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Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires colleges to disclose information to potential and current students and employees.  Required disclosures regarding institutional information, financial aid, family educational rights and privacy act, campus security, and student right to know information are found below.  State Technical College of Missouri will inform its students and staff annually by sending an e-mail announcement to their State Tech-issued e-mail account.

 

Institution Overview

General Information

General information about State Tech is available from the Admissions Office, which is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You can also contact them by phone at (573) 897-5000 or email admissions@statetechmo.edu. This includes school information and information on completion or graduation.

Cost of Attending

Information regarding the cost of attending State Tech can be found on our Tuition and Fees informational page.

The page includes information on:

  • Tuition and Fee charges
  • Contact information for the State Tech Bookstore for book, tool, and supply estimates
  • Additional program specific costs and fees
  • Room, board, and meal plan costs

State Tech’s cost of attendance for financial aid eligibility can be found on the College Navigator website.

Net Price Calculator

A net price calculator for the college can be found here.

Textbook Information

State Tech’s Bookstore posts a list of required textbooks each semester.  Current textbook information, including price and ISBN, can be found on the Bookstore informational page.

Procedures for Officially Withdrawing

Students who wish to withdraw from a class or the college, must complete the appropriate paperwork. Specific information can be found in the College Catalog.

Refund Policy

Information regarding State Tech’s refund policy can be found in the College Catalog.

Return of Title IV Funds policy

When a student withdraws from all of their classes, they can only receive the “earned” financial aid based on their last date of attendance. State Tech is required to complete a federal return calculation to determine what amount of financial aid the student has “earned.” State Tech’s complete policy can be found in the College Catalog.

Transfer Credit Policies

Information regarding State Tech’s transfer policies can be found in the College Catalog.

Transfer Credit Information to Other Institutions

Educational requirements vary from one institution to another. For this reason, it is extremely important that students who plan to transfer to another institution work closely with the other institution on their course schedule. Information regarding institutions that have established transfer guide(s) with State Tech can be found on our Partner Institutions informational page.

Credit for Prior Learning

If you have college-level knowledge or experience in a specific technical area, you may be eligible for credit for your prior learning. Click here to learn more.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

A complete description of State Tech’s FERPA policy is available for download.

Degree Programs Offered

A full alphabetical list of degree programs offered by State Tech.

Facilities

State Tech offers degree programs at its main campus in Linn, as well as off-campus locations.  Information regarding our facilities can be found in the College Catalog.

Faculty

Information regarding State Tech’s faculty can be found in the Employee Directory

Accreditation Information

Institutional accreditations can be downloaded. Program accreditation information is available for download. For more information, contact Academic Affairs at 573-897-5294.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Information regarding services and facilities available for students with disabilities is available for download.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Student Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Procedure

User Responsibility

  1. Only currently enrolled students with good standing can be authorized users of the College computer and network resources.
  2. All users understand that the use of the Internet requires responsibility on their part.
  3. All computers and associated network resources provided by the college are state resources and hence require users to be good stewards of these resources.
  4. Damage, security, and use of your computer hardware, software, and accounts while utilizing the College’s computer and networking resources and services remain the users’ responsibility. Students will accept full responsibility for their equipment, accounts, and activity performed while utilizing the College’s computing resources and services.
  5. All computer users understand that assignments, correspondences, or other information should be saved on an individual’s data storage device to insure that work is saved rather than saving such information on the College’s computers.
  6. All computer users understand that downloading programs and information to the College’s computers from the Internet is not permitted without the permission of a College employee.
  7. Connecting networked devices (other than computers) into the College’s network is prohibited.
  8. All computer users understand that the use of any form of tobacco is not allowed in the computer lab and food and that drinks are not allowed around the computer terminal.
  9. All users of the computer and networking resources realize the importance of online safety by adhering to the following:
  10. Be selective in giving out personal information such as your address or telephone number,
  11. Never send pictures that are personally identifiable,
  12. Always use up-to-date anti-virus and firewalls.

 

Acceptable Use

  1. Acceptable use includes the following:
  2. Instructional use in classes, research, administrative support, electronic mail, and resume´ or vita posting.
  3. Use for, or in support of, research, education, local, state, or national government affairs, economic development, or public service.
  4. Use that is compliant with federal and state law.

