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2017-2018 Catalog

Student Life



Student Life

The student life section of the Harrison College Catalog establishes Harrison College’s expectations for all of its students. Students are responsible for becoming familiar with this section of the Catalog and following the policies and procedures outlined. Employers’ value graduates from Harrison College because they possess the professionalism, commitment, experiences and career management skills to be successful in their chosen industry and the policies and procedures described in this section were developed for the promotion and development of these attributes.

Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements for College’s like Harrison College which participate in Title IV programs. A disclosure requirement is information that the College is required to distribute or make available to students (and sometimes employees). A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap.

The following is a list of the key disclosure and/or reporting requirements, along with a description of how and when this information is distributed and where it can be found.

INFORMATION DESCRIPTION WHERE THIS INFORMATION CAN BE LOCATED
Academic Program Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

The Catalog contains complete and current information about Harrison College-Programs by School of Study.

Annual Security Report (ASR)

Mandated by the Clery (Campus Security) Act (as recently amended): 34 CFR 668.46; DCL GEN-14-13, the ASR details the following items:

  • Crime Statistics
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Timely Warning and Emergency Notification
  • Daily Crime Log
  • Emergency Response/Evacuation
  • Missing Student Notification Policy.

The most current ASR is located here.

The ASR is available in hardcopy at each campus.

A link to the ASR is sent to all students on or before October 1 each year via email along with the Drug and Alcohol Policy notice.

Constitution and Citizenship Day Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Each year the College send educational information about the U.S. Constitution to each student via email. Information regarding Constitution Day programs can be found here.
Department of Education Contract Disclosure Mandated by the Department of Education (34 CFR 668.164(e)(2)(vi)), disclosure of the contract(s) establishing the Tier One (T1) arrangement between the institution and third-party servicer, as required. To view Harrison College’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, click here.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and Prevention Plan

This policy describes the College’s expectations of student and employee conduct, defines drug- and alcohol-related offenses, describes the physical effects of alcohol, as well as sanctions against infringement violations. The prevention plan also provides abuse prevention and assistance programs.

See also the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; Public Law 101-226.

Each year the College sends information about the College’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy to each student via email with the Annual Safety Report. The Drug and Alcohol Policy is permanently located on the College website.

Employment Positions and Placement Rates Available This disclosure provides a list of the employment positions by field and corresponding program and the placement rate (with a description of the methodology used to obtain the rate) by program. Placement rates are provided, by program, on Harrison College’s website.
Facilities and Services Available to those with Disabilities This is a discussion of the College’s policy and procedure for providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability participating in the school’s programs.

Harrison College-Students with Self-Disclosed Disabilities

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This is a discussion of the College’s policy for complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which gives students the right to:

  • Access their educational records;
  • Consent to release a record to a third party;
  • Challenge information in their records; and
  • Be notified of their privacy rights.

The College provides annual notice to its students of their rights under FERPA:

  • the right to review their education records, to request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education; and
  • procedures for reviewing education records and requesting amendment of the records;

during the enrollment process and by directing the students, via email, to the location in the Harrison College Catalog.

Financial Assistance

Each school must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about:

  • All the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs (aid) available to students who enroll at the school
  • Terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA loans
  • Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining award amount
  • Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
  • Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
  • Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student Financial Aid, including criteria for continued student eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Terms of any loan received as part of financial aid package, sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans
  • Procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance
  • General conditions and terms applicable to employment provided as part of financial aid package
  • The exit counseling information the school provides and collects
All required information is generally provided to students directly at the time of loan packaging and re-packaging. Supplemental information is provided through appropriate publications, mailing, or electronic media and can be found in the Harrison College Catalog and on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
Gainful Employment

The College provides the following disclosures using the prescribed template:

  • The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations that the program prepares students to enter, along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website or its successor site.
  • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program.
  • Normal time to complete the program (in weeks, months or years).
  • The tuition and fees the institution charges for completing the program within normal time.
  • The typical costs for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board, if applicable.
  • The job placement rate for students completing the program, if required by the state or accreditor.
  • The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program (separately by Title IV loans, private loans, and institutional debt.)
The College’s gainful employment disclosures can be found on the Harrison College website.
Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval or Licensure Information on the College’s accreditation and various programmatic accreditations.
Institutional Information (Miscellaneous) Institutional information required by 34 CFR Sec. 668.43 and other institutional information.
Misrepresentation

The College has several formal processes in place to ensure that

  • The College does not misrepresent the nature of its educational program.
  • The College does not misrepresent the nature of its financial charges.
  • The College does not mispresent the employability of its graduates.

This memo from the Vice President of Legal and Compliance briefly describes the College’s compliance program. Additional questions or concerns regarding misrepresentations of this nature should be submitted through the Ethics Point reporting system, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where students can log complaints, anonymously if they choose, via the Internet:

http://harrisonstudent.ethicspoint.com

or by talking with a dedicated representative: 1-866-593-6967.

Student Code of Conduct This document provides a code of ethics and conduct that students are expected to follow while on campus or in attendance at a school sponsored function. Additional information is found in the Catalog.
Student Protection Fund
(For some Kentucky students only. Those in the Veterinary programs or in the Culinary/Pastry programs.)
Pursuant to KRS 165A.450 All licensed schools, resident and nonresident, shall be required to contribute to a student protection fund. The fund shall be used to reimburse eligible Kentucky students, to pay off debts, including refunds to students enrolled or on leave of absence by not being enrolled for one (1) academic year or less from the school at the time of the closing, incurred due to the closing of a school, discontinuance of a program, loss of licensure, or loss of accreditation by a school or program.

To file a claim against the Student Protection Fund, each person filing must submit a signed and completed Form for Claims Against the Student Protection Fund, Form PE-38 and provide the requested information to the following address:

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
300 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, KY 40601.

This form can be found on the website at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Student Right-to-Know Act

The completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students. The data are to be available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year.

If the information is requested by a prospective student, it must be made available prior to the student’s enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the school.

Further the completion or graduation rates are disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

The College distributes graduation rates to students each year. Annual graduation rates are distributed on or before July 1 each year to each student via email. The graduation and placement rate information can be found on the Harrison College website.

The College does not have athletic teams and does not provide athletic scholarships. Further, because the College determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA-eligible school must disclose a transfer-out rate for each cohort.

Transfer of Credit The Harrison College statement of transfer of credit policies.

Harrison College Catalog-Transferring Credits

Voter Registration Form The College encourages eligible students to vote-this link shows where voter registration forms can be downloaded.

Acceptable Use (of College Computer Systems and Networks)

Computer information systems and networks are an integral part of the educational process at Harrison College. This Policy has been established for the benefit of Harrison College students. Students are expected to use Harrison College information services and networks in accordance with this Policy.

Use of the College Computer Information System
Access to computers, printers, email and the Internet is provided for the benefit of the Harrison College educational process. Students will connect to a variety of appropriate information resources around the world for academic purposes. To ensure that all users are responsible and productive Internet users and to protect the College and student body’s interests, the following summary of student guidelines has been established for using the Harrison College information systems and networks:

  1. Students shall use Harrison College’s information systems and networks to conduct appropriate school-related activities such as using software and hardware for specific academic activities, Internet research and communication with classmates, faculty and staff through email.
  2. Students are responsible for all computer transactions that are made with his/her unique user ID and password. Consequently, passwords should be kept secure and must not be shared with others. Students should log out of or lock workstations when finished using the system or when leaving a workstation for an extended period.
  3. Students are to use the Harrison College information systems and networks for school-related activities. Students must not use the Harrison College information systems and networks for purposes that are illegal, unethical or harmful to Harrison College. Students must refrain from sending or forwarding chain emails, conducting personal business or transmitting or otherwise distributing offensive, harassing or fraudulent content. Students are responsible for the content of all text, audio, or image(s) that the student accesses or distributes.
  4. Students must comply with copyrights and license agreements. It is not permissible to use the Harrison College information systems and network to reproduce, distribute or otherwise fail to observe and comply with licensing agreements and copyrights (see the “Copyright Compliance” section of the Catalog for more information about copyright restrictions and how to comply).
  5. Students must refrain from downloading or installing software that has not been approved by the Harrison College Information Services department to any computer on the Harrison College network.
  6. Students shall not knowingly introduce a computer virus into College computers. Computer viruses are programs designed to make unauthorized changes to programs and data and can be extremely harmful to the educational process.
  7. Please avoid eating or drinking near Harrison College information system hardware to avoid causing accidental damage to Harrison college hardware or software. Students found to have damaged Harrison College property may be held financially responsible for damage caused to system hardware through carelessness or intentional inappropriate activity.
  8. Violations of this Policy may result in disciplinary action in accordance with College policy, or local, state, and Federal laws. Failure to observe these guidelines may result in disciplinary action by the College depending upon the type and severity of the violation, whether it causes any liability or loss to the College, and/or the presence of any repeated violation(s).

