Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites. 

 

Academic Programs
& Facilities

Accreditation

Activities IHCC Offers

Annual Security Report

Arrangements

Available Employees Responsible
for Providing Information

Available Financial
Assistance 

Code of Conduct

College Navigator

Completion

Completion from
Student Athletes

Constitution Day

Contact Information for
Filing Complaints

Copyright Infingement

Cost of Attendance

Course Schedule Information

Crime Log

Diversity of Student Body

Drug/Alcohol Abuse Program

Drug Free Workplace

Drug Law Violations

Emergency Response

Entrance Counseling

EU GDPR

Exit Counseling

FERPA

Financing Plan

Fire Log

Foreign Gifts

Gainful Employment

Institutional Research

Lender Assistance

Missing Student Notification  

Net Price Calculator

Notice of Availability of 
Athletic Program Participation

Notice of Availability  on
Completion Rates for Athletes

Notice to Victims of Dating Violence

Notice to Enrolled Students

Official Withdrawal Procedures

Outcome of
Institutional Disciplinary 

Penalties for
Drug Violations

Placement Data

Programs to Prevent
Dating Violence

Refund Policies

Registered Sex Offender's

Retention Rate as
Reported to IPEDS

Return of Title IV Funds Requirements

 

 

Rights of Financial

Services for Disabilities

State Grant Assistance

State Information

Textbook Information

Timely Warning

Third-Party Servicer

Title IV Credit Arrangements

Title IV Eligibility for Study
Abroad

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer-out Rate

Transfer-out Rate for Student Athletes

Vaccination Policies

Vertification Requirements

Voter Registration Forms


Academic Programs, Facilities, and Institutional Personnel 

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251


Information concerning the current educational programs and course descriptions of Indian Hills Community College is available in the IHCC College Catalog. The Staff Directory also includes a listing of current employees. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available through the Campus and Service Center Locations web page.

Accreditation and Licensing of Institution 

Contact: Matt Thompson, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness | Email: Matt.Thompson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5124

Information concerning the Indian Hills institution and specialized accreditations is available on the Indian Hills Community College: Accreditation web page. In addition to the information contained on that page, all academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a scheduled 3-year rotation. This process follows guidelines established by the Iowa Department of Education. The college also continually reviews its educational programs through Assessment Forums where program assessment plans results are discussed. 

Activities IHCC Offers

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

Indian Hills Community College has much to offer outside of the academics for activities. Fine Art Trips, 13 intercollegiate athletics teams for men and women, intramural sports, performing arts, service learning, Phi Teata Kappa, student clubs, student government, study abroad opportunities, TRIO programs, and visual arts.  

 

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report 

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207
Emergency Phone: 911 | Ottumwa Campus Security: (641) 683-5300 | Centerville Police: (641) 437-7100

Information regarding public safety at IHCC is provided in the IHCC Annual Security Report found on the IHCC Campus Security web page. The Security and Fire Safety Report includes crime statistics and policy statements, as required. It also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and IHCC policies; campus facilities; residence hall security; the IHCC Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the IHCC Drug/Alcohol Policy.

A paper copy of the IHCC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available upon request from Student Development, Human Resources (both on the Main Campus in Ottumwa), or the Dean’s Office, Centerville Campus.

Arrangements with Other Institutions

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327


Indian Hills has three shared programs with other institutions.

The programs are: 

Available Employees Responsible for Providing Consumer Information 

Contact: Matt Thompson, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness | Email: Matt.Thompson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5124
Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207
Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

Available Financial Assistance

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

The Tuition & Financial Aid web page includes information about the following: need–based and non–need–based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties.

Code of Conduct

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Iowa Code Section 261F.2 and Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 601.21, require the development, administration, and enforcement of a code of conduct governing education loan activities.  All Indian Hills employees responsible for the awarding or disbursement of Federal Title IV aid abide by the provisions of this Code of Conduct


College Navigator

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to assist students, parents, high school counselors, and other interested parties search and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. The U.S. Department of Education provides the College Navigator website as an easy tool for current and prospective students to gain information about all postsecondary Title IV participating schools. The minimum 26 items listed about each postsecondary school include information regarding: student activities offered by the school, services offered by the school for individuals with disabilities, career and placement services offered to students during and after enrollment, and policies of the school related to transfer of credit from other schools.