 

Unacceptable Use

  1. The following violations may lead to sanctions (see below):
  2. Accessing or participating in activities that contain obscene or otherwise inappropriate materials
  3. Tampering with computer equipment, computer users, or computer data
  4. Plagiarizing or violating copyright restrictions
  5. Violating any federal or state law
  6. Invading the privacy of individuals or organizational groups
  7. Harming or harassing others
  8. Accessing protected and private network resources without authorization
  9. Using the Internet for commercial activities, including, but not limited to, commercial solicitation of business
  10. Hosting a website, file sharing activities, and hosting FTP sites
  11. Accessing the Internet utilizing a school account without permission from the appropriate school personnel
  12. Disrupting normal network use and service including the propagation of computer viruses
  13. Inappropriate use of social networking sites

 

Possible Sanctions for Misuse

  1. Technology Services monitors the use of all computer and network systems and will disconnect anyone who appears to be violating this agreement.
  2. Upon detection of an alleged violation, Technology Services will disable the account and turn all pertinent information over to the appropriate instructor or Director or Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
  3. Penalties for violation of this agreement range from the loss of computer resources to dismissal from the College, prosecution, and/or civil action.

Copyright Infringement–Policies and Sanctions

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission of legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United State Code).  These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.  In the peer-to-peer file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.  In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed.  For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed.  A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.  For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially their FAQ‘s.

Below is a brief summary of the State Tech unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing procedure and penalties.

  • Upon receipt of a copyright infringement notice or upon detection of an alleged violation, the Information Technology Division will pursue identification of the infringing user.
  • First time offenders will be disconnected from the network and sent a notification of infringement as well as a request to agree not to share copyrighted material on the STC network without proper permission.
  • Further infringements will be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Services for further discipline.
  • Penalties for copyright infringement range from the loss of computer resources to dismissal from the College, prosecution, and/or civil action.

Student Activities

State Tech students have a variety of activities they can participate in.  Information regarding these activities can be found on our Clubs and Organizations informational page.

Career Services and Job Placement

State Tech offers free career services for students and graduates. More information can be found on the Career Services informational page.

College Navigator Website

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides a College Navigator website to assist students in finding the right college.  Information about State Tech can be found on the College Navigator website.

Student Diversity

Statistics regarding State Tech’s student diversity can be found on the College Navigator website.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

General Information

State Tech students may receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.  Funding for these programs may come from the federal government, state government, institutional funds, and endowed scholarship funds.  If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Specialist, Assistant Director, or Director in the Financial Aid Office for information on financial assistance. Financial Aid is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You may also contact the Financial Aid office by phone at (573) 897-5000 or email financialaid@statetechmo.edu

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students apply for financial aid by completing the appropriate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Information regarding how to apply for financial aid assistance can be found on the Applying for Financial Aid informational page.

Types of Financial Assistance Available

Descriptions of all Federal, State, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students and whether they are need-based or non-need based programs can be found on the Types of Financial Aid informational page.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for financial aid. The requirements for satisfactory academic progress can be found the Satisfactory Academic Progress informational page.

How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined

Information regarding how financial aid eligibility is determined can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.

Financial Aid Disbursement Information

Information regarding how and when financial aid will be disbursed can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.

Bookstore Vouchers

If your financial aid exceeds your institutional charges, or you are funded by a third party agency that will be paying for your bookstore charges, you may obtain a bookstore voucher from the State Tech Cashier to purchase books and supplies at the State Tech Bookstore. The State Tech Cashier issues bookstore vouchers during the first two weeks of each semester. Students must have all financial aid paperwork completed to be eligible for a voucher.

Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers

All first-time student loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling.  Previous borrowers are encouraged to complete the Financial Aid Counseling Tool (FACT).  Both counseling sessions can be completed at https://studentloans.gov. Students will need their FSA ID to complete their counseling. Students who need assistance may complete this in the Financial Aid Computer lab. The average indebtedness of State Tech graduates by program is available for download here.

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

All student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling before they withdraw or graduate. Students should visit the Financial Aid Office to complete their counseling session. Students who do not visit with the Financial Aid Office can complete this requirement on the Federal Student Aid website.

Student Loan Information & Consequences of Default

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for college expenses. General loan information can be found on the US Department of Education website. It is important for students and parents who borrow loans to repay them. For information regarding the percentage of students who borrow and average loan debt, please visit College Scorecard. State Tech encourages conservative borrowing. Our current cohort default rate information can be found on College Navigator and information regarding national cohort default rates can be found on the US Department of Education website.  For the consequences of default, please review this information online.

