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2010 - 2011

Effective: November 19, 2010

Table of Contents

Sullivan University Accreditation/Approvals ............................................................................. 6 Day Division Regular and Inclement Weather Schedule .......................................................... 7 Academic Calendar ...................................................................................................................... 7 Academic Advising and Scheduling .......................................................................................... 8 Academic Degrees ....................................................................................................................... 8 Academic Honors ...................................................................................................................... 10 Activities ..................................................................................................................................... 11 Address and Name Changes .................................................................................................... 11 Application for Graduation........................................................................................................ 11 Application Procedure ............................................................................................................... 11 Attendance ................................................................................................................................. 12 Bookstore ................................................................................................................................... 13 Bypass Examinations ................................................................................................................ 13 Campus Communications ......................................................................................................... 14 Career Services .......................................................................................................................... 15 Cheating/Plagiarism .................................................................................................................. 15 Check Cashing ........................................................................................................................... 16 Class Repeat Requirements/Policy .......................................................................................... 16 Computer Usage ........................................................................................................................ 17 Copy Machines........................................................................................................................... 19 Course Evaluations ................................................................................................................... 19 Credit Hour ................................................................................................................................. 19 Developmental Courses ............................................................................................................ 19 Directory of Records ................................................................................................................. 20 Disabled Student Services ........................................................................................................ 20 Disciplinary Procedures ............................................................................................................ 21 Dress Standards ........................................................................................................................ 23 E-Learning .................................................................................................................................. 27 Eating/Drinking in the Building................................................................................................. 28 Emergency Messages via University Phone System .............................................................. 28 Enrollment Status ...................................................................................................................... 28 Entrances to Main Building ....................................................................................................... 28 Faculty Evaluations ................................................................................................................... 28 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ............................................................. 29 Financial Obligations ................................................................................................................. 30 Financial Planning ..................................................................................................................... 31 2

General Statement of Liability .................................................................................................. 31 Grades/Grade Reports ............................................................................................................... 31 Grading System, GPA Calculation and Grade Appeals .......................................................... 32 Grievance Procedure ................................................................................................................. 33 Harassment ................................................................................................................................ 36 Hardship Withdrawal and Emergency Circumstances ........................................................... 36 Health Services .......................................................................................................................... 36 Honorary Organizations ............................................................................................................ 37 Hours of Operation .................................................................................................................... 37 Housing and Residence Life ..................................................................................................... 37 I.D. Cards .................................................................................................................................... 37 Imminent Danger........................................................................................................................ 37 Injury/Illness Expense Policy .................................................................................................... 38 Institutional Effectiveness......................................................................................................... 39 Lifetime Privileges ..................................................................................................................... 39 Library and Learning Resource Center .................................................................................... 40 Lockers ....................................................................................................................................... 40 Make-Up Examinations .............................................................................................................. 40 Missing Student Policy and Procedure .................................................................................... 40 No Show Policy .......................................................................................................................... 41 Organizations and Honoraries .................................................................................................. 42 Parking/Campus Vehicle Traffic Rules and Regulations ........................................................ 42 Personal Phone Calls ................................................................................................................ 44 Plus Friday.................................................................................................................................. 44 Prior Learning Assessment ...................................................................................................... 44 Public Safety/Security ............................................................................................................... 44 Reductions ................................................................................................................................. 45 Register to Vote ......................................................................................................................... 45 Registering for Classes ............................................................................................................. 45 Rights .......................................................................................................................................... 47 Satisfactory Academic Progress .............................................................................................. 48 Second or Dual Degrees............................................................................................................ 50 Sexual Misconduct Policy ......................................................................................................... 50 Smoking Policy .......................................................................................................................... 51 Student Behavior and Responsibilities.................................................................................... 52 TARC ........................................................................................................................................... 53 Transcripts ................................................................................................................................. 53 3