Use of Social Media
Students using sponsored Harrison College social media sites, such as pages in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that complies with the terms of the student code of conduct, including those policies regarding discrimination and harassment. The Code of Conduct also applies to those students who identify themselves with Harrison College and/or use their Harrison College email address in social media platforms such as professional society blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. for deliberate professional engagement or casual conversation. This expectation applies to both open social platforms as well as to private and password protected social media platforms.

No messages with derogatory or inflammatory remarks about any legally protected characteristic shall be transmitted or retrieved. No abusive, profane or offensive language is to be transmitted. Any conduct which is impermissible under the law if expressed in any other form or forum is also impermissible if expressed through social media or other electronic means. While Harrison College does not typically provide editorial review of the content of social media sites used by its students, Harrison College reserves the right to edit or terminate any conduct or activities and edit any communication or postings at any time to comply with the student code of conduct or other policy, third party complaints, any applicable law or regulation, or computer and network management concerns.

Alcohol (and Illegal Drug) Policy

The College does not (i) permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus property or (ii) the provision of alcoholic beverages at school-sponsored functions - in which students participate - by College staff and faculty. Any student found on campus in possession of, or under the influence of, alcoholic beverages will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the College. Students using (not consuming) alcoholic beverages in connection with offered culinary courses are not considered “in possession” for purposes of this paragraph. Any student found on campus or at a school-sponsored function in possession of, or under the influence of, illegal drugs will be immediately dismissed from the College and referred to a rehabilitation facility. Any student selling drugs on Company property will be immediately dismissed from the College and a criminal complaint will be filed with local law enforcement. Note: A conviction for any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs committed while a student is receiving financial aid will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance.

(Realities of) Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Economic Realities

  1. Substance abuse (drug and alcohol) costs American society over $250,000,000,000 each year.
  2. Frequent drinking is associated with absenteeism, tardiness, leaving work early and poor co-worker relationships.

Criminal Realities

  1. 80% of offenders abuse drugs or alcohol.
  2. Nearly 50% of jail and prison inmates are clinically addicted.
  3. Approximately 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illegal drugs at arrest.

Medical Realities

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant.

Alcohol is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine, passes into the bloodstream, and then travels throughout the body.

The effects of alcohol on the body are directly related to the amount consumed.

When consumed rapidly and in large amounts, alcohol can cause coma and death.

Adverse effects of alcohol include impaired judgment, reduced reaction time, slurred speech, and difficulty walking.

  • Alcohol can interact with a number of prescription and non-prescription medications in ways that can intensify the effect of the alcohol, of the medications themselves, or both.
  • Alcohol use by pregnant women can cause serious damage to the developing fetus.
  1. Excessive drinking has numerous acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) health effects.
  • Acute health consequences of excessive drinking can include motor vehicle injuries and deaths; falls; mood changes and depression; physical and sexual violence; and alcohol poisoning.
  • Chronic health consequences of excessive drinking can include permanent liver, heart, and brain damage; liver cancer; high blood pressure; and alcoholism.

Drugs

Trade or Other Names

Possible Effects

Effects of Overdose

Withdrawal Syndrome

Narcotics

Heroin

Diamorphine, Horse, Smack, Black tar, Chiva, Negra (black tar)

Euphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea

Slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, possible death

Watery eyes, runny nose, yawning, loss of appetite, irritability, tremors, panic, cramps, nausea, chills and sweating

Morphine

MS-Contin, Roxanol, Oramorph SR, MSIR

Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone w/Acetominophen, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Tussionex, Lortab

Hydromorphone

Dilaudid

Oxycodone

Roxicet, Oxycodone w/Acetominophen, OxyContin, Endocet, Percocet, Percodan

Codeine

Acetominophen, Guaifenesin or Promethazine w/Codeine, Fiorinol, Fioricet, or Tylenol w/Codeine

Other Narcotics

Fentanyl, Demerol, Methadone, Darvon, Stadol, Talwin, Paregoric, Buprenex

Depressants

gamma Hydroxybutyric
Acid

GHB, Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Sodium Oxybate, Xyrem

Slurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior without odor of alcohol, impaired memory of events, interacts with alcohol

Shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma, possible death

Anxiety, insomnia, tremors, delirium, convulsions, possible death

Benzodiazepines

Valium, Xanax, Halcion, Ativan, Restoril, Rohypnol (Roofies, R-2), Klonopin

Other Depressants

Ambien, Sonata, Meprobamate, Chloral Hydrate, Barbiturates, Methaqualone (Quaalude)

Stimulants

Cocaine

Coke, Flake, Snow, Crack, Coca, Blanca, Perico, Nieve, Soda

Increased alertness, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate & blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite

Agitation, increased body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible death

Apathy, long periods of sleep, irritability, depression, disorientation

Amphetamine/
Methamphetamine

Crank, Ice, Cristal, Krystal Meth, Speed, Adderall, Dexedrine, Desoxyn

Methylphenidate

Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Metadate

Hallucinogens

MDMA and Analogs

(Ecstasy, XTC, Adam), MDA (Love Drug), MDEA (Eve), MBDB, DOM, DOB

Heightened senses, teeth grinding and dehydration

Increased body temperature, electrolyte imbalance, cardiac arrest

Muscle aches, drowsiness, depression, acne

LSD

Acid, Microdot, Sunshine, Boomers

Phencyclidine and Analogs

PCP, Angel Dust, Hog, Loveboat, Ketamine (Special K), PCE, PCPy, TCP

Illusions and hallucinations, altered perception of time and distance

(LSD) Longer, more intense “trip” episodes

None

Other Hallucinogens

Psilocybe mushrooms, Mescaline, Peyote Cactus, Ayahausca, DMT, Fory, AMT

Unable to direct movement, feel pain, or remember

Drug seeking behavior *Not regulated

Cannabis

Marijuana

Pot, Grass, Sinsemilla, Blunts, Mota, Yerba, Grifa

Euphoria, relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite, disorientation

Fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis

Occasional reports of insomnia, hyperactivity, decreased appetite

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC, Marinol

Hashish and Hashish Oil

Hash, Hash oil

Anabolic Steroids

Testosterone

Depo Testosterone, Sustanon, Sten, Cypt

Virilization, edema, testicular atrophy, gynecomastia, acne, aggressive behavior

Unknown

Possible depression

Other Anabolic Steroids

Parabolan, Winstrol, Equipose, Anadrol, Dianabol, Primabolin-Depo, D-Ball

Inhalants

Amyl and Butyl Nitrates

Pearls, Poppers, Rush, Locker Room

Flushing, hypotension, headache, Impaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, slow onset vitamin deficiency, organ damage

Methemoglobinemia
, Vomiting, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, possible death

Agitation, Trembling, anxiety, insomnia, vitamin deficiency, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions

Nitrous Oxide

Laughing gas, balloons, Whippets

Other Inhalants

Adhesives, spray paint, hair spray, dry cleaning fluid, spot remover, lighter fluid

Alcohol

 

Beer, wine, liquor

 

 

 

Federal and State Laws

In addition to Harrison College sanctions, students and employees are subject to appropriate Federal and State laws, which provide for fines and/or imprisonment for the unlawful possession, sale, or distribution of drugs and alcohol. All Harrison College students are responsible for complying with local, state, and federal laws regarding alcohol. The fines and/or imprisonment may vary according to the type and amount of substance involved the offender’s past record for such offenses, and a variety of other factors.

