The federal government requires institutions of higher education to disclose certain information to all enrolled students.
The federal government requires institutions of higher education to disclose certain information to all enrolled students. This letter provides you with that notice. This letter will list and briefly describe these disclosures and inform you how to obtain that information. Additional items of importance also follow below. Please note that you may access this notice and web links at adelphi.edu/disclosure.
- General Disclosures. Information concerning:
- Financial assistance available to students enrolled at Adelphi. This information (including information on the methods by which such assistance is distributed among student recipients, any means—including forms—by which application for student financial assistance is made and requirements for accurately preparing such application, and the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance) may be found at adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/. It may also be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin available at adelphi.edu/registrar/university-bulletin/. Students or prospective students seeking information about financial assistance should contact the Information Desk at the Office of Student Financial Services, Levermore Hall, lower level, 516.877.3080, email@example.com.
- The institution. The institution. This includes information on the cost of attending Adelphi; refund policies; requirements for officially withdrawing from Adelphi; a summary of the requirements for the return of federal grant or loan assistance; Adelphi’s academic program (degree programs, facilities, faculty, etc.); names of accrediting, approval or licensing entities (listed at adelphi.edu/accreditation/, these documents may be reviewed online); description of facilities and services available to students with disabilities; the standards that the student must maintain to be considered to be making satisfactory progress; and information about the possibility of applying for financial aid while enrolled in a study abroad program. This information may be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin available at adelphi.edu/registrar/university-bulletin/. For more information about the University plans for academic and other programming visit adelphi.edu/strategic-plan/. Cost of attending and current information on tuition, fees, payments and refunds may be found at adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/. The online directory of classes is an excellent source of current information on course offerings by term and may be found at adelphi.edu/registrar/university-bulletin/ course.
- The institution’s completion or graduation rate, and the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduates entering Adelphi. This information may be found at adelphi.edu/about/awards/.
- The terms and conditions of federal student loans may be found at the U.S. Department of Education’s website at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources#loans.
- A copy of Adelphi University’s annual security report. Adelphi University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Adelphi University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, hate crimes, sexual assault including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, the emergency operations plans including evacuation procedures, the annual fire safety report and fire log, Amanda’s Law and the Kerry Rose fire sprinkler notification act, missing student notification, timely and emergency notifications/warnings, emergency response plan and other matters. This report can be viewed by visiting the Public Safety website at adelphi.edu/safety-transportation/clery-act/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report/ or obtained in the Department of Public Safety and Transportation upon request.
- Student Complaint Process by State and Agency for distance education to students in any state. Go to sheeo.org/node/434 and click on Student Complaint Process by State.
- A copy of the report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data. Copies of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) forms are on file in the Athletics office. Also on file, as per NCAA regulations, is the graduation rate of athletes. You may obtain a copy of this EADA report at ope.ed.gov/athletics or by contacting the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, Center for Recreation and Sports, 516.877.4293.
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include the right to: (a) inspect and review your education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access; (b) request an amendment of your education records that you believe are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of your privacy rights under FERPA; (c) provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and (d) file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Adelphi’s written policy in relation to FERPA may be found online at adelphi.edu/registrar/ferpa/, or in the Guide to Student Life (published annually in the summer). You may obtain a copy of the Guide to Student Life by contacting the Division of Student Affairs, Nexus Building, Room 303, 516.877.3660, or at students.adelphi.edu/handbooks.
- Adelphi’s alcohol and drug policy. A copy of this policy is enclosed as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. Additional information regarding the loss of financial aid for drug violations and information regarding regaining eligibility may be found at adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/resources/faqs/.
- Peer-to-peer file sharing. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-topeer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. The penalties for violation of federal copyright laws may be found at copyright.gov/title17/92appf.pdf. Adelphi’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-topeer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that may be taken against students who engage in unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using Adelphi’s information technology system, may be found at adelphi.edu/it/security/file-sharing/.
- Student characteristics. Student body diversity at Adelphi, including information on the percentage of enrolled full-time students who are male, female, receive a Federal Pell Grant and are a self-identified member of a major racial or ethnic group may be found at adelphi.edu/about/awards/.
- Postgraduates. Information on the placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of Adelphi’s degree or certificate programs, as well as the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of Adelphi’s four-year degree programs enrolled may be found at adelphi.edu/about/awards/.
- Vaccines. Institutional policies regarding vaccinations comply with New York State health laws and may be found at adelphi.edu/health/. Your program of study may require additional vaccination. Contact your academic department for more information.
- Adelphi’s Code of Conduct. As all students are bound by the provisions of the Code of Conduct, you should familiarize
yourself with this document, which may be found at adelphi.edu/policies/conduct/.
- Anti-Discrimination, Harassment (Including Sexual Misconduct) and Retaliation Policy. Adelphi University seeks to maintain a learning and work environment free from harassment and discrimination for students, faculty and staff. Information on this Policy may be found at adelphi.edu/hr/title-ix/, on the University website, the Guide to Student Life located in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Faculty Handbook located in the Office of the Provost and the Employee Handbook located in the Office of Human Resources. The Student Bill of Rights for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Assault can be found in the above Policy, the Code of Conduct and on the University website. Complaints can be made in person at the Title IX Office located in Levermore Hall, Room 207, or online at adelphi.edu/hr/title-ix/.
- Equal Opportunity and Notice of Nondiscrimination. Adelphi University is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment and educational programs and activities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, color, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, gender expression, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Adelphi University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any education programs or activities run by the University. All questions regarding Title IX should be referred to Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity and Compliance Renaire Frierson, Room 207, Levermore Hall, 516.877.4819, firstname.lastname@example.org. The discrimination coordinator for student concerns pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Rosemary Garabedian, Director of the Student Access Office, Post Hall, Room 107, 516.877.3806; the discrimination coordinator for employee concerns pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Jane Fisher, Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations, Levermore Hall, Room 203, 516.877.3222, email@example.com; the coordinator of Title VII and the Affirmative Action Officer is Lucinda Donnelly, Chief Human Resources Officer, Room 203, Levermore Hall, 516.877.3230, firstname.lastname@example.org.