Transfer Credit, Waivers, Transient and Visiting Students .................................................... 53 Tuition Credit.............................................................................................................................. 57 Undergraduate and Graduate Course Numeration ................................................................. 58 Veterans ...................................................................................................................................... 58 Wellness Center ......................................................................................................................... 58 Withdrawal from a Class ........................................................................................................... 58 Withdrawal from Sullivan University ........................................................................................ 59 Important Sullivan University Phone Numbers ....................................................................... 59

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Sullivan University Mission Statement

Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students. The institution offers career focused curricula with increasing rigor from the diploma through the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. Throughout those curricula, the University seeks to promote development of critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, computer literacy, teamwork and research as well as an appreciation for life-long learning, cultural diversity and the expression of professionalism in all activities. The Sullivan University faculty, staff and administration believe that qualified individuals should have the opportunity to pursue formal academic training at the institution of their choice and welcome those students who seek such educational challenges. The University provides a student-centered learning environment that facilitates students' identification of their life goals and the means to achieve those goals. And, while the University is primarily a teaching institution, it encourages faculty, students, administration and staff to participate in service activities and projects which enhance the quality of life in the local and surrounding communities. Upon completion of a program, the University provides employment assistance to graduates. This mission is achieved by: Providing a stair-step curricular progression for students from diploma to associate, to bachelor's to master's, to doctoral degrees with credentials earned at each level; Providing learning experiences in an environment enhanced by student services and activities outside the classroom that enable students to take advantage of their interests and abilities to develop teamwork and leadership capabilities; Providing a faculty who possess educational and experiential qualifications for the classes they teach and who emphasize the process of learning as well as the assimilation of knowledge and skills; Providing equipment similar to that used in the profession for which the students are educated; Providing a technologically state of the art university library whose books, periodicals, professional journals, electronic databases and e-journals adequately support the programs offered; Providing faculty who understand and use active, collaborative, experiential and problem based learning strategies in their respective teaching environments; Doctoral programs especially express the University's commitment to research, the application of knowledge, civic engagement and focused service to its various publics; Providing graduates the privilege to review, audit, or retake any course they completed without additional tuition; Providing employment specialists to assist graduates with their job search at graduation and thereafter as requested throughout the graduates' working lifetimes.

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Sullivan University Accreditation/Approvals

Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools* to award associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. (*1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia; Telephone 404/679-4501) Sullivan University is licensed to offer bachelor's and master's degrees by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in accordance with the provisions of KRS 164.945-164.992. Sullivan University is regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 West Washington Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. In-state toll-free number is 1-800-227-5695 or (317) 232-1320. Sullivan University's Louisville campus is approved by the Ohio State Board of Proprietary School Registration under the provisions of Chapter 3332 of the Revised Code of Ohio. Registration Number: 83-12-0874B. Sullivan University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical and business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. The Culinary Arts Associate Degree Program and Baking and Pastry Arts Associate Degree Programs at Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies are accredited by the American Culinary Federation's Accrediting Commission. The Paralegal Programs of The Institute for Legal Studies at Sullivan University's Louisville and Lexington campuses are approved by the American Bar Association. The Professional Nanny Program at Sullivan University is an approved member of the American Council of Nanny Schools (ACNS) and the International Nanny Association (INA). Sullivan University is approved by the Veteran's Administration (VA) to educate veterans utilizing VA benefits.

Note: The provisions of this handbook will ordinarily be applied as stated, however, Sullivan University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this handbook without actual notice to individual students.

This Handbook addresses many policies and procedures for students who attend during the day, evening, weekend and via online classes. More specific information for graduate students is available in the Graduate Student Handbook which is available online or through the University's Graduate School and the Online Student Handbook.

