Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities- Rev. Aug 29, 2019

Updated: Effective August 29, 2019

The Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities reflects the values, beliefs, and expectations we have as a community of scholars. The Handbook is the centralized document which lays out both the rights and the responsibilities of students at Rensselaer to help ensure mutual respect, integrity, and an environment where all students can effectively pursue their educational goals.

It is the responsibility of each Rensselaer student to understand and comply with the rules and regulations set forth in the Handbook, as well as with the requirements set forth in other Institute policies and rules. Compliance with the requirements of the Handbook is also a condition of occupancy for all residents in campus housing–in addition to the contractual terms set forth in the room and board contracts and the policies of the Office of Student Living and Learning.

Updates Included in Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, rev. August 29. 2019:

       Gender-Neutral Pronouns

       Tobacco Use and Smoking Policy

       Hearing Boards

       Student Living and Learning Policies

       Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

       Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

       Solicitation and Distribution