The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student educational records. A FERPA form needs to be completed by the student in order to allow others to access their San Juan College records.
The Student Handbook includes student resources such as the policies and procedures of the College, including the behavioral standards expected of all San Juan College students, guest and visitors. In addition to policies, the student handbook includes student activities and department information.
In an effort to comply with Senate Memorial 63 set forth by the State of New Mexico, by 2020 all SJC campuses will be tobacco/smoke-free. Beginning August 15, 2015, SJC has adopted a step-down process that will begin with 7 designated tobacco use areas.
San Juan College believes that the basis for personal and academic development is honesty. Personal commitment, honest work, and honest achievement are necessary characteristics for an educated person.
The College must also maintain its primary mission relative to educating its students. In that regard, the College maintains the right to assure that the educational process will not be impeded. Any requirements imposed under this policy will be content and viewpoint neutral.
Students wishing to submit written complaints regarding college student services issues may do so with the Vice President for Student Services. The student should first follow any documented procedures for handling of concerns as covered in the Academic Catalog before submitting concerns to the Office of the Vice President.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit gender-based discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. It is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that define and ensure equality in education.
Under the Clery Act, students have the right to know about crime on and around the SJC campus. San Juan College Department of Public Safety provides the annual crime rate information.
San Juan College does not tolerate any sexual violence to include intimate partner violence which can be defined as any physical sexual, or psychological harm against an individual by a current or former partner or spouse of the individual.
San Juan College does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic, veteran’s status, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws, in regard to admissions, employment, programs and activities.
San Juan College is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of sexual misconduct which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.