In compliance with federal regulations which require
disclosure to current and prospective students, Harford Community College is
providing the following notice which lists and describes student consumer
information available from the College's website. You may also request a
written copy of this information upon request from the individual offices
The Student Handbook is also a helpful resource.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
protects the privacy of student records and affords students certain rights
which begin once a student is registered for classes. It provides for the right to
inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those
records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records, except to
the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA also
provides students the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of
Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the
requirements of FERPA. Written complaints should be sent to:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
FERPA allows the College to release student directory information to anyone
who requests it unless the student specifically asks that this not be done.
Requests to withhold release of information must be submitted in writing to
the Registration and Records Office.
Information that HCC considers directory information includes:
- Student Name
- Academic Honors and Awards
- Program of Study
- Dates of Enrollment
- Full-Time/Part-Time Status
- Degrees/Certificates Awarded
- Participation in Officially Recognized Activities and Sports
Exceptions Permitting Disclosure Without Consent:
- To HCC officials with legitimate educational interests.
- To officials of other institutions of postsecondary education where
the students seeks or intends to enroll or is currently enrolled.
- To authorized representatives of federal, state, or local
- To persons or organizations providing financial aid support to the
- To parents of a dependent student as defined by the Internal Revenue
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
- To persons in the event of a health or safety emergency.
- To the victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a
non-forcible sex offense.
- To a parent of a student under the age of 21 concerning the
studentís violation of any law or policy regarding the use or possession
of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- To persons concerning sex offenders and other individuals required
to register under state or federal law.
The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that mandates that institutions
receiving federal funding must give military recruiters access to campus and
to lists of students, including personally identifiable student information.
The Solomon Amendment supersedes FERPA.
The information includes eligibility requirements,
application forms and procedures, satisfactory progress standards, cost of
attendance, types of financial aid programs, disbursement of funds and
return of Title IV assistance. Further information is available from the
Financial Aid Office
in the Student Center, 443-412-2257.
The College Catalog, available upon request from
the Welcome Center in the Student Center, or online at
http://www.harford.edu/Catalog/default.asp, contains information
on academic programs, faculty,
staff, and administration, accreditations, student services including those
for students with disabilities, withdrawal and refund policies, tuition and
fees and much more. Further information
about reviewing institutional accreditation documents can be obtained from
the President's Office, 443-412-2230.
Summary and Quick Facts
The College is committed to providing accurate, timely information that is
accessible to staff, faculty, students, parents, and the community. Data on
enrollment, diversity of student body, financial aid recipients, graduation
rates and transfers of first-time, full-time degree and certificate seekers
is available online at
This information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to
copyright infringement, including peer-to-peer file sharing, is available at the Library, 443-412-4131, or online
Institutional Security Procedures
and Crime Statistics Report
This information includes procedures concerning Public Safety, such as alcohol and drug use; crime
prevention; campus emergency response and evacuation procedures; and the
reporting of criminal and hate offenses, arrests, and disciplinary actions.
The information also includes
statistics for the previous three years on federally-prescribed reportable crimes. You may obtain
this information by contacting
in the Library, 443-412-2272.
Athletic Program Participation
Rates and Financial Support Data
This report provides a listing of varsity sports with
information about team participation by gender and operating expenses and
revenues. This information is available on request from the Coordinator of
Athletics in the Susquehanna Center, 443-412-2226.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
This information includes the College's policy on illegal drugs and alcohol
on campus, state and federal laws, education and counseling programs,
sanctions for violations of the policy, and how to find out more about the
policy. Harford Community College's Guide for a Drug-Free Campus and
Workplace is available from the College Life and Wellness Office,
443-412-2140 (Student Center, lower level), or online at
Academic Program Improvement
The College's Program Review Process supports program of study improvements
that are based on sustained information gathering and analysis. This
improvement plan assesses how well the program has achieved its objectives
and recommends potential approaches to enhance this effort.
Information regarding this process is available from the Office of the Vice
President for Instruction, 443-412-2201.