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ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation


Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and by the Kansas State Board of Education.

The college is an AQIP participant.

For more information, email Cowley College at accreditation@cowley.edu.

In addition, individual programs are accredited by associated professional organizations. Cosmetology is accredited by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology, and EMS education is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions.

The College is a member in good standing of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Junior Colleges and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

Cowley College Online, a branch of Cowley College, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category.
The college will provide all qualified individuals reasonable accommodations in the work and educational environment and ensure equal access to all College programs, activities and facilities.
The College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited under applicable law.
This prohibition against discrimination applies to College employees, students, contractors, or agents of the College and to anyone participating in a College-sponsored event or activity. Inquiries concerning the college's compliance with its non-discrimination policies may be referred to the Executive Director for Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City, KS  67005 or by calling 620-442-0430.

TITLE IX COMPLIANCE
Students, their parents and employees of Cowley are hereby notified that the college does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational activities and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning Cowley's compliance with Title IX is directed to contact the Vice President of Student Affairs, Cowley College, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS 67005, who has been designated by the college to coordinate the institution's efforts to comply with Title IX.

FERPA
Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission.

WEB SITES TERMS OF USE
The mission of Cowley College’s web sites is to make information and services available to Cowley’s prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration and surrounding communities. The use of the information on the Cowley College web sites or the use of the computer and network facilities owned by Cowley College is based in good faith that you will use Cowley College’s web sites for the purpose intended.

Use or reproduction of the images, information or materials on Cowley College’s web site, for any purpose not expressly intended, is prohibited. Written permission from the Cowley College Director of Web Services is required before use of Cowley College logos or other collateral is authorized. Cowley College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of Cowley College’s web sites, with or without notice.

DISCLAIMERS
The information on Cowley College’s web site does not constitute a contract. Cowley College has made every effort to determine that information on our web sites are accurate at the time of posting. However, the College reserves the right to change, modify or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind, policy and procedure changes, and the College reserves the right to add or delete, without notice, any course offering or information listed in Cowley College’s web sites.
The views and opinions expressed by students, faculty and staff on editorial pages does not necessarily reflect the views of Cowley College. Cowley is not responsible for contents on links to non-Cowley College web sites.

WEB PRIVACY STATEMENT
Unless permission is denied on the Admissions Application, it is a condition of enrollment that Cowley College has permission to use directory information, student identification photograph, and any appropriate photograph of a student or groups of students for the purpose of institutional research, student verification, and/or marketing.

SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY FOR PUBLIC USE
Access to the college’s social networking pages may be terminated if a user uploads or otherwise makes directly accessible content which infringes on any other party’s copyrights or intellectual property, is considered offensive, off topic, spam, a personal attack, threatening, derogatory, non-constructive, political or religious in nature. This includes text, links, photos and images. The content will be removed upon discovery and users will be warned. Cowley College may remove repeat offenders’ access to the Cowley College’s social networking sites.

No confidential or personal information should be shared on social networking sites and will be removed upon discovery by the Cowley College. Examples of personal private information are date of birth, address and Social Security number.

Cowley College does not endorse any comments made by its faculty or staff, unless they are an authorized representative of the college. All statements and viewpoints expressed in the comments are strictly those of the commenter alone, and do not constitute an official position of Cowley College unless they are posted by an authorized representative of the college acting in their official capacity. Employees of the college must identify themselves in all posts. This fact may be material to other readers.

SECURITY
Unauthorized attempts to access privileged data is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. § 1001 note) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C. § 1030). Law enforcement officials may be contacted in the event of possible violations.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE AND ACCESS
While most of Cowley College’s web site is public and unrestricted viewing is allowed, there are certain areas that are password protected and are to be viewed only by current employees of Cowley College. Those areas include the Cowley College Intranet and Faculty Access. Unauthorized attempts to access privileged data is strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

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