V. Student Affairs
Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Montana State University Billings provides a diverse array of academic programs and co-curricular activities for students. Challenges and opportunities are available for every student. Student Affairs encompasses programs and services which affect student life from the time of admission to MSU Billings until graduation.
MSU Billings Division of Student Affairs Mission Statement
Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
The Board of Regents statement regarding students’ rights and responsibilities is as follows:
“The Montana University System is committed to the full support of the constitutional rights of its students, including due process in student disciplinary matters. At the same time, each unit has an obligation to protect its own educational purpose and the interests of its student body. Each educational institution is dedicated not only to the learning and the advancement of knowledge, but also the development of responsible persons. These goals are achieved through a sound educational program and through policies governing student conduct that encourage independence and maturity.
“Students are subject to federal, state, and local laws, as well as the institutional rules and regulations. A student is not entitled to greater immunities or privileges before the law than those enjoyed by citizens generally. The University System cannot and will not abrogate its responsibility to protect its property, its purpose and processes, and may take appropriate disciplinary action, independent of any action taken by the courts, whenever a student commits an offense which would have an adverse effect on the institution.
“Since there are appreciable differences between institutions in tradition, environment, mission, clientele, and institutional character, each unit of the Montana University System is authorized to establish rules and regulations for student conduct, within the overall state system philosophy, that are appropriate to the unique needs of an institution. The administration of each unit, in consultation with faculty and students, shall formulate these rules and regulations, and all students shall assume the responsibility for compliance with them upon entering the institution.”
MSU Billings has formulated rules and regulations and has established a disciplinary system to administer and enforce these rules and regulations. The Student Code of Conduct, in the Student Handbook, provides details regarding the rules, regulations and disciplinary procedures which will be followed.
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