2019-2020 Student Handbook
2019-2020 Student Handbook
The Temple College Student Handbook is a source of information which details the many services, resources, and activities available at Temple College. The handbook is designed for use as a reminder to returning students and as a guide for new students.
It is a “rulebook,” a source of information provided to help you understand what is expected of you as a student and what is expected of your peers and Temple College faculty and staff.
The Handbook is not intended to be comprehensive. Instead, vital information is presented, and, when necessary, the Handbook refers to other publications that can provide more detailed information (i.e., the Temple College website, located at www.templejc.edu.) Future changes may supersede policies published herein.
Policies are subject to change. Please refer to www.templejc.edu for the most current policy information.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Temple College is committed to nondiscrimination practices based upon race, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, or veteran status. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and subsequent amendments, the Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Act of 1974; the Equal Pay act of 1963 and subsequent amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act and subsequent amendments, Texas Statute 6252-14-V.T.C.S., Executive Orders 11246 and 11758, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 to students, employees, programs, activities, and applicants. Temple College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C. § 1092)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to comply with this law. The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of crime statistics and certain policy statements including sexual assault policies, which assure basic victims’ right, the law enforcement authority of campus police, and where the students should go to report crimes. The complete text of the Clery Act can be found at http://clerycenter.org/ and the U.S. Department of Education regulations are available at <http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html >.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Student Complaint Procedure
Texas Education Code, §61.031, concerning Public Interest Information and Complaints, and 34 C.F.R. §600.9(a)(1) of the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity regulations, requires each state to establish “a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning an institution of higher education including enforcing applicable State laws.” Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter1, Subchapter E implements Texas Education Code, §132.002(k), which requires the THECB Agency to take appropriate action, including by making appropriate referrals to an accrediting agency or to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, to address any complaints received by the Agency from a student or prospective student of a Title IV participating exempt school to which Texas Education Code, §132.002(h) exemption applies and is regulated by the Agency.
The purpose of this subchapter is to encourage the early resolution of student complaints through use of the institutions’ grievance procedures or informal processes in appropriate cases and to establish procedures for the administration of all student complaints filed with the Agency.
Detailed information regarding the THECB Student Compliant Procedure can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=989FE9A0-2213-11E8-BC500050560100A9
Student and Employee Mandatory Notification Information
Temple College provides information regarding academic programs, enrollment, financial aid, public safety, athletics, crime rates, graduation rates, completion rates, and services for individuals needing accommodations at this site pursuant to requirements of the Higher Education Act and the Campus Security Act and can be found at: http://templejc.edu/admissions/right-to-know/