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 student concerns in a timely and effective manner. To that end, this complaint process serves as an ongoing means for students 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 you 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.
Bellin College does not tolerate or condone any form of harassment including sexual harassment and bullying.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or unsolicited verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature of any kind
Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination Policy and Procedure
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 “zerotolerance” 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.