Student Consumer Information

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. You may also request a written copy of this information upon request from the individual offices indicated below.

Annual Security Report

The Annual Security Report includes information regarding issues concerning Public Safety, such as crime prevention; campus emergency response and evacuation procedures; and the reporting of criminal and hate offenses, arrests, and disciplinary actions. Crime statistics for the previous three years are reported as required by the Department of Education. For questions or to access a printed copy of the report contact Public Safety at 443.412.2041. In the event of an emergency, call 911 then contact Public Safety at 443.412.2272.

Copyright Infringement

Information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including peer-to-peer file sharing, is available here, on the Harford Community College Library website.

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 Office of Student Life, 443.412.2140.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

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. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education.

Financial Assistance Information

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. More information is available on the Financial Aid website, or call 443.412.2257.

Graduation, Retention, and Transfer Rates

This Graduation, Retention, and Transfer rates information for all students and for students receiving athletic financial aid is a portion of the data that the College reports to the federal government via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). For additional information, please contact Institutional Effectiveness at 443.412.2344.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Notice

In 1999, Congress enacted the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Public Law 106-102). This Act requires that lenders provide certain information to their customers regarding the collection and use of non-public personal information. We disclose non-public personal information to third parties only as necessary to process and service your loan as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974. We do not sell or otherwise make available information about you to any third parties for marketing purposes. We protect the security and confidentiality of nonpublic personal information by implementing the following policies and procedures. All physical access to the sites where nonpublic personal information is maintained is controlled and monitored by security personnel. Our computer systems offer a high degree of resistance to tampering and circumvention. These systems limit data access to our staff and contract staff on a “need-to-know” basis, and control individual users’ ability to access and alter records within the systems. All users of these systems are given a unique user ID with personal identifiers.

Institutional Information

The Harford Community College Academic Catalog 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. Printed copies are available upon request. Further information about reviewing institutional accreditation documents can be obtained from the President's Office, 443.412.2230.


Solomon Amendment

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.

sexual harassment & discrimination (Title IX)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

For information about Title IX and Harford Community College, download the College's Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures or contact Title IX Coordinator Jacqueline S. Jackson, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, 443.412.2230.

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Harford Community College that all students, employees, applicants, and other persons dealing with the College will do so in an atmosphere that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law. This policy includes, but is not limited to, decisions about recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, social or recreational programs, academic opportunities and enrollment.