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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
DMACC Policies and Procedures
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ES4615 - Student Rights




Master List Section: Student Services

  1. Institutional Regulations

    The Board of Directors of DMACC confers upon the staff the power to invoke sanctions and promulgate rules to protect the educational processes and the rights of individual students and staff.
  2. Procedure
    1. Student Rights
      1. Students at Des Moines Area Community College are guaranteed those rights and freedoms contained in the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of Iowa, consistent with quasi-judicial decisions pertaining to educational bodies. More particularly, students are guaranteed their constitutional right to due process. Due process is the procedure which grants persons the right to address college actions as outlined below.
      2. All DMACC students have the right to be evaluated in the classroom on the basis of satisfactory progress, academic achievement, and fulfillment of educational requirements, with freedom of expression protected and respected. All DMACC students have the right to obtain clear statements of their academic obligations and responsibilities. A student will have the right to appeal through the established college procedures any action brought or taken by the college against the student which can reasonably be expected to affect the student’s status within the college. Students may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or, to the extent covered by law, veteran status.
      3. Individuals who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against may file a complaint through the college discrimination complaint procedures. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, the campus Provost’s office, or the Affirmative Action Officer.

Cross Reference:
SA 501 - Nondiscrimination - Students  

SA 511 - Student Conduct  

SA 515 - Campus Crime/Sexual Abuse  

Adopted: April 1, 2014
April 1, 2014

May 10, 2022 - Added cross-reference to SA Policy 501.

May 11, 2022 - Added cross-reference to SA Policy 511.

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