Student Rights & Academic Policies

Oregon Coast Community College has a variety of academic policies and procedures in place to make sure you have an excellent educational experience while attending the college. These policies and procedures are intended to let you know what you can expect from the college and its staff. They also tell you what we expect from students in terms of a code of behavior. It's all designed to make the college environment one that is positive and fair.

If you have any questions about these policies or procedures you may contact the Chief Student Affairs Officer: Cindy Carlson at 541-867-8511 or ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us

It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College to comply with all federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the civil rights of both employees and students.  Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or family relationship.  Inquiries regarding compliance and /or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in employment should be directed to Kathy Steenkolk, Human Resources Director (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8515 or at ksteenkolk@occc.cc.or.us.

Inquiries regarding compliance and /or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in provisions of education services, related services or access issues (in compliance with 34 CFR 104.8) should be directed to Cindy Carlson, Chief Student Affairs Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate in providing access to its programs or activities.  OCCC is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the student’s needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and ORS 659.150 to 659.160 and OAR 581-21-045 to 581-21-049.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oregon Coast Community College provides reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.  If you desire reasonable accommodation, please contact Cindy Carlson, Chief Student Affairs Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.  All questions regarding accommodations should be directed to Cindy Carlson, Chief Student Affairs Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us.