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Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities

On March 16, 1967, the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University approved a document entitled Academic Freedom for Students at Michigan State University. The report established guidelines to identify rights and duties of students in regard to conduct, academic pursuits, the keeping of records, and publications. It provided for structures and procedures for the formulation of regulations governing student conduct, for the interpretation and amendment of the guidelines, for due process in the adjudication of student disciplinary cases, and for channeling to the faculty and administration student complaints and concerns in the academic area.

The original document has been amended several times, most recently in 2014 which also included a name change. The document is now entitled Student Rights and Responsibilities. The 2024 revised edition incorporating all amendments as approved by the Board of Trustees is included at