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Day Division Regular and Inclement Weather Schedule

Class Period Period A First Period Second Period Third Period Fourth Period Fifth Period Sixth Period Seventh Period Eighth Period Ninth Period Tenth Period Regular Schedule 7:00 ­ 7:50 8:00 ­ 8:50 9:00 ­ 9:50 10:00 ­ 10:50 11:00 ­ 11:50 12:00 ­ 12:50 1:00 ­ 1:50 2:00 ­ 2:50 2:50 ­ 3:40 3:40 ­ 4:30 4:30 - 5:20

In the event of an announced weather related DELAY as opposed to a weather related CLOSING, for day school classes, periods A, 1 and 2 will not meet and the academic day will begin with the third period class at 10:00 a.m. Mandatory make-up days may be required for Periods A, 1 and 2 which are missed due to a delayed schedule. Make up sessions are usually held during a Plus Friday or Saturday session. Check the "weather watch" website listed below for specific details on closures, delays and/or class make-up information. . Class changes/cancellations will be announced on WHAS/840 AM and posted on http://weatherwatch.sullivan.edu

Academic Calendar

YEAR BY QUARTER

Winter Quarter Holidays ML King, Jr. Holiday Spring Break

2010

January 4 ­ March 21 January 18 March 22 - 26

2011

January 3 ­ March 20 January 17 March 21 - 25

2012

January 3 ­ March 18 January 16 March 19 - 23

Spring Quarter Holidays Memorial Day Summer Break

March 29 ­ June 13 May 24 June 14 - 25

March 28 ­ June 12 May 30 June 13 - 24

March 26 ­ June 10 May 28 June 11 - 22

Summer Quarter Holidays Independence Day Labor Day Fall Break

June 28 ­ September 12 July 4 September 6 September 13 - 24

June 27 ­ September 11 July 4 September 5 September 12 - 23

June 25 ­ September 9 July 4 September 3 September 10 - 21

Fall Quarter Holidays Thanksgiving Week Winter Break

September 27 ­ December 19 November 22 ­ 26 December 20 - 31

September 26 ­ December 18 November 21 ­ 25 December 19 - 30

September 24 ­ December 16 November 19 ­ 23 December 17 - 31

Weekend classes follow a slightly different ending quarter calendar. See posted schedule for details. 7

Academic Advising and Scheduling

Academic Advisors are generally members of the faculty in the program in which the student is enrolled. Advisement may be required or optional, depending on the field of study or the course level of the student. Those students who have not selected a program major will be assisted by the Academic Services Office. Specific instructions concerning advising and registration dates and times are included in the schedule of classes, and are announced in student newsletters as well as the e-News student newsletter which is sent out bi-quarterly by e-Learning Student Services to online students. Students who do not meet with an advisor may result in loss of a needed class through closure or cancellation. E-Learning students may begin registering for classes beginning the 7th week of each quarter, and will receive an email confirmation once their classes have been approved and scheduled. Although academic advisement is available and strongly recommended, it is the responsibility of each student to know and fulfill the academic requirements for the program of study they have selected, as well as the graduation requirements of the University. Declaring and Changing Majors (Program of Study): Students who desire to change their program of study should initiate the change through the Academic Services. Any student who desires a change of program should do so as soon as possible in order to speed completion of the change. Early notification will assist in more efficient advisement. Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Students Students not declaring a major field of study may enroll in any undergraduate class desired. NOTE: Prerequisite courses must be completed for a degree seeking student.

Academic Degrees

Sullivan University offers academic degrees, diplomas and certificates in the following areas. Those with an asterisk (*) are available fully online. For a detailed description of the various degrees, please refer to the University catalog Academic Certificates and Diplomas Sullivan University is uniquely structured to offer certificates and diplomas in a variety of fields of study. Many Sullivan Associate degree programs are structured with a 9 or 12 month certificate or diploma as a first year specialization. Students in these shorter programs are encouraged to complete the appropriate credential as an element of the stair step curriculum structure included in the Mission Statement of the University. Certificates or diplomas are available in the following areas: 8

Administrative Accounting Specialist Administrative Assistant Administrative Management Business Accounting Business Administration Clinical Assistant Conflict Resolution Database Design & Administration Executive Administrative Assistant Human Resource Leadership (Specialist in Conflict Resolution*, Employer Relations*, Organizational Diversity* or Organizational Effectiveness) Information Technology Legal Administrative Assistant

