Summary of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of Institutional Disclosure Requirements

The summary provides information about the institutional disclosure requirements in the General Provisions (Title I), and the General Provisions for Title IV (Part G) of the Higher Education Act. It includes the requirements in the HEA prior to the enactment of the HEOA, and the revisions and additions to the disclosure requirements included in the amendments to the HEA in the HEOA and in the Higher Education Technical Corrections Act of 2009.

The disclosures include the information that institutions are required to provide to the general public, current students, current employees, prospective students, prospective employees, families of current or prospective students, or prospective student athletes and their parents, high school counselors and coaches. Requirements for reporting information to the Department of Education are included only when they overlap with disclosure requirements.

The overview provided for each disclosure requirement is based on statutory language, federal regulations and guidance from the Department of Education.

Drug and alcohol abuse prevention program
Vaccinations policies
Security report (including emergency response and evacuation procedures)
Timely warnings 
Crime log ( Available for review in Brooks Student Center, BSC 131A )
Crime statistics report

Student Outcomes

Retention rate
Completion/Graduation rates

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data

Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans

State grant assistance
Student loan information, from the Department of Education
Notice regarding use of National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Entrance counseling for student borrowers
Exit counseling for student borrowers 

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Accreditation

DCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson County Community College. In addition to this regional accreditation, individual programs have accreditation or licensing board criteria as listed in the college catalog or at www.davidsonccc.edu. Copies of these accreditations can be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, & Research located on the Davidson Campus in Mendenhall Suite 221.

The following programs have specific accreditation. More information can be found by clicking on the program listed:

Early Childhood Education
Automotive Systems Technology
Computer-Integrated Machining
Associate Degree Nursing
Cancer Information Management
Health Information Technology
Histotechnology
Medical Assisting
Medical Laboratory Technology

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Drug and alcohol abuse prevention program

Davidson County Community College is committed to a drug-free environment. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance, paraphernalia or alcohol are prohibited on College premises and at any College- sponsored activities. If any employee or student is found in violation of the College policy or convicted of violating any criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute while on College premises or at any College-sponsored activity, he or she will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or suspension. Students, faculty or staff members needing assistance for any reason related to drug abuse, including alcohol, should contact a member of the DCCC Student Services staff, who will act as a referral source to an appropriate human services agency. See the College Catalog for more information.

To assist our employees and students in understanding the consequences of drug abuse, please review the following links:

Drug Abuse Health Risks
Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties
Getting Help with a Drug or Alcohol Problem
North Carolina Drug Penalties
Health and Legal Risk of Alcohol Abuse 

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Security Report (including emergency response and evacuation procedures)

All students, faculty and staff are responsible for maintaining a safe campus environment.  This means that all members of the campus community are committed to engaging in safe practices and reporting concerns.  All members of the DCCC community are encouraged to report safety concerns. Policies regarding use or sale of alcohol, facility usage, sexual harassment and response to assault can be found in the College Catalog in addition to the Campus Safety page. Policies are designed to protect students and the College in situations of concern. All students, faculty and staff should be familiar with the following policies: Code of Conduct, Readmission, Administrative Withdrawal, General Complaint Policy, and Academic Integrity Policy.

A comprehensive emergency response policy, along with evacuation procedures, is currently under review and will be made public in the spring semester of 2014. Items currently under various stages of implementation include designation of safe areas in all buildings, designation of building marshals, and installation of new security hardware. Furthermore, the campus will have a state-of-the-art  warning announcement system installed in spring 2014. This will allow campus-wide messages to be broadcast at a moments notice. The school continues to employ the "Alert Now"  mass messaging system to notify students of not only security related concerns, but weather related school closings also.
 
College personnel have been trained in handling various emergency scenarios and the appropriate response procedures. DCCC takes its role very seriously in maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff.

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Vaccinations policies

DCCC currently has two programs that have specific requirements for vaccinations. You can find specific information at the following locations:

Nursing
Zoo & Aquarium Science