MISCELLANEOUS POLICIES

Student Right-to-Know Disclosures

In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, it is the policy of the American Samoa Community College to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students.

Campus Crime Statistics

The following statistics concern criminal offenses reported to have occurred on the American Samoa Community College campus during recent years. The statistics are based on the academic year, which includes fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Campus Crime Statistics (2010-2015)

Offense 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Aggravated Assault 17 20 17 7 7
Burglary 11 10 8 15 15
Drug Violation 4 4 0 3 3
Liquor Violation 21 18 10 3 3
Murder 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 7 9 9 4 4
Sexual Harassment 0 0 1 0 0
Theft 2 2 3 1 1
Vandalism 9 12 7 5 5
Weapon Possession 0 0 0 0 0

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Actions

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ASCC to comply with Federal and State laws that prohibit discrimination in College programs and activities, including but not necessarily limited to the following laws which cover students and applicants for admission to ASCC.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Titles VII and VII of the Public Health Service Act; Title IX Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Assistance Act of 1974.

The President of the American Samoa Community College has declared and reaffirmed commitment to the College’s pursuit of equal education and employment opportunities, and further declared that any harassment of students or employees on the basis of sex is prohibited. The College’s Human Resources Office will handle complaints of this nature.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Discrimination in all programs, activities, and work environments is unlawful and will not be tolerated by the American Samoa Community College. In accordance with the law, the College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender-identity, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or political affiliation.

Disability Access and Reasonable Accommodation Services

ASCC is committed to assist and provide appropriate academic access services to students with a certified disability who meet the academic and essential requirements for admission or participation in the education program or activity given appropriate and reasonable accommodation. Students with a disability will not, on the basis of that disability, be denied full and equal access to academic and co-curricular programs or activities or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under programs or activities offered by ASCC. This is to ensure full compliance with all pertinent federal and state legislation, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992.
Students may contact Counseling Services to obtain information on accessibility to services, activities and facilities.

Programs include but are not limited to: Academic majors and certificate and degree plans, including coursework and practical research; career training; counseling; financial aid; physical education; recreation activities by student organizations; placement; and any other programs offered by the college.

New and prospective students with a certified disability should contact the Division of Student Services and refer to the Student Handbook for further details on college access and accommodation services. Individuals must make all requests at least one month prior to the start of their entering semester. Upon request, assistance and orientation to ASCC process will be provided.

Drug Free Policy

(Note: We acknowledge that alcohol and nicotine are legal yet hazardous.)

The use, consumption and possession of ANY narcotics, dangerous drugs or controlled substances by any student of the College for which said student does not have a valid prescription is strictly prohibited on the American Samoa Community College campus or at any other ASCC off-campus function.