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Student Rights & Responsibilities

The College of Menominee Nation strives to ensure an environment of safety, trust, and mutual respect among students, faculty, and staff. In addition, CMN students are responsible for abiding by the Standards of Student Conduct and participation in activities to enhance CMN’s learning environment.

Enclosed below are the numerous rights all CMN students are entitled to, as well as the standards they are expected to uphold, and the processes by which students may file grievances for violations of either.

Student Complaints & Grievances

Any student attending CMN has the right to file a complaint or a grievance with College of Menominee Nation (CMN) or with Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW).

A student may file a complaint/grievance, which is a written claim raised by a student, a group of students or the student government, alleging improper, unfair, arbitrary, or discriminatory action by a CMN employee, involving the application of a specific provision of the College of Menominee Nation’s regulation or a Board policy or procedure.

Standards of Student Conduct

College of Menominee Nation students accept responsibility for compliance with the College’s policies and expectations. Students are responsible for becoming familiar with these policies and the Standards of Student Conduct. Failure to be informed is not an excuse for inappropriate behavior as it relates to the policies. The Standards of Student Conduct apply to student behavior on campus, at College activities, during internships, and on College-sponsored trips.

CMN promotes the integration of traditional Native American values with all of its programs. CMN expects students to respect the rights and property of the College, the Menominee Indian Tribe and other tribes as appropriate, the community and its students, and to know and observe Tribal, State, and Federal laws.

Traditional Native American teachings charge all with seeking the virtues of honesty, respect, bravery, wisdom, cooperation, humility, and truth. In keeping with this spirit, students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which is a credit to themselves, the College, their families and communities.

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

Weapons Policy

Unauthorized possession or use of weapons on CMN property (owned or controlled) is strictly prohibited. Weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms, ammunition, knives (except for small pocket knives), BB guns, pellet guns, fireworks, or other dangerous objects or substances. Law enforcement officials may be exempt from this rule. Students, staff, faculty member, and employees are allowed to keep firearms in their vehicles in the parking areas ONLY if consistent with their legal status (licensed or unlicensed) and consistent with Tribal, State, and Federal laws. No firearms or weapons are allowed in any buildings or job sites. Members of our campus should report potential violations to law enforcement authorities and notify campus personnel to ensure the safety of others.