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Student Annual Notification Regarding Consumer Information & Important Policies for Cascadia College Students

 

HB 1795 Disclosure

 

RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide certain information to all undergraduate resident students.  This is also known as the HB 1795 disclosure.

 

(a)    The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;

 

(b)   The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management;

 

 

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FERPA: Notification of Rights

 

Below is a brief summary of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. These rights include:

 

  1. The right to inspect and review your education record within a reasonable time after the College receives a request for access. If you want to review your record, contact the College office that maintains the record to make appropriate arrangements.
  2. The right to request an amendment of your education record if you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. If you feel there is an error in your record, you should submit a statement to the College official responsible for the record, clearly identifying the part of the record you want changed and why you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. That office will notify you of their decision and advise you regarding appropriate steps if you do not agree with the decision.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with “legitimate educational interests.” A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official has a “need to know” information from your education record in order to fulfill his or her official responsibilities. Examples of people who may have access, depending on their official duties, and only within the context of those duties, include: college faculty and staff, agents of the institution, students employed by the institution or who serve on official institutional committees, and representatives of agencies under contract with the College.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

 

Release of student record information is generally not done at Cascadia College without the expressed, written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions.

 

For example, directory information includes the following, and may be released without the student’s consent: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, eligibility for and participation in officially recognized activities, organizations, and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, honor roll, degrees and awards received, most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. In response to outside inquiries for information on students, Cascadia’s policy is to only confirm: dates of attendance, major field of study, and degree and awards received.

 

Please note that you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. To do so, you must complete a “Release of Information/Do Not Release Information” form, which is available in the Kodiak Corner, Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” on your record:

 

  1. The College receives many inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including friends, parents, relatives, prospective employers, the news media and honor societies. Having a “No Release” on your record will preclude release of such information, even to those people.
  2. A “No Release” applies to all elements of directory information on your record. Cascadia College does not apply a “No Release” differentially to the various directory information data elements.

 

A copy of the Act, more details about your rights, and any College policies related to the Act are available from the, at Cascadia College's Student Handbook.

 

Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to Enrollment Services.

 

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Clery Act Information

 

Cascadia College and University of Washington Bothell provide a disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics, as required by the Clery and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Acts.

 

Your personal safety and the security of our campus community are of vital concern to Cascadia College. A copy of the Campus Safety Annual Report, Guide to Campus Safety and Substance Abuse and the Annual Fire Safety Report is available upon request.

 

This report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period on reported crimes that occurred on campus property owned or controlled by Cascadia College or its affiliates as well as on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes information regarding the authority of the Campus Safety Department; policies and procedures concerning campus security, missing persons, the sex offender registry, and prohibited behaviors and weapons; and available resources for crime prevention, alcohol and other drug abuse and sexual assault education programs.

 

The UWB/CCC Campus Safety Department maintains a 60 day crime/incident log for all reported incidents where a records number was generated.  The log includes the date the crime/incident was reported, the date and time the incident occurred, general location of the incident, and disposition. The 60 day crime/incident log can be viewed at the Campus Safety office.

 

Obtaining the Campus Security Report

 

Online                      

 

In Person                    

UWB/CCC Campus Safety Department

18325 Campus Way NE

Bothell, WA 98011 

 

Phone

(425) 352-5359

 

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Important Information Regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs

 

The abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs by Cascadia College students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus are incompatible with the goals of the institution. In order to further the college’s commitment to provide a healthy and productive educational environment, and in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, we are providing you with this important information to make you aware of what the college’s code of conduct states regarding alcohol and other drugs.

 

Student Misconduct

 

Cascadia College expects that its students while within college facilities or attending a college-sponsored activity, will adhere to high standards of honor and good citizenship and that they will conduct themselves in a responsible manner that reflects credit on themselves and the college. The following misconduct is subject to disciplinary action:  the possession, use, sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug on the college campus; or while attending a college-sponsored event on non-college property.  Students may be accountable both to civil authorities and to the college for acts that constitute violations of law and of this code. Disciplinary action at the college will normally proceed during the pendency of criminal proceedings and will not be subject to challenge on the ground that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced.  

 

Additionally, students should be aware that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) has given colleges/universities the option to notify parents/guardians about specific types of information from a student's judicial record, including alcohol or other drug offenses.  Therefore, at the discretion of the Student Conduct Officer, such parental notification may be made if students under the age of 21 are found responsible of violating the college’s policies concerning alcohol and other drugs.

 

Sanctions for Alcohol and other Drug Violations

 

Aside from any criminal proceedings, the college may impose sanctions ranging from a verbal warning to dismissal, as outlined in WAC 132Z-115-120, (4).  When determining appropriate sanctions, the findings of fact, any particular circumstances, and prior record of the student will be factors considered.

