Student Rights

DMACC offers each student the freedom to learn and the freedom to enjoy community college life in an orderly and lawful manner. In return, DMACC expects every student to assume the obligation and responsibilities that accompany those freedoms. By voluntary enrollment at DMACC, students assume the obligation and responsibility of conducting themselves in accordance with the reasonable and lawful requirements of DMACC in its educational functions and processes. Violations of these responsibilities may result in sanctions that can include expulsion from the institution.

DMACC students have the following rights:

  • The rights and freedoms contained in the laws of the United States and the State of Iowa.
  • Right to due process as detailed in the DMACC Student Handbook.
  • To not be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran's status.
  • To inspect and review your confidential educational records and request in writing the release of those records.
  • To request in writing that DMACC Directory Information remain confidential.
  • To be evaluated in the classroom on the basis of satisfactory academic progress, academic achievement, and the fulfillment of educational requirements with freedom of expression protected and respected.
  • To appeal through the established College procedures any action brought or taken by the College against a student which affects the student's status with the College.

DMACC students are expected to:

  • Be aware of student conduct that is subject to sanctions as stated in the DMACC Student Handbook.
  • Exhibit proper behavior at all times. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, profanity, public disturbance, fighting, destruction of property or interference with class, and computer misuse.
  • Read course syllabi to find out attendance and grading policies.
  • Act in a manner that does not cause concern for the health and safety of yourself or others.
    Complete academic work without cheating or committing plagiarism.
  • Follow DMACC regulations regarding the possession or use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and controlled substances.
  • Follow motor vehicle safety and parking rules and regulations.
  • Comply with reasonable and appropriate instructions and/or requests of College faculty and staff for the purpose of maintaining a safe educational environment.