The following are Federal penalties and sanctions for Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Additional penalties are imposed for trafficking:

Federal Laws

21 U.S.C. 844(a)

  1. First conviction: Up to one year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both.
  2. After one prior drug conviction: At least 15 days in prison, not to exceed two years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $250,000, or both.
  3. After two or more prior drug convictions: At least 90 days in prison, not to exceed three years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both.
  4. Special sentencing provisions for possession of crack cocaine: Mandatory at least five years in prison, not to exceed 20 years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if:
  • 1st conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds five grams.
  • 2nd crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds three grams.
  • 3rd or subsequent crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds one gram.

21 U.S.C. 853(a) (2) and 881(a)(7)

Forfeiture of personal real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than one year imprisonment. (See special sentencing provisions re: crack.)

21 U.S.C. 881(c)(4)

Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.

21 U.S.C. 844a

Civil fine of up to $10,000 (pending adoption of final regulations).

21 U.S.C. 853a

Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses.

18 U.S.C. 922(g)

Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.

Miscellaneous

Revocation of certain Federal licenses and benefits, e.g., pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are vested within the authorities of individual Federal agencies.

Indiana State Laws

The following information regarding Indiana State law is current as of publication and is not intended to substitute for legal advice. For a complete listing of the current alcoholic beverage laws, consult Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Laws.

Violations/Penalties - Alcohol:

Class C Infraction (up to $500 fine and loss of minor’s driver’s license):

Misrepresentation of age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages
A person under age 21 with a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07 who operates a vehicle (In addition, the license may be suspended for up to one year.)

Class C Misdemeanors (imprisonment for up to 60 days and fine of up to $500):

Illegal possession of alcohol by a person younger than 21 years of age who knowingly: 1) possesses an alcoholic beverage; 2) consumes it; or 3) transports it on a public highway when not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
To sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish an alcoholic beverage to a minor
A person younger than 21 years of age present in a tavern, bar, or other public place where alcoholic beverages are available (in addition, minor’s license may be revoked for up to one year.)
Use of falsified documents, such as fake ID

Class B Misdemeanor (imprisonment up to 180 days and fine up to $1000):

Being in a public place or a place of public resort in a state of intoxication caused by the person’s use of alcohol or a controlled substance
Knowingly, recklessly or intentionally furnishing alcohol to a minor (for the first offense)

Note: Indiana Lifeline Law:

Passed in 2012, the Indiana Lifeline law protects the caller from legal consequences if they call for help when someone needs medical attention from alcohol poisoning. Visit www.indianalifeline.org for more information.

  1. Note: Alcohol-impaired or other drug-impaired driving:
  • It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while impaired-even at blood alcohol levels below 0.08%. You can be arrested with a BAC as low as 0.05. Indiana law states that anyone operating a motor vehicle within the state gives “implied consent” to submit to a chemical test of intoxication (breath, blood, or urine).
  • Failure to submit to the test may be used as evidence in court and will result in an automatic license suspension and may result in a longer driver’s license suspension than if the test were administered and failed. Criminal sanctions for alcohol and other drug-impaired driving include fines and imprisonment, license suspensions, and can include mandatory education or treatment.
  1. Violations/Penalties - Drugs

IC 35-48-4-11 Possession of marijuana, hash oil, or hashish Sec. 11. A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally possesses (pure or adulterated) marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; (2) knowingly or intentionally grows or cultivates marijuana; or (3) knowing that marijuana is growing on his premises, fails to destroy the marijuana plants; commits possession of marijuana, hash oil, or hashish, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony (i) if the amount involved is more than thirty (30) grams of marijuana or two (2) grams of hash oil or hashish, or (ii) if the person has a prior conviction of an offense involving marijuana, hash oil, or hashish.

IC 35-48-4-8.3 Possession of paraphernalia Sec. 8.3. (a) A person who possesses a raw material, an instrument, a device, or other object that the person intends to use for: (1) introducing into the person’s body a controlled substance; (2) testing the strength, effectiveness, or purity of a controlled substance; or (3) enhancing the effect of a controlled substance; in violation of this chapter commits a Class A infraction for possessing paraphernalia. (b) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally violates subsection (a); and (2) has a previous judgment or conviction under this section; commits possession of paraphernalia, a Class D felony. (c) A person who recklessly possesses a raw material, an instrument, a device, or other object that is to be used primarily for: (1) introducing into the person’s body a controlled substance; (2) testing the strength, effectiveness, or purity of a controlled substance; or (3) enhancing the effect of a controlled substance; in violation of this chapter commits reckless possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has a previous judgment or conviction under this section.

a. IC 35-48-4-13 Visiting or maintaining a common nuisance Sec. 13. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally visits a building, structure, vehicle, or other place that is used by any person to unlawfully use a controlled substance commits visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor. (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally maintains a building, structure, vehicle, or other place that is used one (1) or more times: (1) by persons to unlawfully use controlled substances; or (2) for unlawfully: (A) manufacturing; (B) keeping; (C) offering for sale; (D) selling; (E) delivering; or (F) financing the delivery of; controlled substances, or items of drug paraphernalia as described in IC 35-48-4-8.5; commits maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

b. IC 35-48-4-10 Dealing in marijuana, hash oil, or hashish Sec. 10. (a) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) manufactures; (B) finances the manufacture of; (C) delivers; or (D) finances the delivery of; marijuana, hash oil, or hashish, pure or adulterated; or (2) possesses, with intent to: (A) manufacture; (B) finance the manufacture of; (C) deliver; or (D) finance the delivery of; marijuana, hash oil, or hashish, pure or adulterated; commits dealing in marijuana, hash oil, or hashish, a Class A misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is: (1) a Class D felony if: (A) the recipient or intended recipient is under eighteen (18) years of age; (B) the amount involved is more than thirty (30) grams but less than ten (10) pounds of marijuana or two (2) grams but less than three hundred (300) grams of hash oil or hashish; or (C) the person has a prior conviction of an offense involving marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; and (2) a Class C felony if the amount involved is ten (10) pounds or more of marijuana or three hundred (300) or more grams of hash oil or hashish or the person delivered or financed the delivery of marijuana, hash oil, or hashish: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

c. IC 35-48-4-6 Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug Sec. 6. (a) A person who, without a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, knowingly or intentionally possesses cocaine (pure or adulterated), a narcotic drug (pure or adulterated) classified in schedule I or II, or methamphetamine (pure or adulterated) commits possession of cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine, a Class D felony, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is: (1) a Class C felony if: (A) the amount of the drug involved (pure or adulterated) weighs three (3) grams or more; or (B) the person was also in possession of a firearm (as defined in IC 35-47-1-5); (2) a Class B felony if the person in possession of the cocaine, narcotic drug, or methamphetamine possesses less than three (3) grams of pure or adulterated cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center; and (3) a Class A felony if the person possesses the cocaine, narcotic drug, or methamphetamine in an amount (pure or adulterated) weighing at least three (3) grams: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

d. IC 35-48-4-5 Dealing in a counterfeit substance Sec. 5. A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) creates; (B) delivers; or (C) finances the delivery of; a counterfeit substance; or (2) possesses, with intent to: (A) deliver; or (B) finance the delivery of; a counterfeit substance; commits dealing in a counterfeit substance, a Class D felony.

e. IC 35-48-4-4 Dealing in a schedule V controlled substance Sec. 4. (a) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) manufactures; (B) finances the manufacture of; (C) delivers; or (D) finances the delivery of; a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule V; or (2) possesses, with intent to: (A) manufacture; (B) finance the manufacture of; (C) deliver; or (D) finance the delivery of; a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule V; commits dealing in a schedule V controlled substance, a Class D felony, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is a Class B felony if: (1) the person: (A) delivered; or (B) financed the delivery of; the substance to a person under eighteen (18) years of age at least three (3) years junior to the person; or (2) the person delivered or financed the delivery of the substance: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

f. IC 35-48-4-3 Dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance Sec. 3. (a) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) manufactures; (B) finances the manufacture of; (C) delivers; or (D) finances the delivery of; a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule IV; or (2) possesses, with intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule IV; commits dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance, a Class C felony, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is a Class B felony if: (1) the person: (A) delivered; or (B) financed the delivery of; the substance to a person under eighteen (18) years of age at least three (3) years junior to the person; or (2) the person delivered or financed the delivery of the substance: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

