Federal and State Regulations

 

 Clery Act (Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act)

 
College of the Sequoias’ District Police is committed to providing all students, personnel and the greater public with a safe and conducive educational environment free of crime. District Police will report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses that are reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who is defined as a Campus Security Authority. These offenses include murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations and/or illegal weapons possession. District Police is also required to report statistics for hate (bias) related crimes for the following classifications: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, liquor law violations, drug violations and/or illegal weapons possession. District Police will report offenses that occur on campus, in residence facilities, in non-campus property and on public property. For more information, please contact College of the Sequoias’ District Police. (College of the Sequoias Community College District – General Institution - Campus Safety - Administrative Procedure 3500)
 

 Constitution Day

 
College of the Sequoias’ Student Senate and Financial Aid Office is responsible for hosting an annual Constitution Day on September 17th or on the closest day of instruction. To honor the day, an informational table is reserved on the main quad of the Visalia Campus during the mid-day. Booklets of the U.S. Constitution in both English and Spanish are distributed to the public.
 

 Copyright Information

 
College of the Sequoias’ personnel and students shall adhere to the Copyright Act by not reproducing copyrighted materials without prior permission of the copyright owner, except as allowed by the “fair use” doctrine. Employees and students who are unsure as to whether they are violating copyright law will be directed to the U.S. Copyright Office’s website at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. (College of the Sequoias Community College District – General Institution - Use of Copyrighted Materials – Administrative Procedure 3750 and College of the Sequoias Community College District – Board Policy – General Institution – Securing of Copyright 3710)
 

 Drug & Alcohol Prevention

 
College of the Sequoias is committed to providing all students, personnel and the greater public with a safe and conducive educational environment free from the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The College of the Sequoias’ Student Health Center is responsible for providing information on health-related topics and self care. (College of the Sequoias Community College District – Board Policy – General Institution - Drug Free Environment 3550)
 

 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

 
College of the Sequoias is committed to ensuring equity in the Intercollegiate Athletic program. The Superintendent/President shall ensure that the athletics program complies with all Title IX federal regulations, state law, the California Community College Commission on Athletics Constitution and Sports Guides, and appropriate Conference Constitution regarding student athlete participation.(College of the Sequoias Community College District – Board Policy - Student Services - Intercollegiate Athletics 5700)
 

 Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

 
College of the Sequoias is committed to ensuring that all personnel are informed and trained on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). The Superintendent/President shall ensure that student records are maintained in compliance with applicable federal and state laws relating to the privacy of student records. (College of the Sequoias Community College District – Board Policy - Student Services - Student Records and Directory Information 5040)
 

 Gainful Employment

 
College of the Sequoias has identified academic programs that lead to gainful employment upon successful completion. Click here for more information on Gainful Employment .
 

 Student Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination

 
"...no person in the State of California shall, on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, be unlawfully denied full and equal access to the benefits of, or be unlawfully subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from, the Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges." (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 59300.)
 
"Each community college district has primary responsibility to insure that its programs and activities are available to all persons without regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, race, sex or gender, color, sexual orientation, ancestry, or physical or mental disability, or to their association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Therefore, each community college district shall investigate complaints of unlawful discrimination in its programs or activities, and seek to resolve those complaints in accordance with the provisions of [sections 59300 et seq.]." (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 59320.)
 
The State of California also has a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution and enforce applicable State laws.
 

 Textbook Disclosures

 
College of the Sequoias contracts with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores to operate the College District’s Bookstore. Barnes & Noble College Bookstores is responsible for disclosing all textbook information including, but not limited to, ISBN numbers, retail prices of all textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed in the course schedule. For more information, please visit the following website at http://cos.bncollege.com.
Last Updated: 9/24/2014 4:12 PM