Consumer Information

College Navigator Websitehttp://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Graduation and Retention Rates – http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=oklahoma+christian+university&s=all&id=207324#retgrad

Academic Programs – http://www.oc.edu/academics/majors-and-programs.html

Transfer of Credit Policieshttp://www.oc.edu/services/registrar/transfer-of-credit.html

Accreditation http://www.oc.edu/academics/accreditation.html / http://www.oc.edu/admissions/fast-facts/accreditation.html 

Teacher Preparation Programhttp://www.ok.gov/octp/

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilitieshttp://www.oc.edu/services/disability/handbook/available-services.html

Student Body Diversityhttp://www.oc.edu/admissions/fast-facts/student-body-demographics.html

Price of Attendancehttp://www.oc.edu/services/financial/costs/

Financial Aid Informationhttp://www.oc.edu/services/financial/financial-aid/

Net Price Calculator – http://wwwv5.oc.edu/services/financial/FAestimator6.aspx

Refund Policy Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Financial Aidhttp://www.oc.edu/services/financial/university-financial-policies.html 

Textbook Informationhttp://www.okchristianstore.com/GeneralBooks.aspx

Placement in Employmenthttp://www.oc.edu/services/career-services/for-students/career-tips-resources/employment-stats/

Job Placement Rateshttp://www.oc.edu/admissions/fast-facts/other-distinctives.html 

http://www.oc.edu/academics/accomplishments.html

Types of Graduate and Professional Education Programs OC Graduates Enrollhttp://www.oc.edu/admissions/fast-facts/graduate-law-and-medical-schools.html

Vaccinations Policy http://www.oc.edu/student-life/immunizations.html

Security Report, Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures, Timely Warning Reports, Crime Log, etc. – http://www.oc.edu/campus-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report.html 

Missing Person Notification Policyhttp://www.oc.edu/services/campus-police/missing-person-policy.html

Fire Safety Report and Fire Log http://www.oc.edu/services/campus-police/annual-report/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report.html 

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information (FERPA) – http://www.oc.edu/services/handbook

Excerpt from Student Handbook:

FERPA – Privacy Rights of Parents and Students: Public Law 93-380

OC complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records. The law applies to all schools which receive funds under any program of the U.S. Department of Education. Students can request a complete copy of FERPA regulations from the Office of Student Life. FERPA affords students (former and current students) certain rights with respect to their “educational records.”

  • Inspect Records

Students have the right to inspect and review all school maintained educational records within 45 days of the University’s receiving such request. All student records are kept in the Office of the Registrar, except financial records (kept in the Business Office) and student conduct records (kept in the Office of Student Life). The student should submit to the Registrar, Dean of Students, Controller, or other appropriate university official a written request that identifies the requested record(s). If the university official who received the request does not maintain the record(s), that official shall advise the student of the correct office. The university official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The University is not required to provide copies of materials in educational records unless it is impractical or impossible for the student to inspect the record(s). The University shall charge a fee for copies which shall be $0.10 per copy.  

  • Corrections

Students have the right to request that the University correct records believed to be inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the university official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record he or she wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record, the student is notified and advised of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. After the hearing, if the University still decides not to amend the record, the student has the right to place a statement with the record commenting on the contested information in the record.

  • Releasing Information

The University must have written permission from a student before releasing any information from the student's record.  However, FERPA allows the University to disclose records, without consent, to the following parties: (NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list.) 

  • University officials with legitimate educational interest
  • Parents of students claimed as IRS dependents, upon proof of such status
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring
  • Certain government officials in order to carry out lawful functions
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
  • Organizations conducting certain studies, or providing services, for the University
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes
  • Accrediting organizations
  • Individuals who have obtained court orders or judge signed subpoenas
  • A parent or legal guardian regarding a student's violation of any law or institutional rule or policy concerning alcohol or drugs if the student is under 21 years old and the institution determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation
  • Persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific state law

OC considers a school official a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff), a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, collection agent or other service provider), a person serving on the Board of Trustees or a student serving on an official committee such as a disciplinary committee or assisting another University official in performing his or her tasks.

