The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any of the materials, please visit the indicated websites, or contact the appropriate office directly.
Financial Aid Information
The Financial Aid Website includes information about the following:
- Cost of attending UNTHSC
- Need based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students
- Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
- Criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award
- Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
- Aid distributed to UNTHSC students
- Financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package
- Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans
- The terms and conditions of federal student loans
- Required entrance and exit counseling information
- Schedule for and necessity of loan repayments
- The availability of financial aid for study abroad programs
- Criteria for measuring satisfactory academic progress and how to re-establish eligibility
- How financial aid is handled when students withdraw
- The code of conduct for financial aid professionals and advisory disclosure
- Whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid
Information about UNTHSC’s Academic Programs
Information concerning UNTHSC’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available on UNTHSC’s Catalog website. This includes information about instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities that relate to the academic programs, as well as faculty and other instructional personnel. The university catalog provides information related to institutional/program accreditations and approvals. The university catalog includes academic terms and their definitions, the list of degrees offered at UNTHSC, and the group of classes known as the University Core Curriculum requirements of the core curriculum. Courses deemed necessary by your school or college can also be found here. Important information about grades, transfer credits, transcripts and graduation is also provided.
Services for Students with Disabilities
The Assistant Director of Disability Accommodation provides disability-related information and referrals; documents disability and conducts needs assessments; facilitates reasonable accommodations; and provides disability-related technical assistance, auxiliary aids/services, and advocacy and training. Visit the Disability Accommodation homepage for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.
Information about UNTHSC’s Facilities, Services, and Campus Policies
UNTHSC Student Code of Conduct and Discipline
UNTHSC provides all students with a campus environment that is conducive to academic endeavors and social and individual growth. To that end, UNTHSC has adopted policies to govern student behavior that are educational in nature and designed to help students understand expectations and accept responsibility for their own actions. The policies governing student behavior have been formulated into the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline.
Alcohol and other Drug Information, Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) such as UNTHSC to certify that it has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by students and employees both on campus premises and as a part of any campus activity. At a minimum, each IHE must annually distribute the following to all students and employees:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees;
- A description of the legal sanctions under university, local, state, and federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
- A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
- A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students;
- A clear statement that the IHE will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees consistent with local, state, and federal law.
The law further requires that the institution conduct a biennial review of its program with the following objectives:
- Determining the program’s effectiveness and implementing changes to the alcohol and other drug programs if they are needed;
- To ensure that the sanctions imposed for violations are developed and enforced consistently;
- Determine the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities occurring on the campus or as a part of their activities that are reported to campus officials; and
- Determine the number and type of sanctions that are imposted on students and employees asa result of the drug and alcohol-related violations that are fatalities on campus or as a part of any activity.
The Jeanne Clery Report provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug and alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources. Read the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act report.
Copyright and Illegal Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
UNTHSC takes copyright law very seriously and as such has developed policies prohibiting unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyrighted materials, including copyrighted music. Sanctions for violations of these policies include:
- loss of computing privileges
- dismissal from the University
- criminal or civil action
UNTHSC also employs a number of technical and procedural measures to prevent illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted materials. A summary of these measures, including references to applicable policies, can be found on the Academic and Institutional Resources and Technology website. Legal alternatives to copyright infringing downloading can be found on the AIRT website.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Campus Crime Statistics, Safety Programs, and Services
Information regarding public safety at UNTHSC is provided in the Annual Security Report. The Security Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNTHSC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The Security Report also includes information about:
- police and public safety resources
- reporting crimes
- coordination between law enforcement agencies
- fire and medical emergencies
- crime prevention
- victim support services
- the law and UNTHSC policies
- campus facilities
- residence hall security
- timely warning policy statement
- the UNTHSC Policy on Sexual Harassment
- the UNTHSC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Get additional information regarding emergency response and evacuation procedures. Pursuant to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, information regarding registered sex offenders is available by visiting the Texas Department of Public Safety website. To obtain a paper copy of the Annual Security Report contact the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 817-735-2505.
Missing Student Notification Procedures
Learn about the notification procedures to be followed when a student has been reported missing more than 24 hours that are available online.
Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to:
- review their records
- to request amendments to their records
- to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
- and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education
Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct
If any member of the UNTHSC community is a victim of a sexual assault, there are many services available to assist, but first, the individual’s safety is of the utmost importance. If you or a member of the community is a victim of sexual assault, please contact any of the following offices:
- UNTHSC Police: 817-735-2600
- Office of Student Affairs: 817-735-2505
- Dr. Trisha Van Duser, Title IX Coordinator: 817-735-2508, Trisha.VanDuser@unthsc.edu, SSC221
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This page was last modified on November 19, 2016