Legal Notices

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act require the College to protect the privacy of certain personal financial records, educational records and personal customer information. It is the intent of Southeast Community College to comply with all applicable provisions of these acts.
  • Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination-Admission

    It is the policy of Southeast Community College to provide equal opportunity and non-discrimination in admission and attendance for all qualified persons, attending or seeking admission to the College, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law. This policy applies to every aspect of recruitment, admission, attendance, advancement, financial assistance, and other terms and conditions of participation in all College-administered programs and activities.

    The College and its employees shall take no action which is inconsistent with state or federal anti-discrimination laws governing any aspect of admission to, or participation in, College programs or activities.

    Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination-Employment

    It is the policy of Southeast Community College to provide equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment and advancement for all qualified persons, employed by or seeking employment with the College, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law. This policy applies to every aspect of recruitment, employment, advancement, transfer, demotion, reduction-in-force, termination, rates of pay or other compensation, training opportunities, and other terms and conditions of employment.

    The College and its employees shall take no action which is inconsistent with state or federal equal opportunity/anti-discrimination laws governing any aspect of employment and employer-employee relations.

    Declaración de política sobre equidad/antidiscriminación

    La política publica de Southeast Community College es de proveer equidad, y prohíbe discriminación, en todos asuntos referentes a la admisión, participación, y empleo contra toda persona por motivo de raza, color, religión, sexo, edad, estado civil, origen nacional, etnia, condición de veterano, orientación sexual, incapacidad, u otros factores prohibidos por ley o política del Colegio. Preguntas relacionadas a la política sobre equidad/antidiscriminación de Southeast Community College deben dirigirse a:  Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity, SCC Area Office, 301 S 68 Street Place, Lincoln, NE 68510, 402-323-3412, FAX 402-323-3420, o jsoto@southeast.edu.

    Title IX Statement

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/titleix.php] protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

    Southeast Community College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides a number of resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence. 

    The Access/Equity/Diversity Office has been designated as SCC’s Title IX coordinating office.

    Contact:
    Jose J. Soto, J.D.
    Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity
    Southeast Community College Area
    301 South 68th Street Place
    Lincoln, NE  68510
    402.323.3412 Office
    402.323.3420 FAX
    402.613.1181 Cell

    Access-Employment and Admission

    It is the policy of Southeast Community College to engage in comprehensive programs of outreach and promotion for employment and admissions that include targeted efforts to ensure that prospective students and employees have ready access to the information, opportunities, and benefits that are broadly available to everyone. The College hereby affirms its support of the compelling interest diversity plays in the College’s mission as an educational institution and employer.

    Privacy Statement

    At Southeast Community College, your privacy is a priority. We recognize that your personal details shared via our website are a valuable trust. The information received from you via our website is solicited to provide appropriate services to you.

    Southeast Community College does not sell or trade its lists of names and addresses to anyone for solicitation purposes. Third parties only have access to our lists when they provide us a service that will enhance our information or our service to you (e.g., to verify addresses against public directories).

    The Southeast Community College website does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily (e.g., by filling out a form, sending an email, or completing an online transaction).

     Our use of information is in some cases governed by (and complies with) federal and Nebraska state privacy and Freedom of Information laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

    College Policy Access to Technology/Computer Resources

    Southeast Community College provides access to computer resources as an important strategy in supporting and advancing the role and mission of the College. The equipment and facilities that provide computer access represent a considerable commitment of resources for telecommunications, networking, hardware, software, and storage of information. This policy is intended to outline expectations for the use of these computer resources including, but not limited to, electronic mail services, computer facilities and services, computers, networks, Internet usage, and software.

    All Southeast Community College computer resources are business and educational tools provided with public funds and are intended to be used for public purposes. The expectation is that employees using computer resources will conduct themselves ethically and appropriately, respecting copyrights, software licensing rules, and the privacy of others. By using SCC electronic information systems, the user assumes personal responsibility for their appropriate use. Personal use of these resources shall occur only with the written approval of the Vice President for Technology.

     Any use of the College's computing, networking, Internet, or information resources that does not comply with stated expectations is considered misuse and thus constitutes a violation of College policy.

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

    SCC has developed policies and procedures in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The rights accorded students shall apply to all students 18 years of age or older, or no longer dependent upon their parents; students in a postsecondary education program, regardless of their age; and parents of eligible dependent students.

    Generally, students have the following rights: to inspect and review their educational records; to a hearing to challenge the contents of their records; and to receive copies of all or part of their educational records upon request.

    All requests for student records and information must be in writing and directed to the campus Student Services Office. Questions relating to the release of records and information should be directed to the campus Student Services Office. SCC may provide directory lists of graduates to senior institutions that have an articulation agreement with SCC.

    Directory information consisting of the items listed below may be released:

    • Student Name
    • Major field of study
    • Dates of attendance
    • Enrollment status
    • Most recent previous school attended
    • Degrees and awards received
    • Honors and awards received, including Dean's List and other academic honors
    • Participation in officially recognized co-curricular activities (e.g. music, sports)
    • Weight and height of athletic team members
    • Parking permit number and auto license number
    • Photograph/Video*

    When available, the student's physical address, e-mail address and/ or telephone number will be released at the discretion of the Student Services Office.