Directory information is normally released without student consent. If a student does not wish such information to be made public, he or she can fill out a request form available in the Office of Student Life during the first two weeks of classes.  Directory information is defined as: "information that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed," including, but not limited to, "the student's name; address; telephone listing; electronic mail address; photograph; date and place of birth; major field of study; grade level; enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time); dates of attendance; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; degrees, honors and awards received; and the most recent educational agency or institution attended."  

  • Filing a Complaint

Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by OC to comply with the requirements of FERPA.   

The FERPA office:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

202-260-3887 (voice) / 1-800-877-8339. (TDD Federal Information Relay Service)

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions – http://www.oc.edu/services/it/acceptableusepolicy.html  

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

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 website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programhttp://www.oc.edu/services/handbook

Excerpt from Student Handbook:

Substance Abuse

To protect the safety and well-being of our students, the University takes a very strong stand against the possession, use or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs. Due to the addictive nature of these substances and the often-tragic consequences of their use, OC has adopted a no tolerance policy towards alcohol, marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. The possession, use or distribution (both on campus and off campus) of these substances or related paraphernalia is punishable by suspension. OC will cooperate with local, state or federal law officers in investigations of the illegal possession, use or distribution of these substances.  

  • If a Resident Director, Director of Residence Life, or Dean of Students reasonably believes that that a student has been using alcohol he or she can request the student to take an alcohol breath test.  
  • If it is determined that it is reasonably likely that a student has used illegal drugs, the student is required to participate in drug testing off campus.  
  • Students are responsible for paying for drug tests if the test results are positive.  
  • Tampered specimens are automatically considered a positive test with the student also held accountable for attempting to deceive the University.  Refusal to submit to testing for alcohol or drug use is grounds for suspension.  
  • A student who is honest about alcohol or drug possession, use or distribution may potentially be eligible to remain at OC if the Dean of Students determines the student is performing satisfactorily socially and academically and is not likely to repeat a drug or alcohol infraction.  
  • In lieu of suspension, the following is required: a 10-week disciplinary probation, an alcohol/drug screening assessment to be completed within 5 days of the determination that a violation has occurred and a 6 session counseling program.  
  • The student assumes all costs for the alcohol education and substance abuse screening.  
  • This option of being able to remain at the University is granted only once during a student’s career. A second alcohol or drug offense will result in suspension.
  • A student with an alcohol or drug violation may be subject to random alcohol or drug tests during the probationary period with testing costs assumed by the student. 
  • Failure to meet these or any other requirements set by appropriate university officials are grounds for suspension. 

NOTE: Counseling services are available at the Wellness Center for substance abuse and addiction. A student may voluntarily seek assistance from the Wellness Center without being referred for disciplinary action. Our first concern is for the well-being of students and getting help if desired.

  • Tobacco

Tobacco is a proven addictive health hazard. It is also the cause of many custodial problems in facilities. The use or possession of tobacco in any form is prohibited on campus. 

  • E-Cigarettes and Other Vapor Smoking Devices

These devices have the look and feel of real cigarettes and even emit smoke. They do not promote a healthy lifestyle, therefore their use or possession is prohibited on campus.

Oklahoma Christian University Biannual Substance Abuse Report

To protect the safety and well being of our students, the University takes a very strong stand against the possession, use or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs. Due to the addictive nature of these substances and the often-tragic consequences of their use, OC has adopted a no tolerance policy towards alcohol and illegal drugs. The possession, use or distribution (both on campus and off campus) of these substances or related paraphernalia is punishable by suspension. OC will cooperate with local, state or federal law officers in investigations of the illegal possession, use or distribution of these substances. 

A student who is honest about alcohol or drug possession, use or distribution may potentially be eligible to remain at OC if the Dean of Students determines the student is performing satisfactorily socially and academically and is not likely to repeat a drug or alcohol infraction.

