ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES

Knoxville College is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed every year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning the quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504 Statement

Knoxville College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action institution. Further, the College complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and with other legislation which prohibits discrimination in employment and access to educational programs because of race or national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 

Knoxville College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. It is dedicated to providing a positive, discrimination-free educational and work environment. Any kind of discrimination, harassment, or intimidation is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated.

 

For the purpose of this policy, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation may be defined as any attempt on the part of individuals, groups, or recognized campus organizations to deny an individual or groups those rights, freedoms, and opportunities available to all members of the College community.

 

Inquiries concerning the application of Knoxville College’s policy of non-discrimination should be directed to the College.

 

Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy

Knoxville College is committed to an environment free of inappropriate and disrespectful conduct and communication of a sexual nature. Knoxville College strongly opposes sexual harassment in any form. Sexual harassment is against College policy and is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 (Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688) as well the applicable laws of the state of Tennessee. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment in violation of this policy should make a complaint to the Office of the President.

 

Technology Policy

Knoxville College relies heavily on its electronic data processing systems and computers to meet its operational, financial, and informational requirements. It is essential that these systems and machines be protected from misuse and unauthorized access. It is also essential that the College’s computers and computer systems and the data that are stored on these systems be operated and maintained in a secure environment and in a responsible manner. 12

 

Any such violations of College policy by any College employee or student constitute theft and/or unauthorized use of College property. Such offenses by students constitute nonacademic misconduct and will be subject to disciplinary action. The College may report the activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities if it appears that the activity is a violation of local, state or federal law.

 

Disclosure of Graduation Rates

It is the policy of Knoxville College to comply with the Student Right-to-Know Act and to disclose graduation and completion rates for the Knoxville College student body in general.

 

Weapons Policy

In accordance with state law, the possession or carrying of any weapon on college property is strictly prohibited. The only exception, under Tennessee law TCA 39-17- 1309 allows all KC full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on KC property. Full-time employees who work in the Knoxville area and intend to carry a concealed handgun on KC property in the Knoxville area are required to notify the College of their intent by completing paperwork with the Knoxville City Police Department in the presence of a sworn officer and submitting a copy of that document to the College. For additional information, contact the College.

 

Missing Student Notification Policy

Effective August 14, 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires any institution participating in a Title IV federal student financial assistance program that maintains on-campus housing facilities to establish a missing student notification policy and related procedures (20 USC 1092 (j) Section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008). Any reports of a missing student should be directed to the College.