Annual Notification to Students of FERPA Rights

Bellin College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Once enrolled, all students have a right to inspect and review most of their educational records maintained about them by Bellin College under FERPA of 1974 (as amended). Records accumulated prior to enrollment (admission records) are not covered under FERPA. Under most circumstances, no personally identifiable data regarding grades or professional appraisal will be released to a third party without the written consent of the student. Students may challenge information in their records which they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate. See the FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act page for complete information about FERPA rights and compliance at Bellin College.


Alcohol & Drug Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide an alcohol and drug-free environment for faculty, students, administration, and support staff at Bellin College in order that the College may carry out its mission and comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

The College does not oversee the personal lives of College members on or off campus. However, everyone is expected to be responsible for her/his own conduct and abide by all state and federal laws and follow College policies and guidelines. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or being under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited within the Bellin College building, on the campus grounds, or in other settings in which the faculty, staff, or students may be carrying on the business of the College. Any exceptions to the College policy of not serving alcoholic beverages at College-sponsored events must be approved through the President’s Office. Consumption of alcohol at such events must be in moderation.

Violations of federal and Wisconsin laws regarding drugs and alcohol will be considered violations of College regulations and the American Nurses’ Association Code for Nurses. As a nursing student enrolling in the BSN program, a violation of drug and alcohol use must be reported to the Board of Nursing with application of State Licensure. It is the Board of Nursing’s discretion to determine eligibility for state licensure. Students in the BSRS program follow procedures relating to the national board examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Bellin College cooperates with civil authorities in the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws.
Penalties against persons found in violation of this policy include disciplinary action up to and including termination from the College program or employment. Persons found in violation may be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program which is approved for such purposes by a federal, state or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency. Licensed Practical Nurses who are nursing students may be reported to the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
Resources available for alcohol and drug abuse problems include, but are not limited to, the Bellin Health Office, the Bellin Health Employee Assistance Program, resources affiliated through colleges that students may be dually enrolled, and/or other community resources.

To comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), the College annually provides information regarding: the College policy regarding drugs and alcohol, a description of the legal sanctions and health risks, a description of available treatment programs, and sanctions to be imposed if violations occur. This information is available via the College website and through printed material.

Campus Safety & Security

Providing a safe learning environment is important and Bellin College is committed to the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Campus safety and security is a shared responsibility between the College and its campus community members. See the Security Page for additional information. 


Complaints Process

Bellin College seeks to resolve all student concerns in a timely and effective manner. To that end, this complaint process serves as an ongoing means for students to discuss concerns or register formal complaints that pertain to alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements. Academic Affairs, Student Services, Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, and Financial Aid all provide specific administrative means to address and resolve most, if not all of the questions and concerns you may have. See the Complaints Process document for full details


Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Bellin College to be nondiscriminatory because of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or handicap in the admission of students, in student programs, and in the employment of College faculty and staff.
In conformance with applicable federal and state regulations, Bellin College is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in its educational programs and employment policies. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Vice President of Student Services.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Bellin College does not tolerate or condone any form of harassment including sexual harassment and bullying.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or unsolicited verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature of any kind and especially when: Harassment can also come in various forms of bullying. Anti-bullying provision defines bullying as:
Students of the College who believe they are or have been the object of such conduct outlined above should contact the Dean of Student Services or another member of the College’s administration. Depending upon the severity, discipline for sexual and other forms of harassment may include verbal or written reprimand, law enforcement involvement, and/or up to and including dismissal from the College, depending upon the severity of the harassment.