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Student Rights and Responsibilities


Freedom of speech, expression, and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission and purposes of Granite State College. Our educational mission is founded on the bedrock principles of supporting a robust exchange of ideas and protecting academic freedom. The College recognizes that free inquiry and free expression are indispensable components in the examination of ideas. Students, faculty, and staff are free to express their views, individually or in organized groups, orally or in writing, on any topic, subject only to rules necessary to preserve the equal rights of others and the functions of normal College operations. The College will not discriminate on the basis of the political, religious, philosophical, ideological, or academic viewpoint expressed by any person.

Last Modified on 4/5/2021



To benefit most from their educational experience, students at Granite State College have the right to expect from the College:

  • Academic experiences that provide opportunities for intellectual and personal growth and promote the standards of academic integrity.
  • Faculty and staff who are knowledgeable in their fields, effective in helping students learn, and diligent in providing appropriate and timely academic feedback.
  • Faculty and staff who treat them with respect.
  • A curriculum that broadly educates, encourages critical thinking, and promotes proficiency in a specific field.
  • A variety of services which support academic and personal growth.
  • A safe and healthy learning environment.
  • An equitable and consistent enforcement of College policies with due consideration of the rights of all members of the College community.


Students should understand that their behavior has consequences for themselves and others. Students have a responsibility to:

  • Take learning seriously: attend class, be prepared, participate in discussions, ask questions, and complete assignments on time.
  • Treat faculty, staff, and fellow students with respect.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the College and the larger community.
  • Protect and preserve intellectual and physical property belonging to others and the College.
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with the College policies as outlined in the Student Handbook, College Catalog, and course syllabi.

To ensure access to the rights listed above, all students must honor their responsibilities and behave in accordance with the expectations stated above.


Questions regarding the Statement, or any specific rights or responsibilities, should be directed to the Director of Student Affairs at 603-513-1328.

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