Code of Ethics for Higher Education
... make no promises or assertions with respect to consideration for admission, placement, or
award of financial aid that are not consistent with existing policy or within the authority of
the institutional representative.
Student rights in higher education
Template:Students rights sidebarStudent rights are those rights, such as civil, constitutional, contractual and consumer rights, which regulate student rights and freedoms and allow students to make use of their educational investment. These include such things as the right to free speech and association, to due process, equality, autonomy, safety and privacy, and accountability in contracts and advertising, which regulate the treatment of students by teachers and administrators. There is very little scholarship about Student Rights throughout the world. In general most countries have some kind of student rights (or rights that apply in the educational setting) enshrined in their laws and proceduralized by their court precedents. Some countries, like Romania, in the European Union, have comprehensive student bills of rights, which outlines both rights and how they are to proceduralized. These kinds of legislative documents tend to be the most clear and accessible to students. Most countries, however, like the United States and Canada, do not have a cohesive bill of rights which students can easily access. There has been some criticism that student rights in North America are progressing at a much slower rate than they are progressing in Europe due, in part, to a lack of accessible information and due, in part, to the student government movement which has replaced the student union movement.When laws and court precedents are not immediately accessible to students they must rely on institutions to voluntarily provide this information. Some institutions will provide documents outlining student and employee rights and responsibilities or pass a student bill of rights in their academic decision making bodies with the input of students—explaining how the implementation of rights is proceduralized in different institutional settings. These settings include the classroom, admissions, dormitories, support resource centers etc. Some institutions may even provide students with rights not required for under the law. Very few, however, provide students with all of the rights contained in this article.