Institutional Policies

These policies are selected listings of Institutional Academic Policies. For a complete listing: www.capecod.edu/web/academics/policies

Affirmative Action

Cape Cod Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status in its education programs or in admissions to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities.

For the complete Affirmative Action Policy: www.capecod.edu/web/hr/affirmative-action

Campus Safety Disclosure

In accordance with the Student Right to Know Act (Title 1 of Public Law 101-542), the Campus Safety Report is available online at www.capecod.edu/police or upon request from the Department of College Police and Public Safety.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/ or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.

For more information: www.capecod.edu/web/hr/cori-sori

Information Technology Resources Use Policy

Access to 4Cs' computer systems and networks imposes certain responsibilities and obligations. Users are granted use of information technology resources subject to College policies, and local, state and federal laws. Use of 4Cs' information technology resources constitutes acceptance of the terms of the Information Technology Resources Use Policy and any other applicable College policies, rules and procedures.

To view the full policy: www.capecod.edu/it/resources

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook online or at www.capecod.edu/student-handbook/code-of-conduct. The Student Code of Conduct Officer is the Dean of Learning Resources and Student Success, located in Maureen M. Wilkens Hall, Room 216A and can be reached at 774.330.4345.

Student Grievance

Student Grievance procedures can be found in the Student Handbook online or at www.capecod.edu/student-handbook/grievance. The College's Student Grievance Officer is the Dean of Learning Resources and Student Success, located in Maureen M. Wilkens Hall, Room 216A and can be reached at 774.330.4345.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook Online provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as College policies and procedures. The policies contained in this handbook provide you with a general understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a member of the 4Cs community, as well as of the departments, services, facilities, and other resources at 4Cs. You will find information about college resources, student services, clubs and organizations, safety information and more.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence/Policy Concerning Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment of a student, an employee or any other person in the College is unlawful, unacceptable, impermissible and intolerable.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It occurs in a variety of situations that share a common element: the inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments into the work or learning environment. Often, sexual harassment involves relationships of unequal power and contains elements of coercion as when compliance with requests for sexual favors becomes a criterion for granting work, study or grading benefits. However, sexual harassment may also involve relationships among equals, as when repeated sexual advances or demeaning verbal behaviors have a harmful effect on a person’s ability to study or work in the academic setting.

For the complete policy: www.capecod.edu/web/hr/sexual-harassment

Student Right to Know Disclosure: Transfer and Graduation Rates

The Student Right to Know Act and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542) mandates that all institutions participating in Title IV or HEA programs disclose to current and prospective students four-year average graduation and transfer-out rates. Visit Student Right to Know for the current rates.

Web Privacy Statement

Cape Cod Community College strives to ensure the privacy and accuracy of your information. We do not share (sell, rent, or trade) personal information gathered from our Web server with outside agencies (third parties). Data may be shared with College affiliates, or with a user’s permission.

The Cape Cod Community College Web site provides links to a number of external Web sites located outside of the 'capecod.edu' domain. The college is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the external Web sites to which we link.

For the complete policy: www.capecod.edu/it/privacy

Zero Tolerance Statement

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender is a Civil Rights offense subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find the appropriate resources here: www.capecod.edu/police/safe-campus

For more information or to make a report contact:
Title IX Coordinator/Students
774.330.4618

Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer
774.330.4307

Director of College Police
774.330.4349