Oakton College was founded on and upholds the principle of providing opportunities for students to develop their fullest potential. The College community reflects the larger community, which it serves with respect to needs, values, and diversity. One aspect of the mission of the College is to explore those communal values and needs with our students, while recognizing that the diversity of age, ethnic background, life experience, opportunity, and beliefs will make for a changing and rich learning environment.

The purpose of the following policies is to ensure that students have access to the rights and privileges that accrue as members of an academic community and of the larger community while ensuring an environment in which learning can occur. These policies also define the reciprocal rights and responsibilities of the institution and its students.