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Inver Hills Counseling and Advising Communication
Important Consumer Information for Inver Hills Students
Dear Student,
As a student at Inver Hills Community College, you have rights and responsibilities. This communication is designed to ensure that you are aware of several important policies and pieces of information that you need to know as a student. Please read this email carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You may also refer to our Student Consumer Information page for additional resources, including updates on our response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Annual Security Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, you can find the latest copy of our campus security report online here. You can also find information on additional campus safety resources on our website.
  • Inver Hills is a drug and alcohol free campus. To learn more about what that means and the risks of drug use and abuse, please review our program information found here and is included below in this email. If you would like to connect with someone regarding substance use or abuse, please contact our Counseling department at 651-450-3508 for assistance with finding community and medical resources.
  • Your student records are protected by the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To learn more about who has rights to see your educational records and what information is considered public, please review our policy here. Our Student Data Practices Policy (Policy 2.7) also provides information.
  • Inver Hills is committed to providing access and accommodations for individuals with disabilities as explained in Minnesota State Policy 1B.4. For assistance with accessibility needs on-campus, please contact Randi Goettl in the Office of Accessibility Resources at 651-450-3884.
  • As student, you have the right to seek remedy for disputes or disagreements. Please see Policy 3.8 for information on the Student Complaint Process. For information on grade appeal, refer to Policy 3.85.
  • Inver Hills is a two-year college committed to providing open access to enrollment. As outlined in Minnesota State system policy 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education, no person shall be discriminated against  in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.
Harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or familial status is prohibited. Harassment may occur in a variety of relationships, including faculty and student, supervisor and employee, student and student, staff and student, employee and employee, and other relationships with persons having business at, or visiting the educational or working environment. If you are concerned about any acts of discrimination or harassment by employees, please contact Laina Carlson at 651-450-3305. For concerns related to acts of discrimination or harassment by students, please contact Kari Rusch-Curl at 651-450-3887.
  • The Student Code of Conduct applies to all students of Inver Hills Community College. Please note that all students are expected to act in ways that are consistent with this policy and lack of familiarity with the Code of Conduct is not a basis for appealing a Code of Conduct violation.
If you would like a paper copy of any of the policies referenced in this email, please contact us, and one will be provided to you at no charge.
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Dr. Wendy Robinson
Vice President, Student Affairs
Inver Hills Community College

Inver Hills Community College Drug and Alcohol-Free Campus
Policy and Statement
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Policies
Chapter 5 – Administration 5.18 Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances on Campus

Part 1. Policy Statement. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that any college or university using alcohol and/or controlled substances will do so only in accordance with this policy.

Part 2. Use or Possession of Alcohol and Controlled Substances at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and System Office.
Subpart A. Compliance with Federal Law. In order to comply with Federal law, including, but not limited to, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (34 CFR Part 86), the DrugFree Workplace Act (34 CFR Part 85) and the Campus Security Act, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the system office will adopt and implement a policy which is designed to prevent abuse of alcohol and the use of controlled substances.
Subpart B. Compliance with State Law. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities prohibit unlawful use, possession, production, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol and other drugs and controlled substances.
Subpart C. Policy. Except as provided in this policy, the possession, use, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages and 3.2% malt liquor at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and institution-sponsored events on or off campus is prohibited.
Subpart D. Exception for Instructional Purposes. Use of alcohol in laboratory and classroom instruction/experiments is not prohibited.

Part 3. Responsibilities. The chancellor for the system office and the president for the college or university are delegated authority to approve use of alcohol at specific special events on campus or college or university sponsored events off campus. Approval shall be consistent with the system office or campus drug and alcohol policy and with system procedures. The procedures shall address the following: compliance with local ordinances and state law relating to sale, possession or consumption of alcohol; providing adequate dram shop/public liability insurance; and any other matters deemed necessary by the chancellor.

Part 4. Accountability/Reporting. Records regarding approval of the use of alcohol at specific events shall be maintained by the college or university in accordance with approved records retention schedules.

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