Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Coastal Bend College is a student centered community college committed to delivering superb educational and life enriching opportunities to its students and the communities it serves. In order to honor this commitment, the College District wants to keep students informed of their rights and responsibilities when dealing with issues that pertain to violations of the Student Code of Conduct, Title IX, Behavioral Intervention, Grade Appeals, and student concerns.       

    Student Code of Conduct        

    Students who cause disorder and disrupt the learning environment are subject to disciplinary action. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct can be found online in the policy manual and in the 2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook. The Student Code of Conduct describes prohibited behavior and potential sanction(s) for violating the Code of Conduct. For assistance in understanding your rights or reporting an incident, please contact the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success at (361) 354-2722.          

    Student Conduct: Student Rights and Responsibilities FLB(LOCAL)            

    Student Conduct Disciplinary and Appeal Process: Discipline Procedure FMA(LOCAL)           

    Possible Student Disciplinary Sanctions  Discipline and Penalties FM(LOCAL)          

    Complete Incident Report Here:  Student Conduct Incident Reporting Form  (Paper)        

    Behavioral Intervention           

    The Coastal Bend College Behavioral Intervention Team is a collaborative team designed to proactively provide early identification, support, and intervention for CBC students who are deemed at-risk, with the goal of ensuring a safe environment for an optimal educational experience. The Incident Report allows faculty, staff, and students to voluntarily report behaviors that may raise concerns about a student and/or community member's behaviors as well as incidents of misconduct If there is an immediate threat of violence, or a situation requiring immediate action, please call 911.          

    Complete Incident Report Here:  Student Conduct Incident Reporting Form (Paper)         

    For more information about the Behavioral Intervention process, click here.          

    Student Complaints/Concerns          

    Coastal Bend College encourages students to discuss their concerns with the appropriate instructor or other campus administrator who has the authority to address their concerns at the informal level. If students are unable to reach an appropriate resolution, he/she is encouraged to submit the appropriate form.        

    Student Complaints Process: Student Complaints FLD(LOCAL)           

    Complete Form Here:  Student Complaint Form (Paper)        

    Student Grade Appeal         

    Students have the right to be treated fairly in grading and classroom practices. In most circumstances, students should seek to settle any dissatisfaction concerning grades directly with the faculty member involved. If a resolution cannot be reached, the student is encouraged to submit the appropriate form to the designated college official.        

    Complete Form Here: Grade Appeal Form (Paper)