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Student Conduct Board
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.
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 OASIS. For more information, please see the Records Office statement on FERPA.