g. IC 35-48-4-2 Dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance Sec. 2. (a) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) manufactures; (B) finances the manufacture of; (C) delivers; or (D) finances the delivery of; a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule I, II, or III, except marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; or (2) possesses, with intent to: (A) manufacture; (B) finance the manufacture of; (C) deliver; or (D) finance the delivery of; a controlled substance, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule I, II, or III, except marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; commits dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance, a Class B felony, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is a Class A felony if: (1) the person: (A) delivered; or (B) financed the delivery of; the substance to a person under eighteen (18) years of age at least three (3) years junior to the person; or (2) the person delivered or financed the delivery of the substance: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

h. IC 35-48-4-1 Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug Sec. 1. (a) A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally: (A) manufactures; (B) finances the manufacture of; (C) delivers; or (D) finances the delivery of; cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule I or II; or (2) possesses, with intent to: (A) manufacture; (B) finance the manufacture of; (C) deliver; or (D) finance the delivery of; cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine, pure or adulterated, classified in schedule I or II; commits dealing in cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine, a Class B felony, except as provided in subsection (b). (b) The offense is a Class A felony if: (1) the amount of the drug involved weighs three (3) grams or more; (2) the person: (A) delivered; or (B) financed the delivery of; the drug to a person under eighteen (18) years of age at least three (3) years junior to the person; or (3) the person manufactured, delivered or financed the delivery of the drug: (A) on a school bus; or (B) in, on, or within one thousand (1,000) feet of: (i) school property; (ii) a public park; (iii) a family housing complex; or (iv) a youth program center.

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

Harrison College believes in providing a learning environment free of discrimination and harassment. That means that employment or enrollment discrimination or harassment based on sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender or any other protected status of, students or student applicants (collectively students) will not be tolerated.

Policy

  • What is sexual harassment? Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment. If submission to such conduct is used as the basis for employment, enrollment, or student decisions, that is one kind of sexual harassment. Another type of sexual harassment occurs, if such conduct is sufficiently pervasive or severe to:
    1. Unreasonably interfere with a student’s education at a Harrison College institution or a student’s admission to a Harrison College institution; or
    2. Create an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment for students.
  • It is possible for students to be sexually harassed by staff and faculty as well as other students or non-employees of the College. College faculty and staff are prohibited from harassing students, regardless of whether the incidents occur on Harrison College premises or occur during business hours.
    Some examples of sexual harassment include:
    1. Sexual harassment can involve males or females being harassed by members of either sex.
    2. Promising a student preferential treatment or a reward, if the student complies with a sexually-oriented request.
    3. Threatening to retaliate against a student if the student refuses to comply with a sexually-oriented request.
    4. Denying a student an education-related opportunity if the student refuses to comply with a sexually-oriented request.
    5. Engaging in sexually-suggestive physical contact or touching another student in a way that is unwelcome.
    6. Displaying, storing or transmitting pornographic or sexually-oriented materials using Harrison College equipment or facilities.
    7. Engaging in indecent exposure.
    8. Verbally abusing an individual with sexually-explicit or graphic language.
    9. Telling sexually-oriented or offensive jokes.
    10. Using sexually-degrading words to describe an individual.
  • Employees of the College are prohibited from:
    1. Pursuing a social relationship with any student that involves any interaction outside the normal scope of the educational services Harrison College provides to the student.
    2. Pursuing a romantic relationship with any student.
    3. Dating any student.
    4. Cohabiting with any student, unless the employee is related by marriage or blood to the student.
  • What are other forms of harassment? Harassment may take other forms such as harassment that is based on a person’s race, religion, ethnicity, gender or other legally protected characteristic.
    As with sexual harassment, these forms of harassment are also not tolerated by the College. Harassment of this nature also occurs when any conduct, whether verbal, visual or physical, relating to or involving a person’s race, age, disability, religion, national origin, gender or any other protected status is sufficiently pervasive or severe to:
    1. Unreasonably interfere with a student’s admission to a Harrison College institution, or
    2. Create an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment for students.
  • REPORTING
    If any student who, in good faith, has reason to believe that he or she has been subjected to a discriminatory learning or business environment, unwelcome sexual advances or other discriminatory or harassing practices or conduct from College faculty and staff, another student or non-employee, the student should promptly report the incident to the campus president at the Harrison College location where the incident occurred or the Vice President Legal & Compliance, (317-447-6000) or the student may call EthicsPoint - a confidential, toll-free hotline - at 1-866-593-6967, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week or the student may file his/her complaint online using EthicsPoint’s Web-based reporting template at: http://www.harrisonstudent.ethicspoint.com. The Vice President Legal & Compliance is designated as the College’s Title IX coordinator for handling sexual harassment complaints and overseeing compliance efforts respecting Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
    The student or customer should promptly report the matter directly to the Vice President Legal & Compliance or through Ethics Point, if:
    1. The Harrison College campus president is the alleged harasser.
    2. Reporting such conduct to any Harrison College manager onsite is otherwise not appropriate.
    3. The student is uncomfortable for any reason in reporting the incident to the Harrison College campus president.
    4. The student is not satisfied after reporting the incident to the Harrison College campus president or other manager.
  • SUPERVISORS
    All supervisors and managers must immediately report all complaints and reports about student harassment and/or discrimination to the human resources department at administration, who will then consult with the Vice President Legal & Compliance.
  • INVESTIGATION
    Reports and/or complaints of a discriminatory learning environment for students will be promptly investigated.
    Reasonable measures will be undertaken to preserve the confidentiality of information that is reported during the investigation and to protect persons who report information from retaliation.
  • CORRECTIVE MEASURES
    If warranted following the outcome of the investigation, corrective measures, including, but not limited to, counseling, reprimand, suspension or discharge will be taken against all individuals who are determined to have engaged in any prohibited harassment or discrimination. Appropriate documentation of the matter will also be made.

Career Services

Harrison College’s Career Services office provides resources to students and alumni to assist them with their personal growth and professional development. Career Services supports students in becoming productive employees and lifelong learners and creates effective partnerships in the communities and industries served.

Career Services Vision is to be a leader in providing career services that will empower students and alumni to be confident in their career searches and to be successful in seeking opportunities throughout life.

Harrison College’s Career Services office works to connect students with prospective employers through a variety of resources. Harrison College’s Career Services professionals also provide students with a range of support services, including career exploration, resume and cover-letter writing and review, and locating interviewing resources and occupational resource materials. Additional information about the career services office can be found on the Library website at http://harrison.libguides.com/careerservices.

Employment assistance is available to all Harrison College graduates. However, such employment assistance can be rendered in a meaningful manner only when cooperation exists between the graduate and Harrison College’s Career Services office. Therefore, the student must:

  1. Demonstrate personal integrity, adult sense of responsibility and high ethical standards. Harrison College assists our graduates in finding opportunities with organizations and leaders in the professions for which we prepare students. Harrison College will not violate employers’ trust in and respect for our college by recommending a student who does not demonstrate these personal qualifications.
  2. Make independent attempts to secure employment and not to rely solely on the Career Services office to secure a position. The Career Services office offers advice and meaningful guidance. Employment after graduation cannot be guaranteed. Securing employment is the graduate’s responsibility.
  3. Provide true and accurate background information in the development of a resume and preparation for interviewing.
  4. Keep the Career Services office advised of any changes in employment or contact information for at least one year following graduation. Graduate employment data is used to benchmark successes each year with our graduates and also to identify opportunities to improve our programs or better educate our community employers.
  5. Graduates who secure employment through their own efforts are expected to notify the Career Services office so the records used to verify Harrison College graduate employment statistics to our accrediting agency can be updated.

Students with prior misdemeanor or felony convictions may experience limitations and/or denial of externships, employment opportunities and professional licensure. In addition, students are advised that in order to comply with clinical requirements of various affiliating agencies, particularly those regulating Allied Health programs and the Nursing program, or as required by other employment inquiries, submission to criminal background checks and/or drug screening may be required.

Change of Address

Students must request and submit a change of address form to a Registrar or a Student Affairs Specialist when their name, address or phone number changes.

Children and Guests

In order to ensure a professional educational environment and safety, children are not permitted in the student lounge, classrooms, laboratories or the Library.

Guests may attend classes and participate in college activities only with the permission of the Dean, Program Chair or Campus President and the faculty member responsible for the class meeting(s) involved.

