Student Affairs Policies (Print Version)

Student Rights and Responsibilities (Policy 3.010)

 
Authority: F.S. 1001.64; 1002.21; 1006.50; 1006.60; 1006.63
Date Adopted: 7/82; Rev. 7/92, 12/04, 12/2012
Date of Review: 12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12

Policy:

  1. Student rights and responsibilities are set forth in College rules, policies and procedures and published in the College Catalog in effect, the student handbook, and other College publications.
  2. Students are expected to respect the rights and welfare of other members of the College community and its guests and shall not intentionally act to impair, interfere with, or obstruct the orderly conduct, processes, and functions of the College.
  3. Students shall abide by all rules, policies, and procedures, including but not limited to the Student Code of Conduct (Procedure 3.0900.) The College may impose sanctions, penalties and take disciplinary action if the student engages in any prohibited behavior.
  4. Students are expected to abide by local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Violations may result in penalties by civil authorities as well as the College.
  5. Students are responsible for meeting the requirements of graduation or program completion as set forth in the College Catalog in effect and for coordinating their program at Seminole State College with that of the senior college or university of their choice.
  6. The President will cause procedures to be developed and established to implement this policy.

Admission Requirements (Policy 3.020)

 
Authority: F.S. 1001.64; 1007.263, .264; 1009.26
Date Adopted: 1/83; Rev. 7/92, 1/93, 2/93, 6/94, 1/98, 2/02, 12/04, 5/05, 10/09, 02/2013; 03/2014
Date of Review: 05/09, 08/11, 03/12, 01/13; 11/2013

Policy

  1. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in any of its educational programs or other programs and practices.
  2. Admissions to the College shall be administered by the Division of Student Affairs in accordance with Florida Statute, State Board of Education Rules, and College policy. The College reserves the right to limit access in selected programs based on limited facilities. Admission to limited access programs shall be coordinated with appropriate Program Managers, Associate Deans, and Deans/Associate Vice Presidents.
  3. Admissions to the Adult Basic Education, General Education Development Program (GED), Adult High School Diploma Program, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) shall be administered by the School of Academic Foundations.
  4. The College maintains an "Open Door" policy for lower division college programs, which guarantees admission for high school graduates with standard diplomas, General Education Development (GED) graduates, and graduates from an approved home education program pursuant to Florida Statutes.
  5. Applicants who seek to enroll in a Baccalaureate Degree program must meet the specific requirements of the program.
  6. Applicants who furnish false, inaccurate or misleading information may be denied admission or may be subject to dismissal from the College.
  7. The College reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any student whose record of behavior indicates that he or she would disrupt the orderly processes of the College's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students.
  8. The President will cause procedures to be developed to implement this policy.
The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity,  age, sex, gender, veterans or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in any of its educational programs or other programs and practices.
2.        Admissions to the College shall be administered by the Division of Student Affairs in accordance with Florida Statute, State Board of Education Rules, and College policy. The College reserves the right to limit access in selected programs based on limited facilities. Admission to limited access programs shall be coordinated with appropriate Program Managers, Associate Deans, and Deans/Associate Vice Presidents.

3.        Admissions to the Adult Basic Education, General Education Development Program (GED), Adult High School Diploma Program, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) shall be administered by the School of Academic Foundations.

4.    The College maintains an "Open Door" policy for lower division college programs, which guarantees admission for high school graduates with standard diplomas, General Education Development (GED) graduates, and graduates from an approved home education program pursuant to Florida Statutes.
5.    Applicants who seek to enroll in a Baccalaureate Degree program must meet the specific requirements of the program.
6.    Applicants who furnish false, inaccurate or misleading information may be denied admission or may be subject to dismissal from the College.

7.    The College reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any student whose record of behavior indicates that he or she would disrupt the orderly processes of the College's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students.

8.    The President will cause procedures to be developed to implement this policy.

Transfer Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions (Policy 3.021)

 
Authority: F.S. 1001.64; 1004.65
Date Adopted: 6/99; Rev. 12/04; 05/09; 01/2013
Date of Review: 12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12

Policy

It is the policy of the Board that:

  1. Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis at the request of the student. Students may be required to provide additional documentation that will assist in this process.
  2. Credits accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions must represent collegiate course work relevant to the degree or program the student is pursuing at the College. In addition, the transfer course content and level

Financial Aid Information (Policy 3.030)

 
Authority: F.S. 1001.64; FAC 6A-14.054
Date Adopted: 3/84; Rev. 7/92; 9/02; 12/04; 05/09; 01/2013
Date of Review: 12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12

Policy:

It is the policy of the Board to provide financial assistance to qualified students.

  1. Financial aid may consist of scholarships, loans, grants, waivers of fee, and employment awarded singly or in various combinations. All aid awards are based upon individual need or merit and availability of funds.
  2. Information and forms may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office or by visiting the College website.
  3. The President is authorized to establish procedures to implement this Policy.

