have rights given to you by your university or college, and
rights given to you by the American constitution. To find out
about your rights as a student, read your student handbook.
There may be more than one if you are a graduate student. Be
sure to read them all so you know your rights.
Beneath all this, Chinese and other
foreign students still enjoy certain "constitutional
rights" in the United
States. This is because the rights listed in the Constitution
are for “people” in the United States, not just
for U.S. citizens. The rights include:
- freedom of expression
(in speech and writing)
- freedom of assembly (that is, to meet
with other people without restrictions except those related
- freedom of religion
- freedom from unreasonable searches of themselves
or their property
Foreign citizens in the United States can
own houses. Foreign
students and some other categories of foreign citizens in the
United States cannot legally own guns.