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Emergency procedures are posted in all facilities, at all Columbia
State locations. During emergency situations, students are
expected to stay calm, listen for instructions, and follow the
For a complete listing of policies related to this area, please
contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment
Management (931) 540-2570.
Columbia State Community College policy number 03-07 provides
the guidelines for use of campus property and/or facilities by
affiliated and nonaffiliated groups, organizations, and individuals.
The policy adheres to Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policy
number 3:02:02:00, relative to Use of Campus Property and
Facilities. Both the Columbia State policy and the TBR policy are on
file and available for review in the Office of Student Services and
Enrollment Management (931) 540-2570.
Inclement Weather Policy
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In the event that classes are dismissed, cancelled, or otherwise
closed due to weather conditions, appropriate notification will be
given to local television and radio stations, and on the college Web
site at www.columbiastate.edu. Additionally, this information will
be posted on the campus weather line at (931) 540-2515.
Postings for extended campuses will be made available at the
specific campus location. Students attending noncredit classes
should contact the Center for Economic and Community
Development at (931) 540-2660 for class cancellations.
In cases where Columbia State continues operations, students are
encouraged to use their own discretion. If students are absent due
to such conditions, they will be provided a reasonable opportunity
to make up missed assignments.
Smoking/Tobacco Use Policy
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The following policy has been established relative to
smoking/tobacco use in College facilities and vehicles:
Smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited in all
buildings on the Columbia campus.
Smoking is permitted outside of buildings in designated locations.
Areas where smoking is permitted will be designated by
appropriate signage and ash urns will be provided in these
locations. Generally, smoking is not permitted within ten (10) feet
of any building entrance.
All students are expected to observe and respect “No Smoking” areas.
Smoking is prohibited in all College-owned vehicles.
Smoking at all extended campuses is regulated by the
organization(s) controlling those individual facilities.
Smoking regulations will be enforced under the provisions of TBR
Policy 3:02:00:01. This policy requires adherence to College and
TBR regulations designed to protect the rights of all students from
any conduct which constitutes a danger to any person’s health or
Violation of smoking regulations will be enforced through normal
administrative student conduct policies.
No solicitation and/or sales related to or affecting students are
permitted on the campus without securing prior approval from the
vice president for student services and enrollment management or
Student Grievance Procedures
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An academic grievance is a difference of opinion or dispute
between a student and a faculty member about learning activities
as they affect the student. This may include grading, instructional
procedures, attendance, instructional quality, and situations where
the student believes he/she is being treated unfairly.
A nonacademic grievance is a difference of opinion or dispute
between a student and instructor, administrator, staff member, or
another Columbia State Community College student pertaining to
the interpretation and/or application of the policies and procedures
of the College and the Tennessee Board of Regents. In addition to
the interpretation and application of policies and procedures,
nonacademic grievances shall include all grievances except those
pertaining to instruction and classroom management. They may
pertain to student governance issues, student activities, arbitrary
and capricious management decisions, or other concerns that
students might present for redress.
The student should first discuss the matter with his/her instructor.
If the matter is not resolved by this discussion, the student should
bring the complaint, in writing, to the appropriate division
chairperson. If the student is still not satisfied, the student may
appeal in writing to the vice president for academic services. The
vice president for academic services will investigate and notify the
student in writing of the outcome of the appeal. The vice president
may appoint a committee to review and resolve the issue.
The student should first address his/her concern to the staff
member directly. If the student is not satisfied, the matter should
be brought in writing to the staff member’s supervisor. If the
student is still not satisfied, he/she should present the grievance in
writing to the vice president for student services and enrollment
management. If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved, the
vice president for student services and enrollment management
may appoint a committee to resolve the matter. The committee’s
decision may be appealed to the president. The president’s
decision is final.
It is the policy of Columbia State Community College that
substantive and procedural due process shall be applied in all
matters pertaining to the rights of students. Substantive due
process addresses the constitutional rights of the individual and
procedural due process is an affirmation of this protection. Every
effort will be exhausted to resolve student grievances in an
amicable and due process manner.