 

Completion or Graduation Rates

Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Resarch & Assessment | Email: Stephanie.Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

Completion, graduation data and retention information for IHCC full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate students, are available from the Institutional Research Office. This information of part of annual reporting requirements for IPEDS, through the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This information can be found on our institutional page in COLLEGENavigator and in our IPEDS Feedback Report.

Institutional Graduation Rates

 

Completion or Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), the Indian Hills Community College Athletic Department publishes information regarding men's and women's athletics at IHCC. The Equity in Athletics Data report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches' salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Student Athlete Graduation Rates (2016–2019)

 

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Program

Contact: Jamarco Clark, Director, Student Life | Email: Jamarco.Clark@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5240

The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.  In 2005, Senator Robert Byrd (WV) inserted into an appropriations bill a requirement that all education institutions receiving federal funds offer an instructional program every Constitution Day, September 17.  In compliance with this regulation, Indian Hills hosts an annual Constitution Day program on September 17 or the adjacent work day if September 17 falls on a weekend. 

 

Contact Information for Filing Complaints with Accrediting, Licensing, or any other State Official or Agency

Contact: Matt Thompson, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness | Email: Matt.Thompson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5124

Indian Hills takes complaints by students, employees and community members seriously.  Students, employees and community members may file a complaint directly with the college by using the Grievance/Complaint Processes or directly with specified accrediting bodies.  A list of accrediting bodies and appropriate contact information is found on the Accreditation page of the college website. 

 

Copyright Infringement and Peer–to–Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Cory Lamb, Chief Information Officer | Email: Cory.Lamb@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5141

Information regarding file sharing and copyright policies and resources is available on the Copyright Policy and Law page in the Information Technology section of the IHCC website. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may be subject to civil and criminal liabilities. 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.  

 

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Information concerning the cost of attending IHCC is available from the Office of Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest. 

 

Course Schedule Information

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

Current and prospective students may review all available courses via the Web Advisor online registration tool.  The online version of the course schedule is the most current version and contains any changes and updates. 

 

Crime Log

Contact: Alix McPherson, Coordinator, Student Development | Email: Alix.McPherson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5155

The Indian Hills Crime Log can be requested by contacting the Indian Hills Community College Security Office. 

Diversity of Student Body

Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Research & Assessment | Email: Stephanie.Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

Information about the student body diversity, including term-by-term student counts of full-time, part-time, gender, age, race/ethnicity, home location, country of origin and program, is provided in the Institution Profile located on the Institutional Research website.  

 

Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program 

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics |
Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

The Indian Hills Annual Security and Fire Safety Report found on the Indian Hills Campus Security webpage includes the institution’s drug/alcohol policy.  The report provides information about the risks associated with drug/alcohol use, drug/alcohol laws and penalties and campus drug/alcohol prevention programs and counseling services. 

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) to certify it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use of illegal drugs by its students and employees both on its premises and as part of any of its activities.  In accordance with this regulation, Indian Hills produces the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Biennial Review found on the Safety and Security page of the Indian Hills website.  This review provides a summary of information regarding the preventative measures, activities and programs the college has implemented to remain compliant with the regulations of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.      

Drug Free Workplace Statement

Contact: Zeke Flick, Director, Human Resources | Email: Zeke.Flick@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5282

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and the Drug-Free Workplace Act (41 USC § 8102), Indian Hills has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illegal drugs by students and employees on its premises and as a part of any of the college’s activities.  These programs, activities and preventative measures are outlined in the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Biennial Review found on the Safety and Security page of the Indian Hills website. 

Drug Law Violations: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance.

