Disclaimers and Legal Notices

Program Approval
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Outside Reporting
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Notice of Non-Discrimination/Sexual Misconduct Information
Student Right-to-Know
Custodian of Records
Campus Crime Statistics/Campus Security Act
Voter Registration
Web Accessibility
Financial Aid
ADA Accessibility 
Disclaimer for all Students 
Background & Drug Checks
Biennial Drug and Alcohol Program
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)
Official Student Complaint/Grievance

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 Accreditation

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

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Programs Approval

Approved by:

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

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Federal Trio SSS grant

The contents of TRIO Student Support Services materials were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Perkins Career and Technical Education Grants

Funded wholly or partially through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.

HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under FAIN T9D45634. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Federal Department of Labor/OSHA – Susan Harwood Training Grants

Any material produced for the SH Training Grant was funded under grants from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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, 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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Outside Reporting

In addition to reporting to CCCS/RRCC, any person has the right to file a police report. Complainants requiring assistance with this should contact the Title IX/EO Coordinator. Student Complainants also have the right to make inquiries and/or file a complaint with:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Telephone: 303.844.5695
Facsimile: 303.844.4303
Email: ocr.denver@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Employee Complainants also have the right to make inquiries and/or file a complaint with:
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD)
1560 Broadway
Suite 825
Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: 303.894.2997
Facsimile: 303.8947570
Email: dora_CCRD@state.co.us
Web: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/civil-rights
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
303 E. 17th Avenue
Suite 410
Denver, CO 80203 Telephone: 800.669.4000
Facsimile: 303.866.1085
Web: https://www.eeoc.gov/field-office/denver/location

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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Notice of Non-Discrimination/Sexual Misconduct Information

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 Policy 19-60 – Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation and System Procedure 19-60a – Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process. The College shall not discriminate or harass on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, marital status, religion, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including in admissions). 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.

RRCC has designated Jennifer Matthews as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator and Deborah Houser as the Deputy Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation to:

  • Jennifer Matthews, Executive Director of Human Resources Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, Jennifer.Matthews@rrcc.edu, 303.914.6298, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Room 1024, Lakewood, Co 80228.
  • Deborah Houser, Director of Employee Relations and HR Operations, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, Deborah.Houser@rrcc.edu. 303.914.6224, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Room 1024, Lakewood, Co 80228.
  • File an internal complaint at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?RedRocksCC.

Go here for more info on our sexual misconduct information.

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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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Custodian of Records

It is the policy of Red Rocks Community College to maintain records in compliance with State and Federal retention and privacy laws, comply with the Colorado Open Records Act and to protect records maintained by the College. Click here to see this policy. The Custodian of Records is responsible for coordination of records and maintenance as well as receive and coordinate responses to public requests. The Custodian of Records for Red Rocks Community College is:

Jennifer Matthews

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Campus Crime Statistics

This report is available in the Campus Police Department or viewed on our website at http://www.rrcc.edu/campus-police/campus-security-act. Registered Sexual Offenders information can be found at http://www.rrcc.edu/campus-police/sex-offenders.  

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 alcoholic 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. You may also print a voter registration formPDF Format and mail it to the Secretary of State office. 

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Financial Aid Information

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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Web Accessibility

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

CCCS and RRCC strive to employ principles of Universal Design and the use of the World Wide Web Consortium’s WCAG 2.0 AA standards in the design, development, implementation, and enhancement of all web-based information and services.

The Colorado Community College System President’s Web Accessibility Procedure (SP 3-125g)PDF format outlines the requirements for Web accessibility in each of the CCCS colleges, including Red Rocks Community College.

Get more information about RRCC's Campus Accessibility policies and procedures.

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ADA Accessibility

For student accommodations:
Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. To make a request, please notify the RRCC Office of Accessibility Services at: 303.914.6733 or go to our website at: www.rrcc.edu/accessibility-services.

For employee accommodations: 
Red Rocks Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Jennifer Matthews, Executive Director of Human Resources, at (303) 914-6298 or Jennifer.Matthews@rrcc.edu.  

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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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Biennial Drug and Alcohol Program

As a recipient of Federal Title IV funds, Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is required to collect publish and disseminate certain information to students, prospective students, and employees. The College will also provide a copy of this information including a full report of the institution’s graduation rate and the Annual Security Report if requested.

View or download the 2014 RRCC Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Drug Review. PDF Format

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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).


  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 fullest 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:

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, canceling 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 

Red Flag Rules

Identity Theft Consumer Information

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