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. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Revised 2017.
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 Communication, Business + Innovation, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Sport Studies, Language and Literature, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Science. 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 the Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940, (phone) 215-968-8093 (email) firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT TITLE IX AND NON-DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
A complaint must be signed and submitted to email@example.com to the Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO). An individual may refuse to put a complaint in writing. However, notwithstanding that refusal, if there is reasonable cause to believe that illegal discrimination may be occurring, the college will investigate the verbal complaint to the best of its ability and will proceed with any action that is warranted.
STUDENT ONLINE TITLE IX AND NON-DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT FORM
Online complaint forms is accessible at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BucksCountyCC&layout_id=40.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Visit https://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/presidentsstaff/documents/policies/1.19-FERPA-Revision-Final-Jan-10-2019.pdf to review our policy as it relates to your rights to privacy. Also, you may view other compliance policies at https://www.bucks.edu/policy/compliance/.
STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION
Students will find important information at https://www.bucks.edu/catalog/info/records/consumer/. 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.
EQUITY IN ATHLETICS DISCLOSURE ACT
The Department of Education requires that institutions submit annually information related to equity in athletics. The information must be made available to the public as well as submitted to the Department of Education. Bucks Community College annually provides all financial data related to athletics to the EADA. Visit https://athletics.bucks.edu/information/EADA to view the annual Equity In Athletics Disclosure Act report.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY
All students and staff members that are eligible for appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access to the Bucks County Community College’s educational programs and facilities, as required by federal law, will be provided with reasonable accommodations in accordance with law and school policy. All academic and employment accommodations are in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Sections 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Based on a careful review of the individual’s documentation, the accommodations will be put into place by the Accessibility Office or by the Human Resources Department. No student or employee is required to disclose a disability.
WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Bucks County Community College’s policy is that all College web content and interfaces will meet applicable federal and state law (including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Sections 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). To be compliant with all federal guidelines, a person with a disability must be able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services within the same timeframe as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
If you have difficulty accessing any part of the website while using adaptive technology, have accessibility suggestions, or need an alternative format for any content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-968-8182.
CAMPUS SECURITY AND SAFETY
Visit https://www.bucks.edu/resources/security/. This site contains the "Annual Security 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 https://www.bucks.edu/resources/security/ to view Emergency Communication Instructions. Please register for the Campus Alert System at www.bucks.edu/alerts or by texting the word Bucks to 79516. This free, state-of-the art system is capable of sending notifications instantly to all registered mobile devices and email addresses.
Visit https://outlook.office.com/ 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.