Copyright Compliance

Copyright protection in the U.S. is granted to any original owner of a “fixed” format. Once an idea, thought or work is expressed in a fixed format, the person that created the fixed form usually gains copyright ownership. Copyright law is rooted in the Federal Copyright Act of 1976 and its mandated regulations, which provide economic protection for the creator/owner of tangible and fixed forms of ideas and expression. Copyright law does not protect ideas, mechanisms or processes of producing tangible and fixed forms of ideas. Full compliance with Copyright law is required when utilizing sources, materials, videos, audio clips, images and documents for lectures, projects, papers, websites, blogs, presentations, emails and even tweets.

Copyright Infringement is the act of violating the copyright owner’s rights. Infringement can occur when a work is used improperly and/or work is reproduced without permission. Anyone involved in infringement can be responsible if a claim is made by the copyright owner. Any copyright infringement, including without limitation, distribution of copyrighted material through unauthorized peer-to-peer digital file sharing, in connection with a student’s enrollment in a program of study at the College or conducted by students through the use of the College’s equipment or information systems is prohibited and violates both the Student Code of Conduct and the law. Students who engage in copyright infringement will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

Students can make copies of written materials and print out electronic documents for their own personal use. For example, a copy of a portion of a copyright-protected work, such as a copy of an article, chapter of a book or a page from a newspaper, may be made without permission. However, copying all the assignments from a book recommended for purchase by the instructor, making multiple copies of articles or book chapters for distribution to classmates or copying material from consumable workbooks, all require permission. Copies of copyrighted works can NEVER be made for the purpose of distribution to other people or for commercial purposes.

Dress Code

One of the educational aims of Harrison College is to instill in students the awareness of a good business image that is appropriate for any and all offices and does not conflict with the overall image of a future employer. This is why Harrison College maintains a dress code.

Each campus of Harrison College schedules professional and business casual dress days, both of which are required in the career development course. Veterinary Technology, Nursing, Health Science students and students enrolled in The Chef’s Academy must wear Harrison College-approved uniforms as required by the campus. The Nursing program is governed by a stricter uniform policy supplementing below. Please see the corresponding program guide for details.

Acceptable Business Attire

For Women For Men
Business suit/pant suit Business suit
Cardigan set Sport jacket
Blazer Cardigan sweater
Blouse/shirt Shirt/Tie
Skirts/dresses Dress Slacks
Dress slacks/dress gauchos Dress Shoes
Dress shoes/mules/sandals No visible body piercing or tattoos1
No visible body piercing (except for ear piercings) or tattoos1  
1It is important for students to understand that tattoos and body piercings may be detrimental in the pursuit of employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptable Business Casual

For Women For Men
Casual collared blouse Dress shirt w/out tie
Casual dress slacks/gauchos Polo or golf shirt
Pressed khakis/Dockers Harrison College logo with collar
Harrison College logo shirt with collar Crew with banded collar, turtle neck or mock neck
Casual shoes/loafers, flats, mules, sandals Casual dress slacks
Shirts/blouses Pressed khakis/Dockers
  Shirts tucked in

Acceptable Daily Attire

Dress shirts, polo shirts, blouses and slacks are preferred (no baggy pants).

Dress jeans will be acceptable (without rips or tears).

Appropriate sweatshirts and t-shirts.

Appropriate footwear.

Dress shorts allowed during summer quarter ONLY (but no cutoffs, spandex, recreational apparel or gym shorts, baggy shorts, etc.).

Unacceptable Attire

Hats of any type, do-rags, head rags, sweatbands, scarves, bandannas, etc. except upon prior approval.

Headphones or portable electronic equipment.

Sunglasses (worn indoors).

T-shirts or sweatshirts with inappropriate advertising, or obscene, suggestive, or profane pictures or slogans.

Cutoffs, tank tops, spandex pants, halters or midriffs.

Shorts (except during summer quarter).

Un-groomed hair/un-natural colors (blue, pink, green, etc.; sprayed on)

Attire that inappropriately reveals undergarments.

Any other dress or appearance deemed unprofessional or inappropriate by faculty or administrative staff.

Students found in noncompliance with the above dress code will be asked to return home for appropriate attire.

Emergencies and First Aid

Routine and emergency medical care is the responsibility of the student and their personal physician. Any associated costs of such medical care are the student’s responsibility. Harrison College students, staff and faculty are to call 911 for urgent and emergency treatment for injuries taking place on campus property or during a college-sponsored event.

Harrison College has partnered with OneCallNow to facilitate the distribution of mass informational messages via phone or text. A student at Harrison College may receive phone calls from this system that provide information regarding campus closures, weather delays or other circumstances, including those related to campus safety. The system may also provide information related to various campus events or deadlines. To receive text notifications, a student must opt-in by sending a text message with the word “Alert” to 22300. Students may opt-out of the notification system by pressing * when listening to a phone message, through emailing support@onecallnow.com with your phone number or by visiting www.onecallnow.com and select “Opt Out” at the bottom of the page.

Students are encouraged to contact a Student Affairs Specialist with questions related to this notification program.

Faculty Communications

Students are encouraged to contact their instructors with questions or to request assistance, as needed. Most faculty members are best contacted in person or by email (i.e., firstname.lastname@harrison.edu). If a student believes that he/she has not received adequate assistance, the student should contact the campus Dean.

Students taking online courses should communicate with their online instructor through the established learning management system (LMS) rather than through the telephone or through other forms of electronic communication. The LMS is a more efficient communication system.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

General Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Act) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Act gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high-school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are called “eligible students.”

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information. Parents or eligible students also may file a formal compliant with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605, concerning a school’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA.

Educational Records

Education records are records maintained by the school that contain information that directly relates to the student. Examples are the student’s academic, financial aid and career services files. Education records may be maintained in electronic format. The only persons authorized to access education records are those with a legitimate administrative or academic interest. Schools are not generally required by FERPA to provide an eligible student with access to academic calendars, course syllabi or general notices such as announcements of specific events or extra-curricular activities. That type of information is not generally directly related to an individual student and, therefore, does not meet the definition of an education record.

Review of Records

It is the policy of Harrison College to periodically review education records to insure that they do not contain information which is misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate. Harrison College may destroy records that it determines, in its sole discretion, are no longer useful or pertinent to students’ circumstances and which Harrison College is not legally required to maintain.

Directory Information

Directory Information means information contained in an education record of the student that would generally not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Directory Information includes, but is not limited to, a student’s name, address(es), telephone number(s), date and place of birth, program in which enrolled, extracurricular activities, credentials, awards and recognition (i.e., honors) received, last school attended, dates of attendance (i.e. enrollment periods, not daily attendance records) and student or user ID number (other than social security number), but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identity that are known or possessed only by the authorized user.

Directory Information may be unconditionally released without a student’s consent, unless a student has specifically requested, in writing, that the information not be released.

Release Without Student Consent

The school may release a student’s education records without written consent of the student to:

  1. Other school officials who have a legitimate educational interest.
  2. Other schools where the student has applied for admission.
  3. Authorized representatives of the U.S. Department of Education, state and/or local education authorities, the Comptroller General of the United States or the Attorney General of the United States.
  4. Providers of financial aid (and services in connection therewith) for which the student has applied or received, including, without limitation, lenders, guaranty agencies, Veterans Administration, state vocational rehabilitation agencies and collection agencies.
  5. State and local authorities where required.
  6. Accrediting agencies.
  7. A parent (whether a maternal parent, guardian or an individual acting as a parent in the absence of a parent or guardian) of a student who is a dependent of the parent for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code (the school is not required, however, to release such records).
  8. Any court in which the student or a parent of the student initiates a legal action against the school, but only with respect to the students education records that are necessary for the school to defend itself.
  9. Any court in which the school initiates a legal action against the student or a parent of the student, but only with respect to the student’s education records that are relevant for the school to prosecute the legal action.
  10. Any person pursuant to and in compliance with a judicial order or subpoena provided that a reasonable attempt is made to notify the student prior to compliance (unless the order or subpoena specifies that the student must not be notified).
  11. Appropriate persons or agencies in the event of a health or safety emergency.
  12. Organizations conducting studies to develop, validate and administer predictive tests, to administer student aid programs or to improve instruction.
  13. The public, if the school determines in its discretion, that the student as an alleged perpetrator has committed a Crime of Violence or a Non-forcible Sex Offense in violation of the Conduct section of the school catalog, but only the following information from the students education records: the students name, the violation committed and any sanction imposed by the school on the student. A crime of violence means an act that would, if proven, constitute any of the following offenses or offenses to commit the following offenses: arson; assault offenses; burglary; criminal homicide, whether manslaughter by negligence, murder or non-negligent manslaughter; the destruction, damage or vandalism of property; kidnapping or abduction; robbery; or forcible sex offense. A non-forcible sex offense means an act that would, if proven, constitute statutory rape or incest.
  14. The purported victim regardless of whether the school determines that the student, as an alleged perpetrator, committed a Crime of Violence or Non-forcible Sex Offense in violation of the Conduct section of the school catalog, but only the following information from the students education records: the students name, the violation committed and any sanction imposed by the school on the student.
  15. The student or the student’s parents if the student is less than 18 years old.
  16. A parent of the student regarding the students violation of any federal, state or local law or any rule or policy of the school concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, if the student is under the age of 21 and the school has determined that the student has violated the Student Code of Conduct section of the school catalog with respect to that use or possession.
  17. The United States Attorney General (or designee not lower than an Assistant Attorney General) pursuant to an ex parte court order concerning investigations or prosecutions of an offense listed in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g)(5)(B) or an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2331.
  18. The public, if the disclosure concerns an individual required to register under section 170101 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 14071 and the information was provided to the school under 42 U.S.C. 14071 and applicable federal guidelines.