    *Use of Photographs/Video:

    Photographers/videographers employed or contracted by SCC regularly take photographs/video of people, either individually or in a group, to illustrate or describe various aspects of the College and campus life. These photographs/video will be taken at public venues such as athletic events and concerts. Or they may be taken in organized campus photo/video shoots where the subjects will have given verbal consent to be photographed/videotaped. Individuals who are photographed/ videotaped while attending a public event or who verbally agree to participate in a photo/video shoot will be understood to have authorized SCC to use their likeness in print and electronic materials to promote the College. The College will retain the usage rights to the photographs/video in perpetuity.

    To avoid having this information released, the student must submit a written request to the campus Student Services Office within 10 classroom days, not including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, after initial enrollment in the College. After the initial 10-day period, any new request for withholding of directory information shall require a 10-classroom day, not including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, written notice to the campus Student Services Office to become effective.

    The College requires a student's Social Security number as a condition for enrollment. A student's Social Security number information constitutes an "educational record" under FERPA.

    The College will be privileged to disclose that information only with the consent of the student or in those very limited circumstances when consent is not required by FERPA. Questions regarding FERPA should be directed to the campus Registration and Records Office.

    Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

    The Gramm Leach Bliley Act, also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, regulates the disclosure of non-public personal information held by financial institutions. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that colleges and universities that offer education loans (e.g., Perkins and institutional loans) are subject to the provisions of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act. The FTC considers colleges and universities to be in compliance with the privacy provisions of the Act if they are in compliance with FERPA.  Southeast Community College complies with FERPA requirements.

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

    Web Site Privacy

     

    1. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM SITE VISITORS
    SCC automatically collects and/or tracks (a) the home server domain names, email addresses, type of client computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to SCC's Web site, (b) the email addresses of visitors that communicate with SCC via email, post messages to SCC's bulletin boards, or post messages to SCCs chat groups, (c) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online registration forms, and (d) user-specific information on what pages visitors access.

    SCC places Internet cookies on visitors' hard drives. Internet cookies save the visitors' name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of SCC's Web site viewed by the visitor, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the visitor. When the visitor revisits SCC's Web site, SCC will recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor's experience accordingly. Internet cookies are stored on the visitor's hard drive and are not stored, in any form, by SCC. Visitors may decline the Internet cookie by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available.

    2. USE OF PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
    Personal data collected by SCC will be used by SCC for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements, and to customize content and layout of SCC's site. Data on visitors' home servers is aggregated for internal review and then discarded. Names, postal and email addresses, and phone numbers collected may be added to SCC's databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new classes or services and upcoming events.

    3. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA FROM CHILDREN
    SCC will not collect or post information from children under the age of sixteen (children) without their parents' or guardians' consent. SCC does not provide any personally identifying information collected from children, regardless of its source, to any third-party for any purpose whatsoever. No information collected from children is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside SCC.

    4. SCC'S RIGHT TO CONTACT USER
    SCC reserves the right to contact site visitors regarding account status and changes to the subscriber agreement, privacy policy or any other policies or agreements relevant to site visitors.

    5. SCC'S RIGHT TO CHANGE PRIVACY POLICY
    SCC reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying visitors of the existence and location of the new or revised privacy policy.

     

    Computer Security

    Access to Technology/Computer Usage

    Southeast Community College provides extensive computer equipment to faculty and staff for the purpose of enhancing work-related productivity and knowledge. The equipment is to be used for purposes that are consistent with the role and mission of Southeast Community College.

    Expectations for computer usage would include:

    • Software that is provided for staff use is the property of Southeast Community College and is not to be copied without the written authorization of the Vice President for Technology.
    • All software may only be installed on Southeast Community College computers by the Information Systems Technicians of the Technology Division or as designated by the Vice President of Technology.
    • All software to be loaded onto the Southeast Community College computers shall adhere to the approved College copyright guidelines.
    • Southeast Community College owns and controls the contents of all computers on its systems. College systems will be monitored as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Vice President for Technology.
    • Each user will be issued a password for use of the computer systems. This password should not be shared and should be changed on a regular basis.

     

    Access to Technology/Electronic Mail

    Southeast Community College has provided each computer user with the ability to communicate internally and externally for educational and business-related purposes. Email use shall be to support the role and mission of the College.

    Expectations for electronic mail use would include:

    • All email messages are the property of Southeast Community College. Use of email may be monitored as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Vice President for Technology.
    • All e-mail messages shall comply with College policies prohibiting discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law or College policy.
    • Email shall not be used for illegal activities, including copyright infringement as defined in the adopted College copyright guidelines.
    • Email shall not be used to transmit information of a confidential nature.

     

    Access to Technology/Internet Usage

    Access to the Internet is provided to enhance the role and mission of Southeast Community College. Use of the Internet shall be limited to the educational and business purposes of the College.

    Expectations for Internet use would include:

    • Southeast Community College utilizes software and systems to monitor and record all Internet usage. Use of the Internet may be monitored as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Vice President for Technology.
    • The College Internet facilities shall not be used to violate any laws of the United States, state, city, or any other applicable subdivision.
    • Any software that is downloaded becomes the property of Southeast Community College and shall conform to the approved copyright guidelines. Any downloaded software that is to be installed on a College computer that is connected to the network shall be done by the Information Systems Technicians of the Technology Division or as designated by the Vice President for Technology.
    • All Internet uses shall comply with College policies prohibiting discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law or College policy.