Applicable Legal Sanctions
Both state and federal laws prohibit distribution of, manufacture of, or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance or a counterfeit controlled substance. State penalties range from five years to life confinement and a fine of $1,000 to $1,000,000, depending upon the type and quantity of drug involved. Conviction may also result in the loss of state and federal benefits, such as grants, school loans, or work assistance, during the time periods required by federal law. Specific drugs, amounts, and penalties are described in Iowa Code § 124.

Maximum federal penalties range from one year confinement to life imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 to $4,000,000, depending upon the type and quantity of drug involved. State and federal legal sanctions are subject to change by the General Assembly and Congress, respectively.
 

Emergency Response and Evacuation Notification

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

Indian Hills makes available to all students, faculty and staff on a quarterly basis directions on how to enroll in the Indian Hills Alert system.  The Indian Hills Community College Alert system allows the College to send timely notifications by e-mail, phone, and text message simultaneously to Indian Hills students, faculty, staff and community members.  In the event of an emergency, IHCC Alert will provide information about the nature of the emergency, what to do and additional details as they become available.

Entrance Counseling-Direct Loans

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Prior to being awarded Federal Aid associated with a Direct Loan, a student must electronically complete Entrance Counseling through the Federal Student Aid website.  Additional direct loan requirements can be found in the Financial Aid Office Policies & Procedures Manual.    

 

European General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective May 25, 2018, is designed to protect the privacy of personal data of citizens of the European Union (EU) or people residing in the EU (called Data Subjects in the GDPR regulation) regardless of the physical location of the EU citizen.  (https://www.eugdpr.org/the-regulation.html).  Any organization inside or outside of the European Union that processes or controls data of citizens of the European Union or of people whom are residing in the European Union is  subject to the GDPR.   https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs.html.

Indian Hills Community College is dedicated to protecting prospective students, students, alumni, and faculty and staff’s personal information.   According to the GDPR, personal data is any data that can identify a person.  The personal identifiers can be direct personal identifiers or indirect personal identifiers such as name, student ID, student photo,  gender, race, personal or student email address, banking information,  or medical information as well as  “online identifiers provided by their devices, applications,, tools and protocols” such as IP addresses and cookies.  http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf

Indian Hills Community College collects, processes, records, stores, and disseminates a person’s personal data for the specific and legitimate purpose of performing college functions, processes, reporting, and compliance of legal obligations.

EU Data Subjects must give consent to data collection. "Consent should be given by a clear affirmative act establishing a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, such as by a written statement, including by electronic means, or an oral statement.” http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf

EU Data Subjects will be asked by Indian Hills Community College to consent to the following statement. Consenting to this statement allows Indian Hills to collect your personal data for legitimate college purposes in regards to your status as a prospective student, student, or alumni, supporter, or stakeholder of the college.

I agree that by submitting an application to Indian Hills I give consent to Indian Hills to store and use personal and academic-related information for all recruitment and academic records-related activities.  I also agree to allow Indian Hills to use multiple forms of communication for the purpose of recruitment and academic-related information during my academic career.  I understand that if I do not agree to this statement I cannot be admitted to Indian Hills. 

Indian Hills only uses your information for academic and regulatory purposes.   Indian Hills does not sell student information to third-parties. 

The GDPR provides “limited exceptions to the consent rule, such as legal requirements or protection of vital interests of the data subject”  https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/the-general-data-protection-regulation-explained.

Indian Hills Community College will not share your personal information with third parties except as required by law, as necessary to protect the college’s interests,  and with vendors contracted by the college who have agreed to keep this information confidential.

Right to be forgotten- Data Erasure

EU Data Subjects have the right to have their personal data erased if the retention of the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or processed, is not necessary for legitimate college purposes, legal obligation, or is past the mandatory data storage retention limits.

In the event of a data breach, Indian Hills will perform the following steps to notify affected constituency groups within 72 hours of the breach.

  1. Provide specific contact details with Indian Hills’s data compliance team
  2. Brief description of the nature of the breach
  3. Likely consequences of the breach
  4. Steps Indian Hills Community College has taken or will take to address the breach
  5. Advice on how those affected by the breach can protect themselves.