In addition, the following records are exempt from the Act:

  1. The financial records of the student’s parents.
  2. Information about other students.
  3. Confidential letters of recommendations to which the student has waived his or her right to inspect.
  4. Employment records of students who are employed by Harrison College.
  5. Records created or received after an individual is no longer a student and which do not directly relate to the individual’s attendance as a student at Harrison College.
  6. Grades on peer-graded papers not collected and recorded by an instructor.
  7. Records about students made and only accessible to faculty and administrative personnel.

Harrison College has adopted a detailed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policy which is available to an eligible student upon request. Students may also review the FERPA regulations, frequently asked questions, significant opinions of the U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) and other information regarding FERPA at the following website:

Field Trip Participation

Students who will be participating in a mandatory, class wide Offsite learning activity (“Field Trip”), must complete the Harrison College External Activity Participation Agreement prior to participation. Students are usually expected to provide their own transportation to and from field trip locations unless the College has made specific, approved transportation plans. Students should not accept rides from faculty members unless they are picked up and dropped off at their campus. Under no circumstances should a student ever be dropped off at their home residence. If a faculty or staff member offers a student a ride to an external activity AND offers to pick the student up (or drop them off) at their personal residence the student should contact their campus president immediately.

Because Field Trips are scheduled at the same time and on the same days of the week that the class meets on campus, students who do not participate will be considered absent for that class meeting and are subject to the terms of the current Attendance policy.

Students who are unable to participate in a Field Trip must contact the faculty member prior to the date of the Field Trip to inquire as to the possibility of completing an alternative assignment in lieu participation in the Field Trip. The faculty member is under no obligation to approve an alternative assignment for Field Trip scheduled during a regular class meeting time. Students who are approved to complete such an alternative assignment are still considered “absent” from the class meeting the day of the field trip.

Students are not required to attend Field Trips scheduled at a time or on a day other than the day and time the class typically meets. Positive attendance may be entered for fields trips made on a different day or time.

Food and Beverages/Student Lounge

A student lounge is provided on campus for students to study between classes and consume meals. No other area is designated for these purposes. Students are reminded not to loiter in entrances or hallways. It is disruptive for students in class to be disturbed by others gathering in the halls and carrying on personal conversations. Eating or drinking is generally not permitted outside of the student lounge except when approved by the campus administration.

Grievance Procedure

Below is an outline of the procedures to be followed by any student seeking resolution to a concern at Harrison College:

  1. Concerns should first be addressed with the person or to the department with whom the disagreement originally occurred (for example a concern involving enrollment should be addressed to the Director of Enrollment; a concern involving grading should be addressed to the Dean).
  2. If resolution is not achieved, a formal, written statement must be submitted to the Campus President (email messages are sufficient). A meeting will be held with disagreeing parties and the Campus President. The Campus President will prepare a written summary of the discussion, including any agreed upon or proposed solution to resolve the grievance and ensure that any agreed upon solution or other appropriate action is taken.
  3. If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved with the Campus President, the student should contact Harrison College Administration through the Ethics Point system. The student may call the confidential, toll-free hotline at 1-866-593-6967, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week or the student may file their Complaint online using Ethics Point’s web-based reporting template at:
    • http://www.harrisonstudent.ethicspoint.com.
      If a grievance is received at Administration and it is discovered that the student did not previously contact the Campus President, the student will be redirected to the campus to resolve the complaint in accordance with Step 2 of the grievance process.
  4. All steps outlined above must be followed to properly resolve any grievance at Harrison College. Students wishing further clarification or assistance may direct concerns, in writing, to the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools or the Governing Board, The University of North Carolina. These addresses may be found in the section of the Catalog titled “Accreditation .”

    Students enrolled at Harrison College who reside at a permanent address outside of the state of Indiana should follow the grievance processes outlined by their state of residence. Contact information by state can be found in the table below.
     
  5. Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) Federal Student Aid (FSA) via email at studentaidfeedback@ed.gov.
     

    Students attending Harrison College in the state of Indiana can contact the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education at 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204-4206 or by visiting the following link for the complaint procedure http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm.

    Students enrolled at Harrison College who reside at a permanent address outside of the state of Indiana should follow the complaint processes outlined by their state of residence. Contact information by state is listed in the table below. Students are encouraged to exhaust all options and resources to resolve a complaint with the College prior to seeking a formal complaint with regulating bodies and consumer protection agencies in their respective states.

State Specific Student Grievance Contact Information

Alabama

The state of Alabama is a member of the Nation Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Alabama, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:


Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: https://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

Alaska

The state of Alaska is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Alaska, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Arizona

The state of Arizona is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Arizona, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Arkansas, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

California

California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 431-6924
Fax: (916) 263-1897
Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov
Form: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/forms_pubs/complaint.pdf

Colorado

The state of Colorado is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Colorado, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Connecticut, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Delaware

The state of Delaware is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Delaware, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

District of Columbia

The state of District of Columbia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of District of Columbia, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Florida

Florida Commission on Independent Education
325 W Gaines Street, Suite 144
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-3200
Fax: (850) 245-3238
Website: http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml

Georgia

The state of Georgia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Georgia, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:


Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

Hawaii

The state of Hawaii is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Hawaii, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Idaho

The state of Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Idaho, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Illinois

The state of Illinois is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Illinois, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Indiana

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

Iowa

The state of Iowa is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Iowa, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Kansas

The state of Kansas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Kansas, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Kentucky, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Students enrolled at the Evansville campus: If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education. A complaint shall be filed on Form PE-24, Form to File a Complaint, accompanied, if applicable, by Form PE-25, Authorization for Release of Student Records. The form may be mailed to the following address:


Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
300 Sower Boulevard, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4185
The forms can be found on the website at http://www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Louisiana, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Maine

The state of Maine is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Maine, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:


Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

Maryland

The state of Maryland is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Maryland, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:


Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 994-6950
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/career/pcs/gripe.asp

Michigan

The state of Michigan is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Michigan, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Minnesota

The state of Minnesota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Minnesota , the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Mississippi

The state of Mississippi is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Mississippi, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:


Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Missouri

The state of Missouri is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Missouri, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Montana

The state of Montana is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Montana, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Nebraska

The state of Nebraska is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Nebraska, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Nevada

The state of Nevada is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Nevada, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of New Hampshire, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of New Jersey, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of New Mexico, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

New York

The state of New York is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of New York, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

North Carolina

The state of North Carolina is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of North Carolina, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Students enrolled at The Chef’s Academy, North Carolina:
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the following office:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
University of North Carolina-General Administration
c/o Student Complaints
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
(919) 962-4550
Email: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu
Website: http://www.northcarolina.edu/complaints
North Dakota

The state of North Dakota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of North Dakota, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Ohio

Students enrolled at Columbus, OH campus:
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-2752
Fax: (614) 466-2219
Toll Free: (877) 275-4219
Email: bpsr@scr.state.oh.us
Website: http://scr.ohio.gov/ConsumerInformation/FilingaComplaint.aspx

