Surry Community College participates in Federal financial assistance programs (Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, amended). Since the College receives Title IV funds, the College must provide current and prospective students information about financial aid, academic and campus information, facilities, student athletes, and gainful employment programs, as well as information to promote campus security, fire safety, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
The information that must be disclosed is consistent with Student Right-to-Know Act and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542) which was signed into federal law in 1990, and with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, which was also enacted in 1990.
Surry Community College (SCC) is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Region X (North Carolina/South Carolina/Virginia). SCC participates in three (3) female athletic programs (golf, softball, volleyball) and two (2) male athletic programs (baseball, golf). Each program competes at the NJCAA Division II level with the exception of women’s golf which is classified as a non-divisional sport by the NJCAA. SCC offers minimal athletic scholarships in accordance with NJCAA and Region X bylaws.
The athletic department focuses on the overall development of all student-athletes within the college environment. Student-athletes are provided an atmosphere that allows them to gain life skills needed to succeed in academic, social, and employment settings. SCC strives to assist student-athletes in their quest to excel in academic achievement, personal development, and athletic competition.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) of 1994 requires SCC to make prospective students aware of its commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its male and female students. By October 15th of each year, SCC must make available information about the previous year, and report the information to the federal government. The annual report is called The Report of Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data, which is referred to as the EADA report.
Since SCC offers athletically-related student aid, the College must produce an additional annual report on the retention and completion (graduation) rates for student athletes.
Both of these reports are available to students, prospective students, parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors. For a hard copy of the reports, please contact Mark Tucker, SCC Athletic Director at (336) 386-3217 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCC Campus Police is a certified sworn Law Enforcement agency, and as such, employs a professional police staff to enhance the safety for students and staff while on campus.
Police officers patrol the campus on a regular basis, and in addition to police responsibilities, they are in charge of campus safety and the well-being of the students and employees. SCC police officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, just as any municipal police or sheriff's department. These officers have jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or controlled by Surry Community College.
The officers are authorized to enforce federal, state and local laws as well as certain campus policies. The SCC Police Department cooperates with federal, state, and local police agencies in law enforcement matters, and prepares the federal reports required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (otherwise known as the “Clery Act”) which was enacted in 1990.
This law requires institutions of higher education participating in federal financial assistance programs (Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, amended) to disclose campus safety information, including the procedures for handling incidents of sexual misconduct and emergency response situations.
By October 1st of each year, the SCC Campus Police Department must create and distribute an Annual Security Report (ASR) to disclose SCC’s crime statistics and summaries of SCC’s security policies to all students and employees. The SCC Campus Police Department must also maintain and publish a daily crime log for the SCC campus community.
By Section 111 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (Public Law 108-447), any institution of higher education that receives any Federal funding for a fiscal year must hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for students served by the institution.
Section 111 requires the Constitution Day (sometimes called Constitution and Citizenship Day) be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia, PA. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.
Surry Community College adheres to this requirement by holding academic events surrounding the importance of the signing of the Constitution. For more information regarding the United States Constitution, please see the following links.
The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (Public Law 101-226) was signed into federal law in 1989, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690). These law requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. These law also requires higher education institutions to establish and implement a drug and alcohol prevention program.
- SCC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
- Health Risks of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Other Resources
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (Public Law 106-386) amended Section 170101 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 in October 28, 2000. This law calls for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders that are enrolled, employed, or volunteer at institutions of higher education.
Therefore, the law requires registered sex offenders, who are registered under state law, to provide notice of any enrollment, employment, or volunteerism at each institution of higher education in the state at which the sex offender is enrolled, employed, or volunteers, or any changes in enrollment, employment, or volunteerism.
By visiting the following websites, members of the Surry Community College community can find information about registered sexual offenders enrolled at Surry Community College, and community members can also search for registered sex offender around their area of residence.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or “FERPA” (Public Law 93-380) was signed into federal law in 1974. This law protects the privacy of student records and gives students the right to review their education records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records, and provide consent for the disclosure of their records.
- SCC FERPA Policy
- U.S. Department of Education FERPA
- Other Resources
For more information about students records, please contact Student Services located on the first floor in the A Building, or at (336) 386-8121.
Of the 452 first-time, full-time students who entered Surry Community College in the fall of 2012, 30% have graduated with a degree, diploma, or certificate as of August 31, 2015. As additional 18% have transferred to another institution as of August 31, 2015. Twelve percent of the 452 first-time, full-time students were still enrolled as of August 31, 2015.
Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, schools receiving federal financial aid (Title IV funds) are required to disseminate information on how students can register to vote. Since the state of North Carolina require registration prior to Election Day and does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then Surry Community College must make a good faith effort to distribute registrations forms to students.
The following links will take you to the general information about how to register to vote in North Carolina and the North Carolina voter registration form.
Note: Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification (photo ID) when they present to vote in person. This change is a result of the Voter Information Verification Act (State Law 2013-381). For more information on the types of photo IDs accepted, visit Vote NC.
Furthermore, in order to be eligible to vote in a North Carolina election, the registration form must be postmarked at least 25 days before the election, or hand delivered, or faxed to local board of elections office no later than 5:00 P.M. on the 25th day before the election. If faxed, the original must be received no later than 20 days before the election.