Student Code of Conduct

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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. Criminal activity occurring on campus will normally be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

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Student Handbook

View or print the RIC Student handbook below. 

Student Conduct Board

Overview & Mission

Rhode Island College is an academic community, dedicated to the advancement of learning. As such, it has a special purpose and only those activities, which are reasonably related to the achievement of that purpose are proper. The members of this community freely associate themselves with it, and in doing so, affirm their commitment to a philosophy of mutual tolerance and respect.

The Council of Rhode Island College created the Student Conduct Board, composed of students, faculty and administration. It has authority to establish, publish and implement procedures for adjudicating alleged misconduct by students. It is further authorized to hear and adjudicate charges against individual students and student organizations. It has original jurisdiction for all cases but is permitted to delegate responsibility to other persons and bodies. In fact, most cases will be heard by others under the delegation and the Board will serve as the final campus appeal Board, subject only to the legal authority of the president. Details regarding the composition and authority can be found in Article IX of the Charter of the Council of Rhode Island College in the College Handbook.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal regulation that protects the privacy of student education records. Once a student reaches age 18 OR attends a school beyond high school (which means all students at RIC), the parent no longer has right of access to education records unless the student has signed a waiver. New students are offered the waiver option at orientation, and waiver forms are available in Academic Support and Resources. ​​

Membership

  1. Four faculty members, appointed by the Committee on Committees for staggered two-year terms
     
  2. One undergraduate student, appointed by the Student Community Government to serve for a one-year term
     
  3. One graduate student, appointed by the Graduate Committee
     
  4. One administrator appointed by the President of the college
     
  5. The Committee on Committees and the President shall endeavor to ensure that both men and women are reasonably represented.

Current Members

Faculty 

  • Patricia Molloy (chair)
  • Mark Motte
  • Danielle Shields
  • Lisa Connelly (alternate)

Staff

  • Joise Garzon
  • Christopher Higgins

Graduate Students

  • Brianna Dixon

Undergraduate Students 

  • TBA