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Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

The following personnel at Bossier Parish Community College will be available to provide information in their respective areas upon request:

Accreditation Statement

Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bossier Parish Community College.

Academic Programs and Institutional information

Contact: Office of Academic Affairs |Email: academics@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6348

Information concerning BPCC’s academic programs is available in the College’s catalog. Different programs of study are listed alphabetically, by Division and/or by Degree or Certificate on our website. More information about the College’s facilities, including that relate to academic programs, is available in the BPCC Factbook.

Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Policy

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036 |Emergency Phone: 911

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) requires the College to certify to the Department of Education that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. BPCC is in compliance with the requirements of the Act. The Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

Recognizing and addressing bullying is paramount to ensuring a safe and healthy campus environment that is conducive to learning and that protects the rights of individuals. Bossier Parish Community College defines “bullying” as severe or repeated use by one or more individuals of written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture or exclusion directed at another individual. The Anti-Bullying Policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Athletic Participation Information

Contact: Athletic Department |Email: jrennie@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-3914

Bossier Parish Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletic program at BPCC, which is an integral part of the institution, fosters the College's mission of instruction and service. BPCC competes in three collegiate sports: men's baseball, men's basketball, and women's softball. BPCC also has one intramural sport: women's basketball. More information about intercollegiate sports is available on the Athletics home page.

Bookstore

Contact: Missy Opperman |Email: eopperman@follett.com |Phone: 318-678-6009

Bossier Parish Community College Bookstore is operated by Follett Corporation. Textbooks are submitted each semester by the appropriate academic Dean and are then available to students in store as well as online. Students can also find the ISBN number of each book along with the price both in the Bookstore and online. Disbursement of books and supplies procedures for financial aid eligible students will be provided to students through the Financial Aid Office. Information regarding Financial Aid Book Allowance is available on the Electronic Book Allowance page.

Campus Safety and Annual Security Report

Contact: Chief of Campus Police |Email: mmay@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6318

BPCC is patrolled by both campus police, off-duty and on-duty commissioned Bossier City police officers during all school hours, and normal patrol of the Bossier City Police Department 24 hours a day. Police cars are visible on campus during these hours. Since Campus Police and Bossier City Police are the same, BPCC benefits from their arrest authority.

In order to assure compliance with Public Law 102-542, the Student Right-to-Know Act, and the Campus Security Act of 1990, BPCC publishes the Annual Security Report of Crime Statistics. The full report may be accessed online in the Student Handbook. The report contains statistics of occurrences of crimes such as murder, sexual offenses, burglary, and hate crimes that have occurred on campus as well as statistics for the number of arrests made on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse violation, weapons possessions, and hate crimes.

More information about campus security policies, crime prevention tips, and Annual Security Report is available on the Campus Police Department page.

Code of Student Conduct

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

Student conduct in the environment of an institution of higher learning is expected to be exemplary at all times. The regulations listed within the Code of Student Conduct pertain to students and student life at Bossier Parish Community College. The Code of Student Conduct is promulgated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Services under the power and authority delegated by the Board of Louisiana Community and Technical College Supervisors and through the Chancellor of the College. The Chancellor has delegated the Vice Chancellor for Student Services and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as the agencies responsible for the administration of discipline at Bossier Parish Community College. The Code of Student Conduct is available in the Student Handbook.

Copyright Infringement, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Network Security

Contact: Computer Services |Email: computerservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6279

Information regarding Copyright Infringement, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Network Security at BPCC can be found in these documents:

Additional information concerning the computer and Internet usage in the Library:

Disability Services

Contact: Disability Services |Email: sculpepper@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6020

Disability Services coordinates campus-wide efforts to provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the office ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modification and serves as a liaison between faculty and students. Medical or psychological documentation is required to recognize a disability. More information about Disability Services policies and procedures is available on the Disability Services web site.

Emergency Notification System

CAVSalert is an emergency mass notification system, powered by SmartNoticeWill open new browser window or tab- an Emergency Communications Network (ECN) product that provides BPCC with instant notification capabilities during an emergency on campus. BPCC students, faculty, and staff have the option of registering with CAVSalert. For more information about CAVSalert and how to register, please visit our emergency notification web page.

Enrollment Rates, Graduation Rates and Retention Rates

Contact: Institutional Research and Grants |Email: ira@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6388

Enrollment and graduation data is available in the BPCC Fact Book. Retention rates can be found on the Student Achievement Data web page.

Financial Information

Contact: Finance Department |Email: finance@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6017

Information concerning the estimated cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, deferred payment plan, refund policy and BPCC Debit Card is available in the BPCC Catalog.

