Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities


Gulf Coast State College holds students and community of central importance. The College provides many opportunities for learning and offers a range of programs and services to help students become well-educated, productive citizens. The college is equally dedicated to collaborating with the community to help create or improve economic well-being and to offer the space of the College for social dialog, events of art and culture and other moments that enhance our quality of life.

In accordance with the College’s mission, the institution articulates rights and responsibilities that shall form the foundation of the social contract between the student and the institution. Basic to these rights and responsibilities are the students’ rights:

  • To be treated with respect and dignity
  • To be afforded due process in resolution of all conflicts with the College
  • To be provided counsel of a student advocate (Student Ombudsman) to assist in the resolution of such conflicts
  • To be afforded the protection of all rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America

As a member of the Gulf Coast State College community, students also are obligated to the following basic responsibilities:

  • To behave in a mature, responsible manner
  • To respect the rights, opinions and beliefs of other community members
  • To adhere to all established College policies and procedures