Student Records (Policy 3.040)

 

Authority: F.S. 1001.64, 1002.22, 1006.52; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Date Adopted: 07/82 Revised 07/92; 7/02; 12/2012
Date of Review: 05/09; 08/11; 03/12
Policy:
  1. Seminole State College protects the privacy rights of its students and the integrity of student records. The  College complies with all appropriate authority regarding the confidentiality and management of student records including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  The College also adheres to guidelines recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions (AACRAO), the professional association encouraging best practices in such areas as enrollment management, information technology, instructional management, and student services.
  2. The President shall cause procedures to be developed to implement this policy.

Student Activities (Policy 3.050)

Authority: F.S. 1001.64; FAC 6A-14.057
Date Adopted: 7/82; Rev. 7/92; 5/02; 11/03; 12/04; 05/09; 05/2013
Date of Review: 05/09; 08/11; 12/12

Policy

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1001.64, the Board of Trustees has authority to implement policies related to students and the following policy shall apply to Student Activities at the College:

  1. Student Activities

    As Seminole State College recognizes the importance of learning both inside and outside the classroom, the Office of Student Life, has responsibility for the planning, oversight, and implementation of the student activities program of the College. The Office of Student Life shall be responsible for supervising all student success services, including, but not limited to, the following: Student Government Association (SGA), Student Leadership Programs, Co-Curricular Programming, Clubs and Organizations, Service Learning/Volunteer Programs, Campus Entertainment, and The Scribe (student newspaper.)
  2. Student Government Association

    The Student Government Association is an alliance of students working together to create a campus environment that supports the teaching-learning process and to provide a forum for students to participate in institutional decision-making. The Student Government Association approves campus clubs and organizations, provides appropriate leadership activities for students, sponsors co-curricular events, and recommends students for membership on campus committees. The Student Government Association is an active participant of the Florida College System Student Government Association.
  3. Admission to Activities

    The student identification card, available to all students, admits students to programs held on or off campus.
  4. The President will cause procedures to be developed and established to implement this policy.

Student Attendance Policy (Policy 3.060)

 
Authority: F.S. 1001.64; 1004.65
Date Adopted: 7/82; Rev. 7/92; 10/01; 6/02; 12/04; 4/05; 05/09; 01/2013
Date of Review: 12/04; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12

Policy

  1. The College recognizes the correlation between attendance and both student retention and achievement. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that professors maintain a record of attendance in each class session, activity, and on-line session in a recoverable form for all students enrolled in their courses.
  2. A student who is absent from class ten percent (10%) of the scheduled class time is subject to be withdrawn without warning by the professor. A student may be readmitted at the discretion of the professor.
  3. A student who has to be absent because of jury duty or court-mandated appearance needs to contact the appropriate professors in advance of the absence in order that a plan for making up work missed can be made.
  4. When observance of religious holidays of students' own faith interferes with admission and registration; with attendance in class, class activities, examinations, and official ceremonies; and with class work assignments, students are required to notify professors, counselors, or other appropriate personnel in advance of such absences. Students are held responsible for material covered during their absences, with reasonable time provided to complete make up assignments. Professors will devise a plan for making up work missed. When practical, major class assignments, major examinations, and official ceremonies shall be scheduled on other than major religious holidays. Students who believe they have been unreasonably denied educational benefits due to their religious beliefs or practices may seek redress through the student appeal procedure.
  5. Students are expected to attend all class sessions and activities for which they are registered. Any class session or activity missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning and may adversely affect a student's achievement in the course. The professor will keep an accurate record of attendance at all class sessions and activities.
  6. Students must be enrolled before they can attend class.
  7. Distance Learning Classes: In distance learning courses (online, video, media-based courses, etc.), professors define expected interaction within the course and/or other students and expected use of the class website and/or media. Inconsistent interaction and/or inconsistent use of website or media, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning. The professor may withdraw from the course any student who is not interactive or responsive in a timely manner, as specified by the professor, in distance learning courses.
  8. Professors, who have mandatory orientations for distance learning courses, may withdraw students who do not attend the required orientation.
  9. Military Leave: The College will make every effort to work with military personnel who are involuntarily called to active duty to promote success in his/her college career. Such students will be handled on an individual basis. This will not result in a grade penalty. This does not include normal reserve duty.

Career Resources for Students (Policy 3.070)

Authority: F.S. 1001.64; 1004.65
Date Adopted: 4/02; Rev 12/04; 05/09; 04/2013
Date of Review: 05/09; 08/11; 01/13

Policy

  1. It is the Policy of the Board to support the career development of its students by providing career services including, but not limited to:
    1. Career Exploration
    2. Internships/Cooperative Education
    3. Academic Transfer Research
    4. On-campus recruiting by potential employers
    5. Career Link Online Career Center
    6. Job and career placement assistance
    7. Career resources
  2. The President is authorized to establish procedures to implement this policy.

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