AUD believes all students should have equal access to all of its facilities, programs, activities, and sports without regard to age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, or handicap. All students are granted certain rights and have certain shared responsibilities as members of the AUD community. AUD encourages students to make their own decisions and assume full responsibility for all consequences of their actions. Students are expected to adhere to federal and local laws of the United Arab Emirates. The following rights and the responsibilities outline a system designed to safeguard and protect the rights, safety, and property of all members of the university population, which ensures a fully operative and well-managed community of learning.