Marketing Management Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Coding* Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional Network Support & Administration Pharmacy Technician Professional Nanny* Professional Baker Professional/Private Chef Security Design & Administration System Design & Application Programming System Support & Administration Travel Specialist

Associate Degrees Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are structured to provide the first two years of work toward a Bachelor's degree. Since the University operates on a year- round calendar, the degree can be completed in 18 calendar months of full-time enrollment. The course work in the A.S. degrees is fully applicable in the Sullivan University curriculum toward the Bachelor's degree. Associate of Science degrees are available in the following areas: Accounting* Justice and Public Safety Administration Administrative Office Management Legal Administrative Professional Baking & Pastry Arts Logistics & Distribution Management* Beverage Management* Marketing and Sales Management* Business Management* Medical Assisting Computer Information Technology Medical Office Management Culinary Arts Paralegal Studies Early Childhood Education* Professional Catering Hotel/Restaurant Management Event Management & Tourism Information Technology Baccalaureate Degrees Baccalaureate degrees traditionally take four years to complete with full-time study, longer for part-time enrollment. Since the University operates on a year- round calendar, the degree can be completed in 36 calendar months of full-time enrollment. Bachelor of Science degrees are available in the following areas: Business Administration (Concentration in Justice and Public Safety Administration Accounting*, Computer Systems, Human Resource Leadership* Finance*, Healthcare Management*, Information Technology Logistics & Distribution Management*, Paralegal Studies Management* or Marketing*) Hospitality Management* Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Certificates Individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree and who wish to obtain additional expertise without the time involved in completing an additional degree may pursue a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies or a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management.

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Masters Degrees Sullivan University's Graduate School provides the graduate with additional opportunities for career advancement and enhanced job security in today's competitive and ever-changing work environment. Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are available in the following areas: Business Administration (MBA)* Human Resource Leadership (M.S.)* Collaborative Leadership (M.S.)* Managing Information Technology (M.S.)* Conflict Management (M.S.)* Dual MBA/M.S. in Business Executive Business Administration Administration/Managing Information (EMBA) Technology*

Doctoral Degrees Sullivan University was the first private career-oriented university in the south to be accredited to offer doctoral degrees. Sullivan's first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) has been highly successful and a doctoral degree in Management, with concentrations in Strategic Management, Conflict Management and Information Systems/Technology is currently under development for 2010-11.

Academic Honors

Students who are full-time and earn a term GPA of 3.50 or higher will be placed on the academic Dean's List for that quarter; he/she will receive a Dean's List Certificate. Graduation with Honors: To qualify for graduation with honors, students must meet the following criteria: a. Complete all coursework satisfactorily for the degree sought; b. Complete at least 25% of courses required for the degree with courses taken in residence at Sullivan University; and c. Earn a GPA based upon courses taken at Sullivan University within one of the following guidelines: Summa cum Laude Magna cum Laude Cum Laude The President's Cup: Along with other honors, the Board of Directors authorizes the additional distinction of the President's Cup. This award is reserved for degree recipients who have further distinguished their academic efforts by earning a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher. Honorary Organizations: During graduation ceremonies, graduates may only wear approved academic regalia and adornment. Stoles, cords and/or other adornment that signifies membership in an honorary or 10 3.80-4.00 3.60-3.79 3.30-3.59

other organization may only be worn if the adornment has been pre-approved by Sullivan University's administration and if the organization/entity is officially recognized by Sullivan University. For information on officially recognized organizations, refer to the Organizations/Honoraries section of this Handbook.

