Student Rights & Responsibilities

This webpage contains some of the regulations, rights, and responsibilities that all students in the Maricopa Community College District need to know. View the complete MCCCD Administrative Regulations document.

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Academic Misconduct Policy

This section describes the type of behaviors/acts that constitute academic misconduct, sanctions for violation of the policy, and the appeal process.

Attendance and Absence Policies

This section covers class attendance requirements, official absences, and religious holidays.

Children on Campus Policy

This section outlines the rules regarding children on campus.

Complaint (Grievance) Process for Instructional Issues

This section provides a step by step guide of the student complaint (grievance) process for instructional issues such as grades, assignments, and other course-related issues.

Complaint Resolution Process for Non-Instructional Issues

This section provides a step by step guide of the student complaint resolution process for non-instructional issues not related to grades, assignments or other course-related concerns.

Consensual Relationships Policy

This section outlines the parameters of romantic/amorous and/or sexual relationships between Maricopa Community College employees and students (18 years or older) currently enrolled at one of the community colleges as well as the procedures for disclosure.

Course Withdrawal Procedures

This section provides information on the course withdrawal process.

Credit for Prior Learning/Transfer Credits

This section provides information on previous college credit earned another institution and/or via assessment methods.

Discrimination Complaint Process

This section outlines the process for filing an informal or formal discrimination complaint. Complaints may be brought under this procedure for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, age, Vietnam-era veteran status, and physical or mental disability.

Discrimination Complaint Form

This page includes the discrimination complaint form.

Drug, Alcohol, and other Substance Abuse Prevention Policies

This section lists the rules, regulations, and sanctions for use of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on Maricopa Community Colleges premises.

Hazing Prevention Regulation

This section outlines the rules on hazing activities on and off Maricopa Community Colleges’ premises.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

This section contains information on parking and traffic regulations for employees and students.

MCC Website

MCCD Regulation

Placement Testing Policies

This section outlines the placement testing process and procedures.

MCC Website

MCCD Regulation

Pregnant and Parenting Students
Working with Pregnant or Parenting Students
Refund Policies and Appeal Process

This section provides information on the refund policy for students who officially withdraw from credit and non-credit classes, cancelled classes, refund exceptions, and the refund appeal process.

MCC Process and Appeal Forms

MCCD Regulation

Religious Accommodation Procedure

Religious Accommodation Policy and Form (PDF)
Religious Sincere Belief Flyer (PDF)
Assisting Students With Religious Accommodation (PDF)

Reflection Room Locations

Sexual Harassment & Title IX

Information about Title IX and Preventing Sexual Harassment is available at the link below:

Smoking Regulations (Tobacco-Free Policy)

This section lists the guidelines regarding the use and/or sale of tobacco products on Maricopa Community Colleges premises.

Student Code of Conduct (Discipline Code)

This section delineates the standards of conduct that is expected of all students, sanctions, and the student code of conduct hearing process.

Students with Disabilities

This section provides information on the accommodation application process for students with disabilities.

MCC Website

MCCD Regulation

Taping of Faculty Lectures

This section provides information on the taping of instructors lectures.

Technology & Computer Usage Standards

This section outlines acceptable and non-acceptable use of Maricopa Community Colleges Technology Resources including but not limited to, desktop and laptop systems, printers, central computing facilities, District-wide or college-wide networks, local-area networks, telephones, facsimile machines, scanners, access to the Internet, electronic mail and similar electronic information.

Transfer Credit Policies

This section provides information on the process for transfer of college credit earned at another institution(s).

Transgender Students
Assisting Transgender Students (PDF)
Veterans Services

This section lists the services and eligibility requirements for educational benefits for students who are U.S. Military Veterans.

MCC Website

MCCD Regulation

Weapons Policy

This section outlines the rules and regulations regarding weapons on Maricopa Community Colleges premises.


The Maricopa County Community Colleges District does not require that students receive vaccinations prior to enrollment. Certain professional or occupational programs do require particular vaccinations for participation in those programs. More information about these programs can be found on college websites.

Workplace Violence Prevention

This section defines what type of behaviors/acts constitute workplace violence and the sanctions for violation of the policy.