UBC is a community of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community at large dedicated to the advancement of learning, the collection and dissemination of knowledge and skills, the intellectual development of its members, and the betterment of society.
As a member of the UBC Okanagan campus community and subject to the laws of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, the bylaws of the municipalities in which the UBC Okanagan campus operates, and the regulations established by the UBC Okanagan Senate and the UBC Board of Governors, established collective agreements, and other legally enforced contracts, students attending the UBC Okanagan campus have the right while on UBC campuses to:
- be treated with courtesy, dignity, fairness, and respect;
- freedom of expression, opinion, and association with respect to beliefs, faiths, and lifestyles, provided there is no infringement of the rights of others;
- reasonable standards of safety, security, and personal privacy;
- have personal information collected by UBC treated in confidence, subject to the normal operating requirements of UBC, unless the student consents to disclosure in writing;
- view and to have explained personal information collected by UBC upon request with reasonable notice, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
- request and to be informed, prior to enrolment, of the requirements for admission, enrolment, and graduation;
- request and to be informed, at the beginning of each course in which the student enrols, of the curriculum content, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and class schedule, and to be informed with reasonable notice of any changes that are subsequently introduced;
- request and to be informed, at the beginning of each course in which the student enrols, of when the faculty member(s) teaching the course are available for individual consultation (e.g., office hours);
- receive, upon request with reasonable notice, an explanation of educational and administrative decisions made by UBC that affect the student making the request;
- appeal decisions made by UBC that directly affect the student making the appeal to a party or body that is independent of the party or body which made the original decision;
- participate in decision-making through representation on the Board of Governors, the UBC Okanagan Senate, and other bodies designated by UBC; and
- form and belong to students' associations.