Sample Student Loan Repayment Schedule

As stated above, it is important for student loan borrowers to repay their loans. Click here for a repayment calculator.

Click here for a repayment schedule.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

State Tech follows a Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct. The complete policy is available for download here.

Preferred Lender List

State Tech does not have any Preferred Lender Arrangements.

Private Student Loans

State Tech does not recommend private student loans and suggests a private loan as your last funding option. Upon request, State Tech will complete the official Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form or other certification form required by a private lender. State Tech requires students to have a valid FAFSA form on-file and complete a counseling session before a private loan is certified. More information may be downloaded here.

College Work Study Program

The Terms and Conditions of the College Work-study (CWS) program can be found in the College Work-student Program Guide.

National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS)

Colleges and lenders are required to report loan information to NSLDS.  Students can access their student loan information online. Students will need their FSA ID and password. If you have not created an FSA ID or have forgotten it, there are links available for you to retrieve that information.

Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The College strives to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from the effects of alcohol and illegal drugs.

Alcohol-Free Campus. The State of Missouri sets 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from the Office of Public Safety.

The College is by law an alcohol-free campus. Regardless of age – being over 21 or not – no student may possess, sell, trade, distribute, manufacture, or use alcohol on any property owned or leased by the College or at any activity sponsored by the College. Alcohol may not be possessed or used in any vehicle owned or leased by the College.

The possession, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol on the College campus is governed by the College’s Alcohol Policy and Missouri state laws. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol are controlled by the Missouri Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Non-Alcoholic Beer or Associated Beverages. In the best interest of the students and the College, non-alcoholic beer and other associated beverages are not permitted on campus or in College housing. If a student is found to be in possession of these beverages, he/she will be asked to dispose of or remove them from the campus.

Drug-Free Campus. The College is by law a drug-free campus. The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited while in a College vehicle, in the classroom, on the job while completing a program internship, as an employee of the college, on College property (whether owned, leased, and/or operated by the College) or at College-sponsored activities. The term “controlled substance” refers to any illegal substance, to the illegal use of alcohol, and/or to the illegal use of controlled prescription pharmaceutical products.

Substance Abuse Violation Notice. As a condition for admission to the College and continued enrollment every student shall:

  • Abide by the terms of this substance abuse policy.
  • Abide by the terms of all applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to drugs and alcohol while in a college vehicle, in the classroom, on the job while completing a program internship, as an employee of the College, on College property (whether owned, leased, and/or operated by the College), or at College-sponsored activities.
  • Sign a statement, as follows: “I certify that, as a condition for admission to the College, I will not engage in unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance during the period of my enrollment at the college.”

Penalties for Substance Abuse Violations. Violations of the College substance abuse policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action (consistent with local, state, and federal law) according to established procedures. Permanent expulsion from school attendance, termination of employment, and/or referral for prosecution may be the consequence of infractions of this policy. Loss of eligibility for financial aid may also result.

Violations of the many state and federal laws governing controlled substances carry varying penalties. Under Missouri law, punishment for possession of controlled substances can range up to 15 years imprisonment, depending on the quantity and type of controlled substance. Punishment for manufacture or distribution of controlled substances can range up to 30 years or life imprisonment, depending on the quantity and type of controlled substance. These statutory ranges of punishment are increased for prior or persistent offenders. Punishment for violations of federal drug laws is set by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which establish ranges of punishment after consideration of a variety of sentencing factors.

Notice to Students Concerning Penalties for Drug Violations per HEOA section 488(g) section 485(k), effective date August 14, 2008. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) under new subsection (k) of section 485 of the HEA requires institutions to provide to every student upon enrollment a separate, clear and conspicuous written notice with information on the penalties associated with drug-related offenses under existing section 484(r) of the HEA. It also requires an institution to provide a timely notice to each student who has lost eligibility for any grant, loan, or work-study assistance. The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires a separate clear, and conspicuous written notice that notifies the student of the loss of eligibility and advises the student of the ways in which to regain eligibility under section 484(r)(2) of the HEA.

