Applicants for admission, students, parents, employees and sources of referral of applicants for admission with Hesston College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national/ethnic origin, religion or physical handicap in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Hesston College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or Section 504 is directed to contact Mark Landes, vice president of finance and auxiliary services at Hesston College, 620-327-8217, who has been designated by Hesston College to coordinate the college’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and Section 504. Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the college’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or Section 504.
According to the law, Hesston College must ensure access to all students by providing accommodations for students with disabilities. This may include attention issues, learning disabilities and mental or physical limitations. Providing documentation from a licensed professional enables those students to receive appropriate accommodations to support their success. Common accommodations are: additional time or quiet place for tests, electronic text or note taking services. To receive such accommodations, students must share information and documentation with Disability Services Coordinator Deb Roth.
Hesston College treats student educational records confidentially and in accordance with the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Personally identifiable information from educational records is not disclosed to third parties without written consent of the student, except where required by law, where needed by college personnel to perform their duties or where needed to ensure the health and safety of the student and others. Students have the right to inspect their educational records (with certain limitations) and to seek to amend records that they believe are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of their rights to privacy. Full details of the institution’s FERPA policy are published in the Student Handbook. In addition, students are provided a written notification of rights during the registration process at the beginning of each year. More information is available from the Registrar’s Office.
Concerns about compliance with these guidelines may be addressed to Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.
The Student Right-to-Know Act, PL 101-542, requires that institutions publish graduation rates. The rates are based on new freshman entering an institution as first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students and graduating within 1.5 times the normal time for their program. The graduation rate for those entering Hesston College in the fall of 2011 and graduating within three years was 55 percent. The average rate over the last four years is 52 percent.
Although certain facilities are not fully physically accessible to persons with disabilities, Hesston College will take such means as are necessary to ensure that no qualified person with disabilities is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subject to discrimination because Hesston College facilities are physically inaccessible to or unusable by persons with disabilities. The accessibility standard required by Federal law for “existing facilities” is that Hesston College’s programs or activities, when viewed in their entirety, must be readily accessible to persons with disabilities. Hesston College may meet this standard through such means as a reassignment of classes or other services to accessible locations, redesign of equipment, assignment of aids, alteration of existing facilities, and construction of new accessible facilities. Hesston College is not required to make structural changes in existing facilities where other methods are sufficient to comply with the accessibility standard described above.
Because scheduling of classes and arranging housing in accessible facilities may require reasonable advance planning, students with disabilities accepted for admission should identify themselves within 90 days of the start of the semester of admission and indicate the nature of accommodation that they need.
Policies and procedures are established in order to assist in the fair resolution of student and employee grievances. Student procedures are outlined in the Hesston College Student Handbook and employee procedures in the Hesston College Human Resources Manual and the faculty handbook.