Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities supports the mission of the College by resolving complaints under the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policy in order to maintain a safe and positive learning and working environment for all members of the College community through interventions that foster personal growth and development.

Core Values

Fairness: We value the importance of transparency and consistency within communication and procedure. Individuals are provided the opportunity to share their perspective and be listened to with impartiality in order to have a timely and just resolution.

Respect: We recognizes the dignity of each student to be treated as an individual with rights and responsibilities. Equal consideration is provided for all involved in the misconduct process regardless of status or position.

Responsibility: We work to assist students in understanding personal accountability for individual actions and behaviors and to motivate changes in behavior(s) that are in conflict with College expectations and standards.

Community: We balances the individual development and educational needs of students with a commitment to maintaining a safe and positive learning and working College community.

Integrity: We strives to enact all values that are espoused and consistently follow College and Minnesota State Board policies and procedures to ensure objectivity and equitable resolutions.

Student Code of Conduct

RCTC students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

The College reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

Reporting a violation of the Student Code of Conduct

To report a violation of the Student Code of Conduct please complete this form.  Submission of this form to the College constitutes a complaint against the person referred and may result in the initiation of disciplinary procedures by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Reports submitted will be reviewed Monday through Friday during business hours. Please contact Campus Safety and Security by calling 507-280-3175 or 9-1-1 if immediate assistance is needed due to student behaviors that indicate an imminent risk to their personal safety and/or to the safety of others as indicated by reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening behaviors.  

Academic Integrity Policy

RCTC students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy

The College reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

Reporting a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy

Faculty members should use this form to report violations of the Academic Integrity Policy. This is a secure reporting format accessible only to the appropriate RCTC officials, including the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Before referring to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities or assigning an academic sanction, faculty members must make a good faith effort to give the student the opportunity to respond to the alleged violation before imposing a sanction, even when the evidence is compelling.

 

Staff

Rebecca Peine, M.A.

Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Title IX Coordinator

Phone: 507-285-7195

E-mail