Regaining Eligibility after a Drug Conviction per HEOA sections 485(a)(7)(C) and (a)(9) HEA sections 484(r)(2)(B) and (t), effective date July 1, 2010. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) adds a new provision at section 484(r)(2)(B) of the HEA that allows a student whose eligibility has been suspended due to a drug conviction to resume eligibility if the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the Secretary. The HEOA adds a new section 484(t) of the HEA that now requires the Secretary, by August 14, 2009, to analyze data from the FAFSA for students denied Federal assistance based on a drug conviction while receiving Federal aid. The results from the analysis must be made available continuously on the Department’s website and the Digest of Education Statistics. Each fiscal year, the results must also be provided to Congress.

Drug/Alcohol Screening Procedures (“For Cause” basis). The College reserves the right to remove a student from campus for suspicion of substance use or abuse (including alcohol). An incident report will be completed by both the reporter and the student. The student will be asked to consent to a “for cause” drug test at a vendor site identified by the college at the student’s expense. Given the issue of safety and impairment, all reasonable attempts shall be made to contact someone to provide transportation to assist the student in safe exit from the campus. It is the College’s intent to complete testing on the same day as the suspected drug or alcohol use/abuse was identified. In all instances of “for cause” testing, written documentation of the student’s behavior(s) by a faculty/staff member, will be provided, and a referral made to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for action in accordance with the college student code of conduct guidelines. Failure to comply with drug and/or alcohol screening procedures “for cause” will result in the student’s immediate summary suspension from the College.

Type of Test. The urine analysis is done at the vendor’s location with a secure restroom and complete supervision to prevent tampering of urine sample.

Results. The vendor will submit results to college according to established procedure. If student has a positive (non-negative) rapid screen, they may request a lab analyzed drug screen. If the lab analyzed screen is positive, the student may request to have the results reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer prior to sending final results to the college. The student is responsible for any costs related to this review or additional testing. An individual with a positive drug screen may be denied enrollment and participation for a minimum of 12 months. After 12 months, the student is eligible to reapply one time to the program and will again be subject to prescreening requirements.

Students who are found to be using alcohol or drugs on campus may be referred to mandatory treatment as an alternative to suspension from the College community. Note: Students under age 21 will be reported to local law enforcement for alcohol violations and parents/guardians will be notified.

Allocation of Cost. Each student must individually bear the cost of these requirements.

Prevention & Treatment Programs. The College has developed a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informational materials, educational programs, counseling services, referrals, and College disciplinary actions.

The College does not have a Health Services Office but is a “Zero Tolerance” institution and does provide services to students. Students needing assistance locating professional treatment, alcohol or drug counseling, and/or rehabilitation programs may request information from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or Counseling Services. Such contacts will be handled with confidentiality. However, volunteering to participate in treatment programs will not, in and of itself, prevent disciplinary action for violation of the substance abuse policy.

Community resources that are available for counseling and assistance with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/ALANON and ALATEEN (573) 636-7851
  • Cocaine Helpline (800) COCAINE
  • NIDA Hotline (800) 662-HELP
  • Family Counseling Center (573) 634-4591
  • Narcotics Anonymous (800) 945-4673

Information about additional private counseling resources may also be accessed through Counseling Services. See Article Counseling Services.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Campus Safety and Security

State Tech’s campus and security information can be found on our Clery Report.

Topics covered include:

  • Campus Crime Policy
  • Policy for Timely Warnings
  • How to report a crime
  • Campus Law Enforcement
  • Campus Security
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Reporting Sexual Offenses
  • Campus Disciplinary Procedures for Sexual Offenses
  • Campus Counseling and Support Services
  • Campus Crime Statistics
  • Crime Prevention tips and programs
  • Local Law Enforcement (Monitoring and reporting off-campus activity)
  • On-Campus Housing fire safety report

Questions about this report can be directed to Becca Mehmert, Campus Security Survey Administrator, located in Room 213 of the Vehicle and Power Center, or call at (573) 897-5228.

Missing Person Policy and Procedure

State Tech’s Missing Person Policy can be found in the Clery Report.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The College strives to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from the effects of alcohol and illegal drugs.

Alcohol-Free Campus. The State of Missouri sets 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from the Office of Public Safety.

The College is by law an alcohol-free campus. Regardless of age – being over 21 or not – no student may possess, sell, trade, distribute, manufacture, or use alcohol on any property owned or leased by the College or at any activity sponsored by the College. Alcohol may not be possessed or used in any vehicle owned or leased by the College.

