Important Notice for Students
The federal government requires institutions of higher education to disclose certain information to all enrolled students. This letter provides you with notice of the availability of that information. This letter will list and briefly describe the disclosures and inform you how to obtain that information. Additional items of importance also follow below.
- 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 financial-aid.adelphi.edu. It may also be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin available at catalog.adelphi.edu. 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.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 about.adelphi.edu/overview/accreditation-and-memberships/, 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 catalog.adelphi.edu. Information about plans for improving Adelphi’s academic program may be found at adelphi.edu/adelphi2015. Cost of attending and current information on tuition, fees, payments and refunds may be found at financial-aid.adelphi.edu. The online directory of classes is an excellent source of current information on course offerings by term and may be found at ecampus.adelphi.edu/course. In addition, current information regarding registration services, including withdrawal from a course or the University, may be found online in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin at catalog.adelphi.edu.
- 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 about.adelphi.edu/overview/quick-facts/fact-sheet/.
- The terms and conditions of federal student loans may be found in the publication Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid published by The U.S. Department of Education at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources#funding).
- A copy of Adelphi University’s annual security report. Adelphi University’s Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three calendar 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, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, emergency operations plans including evacuation procedures, annual fire safety report and fire log, Amanda’s Law and the Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act, missing student notification, timely warnings and emergency notifications, and other matters. This report can be viewed or printed by accessing the Public Safety website at safety.adelphi.edu or may be obtained upon request in the Office of Public Safety and Campus Transportation in Levermore Hall.
- Student Complaint Process by State and Agency for distance education to students in a state other than New York. 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 athletic 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 registrar.adelphi.edu/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 Center for Student Involvement, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 110, 516.877.3603, or at operations.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 financial-aid.adelphi.edu/resources/faq.
- 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 it.adelphi.edu/policies.
- 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 about.adelphi.edu/overview/quick-facts/fact-sheet/
- 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 about.adelphi.edu/overview/quick-facts/fact-sheet/.
- Vaccines. Institutional policies regarding vaccinations comply with New York State health laws and may be found at health.adelphi.edu. 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 operations.adelphi.edu/policies/code-of-conduct/.
- Anti-Discrimination, Harassment (Including Sexual Misconduct) and Retaliation Policy. Adelphi University seeks to maintain a learning and work environment in which students, faculty and staff are free from harassment and discrimination. Information on this policy may be found in the Guide to Student Life or in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 108, 516.877.3660, or the Office of Human Resources, Levermore Hall, Room 203, 516.877.3220 or hr.adelphi.edu. An online complaint form is available at hr.adelphi.edu. See below for information on 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 disposition or carrier status, veteran status, status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, gender identity, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Adelphi University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity they operate as required by Title IX. All questions regarding Title IX should be referred to Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity and Compliance Rhonnie Jaus, Room 203, 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, Coordinator of Disability Support Services, Room 310, Ruth S. Harley University Center, 516.877.3145; 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, Room 203, Levermore Hall, 516.877.3222; the coordinator of Title VII and the affirmative action officer is Lisa S. Araujo, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations, Room 203, Levermore Hall, 516.877.3230.