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Student Right to Know

In accordance with 34 CFR Part 668, you have the right to know certain information about Linn-Benton Community College including a variety of academic information, financial assistance information, institutional information, information on completion or graduation rates, institutional security policies and crime statistics, and athletic program participation rates and financial support data.

As part of our compliance with this regulation, we present the reference chart below. Should you wish to comment on the presentation or content of the information provided, please contact Bruce Clemetsen, 541-917-4811, SRTK@linnbenton.edu

Academic Programs
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also throughout website. See Programs of Study or Instructional Departments for more information.

Accreditation, Approval or Licensure
Linn-Benton Community College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Courses are approved by the Oregon State Board of Education, and lower-division courses are approved for transfer to colleges and universities in the Oregon University System. To review LBCC's accreditation status, contact the President's Office at (541) 917-4200. See Instructional Departments for contact information for individual departments or programs.

Complaint Process (Filing a complaint against the college for not following policy and procedures)
Students are to refer to LBCC's Student Rights and Responsibilities for guidance on filing a complaint. To file a complaint or a report against a student for an incident you personally witnessed or observed, select the following link: http://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

 
If you believe that LBCC has not properly dealt with your concern, you may file a complaint to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) by calling 541-947-2401 or visiting them at 255 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97310.

Linn-Benton Community College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Information regarding their complaint process can be found on the NWCCU website.

If you reside outside of Oregon, you can file a complaint with the appropriate agency in your state. Linn-Benton Community College is required to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where the student resides. Please click on your state to be connected to the contact form should you have a complaint about Linn-Benton Community College:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Copyright
Some information is referenced in our Students' Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct

Our DMCA policy can be found here.

Copyright is also addressed in Board Policy 4030 and Administrative Rules 4030-1 through 4030-6 found at http://po.linnbenton.edu/BPsandARs

Copyright Law of the United States

Campus Safety and Security Reports
Printed copies are available in our LBCC Public Safety Office or click on the "Annual Campus Safety Report" button on our Public Safety website to download a MS Word version.

Disabled Student Services and Facilities
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also see Disability Services website

Drug- and Alcohol-Free Program
Linn-Benton Community College is legally required and morally committed to the prevention of illegal drug use and the abuse of alcohol by both students and employees. Drug and alcohol abuse is a significant public health problem which has spread throughout our society, affecting performance and productivity, as well as our level of general health. In addition, the use of drugs can adversely affect an organization1s level of safety as well as its public confidence and trust. And lastly, with reference to "The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226)," "...No institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless it certifies to the Secretary that it has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees..." For more information please visit http://www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/administration-information/policies/drug-free

Facilities
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule. Also detailed under each Programs of Study. You may also see the Campus Maps area.

Faculty
Listed in the back of our printed catalog. See also our Instructor Websites.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rights
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including the "entering college" section of our catalog and "miscellaneous policies" section of schedule.

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, LBCC considers the following to be directory, therefore public, information: studentís name, address and telephone listing; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of athletic team members; dates of enrollment; enrollment status; school or division of enrollment; and degrees and awards received.

If you do not want the above information released by the college, you must file a Directory Deletion form at the Registration Office by the time you register. Information will not be released except to the extent the Oregon Administrative Rules allow disclosure without consent (for example, in cases of a federal audit).

Click here for Disclosure of Student Records information (pdf)

Financial Aid programs
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also see the Financial Aid website.

Gainful Employment Information
Available from our Institutional Research office. 

Intercollegiate athletic programs, athletic graduation rate, transfer rate and athletics participation rate
Click here for information about our intercollegiate athletic programs.
Click here to view the athletics participation information in PDF format.
• Click here to view graduation and transfer rate table in PDF format.
• For further information contact the Athletics Department, 541-917-4266 or SRTK@linnbenton.edu.

Official withdrawal policy
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, you may view our policies on our Board Policies and Administrative Rules page.

Price of attendance
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also throughout website. Click here to view our current tuition table.

Other useful tools include the Net Price Calculator and College Navigator.

Refund policy
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also see Business Office website.

Satisfactory academic progress standards
See the Academic Standards section of our Financial Aid website Also see our Board Policies and Administrative Rules page.

