Student Rights and Responsibilities

Nondiscrimination Statement

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continually strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination, so that networks, partnerships, and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect. In doing so, Embry-Riddle does not permit discrimination or harassment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristic, age, religion, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by University policy or state, local, or federal law.

Student and Organization Conduct Procedures and Appeals

Information about student conduct processes at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus, including for individual students and for student organizations, is maintained in the most recent published edition of the Embry-Riddle Prescott Student Handbook, available here:

Anyone with questions about the standards of conduct for students, student rights and responsibilities, and student conduct procedures for individual students and for student organizations is advised to consult the Student Handbook.

Please contact the Dean of Students Office for more information regarding the request for an appeal.  If the student or organization's complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s student conduct procedure, the student or organization may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The student may contact the State Board for further details:

Arizona State Board for Private
Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 1-602-542-5709

Student Grievances 

It is the policy of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to administer its educational programs in a fair, equitable, and academically sound manner and in accordance with the appropriate regulations and criteria of its governing board, accrediting associations, and federal and state laws and regulations. Students are provided an opportunity to express any complaint, grievance, or dispute to be investigated for possible resolution.

The Dean of Students Office will provide advice and guidance to students who present grievances or complaints, whether personal or academically related. Appeals concerning previously assigned grades are specifically addressed through the academic administrative chain, beginning with the course instructor (see Grade Appeal Process in Catalog). The Dean of Students Office will assist students in providing general guidance on the Grade Appeal process and other academically related issues.

Students are first encouraged to address their grievance, whether personal or academic, directly with the appropriate faculty/staff member with responsibility concerning the issue. This is considered an “Informal” process and is meant to empower the student to confront the source of their concern, as well as minimize the length of time involved in achieving a resolution. If no agreement is reached, students may choose to put their grievance in writing directly to the next appropriate department head or director with responsibility for the area of concern. Students may seek assistance from the Dean of Students Office to file and process a formal written grievance. Any student, at any time, may choose to file a formal written grievance with the Dean of Students Office. For more information about filing grievances, please refer to the Student Handbook.


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Students Under Age 18

A student under the age of 18 may be required to have a signature from a parent or guardian to participate in certain campus events such as field trips, recreational activities, and sporting events. Attempting to obtain a signature for each event would be burdensome for both the student and the parent or guardian, possibly causing the student to miss activities normally associated with college life.

A waiver form may be signed one time by the parent or guardian and the student giving consent for the student to sign in place of the parent or guardian for all activities and events that require written consent. Waiver forms are available in the Dean of Students Office  The waiver expires the day the student reaches the age of 18.