These are some of the Institutional Policies of Five Towns College for all students, employees and the College community.
Please be advised that the College reserves the right to change the content here from time to time. Kindly check back on occasion for the most recent version or updates to any of the documents included herein.
• Compliance Certification Education/Training for Faculty/Staff
• Mandatory Coronavirus/Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
• FTC Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan Under the NYS HERO Act
• Code of Conduct for Students and Employees
• Social Media Policy
• Student Complaint Policy
• Five Towns College Student Complaint Form
• Five Towns College Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy Pursuant to Section 201-g of the Labor Law and Complaint Form For Reporting Sexual Harassment
• Immunization Requirements-updates
• Multiple Learning Modality
Grievance/Complaint/Incident: Clarification of Terms in Institutional Handbooks
- A grievance is defined as a charge that a student/employee believes he/she has been adversely affected in a direct, personal, and material way by a decision or action of another individual. Such a dispute may involve another student, faculty, or a staff member. There are two ways to resolve a grievance-informally and formally.
- A student complaint relates to an incident, concern, or institutional process at the College that does not necessarily fall under the definition of a grievance as stated above but is a matter of fact that a student would like to present for administrative attention. Should a student have a particular concern related to his/her enrollment at the college, he/she should complete a “Student Complaint Form” in the Dean of Students Office and/or complete the form online and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An incident is an occurrence or event on campus that is the broadest form of some type of happening that may require the assistance or intervention of the Public Safety Office. Violations of the Code of Conduct are examples of actions on campus that are reportable as incidents.
• NYS Education Law Article 129-B, Definitions
• Students’ Bill of Rights (Section 6443)
• Information to File a Report and Seek a Response, Pursuant to Section 6444 of Article 129-B
• Campus Climate Assessments (Section 6445)
• Options for Confidential Disclosure (Section 6446)
• Student Onboarding and Ongoing Education (Section 6447)
• Reporting Aggregate Data to the Department (Section 6449)