The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions to disclose certain information to prospective students, current students, and employees. The purpose of this page is to provide in an easy-to-access manner the information required to be disclosed by the HEA. These federal regulations require that institutions that receive Title IV Funding provide specific consumer information about the school.
Belmont College is committed to protecting the security of the information that we collect. The College uses a variety of encryption technologies and security procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and/or disclosure. Additionally your email address will not be sold or used for purposes outside the College operation.
- Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities – Belmont College offers a number of services to individuals requiring special assistance. Students with a documented physical, mental, or learning disability who wish to request reasonable accommodations are instructed to see the Access Advisor in the Student Services Department. Contact Nick Wittenbrook at 740.699.3870.
- Voter Registration – Belmont College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid Programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms for Ohio are available at the web site of the Ohio Secretary of State. In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in Ohio is available at the web site.
- Constitution Day – The Belmont College library promotes discussion and education commemorating Constitution Day, September 17.
- Drug Free Campus and Workplace Policy
- Student Health Services – As Belmont College is not a residential campus, there is no policy related providing student health services.
- Vaccination Policy – As Belmont College is not a residential campus, there is no policy related to vaccinations of students except in the case where a student is enrolled in certain Health care programs.
- Complaints – If you feel you have a legitimate complaint, please contact the appropriate office for assistance. However, if you do not feel that your issue has been resolved, you can contact The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). They are responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the ODHE has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, the Chancellor’s staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions.
Federal Copyright Infringement Law/Copyright Compliance
- Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
- Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
- Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
- For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq. For institutional policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials see IT Appropriate Use Policy.
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