For more information on the GDPR go to:

https://www.eugdpr.org/eugdpr.org.html

http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-5419-2016-INIT/en/pdf

 

Exit Counseling-Title IV Loan Programs

Contact: Kim Thornburgh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornburgh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Students who received Title IV Loan funds are required to complete exit counseling when they have fallen below half-time enrollment, withdrawn completely or graduated from Indian Hills.  When a student meets one of the above listed criteria, a letter is sent to the students informing them of the exit counseling requirements and directing them to the Financial Aid page of the college website to complete the exit counseling process.  

 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

Indian Hills complies with all student privacy laws as outlined in the College Catalog & Student Handbook

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. IHCC publishes a FERPA notification that delineates student rights under FERPA. IHCC information on confidentiality of student records is published in the Office of the Registrar: General Information document.

IHCC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students.

 

Financing Plan

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

 

 

Fire Log

Contact: Alix McPherson, Coordinator, Student Development | Email: Alix.McPherson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5155

The Indian Hills Fire Log can be requested by contacting the Indian Hills Community College Security Office. 

 

Foreign Gifts or Contracts 

Contact: Michael Lee, Chief Financial Officier | Email: Michael.Lee@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5295

In accordance with Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills reports contracts with or gifts from the same foreign source that, alone or combined, have a value of $250,000 or more for a calendar year; and/or if the institution is owned or controlled by a foreign source.  Indian Hills does not have any foreign sources, contracts or gifts that value at or above $250,000. 

 

Gainful Employment

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

The United States Department of Education requires public disclosure of certain information about the success of students who enroll in educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized field.  This data includes on-time graduation rates, job placement rates and median loan debt incurred by students completing these Indian Hills programs.  Information on Indian Hills Gainful Employment programs may be found on the Paying for College page of the college website. 

 

Institutional Research
Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Research & Assessment | Email: Stephanie.Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

The information housed on the Institutional Research page is intended for students, families, policy–makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders interested in learning more about Indian Hills characteristics and outcomes.

Categories of information include: IPEDS, VFA, Department of Education and Regents reports, along with institution created reports concerning enrollments, graduation/completion, and demographic information by program, as well as student survey results and CCSSE/SENSE results.

 

Lender Assistance in Preparing or Providing Educational Counseling, Financial Literacy, or Debt Management Materials

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327


 

Missing Student Notification 

Contact: Jamarco Clark, Director, Student Life | Email: Jamarco.Clark@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5240

Indian Hills takes student safety seriously.  In compliance with Section 485(i) of the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills adopted the Missing Student Procedures to establish an institutional timeline, contact persons/organizations, and a process for contacting the missing students designated contact person(s)/parent(s)/guardian(s).  Indian Hills Missing Student Procedures is outlined in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report located on the Safety and Security page of the college website. 

 

Net Price Calculator

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Students may use the Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to find estimates.

 

Notice of Availability of Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates & Financial Support Data

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the IHCC Athletics Office publishes information on men's and women's athletic programs at IHCC. The Equity in Athletics Data (EADA) report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches' salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Institutional Graduation Rates
Student Athlete Graduation Rates (2010–2011)

 

Notice of Availability of Report on Completion or Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the IHCC Athletics Office publishes information on men's and women's athletic programs at IHCC. The Equity in Athletics Data (EADA) report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches' salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Institutional Graduation Rates

 

Notice to Victims of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking of their Rights & Options

Contact: Jamarco Clark, Director, Student Life | Email: Jamarco.Clark@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5240

In accordance with Section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills provides the Student Bill of Rights in the Current Students section of the college website.  The Student Bill of Rights addresses the rights and options of Indian Hills students who are victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. 

 

Notice to Enrolled Students of the Availability of Consumer Information

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

In accordance with Section 485(a) of the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills notifies all current students of the availability of consumer information. The email Your Right to Know contains a link to the Consumer Information page on the college website and also includes a listing of all topics located on the Consumer Information page. This email is sent to all current students following the census day of each term.   