The possession, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol on the College campus is governed by the College’s Alcohol Policy and Missouri state laws. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol are controlled by the Missouri Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Non-Alcoholic Beer or Associated Beverages. In the best interest of the students and the College, non-alcoholic beer and other associated beverages are not permitted on campus or in College housing. If a student is found to be in possession of these beverages, he/she will be asked to dispose of or remove them from the campus.

Drug-Free Campus. The College is by law a drug-free campus. The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited while in a College vehicle, in the classroom, on the job while completing a program internship, as an employee of the college, on College property (whether owned, leased, and/or operated by the College) or at College-sponsored activities. The term “controlled substance” refers to any illegal substance, to the illegal use of alcohol, and/or to the illegal use of controlled prescription pharmaceutical products.

Substance Abuse Violation Notice. As a condition for admission to the College and continued enrollment every student shall:

  • Abide by the terms of this substance abuse policy.
  • Abide by the terms of all applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to drugs and alcohol while in a college vehicle, in the classroom, on the job while completing a program internship, as an employee of the College, on College property (whether owned, leased, and/or operated by the College), or at College-sponsored activities.
  • Sign a statement, as follows: “I certify that, as a condition for admission to the College, I will not engage in unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance during the period of my enrollment at the college.”

Penalties for Substance Abuse Violations. Violations of the College substance abuse policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action (consistent with local, state, and federal law) according to established procedures. Permanent expulsion from school attendance, termination of employment, and/or referral for prosecution may be the consequence of infractions of this policy. Loss of eligibility for financial aid may also result.

Violations of the many state and federal laws governing controlled substances carry varying penalties. Under Missouri law, punishment for possession of controlled substances can range up to 15 years imprisonment, depending on the quantity and type of controlled substance. Punishment for manufacture or distribution of controlled substances can range up to 30 years or life imprisonment, depending on the quantity and type of controlled substance. These statutory ranges of punishment are increased for prior or persistent offenders. Punishment for violations of federal drug laws is set by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which establish ranges of punishment after consideration of a variety of sentencing factors.

Notice to Students Concerning Penalties for Drug Violations per HEOA section 488(g) section 485(k), effective date August 14, 2008. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) under new subsection (k) of section 485 of the HEA requires institutions to provide to every student upon enrollment a separate, clear and conspicuous written notice with information on the penalties associated with drug-related offenses under existing section 484(r) of the HEA. It also requires an institution to provide a timely notice to each student who has lost eligibility for any grant, loan, or work-study assistance. The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires a separate clear, and conspicuous written notice that notifies the student of the loss of eligibility and advises the student of the ways in which to regain eligibility under section 484(r)(2) of the HEA.

Regaining Eligibility after a Drug Conviction per HEOA sections 485(a)(7)(C) and (a)(9) HEA sections 484(r)(2)(B) and (t), effective date July 1, 2010. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) adds a new provision at section 484(r)(2)(B) of the HEA that allows a student whose eligibility has been suspended due to a drug conviction to resume eligibility if the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the Secretary. The HEOA adds a new section 484(t) of the HEA that now requires the Secretary, by August 14, 2009, to analyze data from the FAFSA for students denied Federal assistance based on a drug conviction while receiving Federal aid. The results from the analysis must be made available continuously on the Department’s website and the Digest of Education Statistics. Each fiscal year, the results must also be provided to Congress.

Drug/Alcohol Screening Procedures (“For Cause” basis). The College reserves the right to remove a student from campus for suspicion of substance use or abuse (including alcohol). An incident report will be completed by both the reporter and the student. The student will be asked to consent to a “for cause” drug test at a vendor site identified by the college at the student’s expense. Given the issue of safety and impairment, all reasonable attempts shall be made to contact someone to provide transportation to assist the student in safe exit from the campus. It is the College’s intent to complete testing on the same day as the suspected drug or alcohol use/abuse was identified. In all instances of “for cause” testing, written documentation of the student’s behavior(s) by a faculty/staff member, will be provided, and a referral made to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for action in accordance with the college student code of conduct guidelines. Failure to comply with drug and/or alcohol screening procedures “for cause” will result in the student’s immediate summary suspension from the College.

Type of Test. The urine analysis is done at the vendor’s location with a secure restroom and complete supervision to prevent tampering of urine sample.

Results. The vendor will submit results to college according to established procedure. If student has a positive (non-negative) rapid screen, they may request a lab analyzed drug screen. If the lab analyzed screen is positive, the student may request to have the results reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer prior to sending final results to the college. The student is responsible for any costs related to this review or additional testing. An individual with a positive drug screen may be denied enrollment and participation for a minimum of 12 months. After 12 months, the student is eligible to reapply one time to the program and will again be subject to prescreening requirements.

