Communities establish rules in order to protect the rights of all. Your rights are explained in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies of the university. If you feel your rights have been infringed, there are established processes for resolution. Likewise, if your circumstances warrant a valid exception to a rule, you have a right to justify your claim.
Knowing where to go, knowing who is responsible for what, and knowing how best to present your case are important factors in resolving conflicts. The University Ombudsman and the Dean of Student Services know the systems and how they operate. You can go to them for advice and direction.