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Accreditation
Program Approval
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity
Student Right-to-Know
Campus Crime Statistics/Campus Security Act
Voter Registration
Financial Aid Information
Website Accessibility
ADA Accessibility
Disclaimer for all Students
Background & Drug Checks
Student Malpractice & Liability
Allied Health Majors with a History of Felony
Emergency Medical Services Majors with a History of Felony
Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Majors Background & Employment
Allied Health Majors with a History of Felony
Sexual Harassment Notice
Complaint Procedures
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions ACT (FACTA)

Academic programs and services at Red Rocks Community College are available to all students without regard to age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex or disability.

RRCC is Accredited by:
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
1.800.621.7440

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Programs approved by:
State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and Colorado Community College System
9101 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230-6011
303.620.4000

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Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). RRCC complies fully with FERPA, which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including protecting the privacy of, and insuring the right to inspect and review, the records. More information is available in the Admissions & Records Office, and additional rights and responsibilities are outlined in the Student Handbook, available in the office of Student Life.

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Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity. RRCC is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs.  The College is an equal opportunity educational institution which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and/or 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical and/or mental disability or any other category protected by applicable law in its employment practices or education programs.  Red Rocks Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and/or participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Dr. Bill Dial, Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Administrator/Equal Opportunity Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures.  For information, contact:  Dr. Bill Dial, Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Administrator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Administrator, ADA/Section 504 Administrator, PO Box 17, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228-1255.  Telephone:  303.914.6298  Email:  bill.dial@rrcc.edu

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Student Right-to-Know. In accordance with Title I of Public Law 101-542, information about graduation rates is available from the Office of Institutional Research by clicking here; additional graduation data is also available at the Colorado Department of Higher Education website http://highered.colorado.gov.

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The Campus Crime Statistics report is available in the Campus Police Department, or viewed on our website at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/crimereport.html . Registered Sexual Offenders information can be found at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/sexoffenders.html. For more on campus security and safety, click here.

This website information addresses six topics related to campus crime and statistics: 1) a summary of RRCC Crime Statistics, 2) policies regarding security, access to buildings, and campus law enforcement, 3) procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies, 4) information on sex offenses, 5) policies on the use, possession, and sale of alcohol beverages, and 6) programs about alcohol and drug abuse education, crime prevention, and campus security policies.

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Voter Registration. RRCC fully supports and advocates that students and staff register to vote. Voter Registration forms are available in the Student Records Office, or on the Colorado Secretary of State website http://www.elections.colorado.gov.

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Financial Aid Information is available for students and prospective students on our website and in the Financial Aid Office.

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Disclaimer for All Students

RRCC disclaims liability of any kind for injury, illness, theft, or damage of personal property of any student as a result of participation in field trips, shop or laboratory work, or classroom activities. Every reasonable effort is made to provide safe conditions for these activities.

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Website Accessibility

RRCC makes every effort to assure that the institutional web presence and online course management system are accessible to persons with disabilities who are using assistive technology.

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ADA Accessibility

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. To make a request, please notify the RRCC Office of Disability Services at 303.914.6733 or go to our web site at: http://www.rrcc.edu/disabilityservices.

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Background and Drug Checks
Criminal background and drug checks are required of students entering all health certificate and/or degree programs. Certain offenses will preclude you from enrolling in a health program. Students should check with the program chair for specific requirements and due dates.

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Student Malpractice & Liability and/or Health Insurance
If you are enrolled in health professions and service programs, you must carry malpractice & liability insurance. Personal health insurance coverage is strongly recommended and is required by some clinical affiliates. The insurance coverage is available at a nominal cost through a group policy arranged by the College. Speak to your program advisor about this type of insurance coverage.

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Disclaimer for Nursing Majors with a History of Felony
The Colorado State Board of Nursing, which is responsible for licensing nursing personnel in Colorado, has varied restrictions which may affect persons with a history of a felony conviction. The RRCC Department of Nursing assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure by the State Board of Nursing. Prospective students are responsible for contacting the State Board of Nursing at 303-894-2432 concerning any questions regarding their eligibility for licensure.

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Disclaimer for Emergency Medical Services Majors with a History of Felony
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Prehospital Division, which is responsible for certification of emergency medical technicians in Colorado, requires a criminal background check. Certain felonies or misdemeanors may prevent you from obtaining certification. The Emergency Medical Services Programs at RRCC assumes no responsibility for the denial of certification by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. For further information, contact the CDPHE-Prehospital Division at 303-692-2980.

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Disclaimer for Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Majors
Many law enforcement/criminal justice agencies require certain standards of prospective employees at the application stage. Job applications uniformly ask applicants if they have ever been arrested for any offense, either misdemeanor or felony. An affirmative response or finding on the part of a prospective employer may be grounds to deny employment. A second requirement may require applicants to take psychological tests, lie detector tests, and medical tests in order to determine if applicants are suited for a particular position.

