode Island College Community. Rhode Island College expects that all students will abide by the policies of the College as well as state, local, and federal laws.
View the student conduct code.
The student handbook, published by the Office of Student Life, is an important guide to academic facilities and services, student organizations, academic policies and procedures, and rules on student conduct.
View the RIC Student Handbook.
If you require additional assistance please contact the Office of Student Life at 401-456‐8061 or