Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are members of society as well as members of the academic community. As members of society, students have the same responsibilities as other members of society and enjoy the same freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, and right to petition that other members of society enjoy. As members of the academic community, they shall have the rights and be subject to the responsibilities which accrue to them by virtue of this membership. Institutional authority shall not be employed to inhibit such intellectual and personal development of students as is often promoted by the exercise of their rights and responsibilities both on and off the campus.

Students shall be given a significant and direct voice in the formulation and application of policies and procedures at the university within the faculty and the department level. The structure for such participation shall be determined by the students, professors and administration of each faculty.

Students shall be responsible for maintaining established standards of scholarship and conduct essential to the educational mission and community life of the Future University in Egypt. In any case where failure to adhere to such standards may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University, a student shall, upon request, be granted a hearing before a regularly-constituted committee or board, which, in its proceedings, shall afford the student the protection of procedural fairness. In addition, orderly review procedures shall be available to any student who claims that he or she has been subjected to prejudice or capricious academic evaluation.

All hearing and review procedures developed at the university, faculty or departmental level shall be subject to review by a university body composed of students, professors and administrative officials.

Students have the right to organise, join and hold office in associations of their common interest. Membership in student organisations shall be open to all students without respect to race, ethnic background, religion, sex, age or physical handicap. All registered student organisations shall have access to FUE facilities.

Students shall have the right to invite and to hear persons of their own choosing. Scheduling procedures shall not be used as a device for censorship.

Student publications shall be free from censorship.

University Students Union

The Student Union shall represent the interests and opinions of FUE students, shall provide for the government of registered student organizations, and shall promote the general welfare of the student body. The Student Union is the official representative of all FUE students. The Student Union shall govern all registered student organizations under advisory by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Voting members of the Student Union shall include its President and Vice President along with two elected representatives from each Faculty and six elected at-large representatives.

Student Organisations


A group or association composed of students is required to register through Office of VP for Student Affairs.

The criteria for registration include: the organisation must fill a need for students not currently being met by an existing organisation on campus; the constitution of the organization must be consistent with FUE rules, regulations or policies; all members must be FUE students; the organisation must have a minimum of ten student members to quality for registration; the organisation must have a university advisor who is a member of the FUE faculty, staff or administration.

The privileges of registered student organisations include: cooperation and assistance of FUE staff: advertisements and notices in official venues and publications; use of university facilities; scheduling of off-campus speakers; and eligibility for university funding.

Registered student organisations, their officers and members shall: comply with all laws of Egypt including but not restricted to provisions of the rules of the Future University in Egypt and shall regularly inform the organisations advisor (s) on the programs and activities of the organisation

Withdrawal of Registration

The privileges conferred through registration may be withdrawn for cause which shall include willful or negligent violation of University or State standards, codes or policies. Registration may also be withdrawn when an organisation fails to carry out its programs consistent with the stated aims and purposes of the organisation’s constitution.

Officer Eligibility

Students, in order to be eligible to hold office in a student organisation, must be matriculated, must achieve and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and be in good standing with their Faculty. While in office the officer must not have below a 2.0 grade point average for more than one semester. Student officers not fully meeting the eligibility requirements will have to relinquish their office immediately upon notification from the VP for Student Affairs or the advisor.

Responsibilities of Advisors and Students

    Each Faculty will develop its own advising programme to provide students individualized, personal support throughout their university career. Each advisee/student will be provided:
  • A primary academic adviser
  • Information needed to plan the chosen programme of study
  • Referrals to other specialised resources (e.g. tutoring, psychological and health services, financial aid, etc.)

The Faculty will monitor the progress of its students towards satisfactory completion of all graduation requirements.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibilities for the advising relationship to succeed. Advisers are to encourage advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop good habits of learning. Advisees should routinely contact their advisers each semester and must assume ultimate responsibility for course scheduling, programme planning, and the successful completion of graduation requirements.


1. Providing all enrolled students with a primary academic adviser is to be accomplished in a systematic way that includes informing both the advisee and adviser of their assignments. Information and referrals needed to plan the advisee’s chosen programme of study should be made easily accessible through both Web- and print-based publications.

2. Monitoring of advisees’ progress and informing them of their status are to be accomplished by procedures established by each Faculty.

3. Advisers are to develop their own procedures to fulfill their responsibilities in implementing the Faculty’s advising programme.

4. Advisees are to consult with their adviser twice each semester. They are expected to fulfill their responsibilities within the Faculty’s advising system.