Southwestern College is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student educational records by adhering closely to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student educational records.
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records, including the right to inspect their education records, request an amendment of the records that the student believes are inaccurate, and the right to control disclosures of their records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Educational records for the most part include, with certain exceptions, all records maintained in any medium, which can identify the student.
For further information on FERPA please use the link below:
U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guidelines http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html
Student Records and Privacy
No District representative shall release the contents of a student record to any member of the public without the prior written consent of the student, other than directory information as defined in this policy and information sought pursuant to a court order or lawfully issued subpoena, or as otherwise authorized by applicable federal and state laws.
The District may permit access to student records to any person for whom the student has executed consent specifying the records to be released. Consent must be signed and dated by the student and the consent notice shall be kept with the permanent file. Parents of non-minor students do not have access, except when written permission is received from the student.
To ensure student privacy, Financial Aid staff will provide specific student information to students in person and a picture ID will be required. Only general information will be provided over the phone or via email.
If you have any questions about the disclosure of your personal information to third parties, please contact Admissions and Records.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Each year, SWC submits a federally mandated Equity in Athletic Report (EAR), which includes demographic, expense and revenue information on its intercollegiate athletic program. Copies of this report are available a the School of Health, Exercise Science, Athletics and Applied Technology or by accessing a Department of Education's Equity in Athletics website.
Campus Security Report
Campus Police prepares and publishes an annual security report and posts the data on their website. In addition to the annual report, you can find the Daily Crime Log and the Crime Awareness and Campus Safety brochures.
Student Right To Know Act
In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know (SRTK) and Campus Security
Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542) and as a service to its community,
Southwestern College makes available its completion
and transfer rates to all current and prospective students. More information concerning SRTK is available from the following
Southwestern College offices: Community Relations and Public
Information; Institutional Advancement; and Academic Affairs. Additional
information can also be found at the following sites: http://www.cccco.edu/cccco/mis/srtk/index.htm and http://srtk.cccco.edu/091/index.htm
Textbook Information Disclosures
The SWC Bookstore provides textbook information (including ISBN and retail price, when available) for courses listed in the course schedule each semester. This information can be accessed through WebAdvisor or at the Bookstore's website at www.SWCBookstore.com.
SWC College Catalogs
Please click here to access the current and prior SWC Catalogs, which contain important information on applying to the college, registering for classes, academic policies, degree and certificate programs, graduation requirements and general information and data about the college.
Code of Conduct
Please click here to access the SWC Code of Conduct detailing conflict of interest guidelines for financial aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a)(25)], as required by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) for educational institutions that participate in Title IV programs.
Acceptable Use Policy
Please click here to access the Southwestern College Acceptable Use Policy, which includes information data privacy, appropriate use of copyrighted materials, acceptable used of the network and system security.