Student Right to Know:
The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation rates to current and prospective students . The Higher Education Act of 1992 required that these same institutions report this data to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through completion of the IPEDS graduation rate survey. Information about the Dixie Tech can be easily accessed through College Navigator, which is a service provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The Dixie Technical College does not participate in any NCAA athletic programs and offers no athletically-related financial aid.
Information on placement rates can be located on individual program pages.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets limits on the disclosure of personally identifiable information from school records, and defines the rights of the student to review the records and request a change to the records. For more information you may refer to FERPA for Students and the Dixie Tech Student Records Policy.
Campus Health and Safety Policy
Health and safety at the Dixie Technical College (College) is undertaken in accordance with relevant institutional, industrial, governmental agency regulations and policies and procedures contained in the Campus Health and Safety Plan. This policy is intended to promote a safe, secure, healthful learning and work environment.
In this annual report, Dixie Tech provides information regarding the frequency of crimes committed on its campuses and policies and procedures designed to combat crime and strengthen security for the three most recent calendar years. The report includes current policies and procedures for students and employees to report a crime, a list of the titles of those to whom a crime is reported, the College’s relationship with local and state police agencies, a statement of the drug and alcohol policies, the type and frequency of programs designed to provide information on campus security procedures and policies, information on crime prevention and on sexual assault programs and support and procedures regarding sexual assaults.
This report complies with the requirements of the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” This information is published yearly by October 15. Paper reports are available upon request from the Dixie Tech office of Security. Everyone has a responsibility for campus safety and security by; reporting, complying and participating. Campus security is comprised of a Security Guard and Safety Committee. The Campus Crime Report is published each year in August.
The Campus Security Act of 1990 requires a school to compile and distribute an annual campus security report detailing the number and types of crimes committed on each Title IV eligible campus. In this annual report, Dixie Tech provides information regarding the frequency of crimes committed on its campuses and policies and procedures designed to combat crime and strengthen security for the three most recent calendar years. The report includes current policies and procedures for students and employees to report a crime, a list of the titles of those to whom a crime is reported, the College’s relationship with local and state police agencies, a statement of the drug and alcohol policies, the type and frequency of programs designed to provide information on campus security procedures and policies, information on crime prevention and on sexual assault programs and support and procedures regarding sexual assaults. This report complies with the requirements of the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” This information is published yearly by October 15. Paper reports are available upon request from the Dixie Tech office of Security.
Peer to Peer File Sharing:
It is illegal to reproduce and distribute copyrighted music, movies, television shows, books, articles, pictures, software and other copyrighted materials specifically through the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. This information describes the practice, infringement and penalties of violating U.S. Copyright Laws through the use of peer-to-peer file sharing.
Dixie Tech Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Procedures
The Dixie Technical College is committed to preventing alcohol and other drug abuse on campus. Abuse, misuse, possession, manufacture or distribution of alcoholic beverages or other drugs is expressly forbidden on campus.
It is the intent of these policies and procedures:
Sanctions for employees which may be imposed by the institution include, but are not limited to the following: oral reprimand or warning, written reprimand or warning, required or recommended counseling or rehabilitation, termination and referral for prosecution. For more detailed information on staff sanctions and procedures, see the Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace; Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy available through the Human Resources office.
Additional Utah Laws
Obtaining or distributing under false pretenses: Maximum penalty five years imprisonment +/or $25,000 fine (felony). Paraphernalia: use, possession or sale of drug-related paraphernalia. Maximum penalty: five years imprisonment +/or $5,000 fine (felony).* *Under some circumstances is classified as a misdemeanor. Inhalants: sale or use of psychotropic chemicals (glue, paint, etc.) to get high. Maximum penalty: six months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine (misdemeanor). Penalties are based on type of drug and quantity involved in the violation. Penalties increase if death or injury occurs as a result of a violation and/or previous offenses have occurred. For more detailed information, contact the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center on campus (613-5377). Utah laws are not based on the amount of the drug with the exception of marijuana. Penalties for illicit drug use are governed by federal laws and penalties and the State of Utah will enforce them to their fullest extent as provided by federal law. Prohibited acts occurring in public or private school-related sites or with a minor: punished one degree more than regular maximum penalty. Dram Shop Liability: You may be held responsible for damages as a result of alcohol you served even though you did not directly cause the injury. Intoxication as a Defense: Generally you cannot claim innocence because you were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. DUI: It is illegal to be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Not a Drop: A person under the age of 21 may not operate a vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol in his/her system. Open container: It is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle except in areas not accessible to the driver and passenger. Property: Used in connection with a controlled substance violation may be confiscated.
Student Consumer Complaints
Students who have complaints against the college relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can file a complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, 160 East 300 East, 2nd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Telephone No. 801- 530-6601, Toll Free in Utah at 1-800-721-SAFE or online at www.dcp.utah.gov/complaints/index.html. In addition, students involved with distance and correspondence education can file a complaint with their state’s enforcement authority.
Students who have complaints relating to issues that are covered by the Student Code of Conduct should follow the college’s process for filing a grievance. The Student Code of Conduct is found here and the Student Grievance Policy and Procedures are found here.
Students who have complaints relating to the college’s quality of education or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Council on Occupational Education at http://www.council.org/.
Copies of documents describing the college/university’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon request.
The Utah System of Technical Colleges recognizes its obligation to its students, faculty, staff, and friends to maintain the highest ethical standards in its operations. To help meet this goal, USTC has established this confidential reporting mechanism, the UCAT Ethics Hotline. Via the Hotline, you can alert us to activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of USTC policies or the public's trust.
We encourage your appropriate use of the Hotline. The USTC Ethics Hotline is hosted by a private contractor, EthicsPoint. EthicsPoint will not divulge the identity of a hotline reporter without the reporter's consent. Access the USTC Ethics Hotline.