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Student Rights & Responsibilities Statement

In order to create a positive climate for learning, students are expected to abide by all rules and regulations. TCC has the responsibility and authority to create and enforce expectations of student conduct necessary to fulfill the educational goals of the College and uphold the rights of others on campus.

Our philosophy acknowledges the existence of both rights and responsibilities, which is inherent to an individual as a student at TCC, but also as a member of our community. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations may be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the College.

Students’ rights and responsibilities are outlined in the TCCD Student Handbook (Link will open in a new window).

Student Conduct

By enrolling in TCC, students assume responsibility and accountability for their own behavior.

The Student Code of Conduct is designed to promote and protect an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, integrity, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change, and respect for the rights and responsibilities of all individuals. The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to set forth the specific authority and responsibility of the College in maintaining social discipline, to establish guidelines that facilitate a just and civil campus community, and to outline an educational process for determining student/organization responsibility for alleged violations of college regulations. This student conduct process provides fundamental fairness and an educational experience that facilitates student development.

Find more information regarding student conduct in the TCCD Student Handbook (link will open in a new window).

Non-Discrimination Statement

Read our non-discrimination statement.

Student Complaint/Grievance Process

Students are encouraged to discuss concerns and complaints with College personnel and should expect a timely and appropriate response.

When possible, students should first address their concerns through informal conferences with those immediately involved. Formal due process is available when a satisfactory outcome cannot be achieved.

If a satisfactory outcome cannot be achieved, students may submit a Student Complaint/Grievance Form (PDF)Listen to the employee’s and/or the department's supervisor or academic dean.

If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the grievance process, they may appeal the outcome to the next level by completing the Student Complaint/Grievance Appeal Form (PDF)Listen and submitting to the appropriate TCC staff member.

The form may be submitted by the deadline indicated for each Level via:

  • Hand delivery
  • Email attachment

Any documents that support the claim should be attached to the form or may be presented at the Level One conference.

Student Rights Statement

Students are encouraged to discuss concerns and complaints with College personnel and should expect a timely and appropriate response.

When possible, students should first address their concerns through informal conferences with those immediately involved. Formal due process is available when informal resolution cannot be achieved.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

For more details, see the U.S. Department of Education: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Academic Grade Appeal

Students may petition for review of a grade within 30 calendar days after the first class day of the next long session. Learn more about grades at TCC.

Student grades will be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic situations.

Report a Student Concern

If you'd like to make a report about an academic integrity concern, a distressed student, or an alleged violation of the student handbook, please submit our online Incident Report form.

Contact Options

For further assistance, please contact:

Northeast Campus

Peter Fiannaca
Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education
817-515-6649
peter.fiannaca@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Leon Minor
Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education
817-515-7141
leon.minor@tccd.edu 

South Campus

Belinda Lopez
Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education
817-515-4827
belinda.lopez@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Kecia Baker-Morris
Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education
817-515-3215
vekeisha.baker@tccd.edu

Trinity River & TCC Connect Campuses

TBN
Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education
817-515-1331

Updated August 23, 2021