Activities

Co-curricular campus activities are coordinated by the Department of Student Services and facilitated by the department, faculty, staff, and/or designees appointed by the Student Life Coordinator or Vice President of Student Services. Although the academic success of every student is the primary goal of the University, participation in co-curricular campus activities is important and makes the college experience more fulfilling. Sullivan University offers a broad range of co-curricular activities, including several diverse and professional student organizations. From Honor societies to social organizations and faith based groups, there is an organization to match most interests. Involvement in campus activities provides opportunities to develop skills and talents, complements classroom learning and prepares students for future professional and civic leadership. Campus activities are designed to meet the needs and interests of the students. Suggestions for new activities should be discussed with the Student Life Coordinator.

Address and Name Changes

To ensure that you receive important information including your grades and tuition notices Sullivan University should be notified whenever your address and/or name changes. Changes can be made through the Student Portal by clicking on "My Info" and completing a change request.

Application for Graduation

All students pursuing a certificate, diploma or degree from the University are required to submit an Application for Graduation to Career Services the final quarter of their program. Students are designated as graduates as of the last day of the quarter in which they complete requirements. Formal commencement ceremonies are held each April and October. For those eligible, diplomas are available on the day of commencement at the conclusion of the ceremony. Diplomas not picked up are mailed to the current address on file or will be held for pickup at the request of the student.

Application Procedure

For admission to any undergraduate program, a student is required to demonstrate the appropriate aptitude and background for the anticipated area of study. This is accomplished through the following means: 11

· Submission of a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) certificate. · Successful completion of the Sullivan University entrance exam or · Submission of the student's ACT or SAT scores in place of the entrance exam. · Completion of an application for admission to the University and payment of an application fee. · Request of transcripts from all educational institutions previously attended. In addition, students wishing to enter a Baccalaureate Program must meet the following requirements: · Possession of an associate degree from Sullivan University or another accredited institution, or completion of approximately 90 quarter or 60 semester acceptable credit hours and completion of the Sullivan University entrance exam. Students wishing to enter the on-campus Baccalaureate Program in Paralegal Studies must meet the following additional requirement: · Possession of an associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Sullivan University or another paralegal program that is either ABA-approved, or which is in substantial compliance with ABA guidelines and otherwise appropriately accredited, or is a full member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Students wishing to enter the Baccalaureate Program in Hospitality Management must meet the following additional requirement: · Possession of an associate degree in a hospitality major from Sullivan University or another regionally or nationally accredited institution.

Attendance

Sullivan cares that students attend classes; just as showing up for work is critically important to job security and work effectiveness, showing up for classes is critically important for mastering the career skills and concepts necessary to get, hold and be promoted on a job. Every effort should be made to attend every class. If an absence is unavoidable, the student should attempt to contact the faculty member in-person or by email or telephone. If it becomes necessary for a student to drop a class, an official withdrawal should be completed in Academic Services. Each quarter, a census is taken to determine whether students who were in attendance at the beginning of the quarter are active or inactive in each of their classes. This census occurs when 60+% of the quarter has been completed which is approximately the end of the 7th week. Students, who are not considered "active" in a class at the time of the census, will receive the grade of NF for that class and will be dropped from the class. Inactive status can be caused by a combination of poor attendance, failure to turn in assignments, failure to take scheduled exams, failure to actively participate in class activities, or failure to complete other class requirements. The "NF" grade is placed on the student's transcript and is the same as an "F" in calculating grade point average and program completion. For attendance purposes, students in online classes are required to maintain weekly contact with the faculty member (via email, telephone, in-person, or logging on to the course). Students not in contact with the faculty member or active in the course risk being dropped from the course by the faculty member with a "NF" grade as stated above. 12

