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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action United Tribes Technical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, or membership or nonmembership, except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the Civil Rights ACT of 1964, as amended. Further, UTTC does not discriminate in its admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap, or marital and parental status. The following person has been designated to coordinate inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Tom Disserhorst, UTTC President’s Office, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504, 701-255-3285 ext. 1218.

Safety and Security

The Student Right to Know & Campus Security Act of 1990 applies to every institution of higher education that receives federal financial aid. Title II of the ACT is called the “Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.”

Pursuant to Title II of Public Law 101-542, as amended, United Tribes Technical College will provide upon request: 1) a statement of campus policies indicating how to report criminal actions and other emergencies on campus; 2) a statement detailing how the institution responds to such reports; 3) a statement that describes the security of and access to campus buildings, including residences; 4) a statement of policies governing campus law enforcement.

UTTC, in compliance with state and federal regulations, will not tolerate sexual harassment of its students by anyone: supervisors, faculty, employees, visitors, or other students. For definition, policy and procedures, see UTTC student handbook. A safe house and intervention counseling are available for rape and domestic violence victims. Policies related to campus security and statistics concerning specific types of crimes are available at the campus security office.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA)

Under the terms of FERPA, United Tribes Technical College has established the following as directory information and may be released to those requesting it unless the student specifically requests otherwise on the form provided or by submitting written notification to the office of the registrar:

  1. Student Name
  2. Local Address/Phone
  3. Permanent Address/Phone
  4. E-mail Address
  5. Campus Cruiser Login
  6. Date and Place of Birth
  7. Hometown
  8. Degrees and Awards Received and Dates
  9. Dates of Attendance (Current and Past)
  10. Full or Part-time Enrollment Status
  11. Participation in Officially Recognized Activities
  12. Participation in Officially Recognized Sports
  13. Weight/Height of Member of Athletic Teams
  14. Most Recently Attended Education Institute
  15. Major Field of Study
  16. Academic Level
  17. Residency Status
  18. Photographs

With the exception of security reports, all other information may not be released without written consent of the student. Grades, social security numbers, ethnic background and student schedules may not be released to anyone other than the student — and never over the phone.

Please note: students are given the opportunity to restrict directory information each year. If the student restricts the release of directory information, a notation of “n” is placed on the directory information screen in colleague (sis) and no information can be released on that student without further written permission of the student. Appropriate faculty/staff response: “There is no information available on that person.”

For more information, see the following:

  • Bulletin (schedule of classes)
  • Student handbook

Any questions concerning FERPA may be referred to the Office of the Registrar.

Compliance with Distance Education Regulations

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is committed to providing a quality distance learning experience. In order to ensure that quality, UTTC makes every effort to ensure it complies with state, federal, and accreditation regulations.

One of the regulations relates specifically to online learners who take courses from UTTC and live in a state other than North Dakota. Specifically, according to Chapter 34 Chapter 34, § 600.9(c) of the Code of Federal Regulations:

“If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request.”

What is UTTC doing to comply with these regulations?
UTTC is in the process of identifying the states where we have distance education students, and determining the processes for achieving authorization in those states. As authorization is achieved, the College will update its list of states where we have been authorized.

States where UTTC is authorized to provide distance education
The following is a list of states that have authorized UTTC to provide distance education for online learners who live in those states. There is also a link to that particular state’s agency which responds to student complaints regarding UTTC’s academic programs, if necessary.

State Student Complaints Information
Higher Learning Commission Accrediting Agency
Montana Montana University System
South Dakota Office of Attorney General