SUU students maintain all the rights and privileges granted to them by the the laws of the United States and the State of Utah. This includes the administrative rules and regulations established pursuant to state and federal statutes and codes. Southern Utah University's policies and procedures comply with these laws.

Although not comprehensive, the following list of rights has been created by the University to help students identify those rights most commonly incorporated in University policies and procedures:

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom to Assemble and Associate
  • Freedom from Discrimination & Harassment
  • Fair and Consistent Treatment
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Participation in Institutional Governance
  • Reasonable Educational Accommodations

Brief explanations of these rights can be reviewed within the Handbook. Students are expected to be familiar with these rights so they can engage in articulate, informed and respectful self-advocacy. When advocating for themselves, students should take care to avoid characterizing their interests, desires, or wants as rights. Furthermore, students should be aware that the best way for them to exercise and protect their rights is to act responsibly.

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