Bookstore

The Sullivan University Bookstore serves the students, faculty and staff of the entire University community. Bookstore hours change during finals and during the break time when the University is not in session, however, the Bookstore's normal operating hours are as follows: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies unless arrangements have been made for purchases through the use of financial aid resources. All books and supplies needed are available in the University bookstore, but students may purchase books from any source they choose. In addition to textbooks, students will find other items such as supplies, toiletries, clothing, logo items, and more. General Bookstore policies and guidelines are as follows: No cash refunds. $25.00 service charge on all returned checks. Textbook returns must be made by the second week of classes and in new, resalable condition for a full refund. Only textbooks may be placed on a financial aid account. Supplies may not be returned or refunded unless damaged at the time of sale. Textbook Return Policies: A textbook that is returned within the first two weeks of school, and has not been marked in, must be accompanied with a receipt to receive a full refund. A textbook that is returned during the third week of school will receive 70% refund. A textbook that is returned during the fourth week of school will receive 40% refund. There will be no refund for any textbook after the fourth week of school. If textbooks were bought by cash or check, you will receive a check from the Accounting Office in one or two weeks and then only if there are no outstanding balances on your account. If textbooks were bought by a credit card, your credit card will be credited.

Bypass Examinations

Sullivan University allows students to challenge a course for which they think they already possess the necessary knowledge or skill. The following conditions apply to any bypass exam attempted: 1) The only information a student may receive to prepare for a bypass exam is the name of the course, course description (both of which may be found in the University Catalog), and the titles of the main textbooks for the class. 2) All bypass exams will be given on a pass/fail basis only; if a student receives a score of 90 or above on a bypass exam, the student will receive a grade of "P" for the course.

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3) For students who earn a certificate or diploma, the student may replace the bypassed class with an extra class. If the student does not do a replacement, there is no tuition credit. However, if a student earns an associate degree, the student can replace a class from the associate degree planner for the bypassed class. In the case of a program that is an associate degree only, the student may receive tuition credit during the final quarter. 4) Students should watch the weekly newsletter or consult the appropriate academic department head or Chief Academic Officer for procedures to take bypass exams. 5.) There is a $40.00 non-refundable advance fee for each bypass exam attempt. The fee must be paid in the Accounting Office prior to the administration of a bypass exam. 6.) Bypass exams for any course can only be attempted once, pass or fail 7) The Prior Learning Assessment(PLA) process may be considered and is often a more appropriate means to earn credit for prior learning.

Campus Communications

Sullivan University encourages and supports open and frequent communication among all individuals associated with the University. In keeping with that commitment, the University has several modes of communication as follows: Electronic Bulletin Board. Bulletin Board: Students, clubs, faculty and administrators are encouraged to utilize the bulletin board. Guaranteed Answer Suggestion Box: University administrators and faculty urge students to use the suggestion box to make their concerns known. To submit a suggestion, email it to [email protected] Suggestions will receive a prompt response by the appropriate individual. To the Point (Residence Hall Newsletter): This monthly newsletter is distributed to all students living in Sullivan University student housing. Student Scene Newsletter: The weekly newsletter communicates both academic and social information to all students. Sullivan Herald: The University newspaper is published and distributed several times per year for students and the community Student Portal: Students are expected to regularly access their student portal by logging in at studentportal.sullivan.edu. Several departments utilize the student portal to communicate news and events, as well as pertinent information regarding your schedule, grades, financial aid, etc. The portal contains helpful links to your email, online classes, student and public folders. Unofficial transcripts can be printed from the student portal. Inactive students will have access to the portal for six months after their last active quarter. Sullivan's student portal is the primary communication tool to learn about academic and financial holds. 14

Career Services

Career Services plays a major role in the successful employment of graduates. Graduates from any Sullivan University program are eligible for lifetime, fee-free employment assistance. Career Services assists students and graduates with all aspects of the job search process through the following services: Résumé and cover letter critiques Résumé referral Practice interviews Assistance with employer and salary research Job search planning sessions Career workshops/class presentations Career Services provides opportunities for students and graduates to interact with area employers through career fairs. This event attracts representatives from various employers and gives students the opportunity to begin networking with employers in their chosen field. Employers are regularly invited to speak to classes on campus, introduce their organization to students and graduates through information sessions, and hold on-campus interviews. As a service to the students, Career Services also posts part-time jobs in the University's various fields of study. If, at any time, a Sullivan University graduate needs assistance with a job search, Career Services is ready to help. This service also applies when a graduate decides to leave and then later decides to re-enter the job market. This is done at no additional cost, ever! For networking opportunities with other graduates, area employers and Sullivan University faculty and administrators, graduates are encouraged to remain connected to Sullivan University by participating in the Alumni Association, at no cost. Graduates may stay in touch with their alma mater by updating alumni contact information at www.sullivan.edu. All students understand that no representation is made nor implied that a job is guaranteed to any graduate. Unfortunately, students, who cease their studies prior to graduation, and graduates, who have not satisfied their student accounts, are not eligible for employment assistance.