Grade Appeal Process
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If a student believes the assignment of a course grade was based
on discrimination, arbitrary or capricious action, or any reason not
related to academic performance, a procedure exists whereby a
student may appeal the grade.
The appeal must be initiated within one (1) semester following the
term during which the grade was received. The appeal process
includes the following steps that must be initiated by the student:
- Contact the instructor to ensure that no calculation or
administrative error has occurred. If the student cannot
schedule a meeting with the instructor, the student should
contact the division chair who will schedule the meeting
between the instructor and the student. (If the student is in an
academic or health sciences’ program, the respective
program director should be contacted before contacting the
division chair.) The only exceptions to this procedure are when
the instructor is no longer employed by the College or is
unavailable so that it is impossible to complete this step
within thirty (30) calendar days.
- If the student believes an appeal is warranted after consulting
with the instructor, the student may appeal to the division
chair. The division chair will attempt to resolve the grade
conflict within fifteen (15) working days.
- If the appeal cannot be satisfactorily addressed at this level,
the student may appeal in writing to the vice president for
academic services within five (5) calendar days. This appeal
should clearly state the basis for the appeal, the evidence for
the appeal, and any supporting data. The vice president will
review the records and notify the student of the results of the
Visitors and Minors on Campus
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All nonstudent visitors to the College facilities must abide by the
- Nonstudent visitors may not be in laboratories or other
hazardous areas (as defined by the College or individual
College personnel) at any time unless they are escorted by a
member of the College staff for brief business visits.
- Nonstudent visitors may not be in any of the computer labs
unless they are escorted by a member of the College staff for
brief business visits.
- All nonstudents must have instructor approval prior to visiting
- All nonstudents visiting the Columbia campus for two or more
consecutive days should contact the Office of Student
Services and Enrollment Management (Jones Student Center
164) for a visitor’s vehicle decal.
Nonstudents visiting any of the Columbia State extended
campuses should notify the campus director or the
administrative personnel, at that location.
Students and employees are not approved to leave minors
unsupervised on Columbia State campuses. Minors are not
allowed to accompany parents to class without the prior approval
of the instructor.
In certain circumstances, minors may be on campus for classes
held for their benefit (programs for the academically talented, field
trips, etc.). At such times, it is expected that the instructor or
responsible adult will await their parents’ arrival. It is the
responsibility of the supervisor/instructor of these activities to
explain these restrictions to the minors and to monitor the
enforcement where feasible.
In all circumstances related to minors on campus, it is the
expectation of the institution that good judgment be exercised in
preventing disruption of the learning environment.
Columbia State is a state-funded, two-year college. Tuition and
fees are governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Fees are
set annually at the June meeting of the Board and are announced
by July 1 of each academic year. For the most recent fees, see the
current College catalog.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
As outlined in College Policy 01-02, students who have been
diagnosed as having Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(AIDS), AIDS Related Complex (ARC), or a positive Human
T-Lymphotrophic Virus (HLTV-III)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV) antibody test, will be permitted to participate in classes so
long as they are physically able.
Drug-Free Schools Policy
The following policy applies to all Columbia State Community
College employees, including faculty and students, in compliance
with the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
(41 U.S.C. 701, et. seq.) and the Drug-Free Schools and
Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (20 U.S.C. 3171, et.seq.).
It is the policy of Columbia State to strictly prohibit the unlawful use
and/or possession of alcoholic beverages and/or any drug or
controlled substance (including any stimulant, depressant,
narcotic, hallucinogenic drug or substance, or marijuana), or sale
or distribution of any such drug or controlled substance on
College-owned, controlled, or leased property. The unlawful use,
abuse, or distribution and/or possession of alcohol or elicit drugs
are prohibited during any College-related activity including
off-campus trips. All employees and students are subject to
applicable federal, state, and local laws related to this matter.