Distance Education Students:

The state of Ohio is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Ohio, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Oklahoma, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Oregon

The state of Oregon is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Oregon, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Pennsylvania , the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Rhode Island, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

South Carolina

Distance Education Students:
The state of South Carolina is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of South Carolina, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Students enrolled at The Chef’s Academy, North Carolina:
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 737-2260

South Dakota

The state of South Dakota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of South Dakota, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Tennessee

The state of Tennessee is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Tennessee, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Texas

The state of Texas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Texas, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Utah

The state of Utah is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Vermont, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

 

Vermont

The state of Vermont is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Vermont, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Virginia

The state of Virginia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Virginia, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Washington

The state of Washington is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Washington, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

West Virginia

The state of West Virginia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of West Virginia, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Wyoming, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Wyoming

The state of Wyoming is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Under the compact, member states, districts and territories have established comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If you are enrolled in a Harrison College distance education program, and you are a resident of the state of Wyoming, the contact information to file a complaint against Harrison College is as follows:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of State Authorization
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: http://www.in/gov/bpe/2329.htm

Library

The Library is committed to supporting the mission of Harrison College by providing user-centered resources and services necessary to produce excellent higher learning outcomes. The Library develops and maintains up-to-date collections and Library technologies, which support the programs and curriculum of Harrison College. The library features welcoming campus and virtual spaces that focus on student, faculty, and staff informational needs. These spaces are designed to meet a variety of needs, including quiet study and reflection, tutoring and instruction, and group work. As the intellectual commons on each campus, the Library serves as a space devoted to academic inquiry and knowledge sharing.

Harrison College librarians are well trained and highly skilled in providing a user-centered level of service that encourages information and media literacy, critical thinking, and success. Through formal and informal instruction, librarians foster self-reliant and critical users of information, who can develop the skills they need to succeed in their coursework as well as in their careers.

Library Services Include

  1. Providing course relevant resources in a variety of formats including books & e-books, streaming video & audio, full text articles, tutorial courses and videos, and practice test software.
  2. Access to librarians or professionally trained individuals who are available virtually and at each campus for instruction and research assistance.
  3. Access to computers and the Internet at each location with free printing.
  4. Access to Library materials from any Harrison campus or The Chef’s Academy campus, and from other libraries outside of Harrison using interlibrary loan services.
  5. A variety of resources for Alumni.

Hours

  1. Many of the Library resources are available 24x7 via the Library website at http://www.harrison.edu/library
  2. Live virtual chat assistance is available throughout the week. Other virtual assistance is available via text (317-893-3976), Twitter (@HC_Librarian), or through our Get Answers Fast page at http://answers.harrison.edu//library, where students can browse our FAQs, Chat, or submit a ticket.
  3. Campus and librarian availability will be determined locally. Campus Library hours are posted on the Library website http://www.harrison.edu/library.
  4. Campus Libraries will observe the same holidays and the same emergency closings as the College.

Library Policies

  1. Student’s library privileges are valid as long as he/she is enrolled in classes at Harrison College.
  2. Circulation policies, (check-out and renewal periods, fees, fines, etc.) are posted on the Library website http://www.harrison.edu/library.
  3. Fees for lost and damaged materials:
  • Items overdue more than 30 days will be considered lost.
  • Fees for a lost or damaged item will equal the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Conduct

  1. Students must abide by the Student Code of Conduct (found in this section of the Catalog) when using the Library.
  2. Students and staff are expected to respect others by keeping conversations at low levels in designated quiet zones
  3. Harassment of any kind toward other library patrons or staff is not permitted.

Campus-specific policies are posted at each campus Library.

Phone Usage

The College telephone lines are needed for College business and are not to be used by students. Personal incoming calls and messages are discouraged. Messages will be taken and delivered only in the case of an absolute emergency.

Personal electronic devices must be turned off or set to silent at all times in the classroom and other study areas of the College. Students whose electronic devices disrupt the learning environment may be asked to leave the classroom or study area and will be considered “absent” for the class meeting from which they are asked to leave.

Posting

Bulletin boards, supervised by members of the school staff, are located throughout the campus buildings. Notices pertaining to organizations, clubs, student activities, and outside events must be approved by a staff member prior to posting on a bulletin board. Information regarding electronic postings is found the (Information Security) Acceptable Use (of College Email and Learning Management System) Policy found in this section.

Registration and Scheduling

Registration and Class Schedules

New Students

New students will receive their schedules at orientation. Schedules may include day, evening, online, blended or weekend classes.

Continuing Students

Each quarter the College typically will register students in the appropriate courses and provide each continuing student with a schedule during the final three weeks of the previous quarter after they meet with their Program Chair.  Academic or financial holds must be reconciled prior to scheduling. 

Maximum Credits

Students are encouraged to seek financial aid advising during the registration process. A student may register for no more than 18 credit hours during a single term without the approval of the Dean. Any student who wishes to attempt more than 18 credit hours during a single term must submit a written request to the Dean prior to the close of the Add/Drop period and, upon receiving written approval, must be present in each course per the terms of the attendance policy.

Scheduling Restrictions and Other Options

Some courses are offered only during certain quarters each academic year. Each student should plan his/her schedule accordingly. A student may have the option of taking courses at an alternate Harrison College campus if the selected course is available at the alternate campus. A student should see their Program Chair or Registrar for a list of scheduled courses that are planned for selected terms, or if the student wishes to take a course at an alternate Harrison College campus.

PLEASE NOTE: The College may cancel low enrollment sections or offer courses in only an online or blended format when an insufficient number of students register for a course during a quarter in which the course is scheduled to be offered.

Prerequisite and Corequisite Courses

Many Harrison College courses require the successful completion of other courses before a student may take the course - this is referred to as a prerequisite course requirement.

If the prerequisite course is a core course in a student’s program of study, the student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in the prerequisite course before the student may to move on to the next sequenced course. Please see the Catalog for information on core courses and to determine which courses have been designated as core courses in a program of study.

If the prerequisite course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, a grade of “P” (Passing) is required. If the prerequisite course is designated as a Fundamentals course, (a course numbered less than 1000), a grade of “S” (Satisfactory) is required in order to move on to the next sequenced course.

Some Harrison College courses require corequisites - courses that must be completed either before or during the same term.  If a student is withdrawn from a course with a corequisite requirement, the student must also be withdrawn from the course requiring the corequisite - unless the student is active in that course at the close of the week representing the 67% point of the term.

Selected courses may have multiple prerequisite or corequisite courses. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses identified in the catalog before taking a course with multiple prerequisite courses. Students must enroll in or have completed all courses listed in the catalog as corequisite courses in order to take a course requiring multiple corequisite courses.

Students returning after a period of inactivity are encouraged to contact the Program Chair or Student Affairs Specialist should they have concerns regarding prerequisite course requirements.

Cancellation of Classes

In the event of bad weather or another event that impacts the College’s ability to offer classes, the local radio and TV stations will provide information regarding Harrison College closings. A Student Affairs Specialist will provide you with a list of stations in your area to which the College will provide closing information. Students should also look for updates on the Student Portal, the learning management system, and their campus Gmail accounts.

In the event of multiple class cancellations, class meetings may be rescheduled during or immediately following the term. Students are responsible for material and graded activities related to rescheduled class meetings. 

Smoking

Harrison College campus buildings are, by state law, smoke-free facilities. Smoking is prohibited inside of Harrison College campus buildings and within eight feet of an entrance. Campuses maintain designated outdoor smoking areas.

Student Code of Conduct

Learners and instructors have the right to collaborate in a productive and safe environment conducive to learning. Individuals must govern personal behavior to facilitate such an environment. Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy have developed a Student Code of Conduct Students to clarify the expectations Harrison College has of our students as well as to clarify the expectations Harrison College students must have for each other. In addition Student behavior violating the Student Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, in the case of more serious violations, suspension or expulsion from a course, a program of study or from the College.

Responsibilities to Yourself

  1. Attend classes regularly and on time. Notify the faculty member in advance when possible when one will not be in attendance.
  2. Prepare for each class meeting by completing all required readings, written assignments and pre-class activities.
  3. Complete and submit individual assignments by their due date.