Cheating/Plagiarism

Cheating and plagiarism are strictly prohibited. The University's position on cheating and plagiarism is as follows: Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.1 To cheat is to deceive. Other examples of cheating or plagiarism include but are not limited to any of the following: allowing another student to use your work; copying another's work with or without their knowledge; using a hand-held device such as a calculator to store notes, formulae, etc. when an faculty member does not allow such aid on an exam; using notes and/or other aids that are prohibited on an exam; and any other method by which a student gains an unfair advantage. 15

Cheating is unfair to all students: it rewards those who put forth less than a full effort and penalizes those who use only traditional means of preparing for and taking an exam or writing a paper. It does not provide the grader with an accurate representation of the student's knowledge or ability to complete the assignment. Penalties for students found guilty of first offense plagiarism or cheating are exacted at the discretion of the faculty member. Penalties for the first offense may include a failing grade for the assignment or exam, a failing grade for the course, and a letter of explanation in the student's permanent academic file. If a second incident occurs, the student is subject to expulsion from the University. Students who disagree with the decision of the faculty member or who want to appeal the charge of cheating/plagiarism may refer to the Academic Grievance procedures for more information.

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Check Cashing

The National City Bank located at 3010 Bardstown Road, across from the University in the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center has agreed to cash out-of-town checks for up to $25.00. The Sullivan University Accounting Office must have previously approved the check and you must present your student ID card to the teller.

Class Repeat Requirements/Policy

Any student who is attending Sullivan University must repeat any course in his or her program in which a grade of "F" has been earned/assigned. Students must also repeat a course in their major area of study for which they earn a "D" grade (for example, a Computer Science major who receives a "D" grade in any course designated CSC must repeat that course until the grade of "C" or better is earned.) The course or courses must be repeated at Sullivan University. Students are not permitted to transfer in courses which they have already attempted at Sullivan University. The earlier grade will remain on the student's transcript, but the F grade will not be used in computing the student's GPA and number of hours attempted/earned. The F grade will, however, be calculated as hours attempted during the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review. The student will receive the grade and grade points earned in the second attempt in any course. In exercising the "D" or "F" repeat option, the student agrees to accept for record the grade earned for the course repeated. Students on a full-program tuition agreement are not charged additional tuition when repeating a course for the first time; third and subsequent attempts of the same class will have tuition charges assessed. However, all lab fees will be recharged. Credit hour students must pay to repeat courses. Those students on a contract tuition basis must pay the appropriate credit hour rate for the third and/or consecutive times a course is attempted. Students may repeat any course previously attempted at Sullivan University. All attempts will be recorded on the transcript. Although this policy provides the opportunity to raise GPA by retaking a course, students must also be aware that their GPA could be lowered depending on the grade earned.

