Administration & Governance
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 links below. This information is revised annually. Should you wish to comment on the presentation or content of the information provided, please contact SRTK@linnbenton.edu
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.
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 the Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct document.
Additional information can be found in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules.
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.
Students are eligible to use their approved accommodations in every class (traditional lecture, online, Community Education sponsored, etc.), lab, clinical/field experience, club/co-curricular/student life activity, play, Cooperative Work Experience, Learn and Earn, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Accelerated Short Term Training classes held at, or sponsored by, any Linn-Benton Community College campus.
LBCC values Inclusiveness. Every student is entitled to an education free of unlawful harassment or discrimination. Information about Special Needs or Accommodations, our Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination, and information about Discrimination/Harassment Complaints can be found at our Equal Opportunity/Statement of Nondiscrimination page.
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.
The College encourages employees who use illegal drugs or who abuse alcohol to seek appropriate assistance. Employees and/or dependents enrolled in any LBCC sponsored group health plan receive benefits for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse as mandated by Oregon statutes.
As outlined in Administrative Rule 6135-01 - Drug-Free Workplace, the college reserves the right to request drug or alcohol testing if there is reasonable suspicion that an employee may be either using or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while on the job. In addition, any employee involved in or otherwise causing a job-related accident which causes personal injury to the employee, students, staff or others, that requires medical treatment by a physician or by hospital/clinic medical personnel, and whose behavior may have caused or contributed to the accident, may be required to take an alcohol and/or drug test immediately following the accident or at the time of initial treatment by a medical care facility. Any employee involved in or otherwise causing an accident resulting in what LBCC deems substantial damage to LBCC property or to another's property while the employee is conducting College business may be required to take an alcohol and/or drug test. Also, "near miss" incidents, where there is no personal or physical damage or injuries may be evaluated and LBCC will make a determination as to whether or not to test for drugs or alcohol for any or all employees involved.
Based on the facts leading to the discovery of a violation of this administrative rule, employees may be referred to the Employee Assistance Program for further evaluation and treatment and/or may face disciplinary action up to and including suspension (without pay) or discharge. The nature and severity of the violation will determine the level of corrective action. As required by federal law, the College reserves the right to refer employees for prosecution depending on the severity of the violation.
Linn-Benton Community College responds to cases of alcohol abuse and illegal drug activity by employees or students on a case-by-case basis. Details of each case are taken into consideration along with outcome of any legal action against the individual. Employees and students found to be in violation of the College’s drug-free campus and workplace policy may be subject to conduct or disciplinary sanctions consistent with Linn-Benton Community College administrative rules and the Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct document. Sanctions imposed by the College can range from a warning or disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or suspension from school. Other potential sanctions may include employment or academic probation, restrictions, attendance in an educational program, or referral to counseling or treatment. LBCC employees and students who violate drug laws are subject to prosecution in the courts. Additionally, the law requires the College to report to the United States Department of Education any recipient of federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grants, etc.) who is convicted of a drug-related crime on College property or at College events.
Drugs and alcohol are not allowed on campus or at college-related functions except as they relate to the teaching/learning process, or as specifically allowed and sanctioned by Administrative Rule 5045-01 - Use of College Facilities and Food/Conference Services establishes guidelines for use of campus facilities by college and outside groups.).
The Board of Education seeks to ensure compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). It is also the goal of the board that the college intentionally promotes the highest quality educational experience for students by utilizing a workforce whose performance is not impeded by the use of drugs or alcohol.
LBCC specifically prohibits the use, distribution or possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or other unauthorized controlled substance while engaged in work duties on campus (including parking areas and grounds). This prohibition includes the use of such substances during non-work time (such as personal meal/break time) or while otherwise performing their work duties away from college premises, if such use may result in job impairment.
This prohibition also applies to employees traveling over-night for college related functions who may be called upon or responsible for student related services, as impairment may inhibit service quality and may cause potential liability under the college's liability and worker's compensation insurance policies. Included within this prohibition are lawful controlled substances which have been illegally or improperly obtained.
All employees and/or sponsors of any on-campus or College-sponsored activity or social event at which alcoholic beverages are served must abide by all applicable laws. Sponsors must obtain and follow applicable procedures.
Use of LBCC facilities is governed by Administrative Rules 5045-01 - Use of College Facilities and Food/Conference Services, 5045-02 - Smoking / Vaping / Use of Tobacco and 5045-03 - Use of College-Owned, Rented, or Personally Owned Equipment.
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: student's 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).
Look for Student Records and Disclosure of Student Records information in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules in the Student Services section (7000 series), Board Policy 7040 and Administrative Rule 7040-01.
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog and schedule, also see Administrative Rule 7050-04.
Title IV Repayment Policy
Listed in a variety of printed publications, including our catalog and schedule, also posted online on our Financial Aid website at the bottom of the Repayment of Federal Financial Aid page.
Terms & Conditions for Student Loan Deferral
Please contact the Registrar's Office for more 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.
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 Students' Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct page.
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.
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 Development, using our complaint link.
LBCC has a Threat Assessment Team that 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.
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.
LBCC permits a student to withdraw voluntarily up to a certain time each term. LBCC also has an Involuntary Withdrawal policy (see Administrative Rule 7035-03). Please refer to Administrative Rule 7075-07 and to our LBCC College Catalog for information on dropping or withdrawing. Or speak to a Registration clerk in Takena Hall.
Students seeking to withdraw from all courses at LBCC can do so online through WebRunner, or by visiting a registration counter at the LBCC main campus in Albany or at a center.