With respect to the above, the RRCC Law Enforcement Academy, RRCC advises that entrance into any law enforcement course of study or subsequent graduation is no guarantee, explicit or implied, that a student is employable. Further, should a student be unable to be placed and/or remain in the course, Cooperative Education/Internship, after two good faith attempts at placement, neither RRCC nor its employees accept responsibility in respect to the student’s fulfillment of this program.

In an attempt to appropriately advise prospective students, a prior arrest and/or drug and alcohol history should be discussed with a Law Enforcement advisor prior to the student’s admission into the Law Enforcement Program. Neither RRCC nor Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice advisors will be held liable for a student’s decision to continue in the program.

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Sexual Harassment Notice
RRCC does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment in any form. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or for participation in a class or program.
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions on employment or student grades.

Such conduct substantially interferes with an individual’s work or classroom performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) deems all acts of non-consensual sexual contact (i.e. “sexual violence”), such as “rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion” as sexual harassment and therefore within Title IX’s purview (See OCR April 4, 2011 DCL, p. 1-2).

Sexual Misconduct includes unwanted or attempted sexual activity, touching, or behavior. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

Sexual Harassment: Unwanted behavior or language based on gender that prevents someone from attending or benefiting from class, work, or other RRCC activities. Harassment can happen between any people and can be mild or severe (see below matrix).

Examples:

  1. Unwanted sexual advances, asking for sexual favors.
  2. Gender-based stalking, bullying, or hazing.
  3. Trying to pressure an unwilling person into a sexual situation.
  4. Violence between people in a relationship.
  5. Repeatedly giving someone unwelcome attention that is sexual in nature.

Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: Any sexual touching (such as groping or fondling) that is
on purpose and/or by force.

Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Any sexual penetration (such as rape or unwanted oral sex)
without consent and/or by force.

Sexual Exploitation: Taking advantage of another person in a sexual situation. For example:
Invasion of sexual privacy, recording sexual activity without consent, or watching another
Person in an intimate situation without consent.

Sexual harassment as defined above may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Sex-oriented verbal “kidding,” abuse, or harassment.
  • Unwelcome sexual advances or pressure for sexual activity.
  • Repeated remarks to a person with sexual or demeaning implications or the use of vulgarity.
  • Unwelcome touching, such as patting, pinching or brushing against another’s body.
  • Suggesting or demanding sexual involvement, accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, employment status or similar personal concerns.
  • Unwelcome posters, letters or other writings or communications of a sexual nature.
  • Other verbal or physical conduct of a harassing nature.

Sexual harassment is illegal and is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs or activities. RRCC is committed to upholding this policy prohibiting sexual harassment. Violation of this policy may be grounds for dismissal. While it is the purpose of this policy to protect all persons associated with the College from sexual harassment, it is also a violation of this policy to knowingly make a false allegation of sexual harassment.

If you feel you have been subjected to sexual harassment and need information about what to do, consult the Sexual Misconduct / Title IX Overview page. All matters involving sexual harassment complaints are taken seriously and will be investigated. Complaints will remain confidential to the extent possible. Filing of a complaint or otherwise reporting sexual harassment will not reflect upon the individual’s status or affect future employment, work assignments, or grades.

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Complaint Procedures
If you are taking any Red Rocks Community College courses, and you have a complaint about your experience with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), you have two options:

  • You can follow Red Rocks Community College’s process for student complaints, which can be found in the Student Handbook. You may also contact the Higher Learning Commission http://www.ncahlc.org/ , which is Red Rocks Community College’s accrediting agency.

If you are residing outside of Colorado while attending Red Rocks Community College, in many cases you can file a complaint in the state where you are residing. As required by federal regulations, a list of agencies in each state where complaints can be filed can be found here.

Before exercising either of the above options, you should know that most (if not all) external complaint processes require that the student exhaust all avenues of complaint internal to the institution before they will consider a grievance.

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Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions ACT (FACTA)
In accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003, Red Rocks Community College adheres to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Red Flag Rule (A Red Flag is any pattern, practice, or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity  theft.), which implements Section 114 of the FACTA and to the Colorado Community College System’s Identity Theft Prevention and Detection Program, which is intended to prevent, detect and mitigate identity theft in connection with establishing new covered accounts or an existing covered account held by the Colorado Community College System (System or CCCS) or one of its thirteen (13) community colleges, and to provide for continued administration of the Program. 

If a transaction is deemed fraudulent, appropriate action will occur.  Action may include, but is not limited to, cancelling of the transaction, notifying and cooperating with law enforcement, reporting to the Office of the Vice President of Student Success, and notifying the affected parties.  For more information on FACTA, Red Flag Rules, and Identity Theft Consumer Information, please see the links provided below or you may contact Student Records.

Federal Trade Commission Statute 
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/articles/pdf/pdf-0111-fair-credit-reporting-act.pdf

Red Flag Rules
http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/red-flags-rule


Identity Theft Consumer Information
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft

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