Tip #29 – Know Your Rights: On campus and Off: Campus Safety Awareness Month
On campus, there’s a Student Bill of Rights to help you navigate school, become productive citizens and functioning adults able to meet the challenges of the future. Know your academic rights and hold your school accountable.
In life, you have Assertive Rights to be treated with respect and express who you are without being seen as being disrespectful to others (as long as you cause no harm to others). You have the right, for example, to control your own behavior, thoughts and emotions, make your own mistakes and take full responsibility for your actions. You have the right to be listened to, taken seriously, change your mind about pretty much anything and there are plenty more. Embrace your assertive rights and they’ll liberate you.
As a human being, you have the right not to be picked on, bullied, stalked, beaten, abused, sexually assaulted or just plain afraid of someone…under any conceivable circumstances! Learn your Crime Victims Rights, and the legal consequences for their violation, and they’ll strengthen you. Crime Prevention 101