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Annual Notice to Students and Employees

  • Federal regulations governing institutions of higher education require that information on the following data be made available to students and employees annually.

    We hope you find this notification to be informative.

    Annual Notice to Students & Employees (printable PDF).

    The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act

    This federal law establishes policies and procedures to protect the privacy of education records. FERPA affords each Southeast Community College student certain rights with respect to his or her education records. These rights include:

    1. The right to inspect and review education records within a reasonable time not to exceed forty-five (45) days from the day the College receives a request for access.
    2. The right to request the amendment of education records believed to be inaccurate.
    3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by SCC to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

    Under certain circumstances, a school may release student information without the student or parent’s authorization. Those circumstances include, but are not limited to:

    1. Information the school has designated as Directory Information
    2. School officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the information
    3. Officials from another school where the student is enrolled or seeks to enroll, as long as the information released pertains to the student’s enrollment or transfer. This would include information released to a high school in the case of a dually-enrolled student (such as SCC’s SENCAP or TSA programs)
    4. Government agencies for purposes of a school audit, evaluation, or compliance with federal programs

    For additional information regarding privacy rights, please see the Department of Education’s FERPA website.

  • Student Right to Know

    The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for title IV funding, under the Higher Education act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students. These general disclosures include:

    1. General Institutional Information
    2. Financial Aid Assistance
    3. Educational Programs
    4. Student Outcomes
    5. Health and Safety
    6. Athletics

    Please visit

    https://www.southeast.edu/consumer-information/ for more in-depth information on each of the above topics.

    To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov.

  • Campus Security & Crime Reporting

    In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus security and Crime Statistics Act, SCC publishes an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1. This report includes statistics for the previous three (3) years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, at certain off- campus buildings, and adjacent public property. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

    A copy of this report is available online or upon request to any Campus Dean of Students.

    Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy & Prevention Program

    In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, Southeast Community College annually notifies students and employees of the standards of conduct that prohibit unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on its property. Additionally, SCC provides a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law, the availability of applicable counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs. SCC provides a clear statement and description of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employees for violation of College drug and alcohol free environment policies. See pages 7-11 of the Student Information section of the College Catalog and online.

    Know your Title IX Rights/Sexual Violence Intervention & Prevention

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex*, which includes sexual and relationship violence at any federally funded education program or activity. When the College receives a report of sexual and relationship violence or discrimination, it will respond in a prompt and equitable manner, consider and process every report based on facts and prohibit retaliation against anyone for raising complaints or participating in a process related to Title IX.

    For more information about SCC’s Access, Equity & Diversity Office, visit https://www.southeast.edu/diversity/.

    For any questions regarding Title IX, please contact: Jose J. Soto, Vice President of Access, Equity and Diversity and Title IX Administrator at 301 S 68th ST PL, 402-323-3412 or jsoto@southeast.edu.

    If you have experienced any incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, or violence, whether on- or off-campus, please know that you have rights, you have options, and support is available for you. This document is intended as an overview of various policies, procedures, resources, and supports. For more information regarding your rights and options visit https://www.southeast.edu/pdfs/about-scc/diversity/rightsandreportingoptions.pdf.

    *The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to also include discrimination based on gender identity.