HCC ADMINISTRATIVE SYLLABUS POLICIES
TITLE IX – Discrimination/Harassment/Sexual Misconduct
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy, in college programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX complaints are handled in accordance with KCTCS Administrative Policy 3.3.1 and its associated procedures. Henderson Community College (HCC) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free from all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Please be aware all HCC faculty members are “responsible employees,” which means that if you tell me about a situation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, I must share that information with the Title IX Coordinator. Although I have to make that notification, you will control how your case will be handled, including whether or not you wish to pursue a formal complaint. You may direct complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator Dr. Chad Phillips via email or call 270-827-6158.
If you need an accommodation because of a documented disability, you are required to register with Accessibility (Disability) Services each semester. Please contact Mallory Lisembee, ADA Coordinator, via email or at 270-831-9783. If you require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify Dr. Phillips immediately.
Starfish is a software package that allows college faculty and advisors to maintain contact with students concerning their academic progress during the semester. If academic progress is not satisfactory, “flags” can be issued with suggested improvements. “Referrals” to academic support services can be made and positive comments, called “kudos”, may also be issued. These Starfish notices will be sent to students’ college email addresses only. Students will also have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their academic advisors through the Starfish calendar feature. Students may access Starfish through a link in Blackboard. Students should contact their instructor, their home campus advisor, or home campus advising center if they have questions about Starfish:
Academic Honesty Policy
The KCTCS faculty and students are bound by principles of truth and honesty that are recognized as fundamental for a community of teachers and scholars. The college expects students and faculty to honor, and faculty to enforce, these academic principles. The college affirms that it will not tolerate academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, violation of academic rights of students and student offenses. (Rules of the Community College Senate, Section VII and Code of Student Conduct, Article II).
Information about the academic rights of students and academic offenses and students' right to appeal can be found in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Code of Student Conduct, Article II - Academic Policies and Procedures. The KCTCS Code of Student Conduct is available at the following web site:
Computer Ethics Statement
Students are expected to adhere to the Henderson Community College "Student Computing Services General Policies." This policy is available on the HCC website at:
HCC students are able to withdraw without instructor approval prior to mid-term point in the semester as designated in the semester calendar. After mid-term, students must receive permission from their instructor to withdraw. Students can request to withdraw from a class through their PeopleSoft accounts.
Student Code of Conduct
Henderson Community College strives to maintain an atmosphere of academic freedom and personal respect that creates an environment in which all can be successful. As part of this commitment, we follow the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct, developed by a group of representatives from across our 16 college system, that serves as a guide for the student's responsibilities and rights within our academic community.
Financial Aid Repayment Statement
Financial Aid Repayment: Students receiving some form of federal financial aid through a KCTCS school (loans, grants, etc.) who drop courses may be required to pay back all or a portion of their financial aid. Dropping courses may also affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and your future eligibility for financial aid. Please contact Financial Aid at (877) 528-2748 for more information on how dropping courses will affect your financial aid. You may also refer to the links below for more information.
KCTCS Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy:
KCTCS Costs and Financial Aid:
HCC Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Policy:
Flexible Delivery Statement:
Henderson Community College must remain flexible to meet challenges that may include epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters, human-influenced disasters, and any and all threats to the College’s campuses, students, employees, and surrounding communities. To ensure the safety and well-being of its constituencies, the College maintains the right to move classes temporarily or permanently to online, remote platforms; to hybrid sections that includes some face-to-face learning and some remote learning; or to a different campus, location, building, or time. Additionally, the College reserves the right to institute plans or practices in the physical classroom/lab/activity spaces and common areas to protect students and faculty. The College will attempt to make these changes as minimally disruptive as possible, but the College reserves the sole right to alter the particular type, place, or time for its classes.
HCC Care Center:
The HCC Care Center is committed to transforming the lives of currently enrolled HCC students through assistance with meeting basic needs and accessing campus and community resources. We will strive to remove non-academic barriers to college success and promote educational attainment for all students.
All currently enrolled HCC students are welcome to use the HCC Care Center when they are in need of additional resources during their time at Henderson Community College. This is not income-based and does not affect a student’s financial aid.
- The center may be used by an HCC student one time per month. Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday from 9 – 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Emergency situations will be handled on an individual basis.
- Students will begin by checking in at the front desk of the Start Center, 2nd Floor of the Sullivan Technology Center (STC) and complete the online intake form (insert link upon creation) or complete form prior to their visit. An HCC support staff will assist from there.
- Depending on a student’s household size and the pantry items available, the student will receive pre-stocked non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. On and off-campus resource information will be available and any concerns discussed for community agency referrals.
Please contact Angie Watson by e-mail or by phone at 270-831-9671 with any questions about the HCC Care Center.