 

Students who are suspended from Cascadia College for any length of time should be aware that this action may impact the following:

 

  • Tuition and fees (suspension does not forgive financial obligations)
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Health insurance (contact your personal health care provider)
  • Use of college resources and access to college facilities
  • Immigration status for international students
  • Veterans and dependents of veterans
  • Internships, assistantships, and study abroad

 

This is not an exhaustive list.

 

Criminal Sanctions

 

Federal sanctions for the illegal possession of drugs include imprisonment up to 1 year and/or a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction; imprisonment for 15 days-2 years and a minimum fine of $2,500 for a second drug conviction; and imprisonment for 90 days-3 years and a minimum fine of $5,000 for a third or subsequent drug conviction. For possession of a mixture or substance which contains a cocaine base, federal sanctions include 5-20 years in prison and a minimum fine of $1,000, for a first conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 5 grams, for a second conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 3 grams, and for a third or subsequent conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 1 gram. Additional possible penalties for the illegal possession of drugs are forfeiture of real or personal property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if the offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment; forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other conveyance used, or intended for use, to transport or conceal drugs; civil fine up to $10,000 per violation; denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses for up to 1 year for a first and up to 5 years for a second or subsequent offense; successful completion of a drug treatment program; community service; and ineligibility to receive or purchase a firearm.

 

Washington law prohibits the purchase or possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21, or the furnishing of alcohol to such a person. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs also is illegal. It is against state law, under certain circumstances, to walk or be upon a roadway while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The punishment for these offenses may include imprisonment, payment of a fine, mandatory treatment and education programs, community service, and mandatory loss of one’s driver’s license.

 

Students wanting more information on criminal penalties can find that information on the college’s website under the Campus Resources heading (see “Alcohol & Drug Prevention).

 

Counseling and Treatment Resources

 

A variety of off-campus counseling services and treatment centers are available throughout the state for anyone experiencing problems related to substance abuse. A list of several of those referral agencies is available from Student Advising & Support Services (located in the Kodiak Corner student success center).  Although most counseling and treatment centers charge for their services, some programs are free of charge.

 

While off-campus resources can be very good options, a great place to start for any student who desires confidential assistance with alcohol or other drugs is the student counseling center located in the Kodiak Corner student success center.  Thanks to a partnership with Northshore Youth & Family Services, a licensed professional counselor is available to meet with students on campus at no charge, and students with campus ID may also receive free counseling at:

 

Northshore Youth & Family Services

10309 NE 185th Street

Bothell, WA 98011 

 

Students may schedule an on-campus appointment by calling (425) 352-8860, and students wishing to schedule an off-campus appointment can do so by calling (425) 485-6541.  Additionally, students may receive free 24-hour crisis assistance by calling (206) 461-3222.  

 

Health Risks

 

The following information on health risks is from What Works: Schools Without Drugs, U. S. Department of Education (1992):

 

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described.

 

Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

 

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.

 

Contact Persons

 

For additional information regarding:

  • Health risks or counseling and treatment resources for students, contact Student Success Services, (425) 352-8860.
  • The college’s policies on alcohol and other drugs as they pertain to students, contact the Student Conduct Officer, (425) 352-8860.
  • Counseling and treatment resources for students, (425) 352-8860 or (425) 485-6541.

 

 

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Textbook Information

 

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions to include the ISBN and retail price of all required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed on the schedule. If the ISBN number is unavailable, the institution must disclose the author, title, publisher and copyright date of the text or material instead. If it is not practicable to disclose either the ISBN number or the alternative information, the institution shall place "To Be Determined" on the schedule.

 

This information is available on the online quarterly class schedule as “Book Information” listed under each course section on Cascadia's Online Class Schedule.

 

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Copyright Infringement Information

 

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires higher education institutions to practice due diligence informing students about copyright infringement risks. All higher education institutions must:

  • Provide an annual disclosure to all students.
  • Implement a plan to effectively combat on-campus network copyright abuse.
  • Offer alternatives to illegal downloading.

 

For more information about the acceptable use of technology at Cascadia, please review the Cascadia Acceptable Use Policy.

 

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Gainful Employment

 

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE programs) in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

 

Information for each qualified Gainful Employment program at Cascadia is provided below.

 

Community Systems Specialist

 

Energy Audit Specialist

 

Energy Management Specialist

 

Applications Infrastructure Engineer

 

Server Administration Certificate

 

Virtualization Engineer Certificate

 

 

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Net Price Calculator

 

Net Price Calculator

 

This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost (price) of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

 

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Washington State Voter Registration

 

Washington State Elections offers 3 ways to register.  To learn more about voter eligibility, dates and deadlines or to register to vote, visit the Washington State Voter Registration website.

 

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