Sexual Harassment
Students are protected from sexual harassment by board of education policies, state and federal statutes.

Linn Benton Community College takes a proactive stance against sexual harassment/sexual assault per Administrative Rule 1015-01 Nondiscrimination, Nonharassment Statements and Procedures and Board Policy 1015 - Nondiscrimination and Nonharassment Policy

Annually the college president sends out a cover letter and "Stop Sexual Harassment" brochures to all staff. Brochures are also distributed in a number of areas, including Counseling Center, Student Life and Leadership, Turning Point Transitions Program, Vice President of Student Affairs' Office, Human Resources Office and Extended Learning Centers. "Stop Sexual Harassment" posters are placed throughout the campus and at Extended Learning Centers. In addition, LBCC publishes a "Date-Rape" brochure, Housing Rights For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Survivors brochure, and displays the "Working to End the Cycle of Violence and Abuse" brochure published by CARDV, Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. These brochures are available in the Counseling Center and at various locations on campus.

The Drug, Alcohol, Harassment, Violence and Abuse Committee is one of the standing committees on campus charged with helping to ensure that staff and students are informed on related issues. The committee coordinates programming to take a proactive response to eliminate harassment, violence, abuse, and drug and alcohol violations. Further, Linn Benton Community College is represented on the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, which is in the process of developing a sexual assault brochure and planning a workshop.

Students who have been the target of sexual harassment/assault on the LBCC campus should contact either the Dean of Student Services (917-4806), or speak with a counselor (917-4780). Employees should contact the college's Affirmative Action Officer at (917-4420). In addition, students and staff may report incidents to the Campus Security Office. The Campus Security Office will assist in notifying the authorities, if the student/staff member requests the assistance.

If a forcible or non-forcible sex offence took place off campus, the police should be contacted to report the incident and to press charges. If a rape is reported to the police within 72 hours and you agree to cooperate in the investigation, you are entitled to "Victim's Compensation" in the state of Oregon. It is extremely important to preserve the evidence. In the case of rape, it is advisable to go to the hospital and get medical care immediately for treatment of any injuries and for other tests. Do not douche, bathe, shower, or change clothes before you go.

The Students' Rights, Responsibilities and Due Process policy and Administrative Rule No. E027: Sexual Harassment Complaint and Investigation Procedures outlines the process for campus disciplinary actions.

During the investigation, the complainant and the accused may bring representation so long as that representative does not interfere with the investigation process. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible while determining the facts of the complaint. Penalties for students who are found guilty of sexual harassment/sexual assault range from a written reprimand to expulsion from Linn Benton Community College. Any form of retaliation, including but not limited to derogatory comments, against individuals making sexual harassment complaints, witnesses, or any other involved employees or students, is against college policy and is strictly prohibited. Retaliatory activities will be treated as a violation of this policy and subject to the same disciplinary measures, up to and including termination/expulsion.

Sex Offender Information
A list of registered sex offenders who are current students or are employed by Linn-Benton Community College is maintained by the Public Safety Office (RCH 119). This list incorporates registered sex offenders with Oregon State Police and who are under the supervision of an OR county Parole and Probation office.

For information concerning convicted sex offenders living in Linn County, contact Linn County Parole and Probation at 541-967-2005 and ask to speak with a member of the Sex Offender Supervision Unit or view the Linn County Homefacts web page. The Benton County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 541-766-6887 or view a list at the Benton County Homefacts web page. Additionally a national website by the US Department of Justice is available for a sex offender search. A listing of predatory registered sex offenders in Oregon can be found at the State of Oregon Sex Offender web site.

Sex offender information can be obtained from the Oregon State Police through their sex offender registration unit at (503) 934-1258. 

Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct
Please see our Student Rights and Responsibilities and Conduct page.

Study abroad qualifying as home enrollment for financial aid
Students in the LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership program may be eligible to study abroad. Please see the "FAQ" section of our Degree Partnership program site for additional information or contact Student Life and Leadership.

Terms & conditions for student loan deferral or partial cancellation
See the Student Loans section of the Business Office website

Title IV repayment policy
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog & schedule, also posted online in our Financial Aid website, at the bottom of this page.

Voter Registration Information
See the Voter Registration Info area of our Student Life and Leadership website.

This information is revised annually.