Additionally, any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary
actions as set forth in this handbook and/or the Columbia State
Policies and Procedures Manual.
Various federal, state, and local statutes make it unlawful to
manufacture, distribute, dispense, deliver, sell, or possess with
intent to manufacture, distribute, dispense, deliver, or sell
controlled substances. The penalty imposed depends upon many
factors which include the type and amount of controlled substance
involved, the number of prior offenses, if any, whether death or
serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance and
whether any other crimes were committed in connection with the
use of the controlled substance. Possible maximum penalties for
a first-time violation include imprisonment for any period of time
up to a term of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000 if an
individual, supervised release, any combination of the above, or all
three. These sanctions are doubled when the offense involves
- distribution or possession at or near a school or
college campus, or
- distribution to persons under 21 years of age.
Repeat offenders may be punished to a greater extent as provided
by statute. Further, a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be
assessed for simple possession of “personal use amounts”
of certain specified substances under federal law. Under state
law, the offense of possession or casual exchange is punishable as
a Class A misdemeanor; if there is an exchange between a minor
and an adult at least two years the minor’s senior, and the adult
knew that the person was a minor, the offense is classified a felony
as provided in T.C.A. 39-17-417 (21 U.S.C. 801, et. seq.; T.C.A.
It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to buy, possess,
transport (unless in the course of his employment), or consume
alcoholic beverages, wine or beer, such offenses being classified
Class A misdemeanors punishable by imprisonment for not more
than 11 months, 29 days, or a fine of not more than $2,500, or
both (T.C.A. 1-3-113, 57-5-301). It is further an offense to provide
alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21, such
offense being classified a Class A misdemeanor (T.C.A. 39-15-404).
The offense of public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor
punishable by imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or a fine of
not more than $50, or both (T.C.A. 39-17-310).
Columbia State will impose the appropriate sanctions on any
employee or student who fails to comply with the terms of this
As a condition of employment, each employee, including student
employees, must abide by the terms of this policy and must notify
their department head/supervisor of any criminal drug statute
conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than
five (5) days after such conviction. A conviction includes a finding
of guilt, a plea of nolo contendere or imposition of a sentence by
any state or federal judicial body. Possible disciplinary sanctions
for failure to notify of conviction, may include one or more of the
- mandatory participation in, and satisfactory completion of a
drug/alcohol abuse program or rehabilitation program;
- recommendation for professional counseling;
- referral for prosecution;
- letter of warning; and/or,
Students - Possible disciplinary sanctions for failure to comply
with the terms of this policy may include one or more of the
- mandatory participation in, and satisfactory completion of a
drug/alcohol abuse program or rehabilitation program;
- referral for prosecution;
- warning; and/or,
Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs and the
Abuse of Alcohol
A cursory description of the health risks associated with the use of
beverage alcohol and illicit drugs are as follows:
Use or abuse of alcohol is the most neglected health problem in
the United States today. Alcoholism is a complex, progressive
disease in which the use of alcohol interferes with health, social
and economic functioning. Untreated, alcoholism results in
physical incapacity, permanent mental damage, and/or premature
Alcohol is involved in one-third of all suicides, half of all murders,
half of all traffic deaths, and one-fourth of all other accidents, and
is involved in over 50% of all arrests. Alcohol is the third leading
cause of birth defects involving mental retardation. Use during
pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion, various birth defects,
or fetal alcohol syndrome. Drinking is implicated in cancer, heart
disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, and other
illnesses. Alcoholism reduces life expectancy by twelve years.
Beverage alcohol can damage all body organs, leading to liver,
heart and digestive problems, circulatory system interference,
personality disorders, reproductive problems, and central nervous
system disorders such as poor vision, loss of coordination,
memory loss, loss of sensation, mental/physical disturbances, and
permanent brain damage. The physical and psychological changes
that occur as a result of addiction to alcohol can pave the way for
addiction to pharmacologically similar (mood-altering) drugs.
