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NCU Catalog - April 2018 
NCU Catalog - April 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the information presented in the Catalog, and to know and observe all regulations and procedures relating to the program they are pursuing. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because students plead ignorance of, or contend that they were not informed of the regulations and procedures included in the Catalog. Responsibility for following all policies and meeting all requirements and deadlines for degree programs rests with the student.

Admission Requirements from the current online catalog, in effect at the time of a student’s enrollment, are the official sources and permanent references governing the terms of a student’s enrollment.  Students who fall out of continual enrollment may be subject to dismissal from the University.  Students who re-enter after dismissal may be subject to re-entering the most current program version at the time of their re-entry.  For additional information, please refer to the Denied Admissions  policy.

Well-Being and Safety

The University is committed to providing students with an environment free of discrimination or harassment. Please see the University’s Code of Conduct for additional information. In addition, community resources exist to provide students with information and support relating to personal well-being and safety, such as:

Further, when requested by a victim, NCU will facilitate changes in a victim’s transportation and working situations, in addition to academic and living situations, as reasonable and appropriate.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

NCU takes seriously its obligations to provide disability services to qualified individuals as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 2008.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The Title IX Notice reads, “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.” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

Policy & Procedure

NCU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and related activities, as required by Title IX guidelines. Questions regarding Title IX policies and procedures may be referred to NCU’s Title IX coordinator or to the Office of Civil rights.


Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX for students may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@ncu.edu.


NCU does not condone harassment or abusive behavior. Harassment, physical abuse, threatening comments, or intimidation of any person on University owned or controlled property or at University sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the University community or any other person or persons. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to stalking, cyber stalking, harassment, and retaliation as a result of complaints or alleged misconduct.


At NCU, students are encouraged to report incidents to any university official for confidential support and guidance. A team member of the University who, in the course of his or her job responsibilities, suspects the sexual or physical abuse must immediately report the incident to the law enforcement by dialing 911. If an incident of sexual assault occurs at a University location, it must be immediately reported to Human Resources.


The NCU Title IX Coordinator maintains oversight for review and investigation of complaints of this nature. All investigations will adhere to practices set forth by Federal Guidelines.


NCU strictly prohibits retaliation by an institution, officer, employee, or agent of an institution for exercising their rights under Federal Guidelines. Retaliation includes intimidation, threats, coercion, discrimination, or any other form of retaliation.

Privacy Statement

The Board of Trustees is committed to protecting privacy of our students, full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, board members, team members, alumni, and any other stakeholders in all communications and documents in the University’s possession. This information includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers, credit card numbers and check information, personal and financial information, academic transcripts from schools, academic records at this University, and/or emails. Such information belongs exclusively to the individual and cannot be released outside of the University without the prior written approval of the individual who owns these records, except as provided under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Student Educational Records

NCU maintains student educational records, provides students access to their records, and keeps information contained in those records confidential as required by FERPA. The Act covers anyone who has enrolled at the University, including:

  • Active students currently enrolled in a program
  • Former students and alumni
  • Administrative team members, full-time faculty members, and adjunct faculty members

When operating web sites, NCU must take special measures to ensure the confidentiality of the information is protected. A privacy statement appears on the websites that explains what information NCU may collect through our websites, why NCU collects such information, how the information is protected, and the choices stakeholders have about how NCU uses the information.

The University has the obligation to safeguard this information and to ensure the stakeholders are protected.

The University is required to keep Enrollment, Financial Aid and Disciplinary documents for up to five years and Transcript documentation indefinitely.

FERPA Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (“FERPA”) sets out requirements designed to afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. In addition, it puts limits on what information NCU may disclose to third parties without receiving prior written consent from the student via a FERPA release form, an authorized signature on another document or a lawfully issued subpoena or judicial order.

NCU Registrar’s office maintains student educational records, provides students access to their records, and keeps information contained in those records confidential as required by the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA). The Act covers anyone who is or has enrolled at the University.

Student Grievances

In the event that a student has a complaint or dispute with the University regarding the University’s application of policies and procedures, its decisions, or judgments, the student has a right to seek a satisfactory resolution through the formal avenues of a grievance.