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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, 541-917-4806, 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 should review the Student Rights and Responsibilities policy at www.linnbenton.edu/go/studentrights for guidance on community standards.  Students may also review all LBCC Board Policies and Administrative Rules at http://po.linnbenton.edu/BPsandARs/ to help understanding LBCC rules and expectations.  If a student believes that someone has violated a right or an LBCC policy or rule, the student should first seek to resolve the situation through mutual conversation in a safe location and manner.  If resolution cannot be safely attempted or is unsuccessful, a student should report violations of policies, rules, rights and responsibilities through the LBCC Complaint process.  All complaints will be appropriately investigated and addressed.  To file a complaint:  http://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report  When you use this link, you will be asked to identify if you are filing a complaint against a student, an individual employee or against LBCC/the College itself for violating a rule or right.

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 Respect, Honesty and Plagiarism

LBCC embraces Excellence.  We aspire to the highest ideal with honesty and integrity.  LBCC does not tolerate any form of cheating, dishonesty, fraud, forgery, copyright violations or plagiarism.  Students charged and found responsible for violating these policies will have serious consequences, from failing grade/grades to removal/suspension/expulsion.  LBCC expects student to maintain honesty and integrity in all work, communications, and interactions.  This means that we show respect for the ideas and expressions of others, respecting their right to own their research and their words.  Students are expected to do their own work in class.  In classes where group work is permitted/encouraged, students are urged to request clear guidance on what work may be done in group and what work is done only by the individual.    For a definition of plagiarism and Academic Integrity, please see www.linnbenton.edu/go/studentrights, page 17.

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.

Diversity, Disability, Accommodations, Inclusiveness

LBCC embraces diversity and places the highest value on Inclusiveness.  We believe students should have an equal opportunity to a quality educational experience.  Students who have a disability or unique learning or access need are encouraged to work with our team in the Center For Accessibility Resources (CFAR).  This team will help you plan for access and accommodations to all locations, services, and activities of the college.  For more information on CFAR and accommodations, visit their site at https://www.linnbenton.edu/cfar; to start an accommodation plan, click the “How to Get Started” link at this site.

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

Diversity, Inclusion, Discrimination and Harassement

As noted above, LBCC values Inclusiveness.  Every student is entitled to an education free of unlawful harassment or discrimination.  To familiarize yourself with LBCC policies on Discrimination and Harassment, review Board Policy 1015 and Administrative Rule 1015-01 at this site:  http://po.linnbenton.edu/BPsandARs/  When the behavior of another person has the effect of unlawful harassment or discrimination on you, we urge you to either resolve the matter directly or report the matter through our report and complaint process: http://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Equal Opportunity

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination and values diversity and inclusiveness.  Please review this site and report concerns through our report and complaint process at http://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report    This site will familiarize you with who our Equal Opportunity officers are and provides information on the protected classes which must always be free of unlawful discrimination.

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.

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.

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 Policy and Community Standards

LBCC Community Standards are centered on our values:  Opportunity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Learning, Engagement.  All students are expected to read, know and fulfill the expectations set out in the policy at www.linnbenton.edu/go/studentrights.  Students are expected to know both their rights and their responsibilities.  As adults in an adult learning community, students are expected to resolve interpersonal conflicts through healthy, direct conversation and are expected to report unresolved, serious matters to the College, as noted under Complaints.

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.

Threat Assessment/CARE Team

LBCC has a Threat Assessment Team, also called our CARE Team.  This team evaluates behavior to determine whether a person by choices and behaviors is putting others in danger.  Often when we are learning, we experience uncomfortable situations.  When uncomfortable becomes unsafe, we should begin to create a safety plan and inform college officials, to allow us to make inquiry or investigate.  If you believe you have witnessed or heard about serious behaviors which pose a threat to the health and safety of persons on any LBCC campus or event site, please report to Public Safety or to the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, using our complaint link: http://linnbenton-advocated.symplicity.com/public_report.

We will also accept public reports in person at the Public Safety office.  You will be asked to describe everything you know, what you saw, what you heard, focusing on behaviors to help us begin our investigation.

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.

Title IX: Sexual Harassment, Dating Violence, Partner Violence, Stalking

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

Incoming LBCC students shall be required to do training on Personal Empowerment Through Self-Advocacy (PETSA) not later than the third week of the term.  This training establishes expectations and norms around mutual respect, consent, and strategies for violence reduction/prevention; it also encourages students to report violence to the college.  To file a report of sexual violence or violation of Title IX rights, use our complaint process: http://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report   When a student mentions or reports incidents of violence to LBCC employees, employees with a duty to report will immediately notify the Title IX/Equal Opportunity Coordinators.  LBCC will take immediate, appropriate, effective steps to respond to reports of violence or sexual violence.   Our duty is to protect all students and employees of the college and to protect all persons on sites under our influence and control. 

Students wishing to seek counseling without reporting violence may do so. Disclosures of violence on campus or by a named LBCC student will result in a duty to report and investigation.  Our goal is to create a healthy and safe environment for every student at LBCC.  We rely on students to accomplish this goal.  Employees cannot promise students confidentiality when a student shares information about an incident or situation of violence or sexual violence which occurred on an LBCC site or at an LBCC activity or event or by an LBCC student. 

LBCC complies with the new VAWA law.  VAWA stands for the Violence Against Women’s Act.”  The act addresses and prohibits acts of violence motivated by gender and clarifies “the rights of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.”  Under both Title IX and VAWA, we will take immediate and strong actions to help both reported victims and alleged/accused students.  We will provide initial safety plans, and we will investigate as appropriate.  http://www.linnbenton.edu/faculty-and-staff/hr-safety-and-other-services/public-safety-emergency-planning-ehs/preventing-sexual-assault-dating-violence-domestic-violence-and-stalking

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.

If a forcible or non-forcible sex offence took place, 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. For more information on community resources to assist you: https://www.linnbenton.edu/files/dmfile/LBCC_Title_IX_Brochure1.docx

Voter Registration Information

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

Withdrawal Policy 

LBCC permits a student to withdraw voluntarily up to a certain time each term.  LBCC also has an Involuntary Withdrawal policy (see AR 7035-03 at http://po.linnbenton.edu/BPsandARs/ ).  Please refer to the LBCC Board Policies and Administrative Rules 7075-07 and to our LBCC College Catalog for information on dropping or withdrawing.  Or speak to a Registration clerk in Takena Hall. 

This information is revised annually.