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Student's Right to Know

Academic Regulations (KCTCS)

For information regarding Academic Regulations for KCTCS, please visit http://www.kctcs.edu/Students/Admissions/Academic_Policies.aspx

Academic Ombud

The Academic Ombud helps resolve academic disputes between students and faculty or administration. When students are unable to resolve grievances or complaints through usual means, the Ombud may be able to expedite the process or advise the student about the proper procedures to follow. The Ombud determines whether a student’s case has sufficient merit to warrant an appeal to the College Appeals Board. Problems include, but are not limited to violation of students’ academic rights, unfair teaching and grading practices, cheating and plagiarism, and discrimination and harassment. All cases are held in strict confidence. For the location of the Ombud’s office contact Academic Affairs at (859) 246-6271.

BCTC Accreditation

For information on BCTC's accreditation please visit http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/about/institutional_accreditation.aspx

Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

You may view BCTC's Crisis Management Plan, Crime Statistics, and Crisis Response plans online at http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/safety_and_security.aspx

Constitution Day

BCTC Student Activities Office will organize our Constitution Day program to be held each year in September.

Drug Free Policy

KCTCS colleges are committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. The KCTCS colleges have adopted the following drug-free policy:

Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or the use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs is prohibited and is punishable as a felony offense on campus or within 1000 yards of campus. Conduct that violates this definition, poses unacceptable risks, and disregards the health, safety and welfare of members of the KCTCS college community shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination. The KCTCS Colleges are in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendment of 1989.

More Information: KCTCS Catalog

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Access BCTC's student records privacy policy online at the Registrar/FERPA Webpage.

FSA Student Loan Ombudsman's Office

Contact Information for the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman's Office

Email: fsaombudsmanoffice@ed.gov
Web Address: http://www.ombudsman.ed.gov
Telephone: 877-557-2575 (Toll Free)
202-377-3800
Fax: 202-275-0549
 
 
Mail:
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman
830 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20202-514

HIV/AIDS Facts and Information

Information can be found by clicking here

Institutional Policy Regarding Copyright Infringement

BCTC's policy regarding Copyright Violations and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing can be accessed at http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/library/electronic_reserves.aspx

PeopleSoft

Information regarding PeopleSoft may be found here: http://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/ol/accountaccess

Retention, Completion, and Graduation Rates

Visit BCTC's Institutional Research's website for information on retention, completion and graduation rates: IPRE

Safety Notification Alert Process (SNAP)

For information on KCTCS Safety Notification Alert Process visit https://legacy.kctcs.edu/snap/

Student Code of Conduct

Review the Student Code of Conduct (PDF).

Student Responsibilities

This publication regards all students attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the information contained in this publication.  The following list contains essential student responsibilities:

  • Monitoring your mail and your official KCTCS email account for correspondence, particularly from the Student Financial Aid Office, the Bursar's Office, Registrar's Office, and Office of Admissions.
  • Responding to requests for additional information via mail or email
  • Accessing you PeopleSoft Account at bluegrass.kctcs.edu for information regarding records, registration, student billing and financial aid.

Please notify the Student Financial Aid Office of the following:

  • All estimated and actual financial assistance from both college and non-college university sources.
  • Changes or errors in your enrollment, career, residency, or academic program with the Registrar's Office or Office of Admissions.
  • Errors on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Changes in your financial situation since filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and unique circumstances not reflected on the FAFSA.
  • If you have defaulted, filed bankruptcy, or filed for disability discharge on a federal student loan or you are in the process of filing bankruptcy on an education loan.
  • If you have been awarded or disbursed federal or state aid at an institution other than Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
  • If you attend less than full-time.

The Student Financial Aid Office is located in room 121 of the Oswald building on Cooper Campus. 

Students in University of Kentucky Housing

You may view policies relating to UK Housing here: http://www.uky.edu/Housing/undergraduate/policies.html#f

Textbooks

Students can purchase books online at: http://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/info/bookstore

Transfer Student Services

For information about how transfer coursework will be applied at BCTC, please visit http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Registrar/Transfer_Information.aspx

Veterans Resource Center

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) will provide a service to veterans by employing a part-time Veterans Resource Coordinator and establishing an office dedicated to working with veterans in 2010. As a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and of the increased educational benefits available to service members, the number of veterans and active military attending post-secondary education has increased significantly in recent years.  In response to this need, BCTC will offer the opportunity to veterans, those still serving in the active reserves, and those serving in National Guard components of the armed forces to enroll into higher education to enhance their job prospects, achieve career goals, expand their knowledge and skill sets for both personal and career enrichment, and facilitate their transition into civilian life.

The BCTC Veterans Resource Center will serve as the primary point of contact for current and prospective veteran students and their families by conducting target recruitment of military veterans and personnel and offering specialized counseling and support groups that include referrals to community resources. Some common services offered will include financial aid, tuition assistance, counseling, employment assistance, academic advising, various campus events and career services. BCTC will also offer separate veterans orientation and establish a student veterans club.