Illicit drugs are natural and synthetic chemical substances used to
affect body processes, like the mind and nervous system. The use
of illicit drugs results in many of the health risks that are involved
with alcohol use. However, specifically, the illicit use of drugs
increases the risk of: mental deterioration, death from overdose,
physical and mental dependence or addiction, hepatitis and skin
infections from needle use, psychotic reactions, inducement to
take stronger drugs, brain damage, danger of “flashback
phenomenon,” hallucinations, unconsciousness, deep depression,
distortion of time and space, permanent damage to the lungs,
brain, kidneys and liver, death from suffocation or choking,
anemia, amnesia, AIDS, and other infections. If used excessively,
the use of alcohol and drugs singly or in certain combinations may
Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation
Programs, and Employee Assistance Programs
The director of counseling and disability services will counsel
students and/or employees who now have or have had a drug
and/or alcohol problem. The procedures are:
- To encourage the individual with a problem to seek the
assistance of a qualified drug/alcohol therapist or seek
treatment from a drug treatment center or mental
- To provide information to the individual regarding treatment
resources in the surrounding area and how to secure their
services. Description materials are provided when available
detailing the facility, length of stay, cost, etc.;
- To assist the student and/or employee in making the initial
contact with an outside agency or to provide ongoing
Several public and private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
are located in the Columbia State service area. They provide
medical treatment if indicated and include individual, group, and
Equity in Athletics
All coeducational institutions of higher education that participate in
any federal student financial aid program (i.e., Federal Pell, Federal
SEOG, and Federal SSIG Grants; Federal Work Study; and Federal
Family Education, Federal Perkins, and William D. Ford Federal
Direct Loans) and have intercollegiate athletic programs under the
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, Section 360B of Public
Law 103-382, are required that certain equity in athletic
information, based on the previous reporting year, be available for
inspection by students, prospective students, and the public by
November 1 of each year.
This information is available in the Office of Student Services and
Enrollment Management (Jones Student Center 164) or the Office
of Athletics (Webster Athletic Center 212).
Firearms/Weapons on Campus
In accordance with Tennessee State law, all firearms, including
hunting weapons or weapons typically displayed in vehicle
windows, shall be prohibited on school property; persons carrying
or possessing a weapon of any kind shall be subject to felony
charges. This provision does not apply to officers in the county,
city, or state charged with the enforcement of the laws of the state
when in the discharge of their official duties.
Columbia State Community College will not condone sexual, racial,
or other forms of harassment of students, employees of the
College, or applicants for employment.
Sexual harassment and racial harassment have been held to
constitute a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VI, Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972. Other types of harassment are
prohibited by applicable law.
Generally, sexual harassment may be defined as unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature when one of the following
criteria is met:
- submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or
implicitly a term or condition of the individual’s employment or
of the individual’s status in a program, course, or activity;
- submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is
used as a basis for employment decisions, a criterion for
evaluation, or a basis for academic or other decisions
affecting such individual; or
- such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with an individual’s work performance/educational
experience, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
Generally, racial harassment is defined as any person’s conduct
which unreasonably interferes with an employee’s or student’s
status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive working or educational environment. Harassment on the
basis of race, color, or national origin, includes offensive or
demeaning treatment of an individual, where such treatment is
based typically on prejudiced stereotypes of a group to which that
individual may belong. It includes, but is not limited to,
objectionable epithets, threatened or actual physical harm or
abuse, or other intimidating or insulting conduct directed against
the individual because of his/her race, color, or national origin.
Generally, harassment on the basis of religion, handicap, or other
protected status includes any conduct which has the purpose or
has the reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an
individual’s academic efforts, employment, or participation in
institutionally-sponsored activities. Such harassment also includes
any activity which creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
In situations that require immediate action, because of safety or
other concerns, the institution can take any disciplinary action
which is appropriate, e.g., suspension with pay, pending the
initiation of the investigation by the affirmative action officer.
