Your Right To Know
Your Right To Know
Regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Education to implement changes made to The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98) mandates that Great Falls College MSU annually distribute to all current and prospective students, a notice of the availability of institutional and financial assistance information required to be disclosed under Title IV of the Higher Education Act amendments, and pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which governs access to student educational records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires Great Falls College MSU to provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data be collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community, and to the Department annually. The Clery Act is intended to provide students and their families with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campuses so that they can make informed decisions. Such disclosures are permitted under FERPA. The following website provides more information about these and other provisions about campus safety: U.S. Department of Education, Campus Security.
The annual disclosure of crime statistics is prepared by the office of the Controller/Safety Officer to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. You can view or download the full text of this report HERE. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to local law enforcement agencies as well as designated campus officials (including but not limited to deans, associate deans, assistant deans, executive directors, and selected staff members).
Each year notification is made to all enrolled students providing the web site to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification. All prospective and current students, employees, or the general public may obtain a copy from the Chief Student Affairs and Human Resources Officer by requesting at 406-771-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Falls College MSU is committed to the provision of equal opportunity for education, employment, and participation in all College programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender, marital status, disability, age, disadvantage, religion, political affiliation and/or national origin. The College’s Equal Opportunity Officer is the Chief Student Affairs and Human Resources Officer, 2100 16th Avenue South, Great Falls, MT 59405. Telephone: 406‐771‐4300.