In keeping with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and the Office of Civil Rights, Bucks County Community College is required to notify students of important information about the college and your rights, responsibilities and safety. Please take a moment to review the following information. Paper copies of this information are available upon request.
ANNUAL NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Bucks County Community College does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, veteran status, union membership, or any other legally protected category. This policy is in accordance with state law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person may apply for admission to Bucks County Community College. Admission is generally granted to graduates of accredited secondary schools, to recipients of a high school equivalency diploma, and to others who, in the judgment of the college, are likely to benefit from a collegiate experience. Admission to some programs of study is limited by available facilities, the number of faculty, county of residence, or other factors. The college may guide the enrollment of entering students in an effort to improve their opportunity to succeed in college. Bucks County Community College offers transfer degree programs designed to parallel the first two years of study at a four-year college as well as career and technical programs in the following clusters: Arts and Communications, Business, Finance and Information Technology, Engineering and Industrial Technology, Human Services and Science and Health. Lack of English language skills will not present a barrier to admission or participation in these educational programs. All inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy shall be directed to:
Executive Director, Human Resources & Equity Compliance Officer
Tyler Hall Room 130
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Visit http://www.bucks.edu/about/compliance/ferpa/policy/ to review our policy as it relates to your rights to privacy. Also, you may view other compliance policies at http://www.bucks.edu/about/compliance/.
STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION
Students will find important information at http://www.bucks.edu/about/consumer-info/. This site provides general institutional information, as well as information on:
- Student financial assistance and contact information,
- Health and safety, including drug and alcohol abuse prevention program,
- Student data including graduation, job placement and retention rates,
- Voter registration,
- Student code of conduct and information for crime victims,
- Procedures, and
- Consequences for violation of any of the policies listed on these pages.
CAMPUS SECURITY AND SAFETY
Visit http://www.bucks.edu/security . This site contains the "Annual Security Information Report" and information on emergency closings, safety alerts, and daily security logs.
How will you know if there is an emergency situation on campus? Visit http://www.bucks.edu/life/security/ to view Emergency Communication Instructions. Please register for the e2Campus System at http://www.bucks.edu/life/security/alerts/ . This state-of-the art system is capable of sending notifications instantly to all registered mobile devices and email addresses. The service is free, but you must sign up.
Visit http://www.bucks.edu/e-resources/mail/ to access and manage your student email. Remember to check your email daily since official communication from the College will be sent only to your student email account.
Best wishes for a successful semester!
Office of Enrollment Services