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    Springfield Technical Community College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statements and Disclosures



Statement of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Technical Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in its educational programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities as required by Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and regulations promulgated there under 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), 34 C.F.R. Part 104 (Section 504) 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), and M.G.L. c516. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator; or the Section 504 Coordinator.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Springfield Technical Community College advises applicants, participants, and the public that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or treatment in, or employment in its programs, services, and activities. STCC has designated the following person to coordinate efforts to comply with these requirements. Inquiries, requests and complaints should be directed to: the ADA Coordinator, STCC, One Armory Square, Building 27 Room 258, Springfield, MA 01105. Telephone number is 755-4785.

Student Right to Know Disclosure

Notice is hereby given that all Student Right-to-Know information (Public Law 101-542) and all Equity in Athletics information (Public Law 103-382) are available to current or prospective students from the Office of the Registrar and will be provided upon request.  The College’s Student Right to Know Graduation Rate statement can be found here.

Campus Safety Disclosure

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the Student Right-to-Know Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), the Annual Campus Security Report from Springfield Technical Community College is available from the STCC Campus Police Department website at http://www.stcc.edu/campus-life/police/crime-statistics/. To request a hard copy, please contact the STCC Chief of Police at 755-4220.

Policy in Support of Pluralism

Students, faculty, staff and visitors must be free from conduct that has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning educational or employment environment. The College has a policy of unequivocal condemnation of ethnic, religious, cultural, or racial intolerance, whether it is based on the aforementioned, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

Policy Concerning Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment of a student, an employee, or any other person in the College community is unacceptable, impermissible, and intolerable, not only because it is against the law, but because it is contrary to the mission of the College.

Community Notification of Where to Access Sex Offender Information

In accordance with federal law, Springfield Technical Community College is required to advise the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. Information concerning Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available to the general public by contacting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, located at PO Box 4547, Salem, MA 01970-4547, (978) 740-6400, or the Springfield Police Department, located on Pearl Street in Springfield. Level 2 and Level 3 offender information is also available online at www.mass.gov/sorb


If you have any questions regarding access to sex offender information, please feel free to contact the STCC Chief of Police, located in Building 9, 755-4220 or 755-4444.

Accreditation

Springfield Technical Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:

Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-425-7714