 

Official Withdrawal Procedures

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

Indian Hills recognizes that there are circumstances that require students to withdraw from college.  Students may withdraw from a class without grade penalty through the 10th week of a 12-week term.  Students who drop during this period will receive a grade “W” (withdrawal) on their transcripts.  Withdrawal dates may vary for courses scheduled for less than a full 12-week term.  To fully withdraw from the college, a student must complete the Withdrawal Process outlined in the College Catalog & Student Handbook.   

 

Outcome of Institutional Disciplinary Proceedings Against Alleged Perpetrator of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

Indian Hills takes student safety seriously and fully investigates any allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.  At the conclusion of institutional disciplinary proceedings, both the complainant and the respondent are notified in writing of any initial, interim or final decision made by any official or entity authorized to resolve disciplinary matters within the institution.  Gender Based Misconduct Policy

 

Penalties for Drug Violations

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aids | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Indian Hills publishes the Penalties for Drug Law Violations on the Financial Aid page of the college website. 

 

Placement Data

Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Research & Assessment | Email: Stephanie.Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

The Iowa Department of Education provides placement data for graduates of all 15 community colleges in Iowa. This information is used at IHCC by programs as part of their program review data.  The IHCC Institutional Research webpage and Institutional Roadmap includes a link to the Education Outcomes data provided by the Iowa Department of Education.

 

Programs to Prevent Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Contact: Jamarco Clark, Director, Student Life | Email: Jamarco.Clark@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5240

Indian Hills annually notifies current and prospective students and current and prospective employees of its programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  This information is included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that is published on the Safety and Security page of the college website.  The location of the report is emailed to current and prospective students and current employees each year prior to October 1.  Notice of the location of the report and the information regarding the college’s programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking is also included on the Indian Hills Application for Employment

Refund Policies

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

If a student withdraws or drops a course, IHCC will adhere to its refund policy as published in the College Catalog. The Catalog also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available on the Tuition & Financial Aid web page.

 

Registered Sex Offender's Information

Contact: Brett.Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

Indian Hills annually notifies current and prospective students and current and prospective employees of registered sex offender information. This information is included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that is published on the Safety and Security page of the college website. The location of the report is emailed to current and prospective students and current employees each year prior to October 1. Notice of the location of the report and the registered sex offender information is also included on the Indian Hills Application for Employment

 

Retention Rate as Reported to IPEDS

Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Research & Assessment | Email: Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

Indian Hills Community College submits aggregate-level data which is submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This national data collection and reporting system is comprised of 12 interrelated survey components about 6 general higher education topics in 3 collection cycles.

Information published from the IPEDS reporting include:  Retention Rates, Transfer-out Rates, Completions, and Graduation Rates. Some of these reports also present the information by selected demographic characteristics.

 

Return of Title IV Funds Requirements

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Requirements for return of Title IV and HEA grant or loan aid are available on the Financial Aid page of the college website.  This information is also included in the College Catalog & Student Handbook and the Financial Aid Office Policies & Procedures Manual

 

Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

 

 

Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Noel Gorden, Dean, Centerville & Learning Services | Email: Noel.Gorden@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5181

Indian Hills is committed to ensure equal access and opportunity for all students.  The Disability Services Office is the point of contact for students with documented disabilities who may require accommodations or additional support.  A full listing of services and accommodations can be found on the Disability Services page of the college website and in the Disability Services Policy Manual.  

 

State Grant Assistance Information

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Information about each of the Iowa scholarships and grants, the application process and the deadline for filing the FAFSA or completing the required applications is available on the Financial Aid page of the college website.  Information about the Iowa programs is also available in the Financial Aid Office Policies & Procedures Manual and in the College Catalog & Student Handbook

State, Federal, or Tribal Approval or Licensing Information

Contact: Matt Thompson, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness | Email: Matt.Thompson@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5124

Indian Hills takes complaints by students, employees and community members seriously. Students, employees and community members may file a complaint directly with the college by using the Grievance/Complaint Processes or directly with specified accrediting bodies. A list of accrediting/licensing bodies and appropriate contact information is found on the Accreditation page of the college website. 

