Policies and Procedures
Annual Notification to Students of FERPA Rights
Bellin College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Once enrolled, all students have a right to inspect and review most of their educational records maintained about them by Bellin College under FERPA of 1974 (as amended). Records accumulated prior to enrollment (admission records) are not covered under FERPA. Under most circumstances, no personally identifiable data regarding grades or professional appraisal will be released to a third party without the written consent of the student. Students may challenge information in their records which they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate.
Alcohol & Drug Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide an alcohol and drug-free environment for faculty, students, administration, and support staff at Bellin College in order that the College may carry out its mission and comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
The College does not oversee the personal lives of College members on or off campus. However, everyone is expected to be responsible for her/his own conduct and abide by all state and federal laws and follow College policies and guidelines. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or being under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited within the Bellin College building, on the campus grounds, or in other settings in which the faculty, staff, or students may be carrying on the business of the College. Any exceptions to the College policy of not serving alcoholic beverages at College-sponsored events must be approved through the President’s Office. Consumption of alcohol at such events must be in moderation.
Campus Safety & Security
Providing a safe learning environment is important and Bellin College is committed to the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Campus safety and security is a shared responsibility between the College and its campus community members.
Bellin College seeks to resolve all concerns in a timely and effective manner. To that end, this complaint process serves as an ongoing means for any individual to discuss concerns or register formal complaints that pertain to alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements. Academic Affairs, Student Services, Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, and Financial Aid all provide specific administrative means to address and resolve most, if not all of the questions and concerns someone may have.
It is the policy of Bellin College to be nondiscriminatory because of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability in the admission of students, in student programs, and in the employment of College faculty and staff.
In conformance with applicable federal and state regulations, Bellin College is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in its educational programs and employment policies. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Dean of Student Services, 3201 Eaton Rd., Green Bay, WI 54311, (920) 433-6632.
Bellin College does not tolerate or condone any form of harassment. The college environment should be one of positivity, civility, and collaboration. Bullying/harassment in any form can have a negative impact on the college environment. College administration, faculty, and staff are to treat students and co-workers respectfully in every interaction.
Minors on Campus
Bellin College (BC) is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of minors who participate in programs and activities held at, or sponsored by, BC. There are special considerations associated with having minors on campus such as supervision, disclosure of minors’ confidential and personal information, relationships with parents and guardians, behavior and discipline, inclusion, and accommodations.
Service Animal Policy
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog or miniature horse that has been individually trained to do work, or perform tasks, for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the animal must be directly related to the student’s disability.
Title IX Policy
Bellin College believes that each individual should be treated with respect and dignity and that any form of sexual violence, harassment and/or discrimination is a violation of human dignity. The College condemns sexual violence, harassment and discrimination and maintains a “zero tolerance” for sexual violence, harassment and/or discrimination. Students, faculty, and staff have the right to work and learn free of sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. The College will take all reasonable efforts to prevent and promptly correct instances of sexual violence, harassment or discrimination. Additionally, students, faculty, and staff have the right to a structured process for resolving problems, complaints or grievances relating to the execution of institutional policies.
Student Accommodations Policy, Procedures, and Forms
Bellin College ensures that no qualified persons shall be denied access to the benefits of education, activities or programs at Bellin College, solely by reason of disability. For each qualified student, accommodations shall be granted to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs and services according to the needs of the student.
Student Off-Campus Event Policy and Procedure
Students participating in off-campus student hosted events represent Bellin College. This representation of the College may reflect both positively and negatively on the image of the institution as well as the organization.
While individual students enjoy freedom off-campus, they or their organization must realize when functioning under the College name, they are seen by others as Bellin College representatives. There must also be an understanding that the individual represents the organization or group running the event, and the organization or group needs to be responsible for the individuals. This extends to alumni participation at events. All college policies and procedures, Student Behaviors, handbook rules, etc. must be followed at all events on and off campus.
Social Media Use Policy
Bellin College recognizes the prominence of social media for personal communication and individual expression. Bellin College understands that employees and students may maintain or contribute to personal blogs, message boards, conversation pages, and other forms of social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Twitter), and has created a policy to provide guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and protect the confidentiality of students, faculty, and staff.