“Right to Know” Information
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY
Campus crime statistics are available by request in the Continuing Education Office or by going to http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator and searching for Marshalltown Community College.
The most current IVCCD security and fire safety data can be viewed here: IVCCD Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR) (a printed copy may be requested through the Vice Chancellor of Continuing Educations’ Office.
Iowa Valley Community College takes seriously the safety of its students and guests. We have a separate web page devoted to information about Title IX, which pertains to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, stalking and related crimes.
GRIEVANCES, COMPLAINTS & CONCERNS
Iowa Valley Community College Districts desire to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. In the event that a complaint cannot be satisfied, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (ICSAC) is authorized to receive and review complaints from students. You may contact ICSAC to register a complaint at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/constituent-request-review. If an issue cannot be resolved through ICSAC, you may file a complaint with either the Iowa Department of Education (515-281-0319) or the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/; ph. 312-263-0456).
The College believes in maintaining an educational environment that is positive and productive for its students. Occasionally, a student may claim that he or she has experienced an alleged violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication of IVCCD Board policies, rules and regulations; or has been unfairly treated by an IVCCD employee or another student; or that the contractual relationship between the student and IVCCD has been breached. When these situations arise, students should follow the Student Grievance Procedure. For all other complaints and feedback, the student should follow the Student Feedback/Complaint Procedure. Forms are found in the Continuing Education office as well as here:
Access to an appeal as defined within College policies and procedures, but no more than 5 business days after the sanctioning decision. If students feel that they have been disciplined unfairly or if they wish to appeal some other decision which they consider to be unjustified, unfair, or a violation of student rights, then the student should appeal that decision. An appeal is not granted in cases where there is disagreement with a College policy or procedure. In those cases, students should file a complaint with the appropriate department, but the sanction will not be contested. Appeal forms are located in the Chancellor of Continuing Education’s office as well as here:
IVCE EDUCATION EQUITY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Iowa Valley Community College District to provide equal educational and employment opportunities without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Harassment related to any legally protected characteristic is a violation of this policy. Students who feel they have been subjected to discrimination in violation of this policy may file a formal complaint through the District Complaint Procedure. Continuing Education students who feel they have been discriminated against are advised to contact Jacque Goodman, Education Equity Officer, at 641-844-5640 or Jacque.Goodman@iavalley.edu. Complaints may also be filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines at 800-457-4416, or with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in Chicago, IL, at 312-730-1560.
Employees are available during normal operating hours (Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm) to help prospective students, current students, and current and prospective employees obtain consumer information.