In lieu of suspension, the following is required: a 10-week disciplinary probation and a 6-session counseling program.

Violations Suspensions 10 weeks probation 6 counseling sessions
2012-13
  Alcohol: 28 1 27 27
  Drug: 4 4 4
2013-14
  Alcohol: 43 4 40 33
  Drug: 5 1 4 4

Completion/Graduation and Transfer Out Rates for Students Receiving Athletic Scholarshipshttp://ope.ed.gov/athletics/

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Datahttp://ope.ed.gov/athletics/

Athletic Graduation Rates (Freshman Cohort) All Students Student-Athletes*
2007-08 Graduation Average 48% 48%
Four-Class Average 48% 53%
Student-Athlete Academic Success Rate 73%
(*Only student-athletes receiving athletics aid are included)

Graduation Rates Data

a. All Students

Men

2007-08

4-Class

N

%      

N

%

264

48

527

47

Women

2007-08

4-Class

N

%

N

%

283

47

547

50

TOTAL

2007-08

4-Class

N

%

N

%

547

48

1071

48

b. Student Athletes

Men

2007-08

     4-Class

 ASR

N

%

     N

%

 N

  %

15

60

     26

62       

28

  64

Women

2007-08

    4-Class

ASR

N

%

    N

%

N

  %

10

30

    34

47

28

  82

TOTAL

2007-08

    4-Class

ASR

N

%

    N

%

N

  %

25

48

    60

53

56

  73

INFORMATION ABOUT THE NCAA GRADUATION RATES REPORT

Introduction

This information sheet and the NCAA Graduation Rates Report have been prepared by the NCAA, based on data provided by the institution in compliance with NCAA Bylaw 18.4.2.2.1 (admissions and graduation-rate disclosure) and the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act. The NCAA will distribute this sheet and the report to prospective student-athletes and parents.

The Graduation Rates Report provides information about two groups of students at the college or university identified at the top of the form: (1) all undergraduate students who were enrolled in a full-time program of studies for a degree and (2) student-athletes who received athletics aid from the college or university for any period of time during their entering year. [Note: Athletics aid is a grant, scholarship, tuition waiver or other assistance from a college or university that is awarded on the basis of a student's athletics ability.]

The report gives graduation information about students and student-athletes entering in 2007. This is the most recent graduating class for which the required six years of information is available. 

A graduation rate (percent) is based on a comparison of the number (N) of students who entered a college or university and the number of those who graduated within six years. For example, if 100 students entered and 60 graduated within six years, the graduation rate is 60 percent. It is important to note that graduation rates are affected by a number of factors: some students may work part-time and need more than six years to graduate, some may leave school for a year or two to work or travel, some may transfer to another college or university or some may be dismissed for academic deficiencies.

Graduation Rates Report

Academic Success Rate Data. The box at the top of the Graduation Rates Report provides freshman-cohort graduation rates for all students and for student-athletes who received athletics aid at this college or university. Additionally, this box provides Academic Success Rate (ASR) data for the population of student-athletes

a. All Students. This section provides the freshman-cohort graduation rates for all full-time, degree-seeking students. It shows the rate for men who entered as freshmen in 2007-08, and the four- class average, which includes those who entered as freshmen 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08. The same rates are provided for women. The total for 2007-08 is the rate for men and women combined and the four-class average is for all students who entered in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08

b. Student-Athletes. This section provides the freshman-cohort graduation rates and also the ASR for student- athletes in each race and ethnic group who received athletics aid. Information is provided for men and women separately and for all student-athletes.

Academic Success Rate

For Division II institutions, the NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) adds transfer students, and second-term enrollees who received athletics aid in addition to those freshmen who did not receive athletics aid to the equation. Students from the entering cohort who are considered allowable exclusions (i.e., those who either die or become permanently disabled, those who leave the school to join the armed forces, foreign services or attend a church mission), as well as those who left the institution prior to graduation, had athletics eligibility remaining and would have been academically eligible to compete had they returned to that institution, are removed from the equation.

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