Individuals who feel they have been harassed are encouraged to
contact the director of human resources (Pryor Administration
Building 113). Students who feel that they have been harassed as
a result of the actions of another student should contact the vice
president for student services and enrollment management (Jones
Student Center 164).
Information Security Plan
This plan is designed to set standards for developing,
implementing, and maintaining reasonable administrative,
technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security,
confidentiality, and integrity of customer information. The purposes
of this plan are:
- to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer
- to protect against anticipated threats to the security and/or
integrity of customer information;
- to guard against unauthorized access to, or use of, customer
information that could result in harm or inconvenience to any
- to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the related
rules put forth by the Federal Trade Commission.
Students with questions about this plan should contact the
assistant director of enrollment services, financial aid (Jones
Student Center 101).
Information Technology Resources at Columbia State
The Office of Information Technology at Columbia State supports
computing and information technology resources across all
campuses. Information Technology resources include hardware,
software, user accounts, electronic mail, local and wide area
networks, connectivity among all campus sites, and access to the
Internet. Information Technology (IT) also provides a help desk
service during normal class hours from 7:45 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The Helpdesk is located in Warf 110, on
the Columbia campus. The IT office administrates the functions of
the general purpose computing labs, as well as the Lab
Monitor program. For more information on the Helpdesk,
the general purpose computer labs, or the Lab Monitor
program, call the Helpdesk at 931-540-2650, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find information on IT
and locations of the computer labs at www.columbiastate.edu.
General Purpose Computing Labs and Columbia State User
The general purpose computer labs are open to all Columbia State
faculty, students, and staff on a first-come first-serve basis during
open lab periods. Please check the Web site for the schedule of
classes, as students in time-scheduled courses have first priority
on the equipment during their assigned class periods. Students are
assigned an account for their use while attending Columbia State.
Accounts are to be held private and credentials such as
usernames and passwords may not be shared with others. This
account will provide the user with access to electronic mail and
computer resources at Columbia State. This account is also used
for access to WebCT courses offered through Columbia State.
Guidelines for Student Use of Information Technology
The primary purpose of Columbia State Community College’s
Information Technology resources is to support the educational
mission of the College. Information Technology staff members are
responsible for maintaining a stable operating environment for all
users, and provides security for access to all programs and files
residing on Columbia State computers. Cooperation in the form of
ethical and responsible behavior is required at all times so that
resources may be shared freely and equitably.
The following rules and regulations are to outline all users’
limitations. These rules are separate and apart from the code of
conduct as approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The policies of the Tennessee Board of Regents are to be
followed by each student. A copy of this policy may be found
at the Tennessee Board of Regents Web site at
Any violations shall be termed “computer misuse” and the offender
shall be referred to the respective College office for appropriate
- Allowing access to your account to another individual is not
allowed. The account may not be used for any other purpose
outside of College educational or administrative purposes. A
user may not attempt to gain access to another’s account, or
alter, or destroy files belonging to others.
- Copying programs or data belonging to Columbia State for one’s
personal use is strictly prohibited and may violate copyright or
- A student may not tamper with or alter any settings on any
Columbia State computer, nor may a user tamper with or
disconnect any existing computer from the Columbia State
- Any non-productive work (games, chat rooms, etc.) will be
restricted by Information Technology staff. A user may not
monopolize a resource to the extent of denying others fair
- Installation of software or connection of hardware to any
Columbia State computer is restricted to Information Technology
staff. Use of computer resources to interrupt normal College
operations and networks, including the introduction of viruses,
electronic mail spam, sending chain letters, or monopolizing or
intentionally damaging equipment is prohibited.
- The unauthorized downloading, copying, or distribution of
materials (i.e., proprietary music, video, software, or database
information) via Information Technology resources is prohibited.
- Student users should be aware that course instructors have
primary responsibility for the maintenance of academic integrity.
