A student has the right to pursue an education in an environment that is conducive to the free flow of information and ideas. At Northampton Community College, a student is encouraged to express him or herself through speech and actions and to actively participate in decisions affecting the educational process of the College. With rights come responsibilities. A student has the responsibility to realize that his or her actions must not interfere with the College's function as an educational institution and with the rights of others. The current student handbook contains the full student's rights and responsibilities document.