Under the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, colleges and universities produce statistics and/or information on the following subjects: (1) retention and graduation rates; (2) financial assistance available to students; (3) crime statistics on campus; (4) athletic program participation rates and financial support pursuant to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act; and (5) other institutional information, including cost of attendance, accreditation information, services available to students with disabilities, and withdrawal/refund policies. Information relating to the aforementioned items are generally available in this Handbook, or through online resources on the College Web site. The following describes information and resources available to students seeking to access such information:
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires the College to provide information to students about the health risks and legal consequences of substance abuse. This information, as well as the College’s alcohol and drug policies, is outlined in the student conduct code.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)
In accordance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information regarding the intercollegiate athletics program is available for review upon reasonable advance request of the Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics.
Graduation and Retention Rates
Graduation and retention rate data are available from the Office of Institutional Research.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Le Moyne College complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report contains a summary of Le Moyne College’s Campus Security Office policies and procedures along with crime statistics as required. A copy of this report may be obtained at the department office in Nelligan Hall, or by calling the department at (315) 445-4444. It can also be viewed electronically on the Campus Security webpage. The Campus Security Office is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The College is in compliance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act.
Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act (A. 5715-A/S. 4180-B)
The Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act of 2013 requires the College to provide a written fire safety notification to each student living in a college-owned or operated housing facility, both on and off campus. The notification consists of a description of the fire safety system for the student’s housing facility, including whether or not the housing facility is equipped with a fire sprinkler system. The notification also includes information on how to access the College’s campus fire safety report required by federal law. In accordance with the Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act, the written notification is provided to students when they retrieve their room key.
Le Moyne College subscribes fully to all applicable federal and state legislation and regulations regarding discrimination (including the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Age Discrimination Act; and the New York State Human Rights Law). The College does not discriminate against students, faculty, staff or other beneficiaries on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in admission to, or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Le Moyne College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information regarding Title IX contact Ann Bersani, Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership at 315-445-4520. All other inquiries relative to the regulations mentioned above may be addressed to Sue Ames, Dean for Academic Advising and Support, at 315-445-4597.
Le Moyne College Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The notification below supersedes and nullifies all prior and current statements and policies of the College regarding FERPA and should be construed as the annual notification required by the Final Rule amending the FERPA regulations on Nov. 2, 1997.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.
Students should submit to the registrar, academic dean, director of residence life/coordinator of judicial affairs, academic department head or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
a. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College throughout in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
b. Another exception that permits disclosure without consent is the disclosure of directory information, which the law and the College define to include the following: a student’s name, home and campus address, email address, telephone listing, parents’ name and address(es), date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, photograph, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.
This exception is subject to the right of the student to object to the designation of any or all of the types of information listed above as directory information in his or her case, by giving notice to the registrar on or before Aug. 1 of any year.
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. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
Publication of Directory Information
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, gives Le Moyne College the right to make public at its discretion, without prior authorization for the individual student, various items of personally identifiable information including: name; class year; home address and telephone number; college address and telephone number and major field.
The Privacy Act also allows individual students to place limitation on the release of any of the above information. A student who wishes to do this must inform the registrar’s office in writing by the start of the semester.
In practice, College policies discourage the indiscriminate release of any information about individual students. College directories and lists are for use within the College community itself.
For a more complete description of these and related issues of access to records, see the policy on access to student record located else-where in this handbook.
All students are responsible for any College debts they have incurred, including library fines, parking fines, tuition charges and fees. A student will not receive his or her grade report at the end of the semester until all bills have been paid. At the end of the senior year, if a student has any outstanding debts, monetary penalties or fines, he or she will not be awarded a degree and will not receive any transcripts. A student may graduate after the outstanding debts and penalties have been paid.
If a college debt must be referred to outside sources for collection, the student will be responsible for paying any additional collection costs (approximately 33 percent) including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements.
Missing Person Contact
Every student living in an on-campus student housing facility is required to complete a “Key Card/Emergency Contact Form” with the Office of Campus Life and Leadership. This form also provides the option for students living in an on-campus student housing facility to provide a confidential missing person contact to be notified in the event a student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. We encourage all resident students to provide this missing person contact. If a student has identified such an individual, Le Moyne College will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The missing person contact is confidential and this information will only be accessed by authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in the furtherance of a missing person investigation.
If the student is under 18 years of age and is not an emancipated individual, Le Moyne College is required to notify the custodial parent or legal guardian after the determination has been made that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
Peer-to-peer file sharing, which is defined here as the use of Le Moyne College’s computer network to illegally download or share any copyrighted material, including but not limited to video, music, or games, is strictly prohibited. The distribution or sharing of copyrighted materials without the copyright owner’s permission is a violation of the U.S. Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 and is also a violation of College Policy.
Tuition and Fees
Policies and procedures pertaining to the payment of tuition and fees are established and published by the Office of the Bursar.
Sex Offender Registry Information
In accordance with the Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, Campus Security is providing a link to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. This law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the state may be obtained concerning registered sex offenders. It requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
Members of the Le Moyne College community may obtain information concerning registered sex offenders by visiting the New York State Sex Offender registry’s Web site at: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/.
Voting is both your right and responsibility. If you are not yet registered to vote, please consider the information below to learn how you can get involved in the electoral process this year.
In accordance with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, Le Moyne College provides students with the opportunity to register to vote. By virtue of being a student living at and attending a New York state college, students are entitled to become registered voters in the state of New York. Students from other states who wish to vote in their home state elections should contact the Board of Elections for their state regarding absentee voting procedures and deadlines.
New York State Residents: In order to vote in New York state, you must be 18 years old by Dec. 31 of the year in which you apply and live at your present address at least 30 days before an election. Applications for this year’s presidential election must be postmarked by Oct. 12 and received by a Board of Elections not later than Oct. 17 to be eligible to vote. For voter registration forms, and more information regarding voter registration please follow this link: http://capwiz.com/cicu/go/vote or call 1-800-FOR-VOTE.
Out-of-State Students: Out-of-state students may register to vote by completing the National Mail Voter Registration Form: http://capwiz.com/cicu/go/Voter_National_Form . To order a print version, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (866-747-1471; HAVAinfo@eac.gov). After filling out this form, you must send it to a state or local election office for processing. See state- specific instructions included in the form for additional information. The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory.