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Institutional Disclosure

Introduction

The "Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act" (PL. 101-542) regulations implemented under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98) mandates that all institutions participating in Title IV or HEA (Higher Education Act) programs disclose certain institutional information to its currently enrolled and prospective students. The intent of this Notice is to inform you where you may go to obtain copies of each of the institutional disclosures for North Shore Community College.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability status in its education programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs or activities as required by Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34C.F.R. Part 100 (Title IV), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504) and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer, who is also the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. The current Affirmative Action Officer is Madeline Wallis, Director of Human Resource Development, Danvers Campus, extension 5553.

Complaints related to such discrimination, or complaints of Sexual Harassment, should be resolved through the Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure, available from the Affirmative Action Officer, The Director of Human Resource Development, extension 5553. For information on accommodations for students with disabilities, please consult the Guide to Disability Services, a supplement to the Student Handbook, available from Disability Services.

Financial Assistance Information

A description of student aid programs, application procedures, eligibility criteria and rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid can be obtained in North Shore Community College's Financial Aid Overview, Terms and Conditions, Application Guidelines and Instructions pamphlet located in the College's Financial Aid Offices (Danvers, F106 and Lynn, LW155).

Institutional Programs & Policies

Information on cost, academic programs, accreditation, special services, campus contacts, as well as a description of the institution's refund policies, return of funds to Title IV, and the institution's procedures for officially withdrawing can be obtained in the College Catalog located in the Admissions Offices (Danvers, F105 and Lynn, LW154), in the Student Support Center (Beverly, SR129) and at the Essex Aggie Campus (Berry Hall).

Annual Campus Security Report

This campus security report (pdf 106k ) includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by North Shore Community College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. For information about institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters, consult the campus police area of this Web site.

The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

NSCC provides information on rights and procedures for inspection, correction and disclosure of information in the student's record. This information can also be found in the "Student's Rights and Responsibilities Pamphlet," the Student Handbook, and the College Catalog located in the Student Life, Student Support Center, and the Enrollment Center Offices on the Lynn and Danvers campuses.

Computer Use Policy

Computers at North Shore Community College are made available to students, faculty, and staff and when appropriate, to the community at large. Use is devoted exclusively to educational purposes, including scholarly and institutional communication, information gathering and computing instruction. It is understood that all users agree to abide by the following rules and regulations. View North Shore Community College's Computer Use Policy.

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