The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and to university employees. This site was developed to provide these disclosures in one coherent location.

Please click on the links below for information on each of the topics listed; a general description of each is also provided. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate office.

http://www.sccollegeaid.org/


FERPA for Students

General Overview of FERPA information regarding the rights of students.

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Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

National Student Loan Data System

https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/

Net Price Calculator

http://my.allenuniversity.edu/netpricecalculator/npcalc.htm


College Navigator – National Center for Education Statistics

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States – such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.

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Voter Registration Form

South Carolina Voter Registration: Forms, Requirements, Register to Vote | DMV.org

Keep your South Carolina voter registration current or register to vote if you have recently moved or turned 18. Learn how you can register to vote and where to update your voter registration before the next SC election.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

To accomplish its mission, Allen University seeks to select and employ qualified individuals, and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, firing, compensation or terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations are made for qualified individuals with disabilities recognized by law, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or direct threat to Allen University.

Unfavorable speech or actions by employees regarding age, disability, race, color, gender, pregnancy, religion or national origin of other employees, agents, contractors, vendors, clients, or others affiliated with Allen University will not be tolerated. This type of behavior can lead to discipline, up to and including dismissal, at the sole discretion of Allen University.
All employees are expected to comply with our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

Title IX: Discrimination & Sexual Assault

Allen University respects the rights of all members of its campus community, therefore, discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sex or veteran’s status in regard to the administration of all campus programs is prohibited.

What is Title IX?

Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and other applicable federal and state laws in addition to Allen University policy, it is illegal to harass or discriminate against any individual (faculty, staff, student or visitor) on the basis of sex. Specifically Title IX states no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against an individual who, in good faith, asserts his or her rights under Title IX or other applicable federal laws and state laws prohibiting illegal discrimination.

To ensure compliance with Title IX, the University has designated a Title IX Coordinator as the primary contact responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the University’s Title IX policy and for making the policy available to the University community and the public. In addition, there is an investigator to investigate complaints and a committee with representatives from across campus to ensure students and athletes are treated equitably as well as maintain compliance.

Any administrator, supervisor, faculty member, including a department chair, or other persons in a position of power over a student who receives notice of a student’s complaint of alleged prohibited harassment, including sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual assault or any other criminal behavior based upon sex or discrimination, must immediately report such conduct to the Title IX Coordinator or Police Department. Failure to immediately report any Title IX matter may result in disciplinary action.

Filing a Complaint

Complaints may be initiated at any time with the University’s Title IX Coordinator, who will discuss the matter and designate the formal complaint process. A complainant may choose to submit a verbal complaint however; a written complaint must be submitted to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, via use of the available Title IX complaint form.

Any student who is the victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, or sexual assault or discrimination in violation of Title IX or the university’s policies, or who has witnessed discrimination against a student, may obtain information and assistance regarding the University’s policies from the Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, or The Police Department. Contact Information is as follows:

Title IX Coordinator

Mrs. Latoya Jackson, H R Manager
1530 Harden Street, Arnett Hall
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 376-5758
Ljackson@allenuniversity.edu

Police Department

Lt. Brian Tillis, Police Lieutenant
2300 Taylor Street, Campus Mall
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 376-5014
btillis@allenuniversity.edu

Title IX Investigator

Ms. Kachet DesChamps, Office Manager
2300 Taylor Street, Campus Mall
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 255-4769
kdeschamps@allenuniversity.edu

Confidentiality

In all instances and to the extent possible, the University will protect the privacy of all parties to a report of sexual misconduct or sexual assault. under federal law, campus officials (with some exceptions to the Counseling) who receive a report of sexual assault,
whether from the student involved or a third party, must share that information with the appropriate University authorities for investigation and follow‐up. The University is obligated under the law to investigate the complaint, to take action to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. An administrative investigation under Title IX must be initiated if the University has enough information to reasonably determine key facts, e.g., time, date, location and names of parties involved in an alleged incident. Ordinarily, this administrative investigation will include a review
of statements obtained from party, interviews with both parties, interviews with witnesses as appropriate and review of relevant documentary evidence, and will be conducted by the Title IX Investigator or their designee. The University is obligated and required by law to conduct this investigation regardless of the complainant’s requests.

Prohibition against Retaliation

Retaliation is prohibited and shall be considered a serious violation of Allen University’s anti‐discrimination policies.

Allen University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Allen University.

Allen University’s SACS Leadership Team:

  • Marilyn DeBerry
  • Ruby Fielding
  • Kenneth Green
  • Christopher Rounds
  • Charlene Spearen
  • Kevin Trumpeter
  • Michelle Young
  • SACS Resources

Purpose: To promote a productive work environment that is free of illegal forms of harassment, to provide definition and ensure that violations are remedied.


Allen University is committed in all areas to provide a work environment that is free from harassment. It is the policy of Allen University to promote a productive work environment and not tolerate harassment based upon an individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, or any other legally protected characteristics. Verbal or physical conduct by any employee that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another’s work performance or that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment is prohibited. All employees, including supervisors and other management personnel, are expected and required to abide by this policy. No employee will be adversely affected in employment with the employer as a result of bringing complaints of substantiated unlawful harassment. Any employee engaging in improper harassing behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.

Allen University is working to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone, including users of assistive technology. If you find a problem that prevents access, please contact us using the contact information below. Information that cannot be accessed will be provided in an alternative format.

Email: webmaster@allenuniversity.edu

Allen University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Allen University Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Allen University website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Allen University collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Allen University also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Allen University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Allen University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Allen University Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Allen University public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Allen University does not read any of your private online communications.

Allen University encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Allen University so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Allen University is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Allen University and Allen University family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Allen University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Allen University Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Allen University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Allen University and its affiliates. Allen University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Allen University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Allen University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Allen University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Allen University, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Allen University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Allen University keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Allen University, in order to determine what Allen University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Allen University to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Allen University Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Allen University or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Allen University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Allen University, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Allen University Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Allen University pages, or register with Allen University site or services, a cookie helps Allen University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Allen University Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Allen University features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Allen University services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Allen University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Allen University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Allen University will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Allen University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Allen University is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Allen University welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Allen University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Allen University at manda@csnet.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND Allen University

The Allen University Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Allen University.

The Allen University Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Allen University Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Allen University reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Allen University Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Allen University Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Allen University Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Allen University and Allen University is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Allen University is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Allen University is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Allen University of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Allen University Web Site, you warrant to Allen University that you will not use the Allen University Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Allen University Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Allen University Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Allen University Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Allen University Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Allen University Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.

* Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

* Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

* Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

* Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

* Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

* Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

* Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

* Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Allen University has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Allen University reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Allen University reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Allen University reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Allen University’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Allen University does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Allen University specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Allen University spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Allen University.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO Allen University OR POSTED AT ANY
Allen University WEB SITE

Allen University does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Allen University (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Allen University Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Allen University, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Allen University is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Allen University’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Allen University WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. Allen University AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE Allen University WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE Allen University WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

Allen University AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE Allen University WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. Allen University AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Allen University AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE Allen University WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE Allen University WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE Allen University WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE Allen University WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Allen University OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE Allen University WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE Allen University WEB SITE.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Allen University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Allen University Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Allen University Web Site. Use of the Allen University Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Allen University as a result of this agreement or use of the Allen University Web Site. Allen University’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Allen University’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Allen University Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Allen University with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Allen University with respect to the Allen University Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Allen University with respect to the Allen University Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Allen University Web Site are: Copyright 2007 by Allen University and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.