Disclosure of Consumer Information - Your Right To Know
Blue Ridge Community College is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy students’ right to know, and afford the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend. Please take a moment to review the information below.
About Blue Ridge Community College
Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the College, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can be accessed in the Blue Ridge Community College Catalog, or you can call Student Services at (828) 694-1800
Safety on Campus - Your Right to Know
Blue Ridge Community College places the highest priority on your safety, and we rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), Blue Ridge’s Annual Crime Statistics includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus. You can find crime statistics and other campus safety information by navigating to the Security Web page. To obtain other information or to speak with a security representative, please contact the Campus Security at (828) 694-1770.
Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students and employes be notified annually of Blue Ridge’s Drug Abuse Prevention Program Policy and Drug Free Workplace Policy. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanction for violations can be found in the Student Conduct section of the Catalog.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program Policy
Drug Free Workplace Policy
Health Risks of Drug Abuse
Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records
The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and regulations adopted subsequent to the Act, set out requirements designed to protect students' privacy in their records maintained by the university. The College has incorporated FERPA into our student records administration policies which can be found by navigating to the Student Records Web page. The complete FERPA policy is also available via the Federal Department of Education’s Web site. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Confidentiality of Student Records policy, please call the Registrar's Office at (828) 694-1809.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), Blue Ridge Community College reports required information to the NCAA and directly to prospective students being offered an athletic grant and to their parents. This information includes athletic graduation rates, the number of male and female athletes on campus, the expenses and athletic aid spent on each sport, recruiting expenses, annual revenue and salaries for all coaches. Data on athletic program participation rates and financial support are also available. The Act and data on athletic program participation rates and graduation rates of athletes can also be obtained by calling the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at (828) 694-1882.
Retention and Graduation Rates
Retention and graduation rates for full-time, first-time degree seeking students are available online at College Navigator (click here). Once on the College Navigator site search for "Blue Ridge Community College". Retention and graduation rates can also be obtained by calling the Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at (828) 694-1882.
Financial Aid Information
Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and processes, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, appeal procedures, financial aid availability for students abroad, and VA/Military benefits. All of this information can be accessed on the Financial Aid Office Web page, or by calling Financial Aid at (828) 694-1816.
Net Price Calculator
Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating to the Blue Ridge Community College Bookstore Web page (blueridge.bncollege.com) and filling in the appropriate information in the drop-down boxes. Further information on textbooks can be found by calling the Bookstore at (828) 694-1720.
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
Users of the Blue Ridge Community College network are prohibited from knowingly or unknowingly using unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing programs for accessing music, videos, movies, games, network files, applications, or other unauthorized activities.
Sex Offenders on Campus
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires registered sex offenders/predators to provide to the Henderson County or Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office notice of each institution of higher education in the state at which the offender/predator is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. Any member of the Blue Ridge Community College community who wishes to obtain further information regarding sexual offenders/predators in their area may refer to any the following Web sites:
Federal regulations published in October 2010 required institutions to report certain information about Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. While all of our programs at BRCC are designed to lead to either employment or college transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide disclosure information on the following specific programs.
To obtain a printed copy of any of the information and policies listed on this page, or if you have further questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.