Students who are found to be using alcohol or drugs on campus may be referred to mandatory treatment as an alternative to suspension from the College community. Note: Students under age 21 will be reported to local law enforcement for alcohol violations and parents/guardians will be notified.

Allocation of Cost. Each student must individually bear the cost of these requirements.

Prevention & Treatment Programs. The College has developed a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informational materials, educational programs, counseling services, referrals, and College disciplinary actions.

The College does not have a Health Services Office but is a “Zero Tolerance” institution and does provide services to students. Students needing assistance locating professional treatment, alcohol or drug counseling, and/or rehabilitation programs may request information from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or Counseling Services. Such contacts will be handled with confidentiality. However, volunteering to participate in treatment programs will not, in and of itself, prevent disciplinary action for violation of the substance abuse policy.

Community resources that are available for counseling and assistance with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/ALANON and ALATEEN (573) 636-7851
  • Cocaine Helpline (800) COCAINE
  • NIDA Hotline (800) 662-HELP
  • Family Counseling Center (573) 634-4591
  • Narcotics Anonymous (800) 945-4673

Information about additional private counseling resources may also be accessed through Counseling Services. See Article Counseling Services.

Immunization/Vaccination Policy

State Technical College of Missouri values the health and well-being of all individuals and groups who are members of the collective entity known as State Technical College of Missouri. State Technical College of Missouri follows the guidelines adopted by the American College Health Association. The implementation of this policy will be carried out in compliance with all applicable requirements of law. Application for exceptions may be made to the President of the College.

Entering students are encouraged to make certain that they have had a recommended second dose of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The State of Missouri may provide these vaccinations without charge to college freshmen through local health departments subject to local regulations. In addition, residential students in on-campus housing and foreign students are to present results of a tuberculosis test if any of the following apply:

Check any that apply: Have you ever: ______Lived for more than 2 months in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe. Were you born in one of these continents?

______Been a health care worker.

______Volunteered or worked in a nursing home, prison or other residential institution.

______Had contact with a person known to have Tuberculosis.

  • If none of the above applies, please check here: _____
  1. If any of the above do apply, TB screening is required. Testing need/method will be determined by risk factors & may include students other than listed above. If you fall in a high risk category or have questions regarding need for TB testing please call the Prevention Desk at 573-882-7747 or 573-882-4661.

OR

  1. Provide documentation of TB screening. (Mantoux skin test documented in millimeters of induration) done with the U.W. within the past 12 months or prior QuantiFeron gold TB results

OR

  1. Provide documentation of prior treatment for active TB disease or latent TB infection.

 

  • SB686 requires students living in on-campus housing to have a meningitis vaccination or a written physician’s exemption on file.

The College does not have an on-campus health facility.

Fire Policy

Rules on fire safety in student housing facilities can be found in the Clery Report.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found in the Clery Report.

STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Retention Rate

85% of State Tech’s first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall 2018 returned in the Fall 2019. The part-time student retention rate was 74% for this same time period.

Graduation and Transfer Out Rates

State Tech’s overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2018 and graduated within 150% of the normal time was 74%. The transfer-out rate for this same time period was 2%. Specific data regarding State Tech’s graduation rates disaggregated by gender, racial/ethnic, category, and financial aid are available here. Graduation rate information is also displayed on the College Navigator website.

Questions about these rates can be directed to the Director of Institutional Research, located in Room 206 of the Nilges Technology Center, or call at (573) 897-5113.

Licensure Rates

The Pass Rates for State Tech’s programs that require licensure can be found here.

Job Placement Rates of Graduates

Since 1995, 96% of State Tech graduates find employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. State Tech’s placement rates by program are available here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Voter Registration

State Tech encourages students who meet voter registration requirements to register to vote. Voter Registration Forms must be postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before the election. State Tech will make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information to our students. Missouri residents can obtain a voter registration application on the Missouri Secretary of State website.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. Constitution Day is celebrated each September 17. Each educational institution that received federal funds is required to hold an educational program each September 17.

Nondiscrimination Policy

State Tech is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admission, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, or disability. State Tech’s complete policy and information regarding inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found in the College Catalog.

Complaint Policy

State Tech’s student complaint and grievance policy can be found here.

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