“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 locally, 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 Vice Chancellor of Continuing Education’s office as well as here:
IVCE EDUCATION EQUITY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Iowa Valley Community College District that no individual will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the District on the basis of actual or potential parental, family or marital status; age; color; creed; gender identity; national origin; physical or mental disability; race; religion; sex; or sexual orientation as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq).
Iowa Valley Continuing Education/IVCE 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 be filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319, 800-457-4416, and/or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at the Chicago Office, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661, 312-730-1560. Retaliation against any individual for reporting discrimination or assisting in providing information relevant to a report of discrimination is strictly prohibited by IVCCD and constitutes a violation of this policy.
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.