Cases involving academic dishonesty (i.e., plagiarism, cheating,
etc., and/or facilitating such an act) should be reported to the
Associate Vice President for Information Technology.
- Computer and Information Technology resources must not be
used for any unlawful purpose. Use of unlicensed software on
Columbia State computers is strictly prohibited. It is not
acceptable to transmit or receive threatening, obscene, or
Intentional failure to observe policies governing the use of
Information Technology resources can result in suspension of user
privileges, or other disciplinary actions. In addition, violations may
result in referral for prosecution by federal, state, or local
It is the policy of Columbia State Community College to comply
with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which
is designed to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable
educational records of students. The student has the following
rights: the right to inspect and review his/her educational records
within forty-five (45) days of the day the College receives a request
for access; the right to request an amendment of his/her
educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or
misleading; the right to consent to disclosures of personal
identifiable information contained in his/her educational records
except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without
consent; and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department
of Education concerning alleged failures by Columbia State
Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Under the provisions of FERPA, the College may disclose directory
information to any person requesting it without the consent of the
student. Directory information may include the student’s name,
address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of
study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports,
weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of
attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent
previous educational institution attended. Examples of such
disclosures include, but are not limited to, play-production
programs, honors recognition lists, graduation programs, and
athletic activity sheets and programs.
Students may request that “Directory Information” be withheld
from anyone except Columbia State school officials with legitimate
educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the
College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or
support staff position; a person or company with whom the College
has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent);
a person serving on the Columbia State Foundation; or a student
serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or
grievance committee, or assisting another school official in
performing his/her tasks. A school official has a legitimate
educational interest if the official needs to review an educational
record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility.
Students wishing to refuse disclosure must submit a request for
Non-Release of Directory Information to the Office of Records and Registration (Jones Student Center 101), after registering for
classes. This request will remain in effect until the student signs
a form to cancel the request.
Sex Crimes Prevention Act
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee
College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002
require that whenever a sex offender becomes employed, enrolls
as a student, or volunteers at an institution of higher education in
the State of Tennessee, he or she must complete or update the
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) sexual offender
registration/monitoring form, and deliver it to TBI headquarters in
As defined in section 40-39-102 of the Tennessee Code, a “sexual
offender” means a person who is, or has been, convicted in this
State of committing a sexual offense, or who is or has been
convicted in another state or another country, or who is or has
been convicted in a federal or military court of committing an act
which would have constituted a sexual offense if it had been
committed in this State. A “sexual offense” means the
commission of acts including, but not limited to, aggravated and
statutory rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a minor,
aggravated prostitution, and kidnapping.
Both acts designate certain information concerning a registered
sexual offender as public information and therefore amend and
supercede the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
and other federal and State laws that previously prohibited the
disclosure of such personal information. Since the laws require
the publication of information pertaining to sexual offenders
employed, enrolled, or volunteering at an educational institution,
said publication does not constitute grounds for a grievance or
complaint under institutional or Tennessee Board of Regents
policies or procedures.
In compliance with the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes
Prevention Act of 2002, members of the campus community may
obtain the most recent information received from the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation (TBI) concerning sex offenders employed,
enrolled, or volunteering at this institution in the Campus
Security office. Information is also available on the TBI’s Web
site listing of sex offenders located on the internet at
Student Consumer Rights Information
The financial aid applicant is responsible for obtaining, completing,
and filing each year the proper financial aid application on a timely
basis. The applicant has the right to seek and receive full
information and counsel from the assistant director of enrollment
services, financial aid (Jones Student Center 101), in regard to any
financial aid matter. The applicant must, without exception, report
any of the following changes to the Office of Financial Aid:
withdrawal from the college, transfer to another college, name
change, or address change of student or parent if applicable.
If student loans have been received, an exit interview must be
arranged with the Office of Financial Aid when graduating or
withdrawing from the college. Failure on the aid recipient’s part to
do exit counseling will result in a hold being placed on the
student’s record and refusal of future financial aid awards.