Important Notice For Students:
The federal government requires institutions of higher education to disclose certain information to all prospective and enrolled students. This letter provides you with notice of the availability of that information. This letter will list and briefly describe the disclosures and inform you how to obtain that information. Additional items of importance also follow below.
1. General Disclosures. Information concerning:
Financial assistance available to students enrolled at Ozark. This information (including information on the methods by which such assistance is distributed among student recipients, any means—including forms—by which application for student financial assistance is made and requirements for accurately preparing such application, and the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance) may be found at OCC.edu/FinancialAid. Students or prospective students seeking information about financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office in the Casteel Administration Building, FinAid@OCC.edu.
The institution. This includes information on the cost of attending Ozark; refund policies; requirements for officially withdrawing from Ozark; a summary of the requirements for the return of federal grant or loan assistance; Ozark's academic programs (degree programs, facilities, faculty, etc.); names of accrediting, approval, or licensing entities (listed at OCC.edu/Accreditation, these documents may be reviewed at the Seth Wilson Library); description of facilities and services available to students with disabilities; the standards that the student must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory progress. This information may be found in the Ozark Christian College Catalog available at this website: OCC.edu/Catalog. Cost of attending information may also be found at OCC.edu/FinancialAid. The semesterly Directory of Classes is an excellent source of current information on course offerings, tuition and fees, withdrawal, payment, refunds, etc.—available from the Academics Office, Casteel Administration Building, 417.626.1234 ext. 2121.
Transfer of Credit Policies. Students must have an official transcript sent to OCC from all previous colleges. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the institution or hand carried in a sealed envelope with the registrar's signature across the seal. Transfer credits must be grades of "C" (2.00) or above. OCC transfers individual courses for all certificate and degrees except for the Bachelor of Bible & Ministry and the Bachelor of Bible and Intercultural Studies. OCC transfers acceptable bachelor's degrees for the Bachelor of Bible and Ministry and the Bachelor of Bible and Intercultural Studies. Individual courses are not listed on the OCC transcript. All acceptable transfers are listed on the OCC transcript whether they count toward the student's chosen certificate or degree or not. These are determined by the registrar's office and students may not decide which courses appear or do not appear on their OCC transcript. All individual courses listed on the OCC transcript become part of the student's cumulative GPA. World Geography—if transferred from a secular institution the student must audit OCC's World Geography to obtain Bible lands content.
The institution's completion or graduation rate, and the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduates entering Ozark. This information may be found at College Navigator for Ozark Christian College.
The terms and conditions of federal student loans may be found in the publication Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid (published by The U.S. Department of Education) at studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html. Students can also learn what is required to maintain their financial aid eligibility by becoming familiar with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies.
A copy of Ozark Christian College's annual security and fire safety report. Ozark Christian College's annual security and fire safety report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Ozark Christian College; and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. This report can be found at OCC.edu/Security.
Disciplinary Proceedings Disclosures. OCC will disclose results of campus disciplinary proceedings to victims of crime of violence or non‐forcible sex offenses, upon written request. It is OCC's policy upon written request, to disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, or to the alleged victim's next of kin (if the victim dies as a result of the crime or offense), the final results of any institutional disciplinary proceeding dealing with that crime or offense. Currently, such disclosures are optional under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies related to alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault can be found at OCC.edu/Handbook. Details regarding emergency response and evacuation plan, fire safety report, timely emergency notifications and other matters can be accessed at OCC.edu/Emergency_Guide. The policy for emergency alerts can be viewed by accessing OCC.edu/OCCAlerts or obtained upon request in the Student Development Office, Casteel Administration Building, 417.626.1234 ext. 2044.
2. A copy of the report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data.
Copies of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) forms are on file in the Athletics office. Also on file as per NCCAA regulations is the athletic graduation rate of athletes. You may obtain a copy of this EADA report at ope.ed.gov/athletics or by contacting the Athletic Department, Multi-Purpose Building, 417.626.1234 ext. 2301
3. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include the right to: (a) inspect and review your education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access; (b) request an amendment of your education records that you believe are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of your privacy rights under FERPA; (c) provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and (d) file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Ozark's written policy in relation to FERPA may be found in the College Catalog at OCC.edu/Catalog. You may obtain a copy of the Directory of Classes by contacting the Academic Dean's Office (Casteel Administration Building, 41.7.626.1234 ext. 2121. You may obtain a copy of the Student Handbook by contacting the Student Development Office, Casteel Administration Building, 417.626.1234 ext. 2044 or at OCC.edu/Handbook.
4. Ozark’s Alcohol and Drug Policy.
A copy of this policy is available at OCC.edu/Security. Additional information regarding the loss of financial aid for drug violations may be found at OCC.edu/FinAidFAQ.
5. Peer-to Peer File Sharing.
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. The penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws may be found at copyright.gov/title17/92appf.pdf. Ozark's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that may be taken against students who engage in unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using Ozark's information technology system, may be found at OCC.edu/Handbook.
6. Student Characteristics.
Student body diversity at Ozark, including information on the percentage of enrolled full-time students who are male, female, receive a Federal Pell Grant, and are a self-identified member of a major racial or ethnic group may be found at College Navigator for Ozark Christian College by clicking on "Financial Aid" for Pell Grant information, and "Enrollment" gender and ethnicity of student body.
Information on the placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of Ozark's degree or certificate programs, as well as the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of Ozark's four-year degree programs enrolled, may be found at OCC.edu/PostGraduateSurvey.
Institutional policies regarding vaccinations comply with Missouri State health laws and may be found at OCC.edu/Immunization_Policy.
9. Anti-Harassment Policy.
Ozark Christian College seeks to maintain a learning and work environment in which students, faculty and staff are free from harassment. Information on this policy may be found in the Student Handbook or at the Student Development Office in the Casteel Administration Building, call 417.626.1234 ext. 2044, or at OCC.edu/Handbook. An online student concern form is available at: OCC.edu/StudentConcerns.
10. Ozark’s Code of Conduct.
As all students are bound by the provisions of the Code of Conduct, you should familiarize yourself with this document, which may be found at OCC.edu/Handbook.