Student Support

American University of Peace Studies aims to provide a personalized, innovative teaching and supportive learning environment in which students receive a valuable educational experience.

This occurs within a partnership framework in which students are responsible for their learning, proactively supported by the university, with the intention of fostering their independence and identifying and responding to individual student’s needs.

American University of Peace Studies seeks to support each student to achieve their potential through early identification of, and response to, personal and academic issues which have the potential to adversely affect their educational achievement.

This policy is intended to provide staff and students with information regarding their responsibilities to ensure that adequate support is provided to meet the needs of the student. The policy also aims to assist in the identification of students who require additional personal or academic support and to ensure appropriate interventions are implemented to enable a student to realize their full potential to successfully complete their studies.

The university will endeavour to identify students needing additional support so that the intervention is respectful, timely, equitable, consistent and a procedurally fair process.

Rights and Responsibilities

This statement of rights and responsibilities is designed to clarify those privileges which the student may expect to enjoy as a member of the student body of the American University of Peace Studies and the obligations and admission the University places upon the student.

Application for admission to The American University of Peace Studies represents a voluntary decision on the part of the prospective student to participate in the programs offered by the institution pursuant to the policies, rules, and guidelines of the University as established or approved by the Board of Directors.

Approval of that application, in turn, represents the extension of a privilege to join the university’s community and to remain a part of it as long as the student meets the required academic standards and abides by the policies and procedures of the university.

Each student is guaranteed the privilege of exercising his/her rights within the university without fear of reprisal. Such rights include the following:

  • Students are free to pursue their educational goals, both inside and outside the classroom. The University provides opportunities for learning through appropriate curricula offerings
  • Evaluation of student performance shall be fair and clear; it shall not be arbitrary
  • Free inquiry, expression, and assembly are guaranteed to all students, provided their actions do not interfere with the rights of others or violate established university policies
  • No disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon any student without due process
  • Members of the university’s community have the right to expect safety, protection of property, and the continuity of the educational process