Rights of Students

Each University of North Texas student is entitled to certain rights associated with higher education institutions. These rights include:

  1. The right to submit an application to the university and be accepted according to the university's published requirements. No qualified applicant shall be denied admission because of race, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status. 
  2. The right to expect a quality education. 
  3. The right to develop one's individual potential. 
  4. The right to be free from illegal discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age or veteran status. 
  5. In accordance with law and policy, the right to freedom of speech and assembly which are subject to university requirements for the maintenance and order and the protection of rights and privileges of other members in the university community. 
  6. The right to inquire, discuss, listen and evaluate in appropriate settings. 
  7. The right to be interviewed on campus by an employing firm, agency, corporation or organization that has met university qualifications. The student shall however register through the appropriate university department (i.e., Career Opportunities, Student Employment, Center for Cooperative Education, or the appropriate academic department). 
  8. The right to pursue an education without undue interference. 
  9. The right to communicate with administrators, faculty and staff through the appropriate process. 
  10. The right to confidentiality of official records, transcripts, disciplinary records and other educational records consistent with the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974" (the Buckley Amendment). 
  11. The right to invite and hear speakers on topics of student choice subject to the approval of both student elected or appointed representatives and university officials. 
  12. The right to belong to university approved/recognized student organizations which shall be open to qualified students without respect to race, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age or veteran status in accordance with organizational eligibility requirements. 
  13. The right to publish and distribute information through the appropriate forums subject to the standards of reasonable journalism and applicable regulations/statements of the U.S. Constitution, the Federal Communications Commission and the university. Similar rights are afforded oral statements of views on the student operated radio and television stations. 
  14. The right of access to university designated facilities through university approved/recognized student organizations for business meetings, special meetings, and programs open to the public in accordance with university policy. Student organizations are responsible for reserving university facilities in advance. 
  15. The right of students or university approved/recognized student organizations to use the university name only when identifying the university affiliation in accordance with university policy; using the university name or logo without the express permission of an authorized university administrator or university official is strictly prohibited. 
  16. The right to petition the appropriate university unit or body for redress of grievances in accordance with university policy. 
  17. The right to fair hearings and appeals. 
  18. The right to be free from hazing, threats, stalking, violence, and other harassing activities. 
  19. Students and student organizations may have other rights that are written into university approved policies.