Responsibilities Toward Other Students and the College

  1. Active participation in collaborative learning experiences and meeting deadlines established during this process.
  2. Conduct oneself in a professional manner.
  3. Silence personal electronic devices during class meetings as to not impede teaching and learning.
  4. Respectful and courteous interaction with other members of the campus community, including fellow students, staff, faculty and members of the community.
  5. Proper use of college property and facilities in a manner that reflects respect for the rights of others.
  6. Appropriate representation of Harrison College at off-campus activities, including externships, internships, practicum and clinical assignments as well as during participation in community events and field trips sponsored by Harrison College.
  7. Regularly access and respond to email and student posts within online discussion forums.
  8. Use social media considerately and responsibly as outlined in the Acceptable Use (of College Computer Information Systems and Networks) Policy discussed in this section.
  9. Uphold and follow all College policies including:
  • Those established through the Catalog
  • Those established by departmental committees for specific programs of study.
  • Those established in the course syllabus and through the syllabus addendum.
  • Those established at the local campus to facilitate an effective learning environment.

Major Violations

  1. Creating a disturbance during class or on campus that puts another student, a faculty member, a staff member, or a visitor in reasonable apprehension of harm or otherwise prevents other students from learning or faculty from teaching.
  2. Carrying a weapon.
  3. Theft of College property or other student, faculty or staff property.
  4. Tampering with computers and/or computer systems.
  5. Defacing/destroying college property will be dismissed from the College.
  6. Committing battery of another student, a faculty member or a staff member.
  7. Possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on Campus property (see Drug and Alcohol policy.

Any student expelled for a major violation will not be readmitted to Harrison College or The chef’s Academy.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to demonstrate academic integrity at all times. Academic dishonesty is comprised of student behavior intended to gain unfair academic advantage or interfere with another student’s academics by fraudulent and/or deceptive means. Examples of inappropriate student conduct that can lead to disciplinary action include, but are not limited to, the following:

Taking Information

  • Copying graded homework assignments from another person.
  • Unauthorized collaborative efforts on take-home exams or graded homework.
  • Looking at another student’s paper during an examination.
  • Unauthorized use of text materials or notes during an examination.
  • Unauthorized use of a cell phone, smartphone, tablet, or any other device to obtain notes or information during an examination.

Providing Information

  • Giving one’s work to another to be copied, paraphrased, or plagiarized.
  • Giving answers to another student during an examination.
  • Unauthorized collaborative efforts on take-home exams or graded homework.
  • After having taken an examination, passing information concerning the examination on to students who are still required to complete the exam.
  • Providing a required writing assignment for another student.
  • Taking an exam, writing a paper, or doing a project for another student.

Plagiarizing

  • Unauthorized copying of all or parts of an article, paper, book, published work or other proprietary source including documents from the World Wide Web and submitting all or parts of the article or paper as your own work, without proper citations or attribution.
  • Submitting a paper acquired from a “research” or term paper service.
  • Taking as one’s own credit for ideas, statements of fact, or conclusions derived by another author.
  • Claiming credit for work done by someone else.

Other Examples of Inappropriate Academic Conduct

  • Conspiring with others or trying to intimidate other individuals to engage in any form of academically dishonest conduct.
  • Lying to an instructor in an attempt to improve one’s grade.
  • Having another student take one’s exam or do one’s assignment or lab experiment.
  • Submitting a paper that is substantially the same for credit in two different courses without the prior approval of your instructor.
  • Removing tests from any location without the instructor’s approval.
  • Stealing exams or other course materials from an instructor or his/her agent.
  • Accessing or altering an instructor’s grade book, email or other academic records.
  • Accessing, changing, or using any information or data improperly obtained from a computer system to gain academic advantage for yourself or any other student.

A student who violates the provisions of the Academic Integrity policy is subject to disciplinary action that may include an administrative withdrawal and failing grade for the course (WF) and/or suspension or expulsion from Harrison College

Student Health Care

Routine and emergency medical care is the responsibility of the student and the student’s health care provider. The associated costs of such medical care are also the student’s responsibility.

Harrison College students, staff and faculty will call 911 if a student, staff member or faculty member requires emergency attention.

Student Email and Portal

Students are assigned a Harrison or TCA Gmail account with a username and password. Electronic correspondence from the college to the students will be sent to the student’s Harrison College Gmail account. Students are expected to regularly access this account. Other features available with the Gmail account include:

  1. Calendar
  2. Contacts
  3. Drive access (to save files)
  4. YouTube

Students can check their attendance, class schedule, financial aid, grades and conduct a degree audit through the Harrison College Student Portal accessible at https://myharrison.harrison.edu.

Please see the Acceptable Use (of College Computer Information Systems and Networks) Policy in this section to determine the expectations around the use of student email accounts.

Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security

The cohort graduation rate shows the percentage of first-time, full-time and degree- or certificate-seeking students from a specific cohort who graduated within 150% of the normal time frame for the degree or certificate program. The current cohort contains students who entered in fall 2010. For bachelor’s degree-seeking students, 150% is calculated as of August 21, 2016; for associate degree-seeking students, 150% is calculated as of August 31, 2013.

Read the 2016-2017 Cohort Grad Rates for the Right-to-Know Act.

Harrison College attempts to provide a safe and secure environment for its students, employees and invitees at each of its campus locations.

While the College does not provide residences or living accommodations for its students, the College is committed to the development of programs to both raise awareness of, and reduce and prevent incidences of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Furthermore, the College is committed to providing students and employees written explanation of the student’s or employee’s rights and options when a student or employee reports to the College that the student or employee has been a victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, regardless of whether the offense occurred on or off a College campus.

Annual Security Report

Each year Harrison College and its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy, are required to issue and Annual Security Report (“ASR”), the purpose of this publication is to:

  • Provide the Harrison College community with an overview of how to report crimes and suspected crimes, occurring on or near their respective campuses.
  • Share crime statistics required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as recently amended by the 2013 Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.
  • Inform current and prospective students, staff and visitors about the College’s policies and programs designed to help keep them safe.
  • Share information regarding emergency preparedness and planning, including evacuation procedures.

The two most recent ASRs can be found here:

Harrison College 2014-2015 Annual Security Report

Harrison College 2015-2016 Annual Security Report

Students with Self-Disclosed Disabilities

As part of its anti-discrimination, anti-harassment policy, all divisions and campuses of Harrison College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability participating in the school’s programs.

Procedure

  1. Self-Identification
    An applicant or student (herein collectively referred to as “student”) may self-identify or voluntarily disclose information that he or she has a disability. If a student self-identifies or voluntarily discloses that he or she has a disability, the student may also ask that he or she be provided a reasonable accommodation. For information about requesting an accommodation, the student should contact their student affairs specialist.
  2. Documentation on Accommodation Request
    Students have the responsibility to identify the particular disability at issue and to request an accommodation. All requests for an accommodation are determined on a case-by-case basis. A student who self-identifies or discloses information that he or she has a disability and requests an accommodation must provide supporting documentation and identify the appropriate accommodation being requested. The student affairs specialist will provide guidelines for documenting a disability upon request.
  3. Identifying a Reasonable Accommodation
    Once a student self-identifies or voluntarily discloses that he or she has a disability, asks to be accommodated and provides the required documentation, the student affairs specialist directs the accommodation request to the Corporate Director of Enrollment Training and Compliance. A reasonable effort will be made to identify and try to reasonably accommodate the student.

Requests to waive, modify, amend or alter course objectives and essential skill achievement levels are not considered reasonable accommodations. Any modifications in the manner in which a course is conducted are restricted to changes in the format of instruction, method of delivery or evaluation. Such modifications may not change the academic standards or basic content of the course. Possible reasonable accommodations may include, for example, extra time on exams, note takers and/or reduced course loads.

WellConnect by Student Resource Services

Balancing work, life and school can be challenging, but WellConnect can help students stay on course.

WellConnect by Student Resource Services is a resource referral and counseling service that has been prepaid by Harrison College so students may use it at no cost. It is 100% confidential and is available to both students and immediate family members.

A WellConnect specialist can be reached by telephone 24 hours per day, including holidays and weekends, to offer students guidance and assistance in areas such as:

  • Anxiety, Stress and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Balancing Home Life/School/Work
  • Housing/Financial/Legal Assistance

WellConnect by Student Resource Services may be reached by telephone at 1-866-640-4777 or online at: www.wellconnect.cuthrive.com.