86-000 STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Rights Students at Oglala Lakota College have the right to the highest quality education possible and to a fair and just treatment by all departments of this college. Students records and transcripts are confidential. Students have the right to a timely and accurate financial statement and billing. Students are to be treated with respect and to be fairly graded. Students can participate in the governance of OLC by active involvement in their local student organization and boards, Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye and may visit any College Board meetings. Students have the right to appeal any actions against them through the grievance procedures outlined in the policy manual. Responsibilities Oglala Lakota College is obligated to provide students with the best possible environment, instructors, curriculum and resources for your education. However, the responsibility for the quality of learning is that of the students. It is the student's responsibility to be in class, or to make arrangements for obtaining the information if he/she must miss a class. It is the student's responsibility to go to class prepared, to have the needed materials, to have completed required assignments, to be ready to learn. It is the student's responsibility to drop a class if they can no longer continue. It is the responsibility of the student to let the instructor/counselor know when information is not clearly understood or extra help is needed. It is the student's responsibility to study the class material outside the classroom; learning is an active process and cannot be obtained by passively listening to a lecture. At OLC, the student has a wide range of rights which are stated and protected by the policy manual. These rights are to ensure the student access to a quality education. Quality learning is only possible when the student accepts his/her responsibilities. Learning is the role of the student. The college's role is to assist the student in the process of learning. Together we can build a great future for you and the Lakota people.
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