Student Responsibilities, Rights, and Freedoms

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the student to complete all course work and other University requirements for the selected major(s) and degree(s).

Student Rights and Freedoms

Mississippi Valley State University endorses academic freedom – freedom to teach, freedom to learn, freedom to think, freedom to speak, freedom to write, and freedom to publish. The institution also endorses citizenship freedoms including freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom to petition for redress of grievances.

The University seeks constructive changes and will work with the faculty and the Student Government Association in order to make necessary revisions in the programs and procedures of the institution. The University respects the rights of students to criticize, dissent, and protest. However, Mississippi Valley State University will not tolerate the use of either physical force or physical obstruction which infringes upon the freedom of others. This institution maintains that the rights and freedoms of students do not include the right to hamper and restrain the movement of others; to interfere with school operations including the conduct of classes and the performance of activities outside of school buildings; to disrupt school operations and office work; to obstruct movement into or through school buildings; to seize and occupy school buildings; and to injure persons or to damage or destroy property.