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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Here are some of the regulations, rights, and responsibilities that all students in the Maricopa Community College District need to know. Click here to view the complete MCCCD Administrative Regulations.

Academic Misconduct Policy

This section describes the type of behaviors/acts that constitute academic misconduct, sanctions for violation of the policy, and the appeal process.


Attendance and Absence Policies

This section covers class attendance requirements, official absences, and religious holidays.

Complaint (Grievance) Process for Instructional Issues

This section provides a step by step guide of the student complaint (grievance) process for instructional issues such as grades, assignments, and other course-related issues.

Complaint Resolution Process for Non-Instructional Issues

This section provides a step by step guide of the student complaint resolution process for non-instructional issues not related to grades, assignments or other course-related concerns.

Discrimination Complaint Process

This section outlines the process for filing a discrimination complaint. Complaints may be brought under this procedure for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information. The entire college community should act promptly upon receipt of an allegation of conduct that might constitute discrimination. Any member of the college community should refer a person who might be a victim of such conduct to these procedures, as well as to the Vice President of Student Affairs or Dean of Students.

Drug, Alcohol, and other Substance Abuse Prevention Policies

This section lists the rules, regulations, and sanctions for use of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on Maricopa Community Colleges premises.

Refund Policies and Appeal Process


Sexual Harassment Policy

This section outlines the types of behaviors/acts that constitute sexual harassment and the process for filing a complaint.

Student Code of Conduct (Discipline Code)

This section delineates the standards of conduct that is expected of all students, sanctions, and the student code of conduct hearing process.

Students with Disabilities

This section provides information on the accommodation application process for students with disabilities.