Compliance with Non-Discrimination Laws and Regulations
The College deplores the unfair treatment of individuals based on race, gender, socio-economic status, age, physical disability, or cultural differences, as well as attempts at humor which aim to elicit laughter at the expense of the individual or any group of individuals. Rather, members of the student body should embrace the expectation of Scripture to love God with all their being and their neighbors as themselves.
Crown College operates in compliance with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations in conducting its programs, activities, and in its employment decisions. As a religious institution, the College is exempted from certain regulations relating to laws and discrimination on the basis of religion. Such laws and regulations include:
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in the programs and activities of the College. This policy of non-discrimination also complies with Internal Revenue Service Revenue Ruling 71-447 required for maintaining the College’s tax-exempt status.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, race, color, or national origin.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336), the purpose of which is to afford the disabled equal opportunity and full participation in life activities and to prohibit discrimination based on disability in employment, public service, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 which prohibits age-based discrimination against persons of all ages in programs and activities of the College.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 which prohibits discrimination against persons aged 40 and over regarding employment decisions.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender (including sexual harassment) in programs and activities of the College, except where the College has been granted exemptions based on its religious tenets.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
This act sets out requirements designed to govern the access to, and release of, educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office (U.S. Department of Education) concerning alleged failures of Crown College to comply with provisions of FERPA.
Crown College has adopted policies and procedures concerning implementation of FERPA on campus. Copies of the entire policy are available from the Registrar’s Office, as well as the Registrar’s Office web site.
Release of Student Directory Information Overview
- “Directory Information” can be released to an outside party without written consent of the student: name, home address, campus address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, classification, previous institution(s) attended, major field(s) of study, awards, honors (e.g. Dean’s List), degree(s) conferred (e.g. BS, AA), past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, photograph or digital images, and height and weight of athletic team members.
- Students have the right to suppress their directory information by completing a request form in the Registrar’s Office. The request is valid for one semester.
- Crown College may disclose educational records without written consent to employees of Crown College who have a legitimate educational interest, faculty and staff who deal with the student, and those who are designated by an employee to assist in his/her tasks. Designated offices may also disclose education records or components thereof to persons or organizations providing the student with financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accrediting functions, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. Other exceptions are listed in the official policy.
- Confidential information can be released directly to the student; however, it cannot be released directly to the student’s family members (e.g., parents, spouses, etc.) without the written consent of the student. Note, however, that when a student is a dependent of a parent as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Sec. 152, such information may be released to the parent without the written consent by the student.
Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended)
The Amendments require colleges to disseminate information on financial aid, tuition and academic programs as well as entrance and exit counseling to student borrowers. This information is disseminated through the College’s catalog, mailings and website and is also available to students upon request. Furthermore, Crown College, in compliance with the Student Consumer Information Regulations is required to annually disclose information to prospective students, parents, prospective staff, current students, staff and public. These disclosures are posted at http://www.crown.edu/consumerinfo
The required disclosures provided at the website listed above include (but are not limited to): specific student rights regarding education records and directory information under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); Information about financial aid, educational programs, accreditation, copyright infringement policies and sanctions, student loan information, campus safety, annual campus security reports, federal requirements for return of funds, institutional statistics such as completion, graduation, and transfer out rates. For a full summary of the consumer information being disclosed and descriptions of the required methods of dissemination please see Chapter 6 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook at: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/fsahandbook/attachments/0910FSAHbkVol2Ch6Information.pdf
Individuals, upon request, may obtain a paper copy of this list and information on any of the disclosures. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require this assistance. Your request may also be referred to the area responsible for providing the information.
Student “Right-to-Know” Act of 1990
This Act requires colleges and universities receiving student federal financial aid to disclose graduation or completion rates for the student body allowing students and parents to make informed choices in selecting an institution of higher education.This information is published in the Crown College School of Arts and Sciences Catalog and on the College website at www.crown.edu/consumerinfo.