 

Textbook Information

Contact: Jon Schrage, Manager, Bookstore | Email: Jon.Schrage@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5264
Centerville Bookstore | Phone: (641) 856-2143, x2237 or x2238

Textbook information, including ISBN and pricing, for individual courses is available, each term, on the Indian Hills Bookstore web page via the Order Textbooks Online link.

 

Timely Warning of Campus Crime and Security Issues

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

Indian Hills takes student safety various seriously. In compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills issues a timely warning to all students and employees of crimes that represent a threat to their safety. The decision to initiate a timely warning includes, but is not limited to, the executive dean, student development; chief security officer or coordinator, student development. The timely warning policy is included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report located on the Safety and Security page of the college website.    

 

Third-Party Servicer Compliance Audit

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

 

 

Title IV Credit Arrangements

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

 

 

Title IV Eligibility for Student Abroad

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Indian Hills authorizes the use of federal aid for approved study abroad programs. A study abroad program must be approved by Indian Hills prior to the study abroad program’s expenses being added to the student budget. Information on Title IV eligibility for study abroad programs is also included in the Financial Aid Office Policies & Procedures Manual.  

 

Transfer Credit Policies

Contact: Joni Kelley, Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar | Email: Joni.Kelley@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5251

 

Indian Hills accepts credits from other regionally-accredited, post-secondary institutions and will apply these credits, when appropriate, toward requirements of the program in which the student is enrolled. Acceptance of credit by Indian Hills does not guarantee acceptance at other colleges. Indian Hills does not accept as transfer credit courses for which a grade of "D" or less (or equivalent) was earned. Courses will be evaluated by the Registrar for final determination as to transferability of credit.

Students transferring from a technical education program to the Arts and Sciences Program may transfer up to 16 semester hours of technical education credit. These credits will be applied toward the elective requirements for the student's particular major. Contact an academic advisor to find out how your credits transfer.

Students earning Arts and Sciences transfer credit in international programs will have their credits processed in accordance with the IHCC International Students Policy. Contact the Registrar for additional information.

The transfer credit policy is included in the College Catalog & Student Handbook. Information on how transfer credits may impact a student’s financial aid and the student’s satisfactory academic progress is also included in the Financial Aid Office Policies & Procedures Manual

 

Transfer-out Rate

Contact: Stephanie Holliman-Ginkens, Director, Institutional Resarch & Assessment | Email: Stephanie.Holliman-Ginkens@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5751

Indian Hills Community College submits aggregate-level data which is submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This national data collection and reporting system is comprised of 12 interrelated survey components about 6 general higher education topics in 3 collection cycles.

Information published from the IPEDS reporting include:  Retention Rates, Transfer-out Rates, Completions, and Graduation Rates. Some of these reports also present the information by selected demographic characteristics.

 

Transfer-out Rate for Student Athletes

Contact: Brett Monaghan, Executive Dean, Student Development & Athletics | Email: Brett.Monaghan@indianhills.edu | Phone: (641) 683-5207

The Indian Hills Athletic Department collects data about the student-athlete transfer-out rate.  This data is then published on the Institutional Research page of the college website. 

 

Vaccination Policies

Contact: IHCC Student Health Services | Email: studenthealth@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 954-1336

Indian Hills Community College follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation for immunizations. Specific requirements for vaccinations are published on the Health Sciences Student Information Sheet for Physical Examination and Immunizations.

 

Verification Requirements

Contact: Kim Thornbrugh, Director, Financial Aid | Email: Kim.Thornbrugh@indianhills.edu |
Phone: (641) 683-5327

Students who are selected for verification are notified of the verification requirements via email and direct mail. The letter and email includes all of the information required for verification. Verification worksheets can be found on the Financial Aid page of the college website and information on the verification process is included in the Financial Aid Office Policies and Procedures Manual. 

 

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the Iowa voter registration application form, may be accessed at the Iowa Secretary of State website.