Financial Aid

Contact: Financial Aid Office |Email: finaid@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6026

The Financial Aid Office provides assistance and counseling in completing the financial aid application, evaluation and determination of need. Front Counter Advisors and Verification Counselors are always available via email and phone. A Financial Aid verification counselor is also available on an appointment basis. Information regarding Financial Aid Book Allowance is available on the Electronic Book Allowance page. For more information concerning Financial Aid and how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid web site.

Financial Aid Refunds

Contact: Financial Aid Office |Email: finaid@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6026

Financial Aid refund information is available on the Financial Aid web site.

FERPA

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P. L. 9-380) as amended (P. L. 93-568-Buckley Amendment), persons of any age who attend a postsecondary educational institution that receives federal funding are hereby informed of the right to inspect and review their official education records. Bossier Parish Community College considers attendance to begin on the first day of classes. Students should submit to the Registrar or another appropriate College official written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. More information about FERPA is available in the Student Handbook.

Intellectual Property and Shared Royalties

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036 |

Bossier Parish Community College has clear policies concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. These policies apply to students, faculty and staff. The policy is available online at the LCTCS web site.PDF File

Net Price Calculator

Contact: Financial Aid Office |Email: finaid@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6026

Nondiscrimination Statement

Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Title VI, Section 504, and ADA Coordinator
Sarah Culpepper, Coordinator
Disability Services, D-108
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6539
Email: sculpepper@bpcc.edu
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator
Equity/Compliance Coordinator

Tierney "Teri" Bashara, Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Office, A-105
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6056
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
John Rennie, Athletic Director
Athletics Department, I-157
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6314
Email: jrennie@bpcc.edu
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Refund Policy

Contact: Finance Department |Email: finance@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6017

The College provides refunds to students who are enrolled at Bossier Parish Community College and who are resigning from all classes or dropping a course (changing from one course load to another). Refunds of 100%, 75%, or 50% are given for drops and/or resignations according to the schedule listed in the current academic bulletin. More information about refund policy and refund schedule is available on the Financial Aid web site.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Contact: Financial Aid Office |Email: finaid@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6026

Effective fall 2008, BPCC will use the "Return of Title IV Funds Policy" in accordance with the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This policy is available on the Financial Aid web site.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Students have the right to attend BPCC in an environment that is free of all discrimination. All BPCC students are expected to become acquainted with College policies, requirements, procedures, and regulations regarding all phases of College operations. In addition, students are to remain cognizant of these policies and procedures during their attendance at BPCC. More information about the Rights and Responsibilities of Students is available in the Student Handbook.

SACS/COC Complaint Process

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

BPCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges. The Commission reviews complaints submitted by students, faculty, and other members of the public about its member institutions. Persons wishing to file a complaint against Bossier Parish Community College may access information and a complaint form.PDF FileIt is the responsibility of the complainant first to attempt to resolve the matter with the institution.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) is committed to providing a learning and working environment free of sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct. As such, Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), as a member of the LCTCS, prohibits sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct, as provided in Title IX and other applicable laws, for all individuals who participate in institutional activities and programs, including online instruction. The Sexual Misconduct Policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Student Achievement Data

Contact: Institutional Research and Grants |Email: ira@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6388

As an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges, Bossier Parish Community College is committed to supporting student success in the classroom environment as well as preparing students for success beyond graduation. In that endeavor, the College collects data for study and continuous improvement of our academic and student services and engages in a campus-wide effort for strategic planning. Bossier Parish Community College has developed a Strategies for Success Plan that focuses on providing support and services to promote student success and excellence in higher education.

More information available.

Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

Bossier Parish Community College seeks to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant environment for its faculty, staff, and students. To this end, the use of smoke-producing tobacco products and the advertising, sale, free distribution, and discarding of such tobacco products shall be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities and in all state-owned vehicles. The policy extends to faculty, staff, students, vendors, guests, and visitors. The Smoke-Free Campus Policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Transfer Programs/Articulation Agreements

Contact: Office of Academic Affairs |Email: academics@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6348

BPCC has established articulation agreements and/or transfer programs with institutions around the state. The information concerning transfer programs and articulation agreements is available online. Admission requirements for transfer applicants can also be found in the BPCC General Catalog.

Useful External Links

Voter Registration

Contact: Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services |Email: studentservices@bpcc.edu |Phone: 318-678-6036

Bossier Parish Community College encourages all students to register to vote. A Voter Registration box, along with Louisiana Voter Registration Applications,PDF Fileis placed in the Student Life Office. The staff members of Student Life Office will help students to answer the questions and fill out the application forms.

The Disability Services Office provides one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting Voter Registration forms to students with disabilities on an ongoing basis and during authorized voter registration periods. For more information, please stop by Building D, Room 108, or call 318-678-6539 for an appointment.

 


*Paper copies of this information are available in the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Services in Bldg A, Room 220 and Student Life Office in Bldg F, Room 220.