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Policy and Process Statements for Students

 

Accessibility & Disability Support Services

GRCC's Disability Support Services provides academic support to qualified students with documented disabilities. Any student requesting an academic accommodation must schedule a meeting with Disability Support Services and provide documentation of disability and to complete the appropriate paperwork.

More information can be found on GRCC's Disability Support Services web page.

Accreditation

Grand Rapids Community College has been accredited continuously since 1917 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

More information can be found on GRCC's Accreditation web page.

Copyright

U.S. law governs the use of copyrighted material; Grand Rapids Community College fully supports these laws.

More information can be found on GRCC's Copyright web page.

Identity Verification & Security

Test and exam proctoring is available and offered to students based on the instructor or course requirements for in person assessments. More information can be found on GRCC's Academic Testing Services web page.

Each student has a unique user authentication that includes a username and password that enables access to the Online Student Center (Peoplesoft), Blackboard, and other campus services.

Online  resources at GRCC are also under GRCC's Acceptable Use Agreement.

Student Complaint Process for Out of State Enrollments

GRCC works in cooperation with related departments and statewide through the MCCVLC (Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative) to comply with governmenal regulations to provide online learning courses to students outside of Michigan.

Grand Rapids Community College students should follow the GRCC Complaint Process and the GRCC Student Academic Grievance Procedure for final grades, and in compliance with the following Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 the following information is also available for out of student students:

"§ 668.43 (b) Institutional Information - Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (b) The institution must make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint."

The following list provides contact information, by state, for students:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming