The Bill of Rights
1. Right of Access to Higher Education
- All students of this Institution have the right to
seek knowledge. This right cannot be denied without
2. Right of Fair Academic Evaluation
- Students have the right to fair academic evaluation.
However, at the same time, the students must maintain
the requirements of the instructors. These requirements
must be explicitly stated in advance.
- Grade Appeal - Should a student feel s/he is being
unjustly evaluated, s/he should attempt to consult
with the involved instructor. If the situation
is not resolved, the student should consult with the
department chairman, if the chairman is not the instructor
involved. If all such attempts fail, the student
should consult with the Vice President of Academic
Affairs. In keeping with Board of Regents' Policy,
students may submit a final appeal to the President
of the College.
3. Right to Confidentiality of Student's Records
- Students have the right to expect that their records
will be kept confidential except in cases in which records
are specifically called for as stated in the Bainbridge
College Catalog and in the Family Rights and Privacy
Act found in this handbook.
4. Right of Student Participation in the Formulation
of Institutional Policy
Students have the freedom to express views
on issues of institutional policy and have the right
to participate in the formulation of institutional policy.
All suggestions or questions should be directed through
the SGA President.
5. Right of Students Concerning Student Discipline
and Conduct - Students are free from punishment
by lowering of academic evaluations for nonacademic
violations. When charged with misconduct, the
student has the right to choose a hearing before the
Discipline Committee of Bainbridge College or the Vice
President of Student Affairs. The decision reached
as a result of the hearing by either the Vice President
of Student Affairs or the Discipline Committee is final
unless the student wishes to utilize his right to appeal
to the President of the College. In turn, the
decision of the President can be appealed to the Board
6. Right to Inquiry and Expression
- Students have the freedom to examine and to discuss
all issues of interest and to express opinions publicly
and privately, so long as these expressions of opinion
do not violate state law or policy for the Board of
Regents of the University System of Georgia. For a permit
to demonstrate, contact the Vice President of Student
- Peaceful Assembly of Students
- The freedom to organize peacefully in groups is
recognized by Bainbridge College.
- Picketing and Petitioning
- Students have the right to picket peacefully or
petition those issues or regulations to which they
object or seek to have implemented.
- Circulation of Literature
- The right of students to circulate literature on
campus is recognized.
- Right to Student Organizations
- The students have the freedom to join organizations
or create organizations following the guidelines provided
by the Bainbridge College Student Governing Council.
- Freedom of Press -
The right of students to print their opinions on subjects
and issues is to be upheld.
- Freedom of Speech
- The right of students to speak on issues of importance