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Computer Usage

Introduction Sullivan University Systems (SUS) provides a wide range of computing resources in order to support the educational mission and administration of the University. IT Support maintains a campus backbone network, administrative servers, e-mail and web servers, public computing facilities, and institutionally owned desktop and laptop computer systems. These resources and facilities are available for use by all members of the University community. The following guidelines are provided to permit proper use of these resources. Due to the constant growth of computing systems and networks, Sullivan University reserves the right to update this policy. Any use of a SUS computing or network resource is considered an agreement to abide by this policy. Users found in violation may be subject to penalties of varying degrees (see Enforcement). Guiding Principles Sullivan University strives to provide an educational environment that is conducive to learning while being governed by legal and ethical principles consistent with the business community. The University respects individual privacy. However, users of the University's resources are honor-bound to promote and protect these values. Representatives of the University reserve the right to monitor or review any personal information transmitted or stored on University-owned computing systems. Normally, officials do not examine user material unless there is a suspicion of activity that poses a threat to SUS. User Responsibility Use of the SUS network and computing resources is a privilege that is provided to all University students, faculty, and staff. The list below covers specific user responsibilities that must be adhered to in order to maintain this privilege. Computer Center Usage 1. All SUS computer centers are for the use of SUS students, faculty, and staff. Anyone else wishing to use an SUS resource must contact IT Support for access. 2. Users must not abuse equipment and are asked to report any mistreatment or vandalism of computing or network resources to IT Support (x8800 or [email protected]). 3. Food and beverages (excluding capped bottles of water) are prohibited in all SUS computer centers. 4. Computers are to be used for essential, school-related work. User will relinquish the computer they are using if they are doing nonessential work. Recreational game playing or web surfing is not considered to be essential work. 5. Users are permitted to use only one computer at a time. Equipment should not be monopolized. 6. Users may not install software, alter system files, or disconnect any cables on computers or other equipment. If you encounter a problem with any of the computing equipment, please report it to IT Support (x8800 or [email protected]). 17

7. The unauthorized downloading and installation of software is prohibited. Software must be approved and installed by authorized personnel. 8. Viewing or printing sexually explicit material creates a hostile environment for other users. This action is prohibited on SUS properties or through SUS computing resources. 9. Users are expected to be frugal in their use of computer paper. Computer center printers are provided to assist students in their academic pursuit. Nonacademic-related printouts are not permitted. If you need more than one copy, print one copy in the computer centers and use a copier to duplicate. 10. Users are not to take part in any action that hinders legitimate computer usage or invades the privacy of another person or institution. Account Usage 1. Account holders should use only their own personal accounts. No other person is permitted to use an account holder's credentials except the assign person. The person holding an account is responsible for its use, and all activity originating from that account, at all times. 2. Account holders should protect their passwords and keep them confidential. Passwords will be changed periodically according to account settings administered by IT Support. Users may not attempt to use credentials or to attempt access to another user's account. 3. Network storage space is provided by the university. Due to space limitations, users are expected to be reasonable regarding the use of this space. Communication Systems Usage The University provides Account holders with an e-mail account listed under the sullivan.edu domain. This email account is the official and exclusive means of electronic communication within the University. All of these communications systems and the information that is transmitted and stored within them are supplied by the Sullivan University System and are property of SUS. 1. All electronic correspondence by, between and among staff, faculty, and students relating to the University's business must be conducted using the University's e-mail system. 2. Account holders should not abuse any electronic mail, voice mail, chat, or any other form of electronic communication. University Responsibility Sullivan University Systems and IT Support is responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of staff and student computers, computer centers, and other publicly available computers that are used by students, faculty, and staff of the Sullivan University System. IT Support operates and maintains a network system that supports the functions and mission of the university. Equipment belonging to users is not covered under any support agreement through the university. Enforcement Disciplinary actions for violation of this Policy will be determined by the administration of Sullivan University Systems. These actions may include the following: Loss of computing privileges Disconnection from the network Academic expulsion 18

Prosecution under applicable civil or criminal laws

Copy Machines

Copy machines for student use are located in the library. There is a nominal fee per copy.

Course Evaluations

It is the policy of Sullivan University to involve on campus students in a semi-annual evaluation of their course and faculty. Sullivan University Global e-Learning allows the students a quarterly evaluation of the course and faculty. These evaluations provide a way for the students to voice their opinion about the quality of education and services they are receiving. This information is used to improve instruction and services for future quarters.

Credit Hour

Credit for studies at Sullivan University is based on the quarter hour. Each quarter hour of credit consists of one hour (50 minutes) in class per week. Most classes are 4 credit courses, meaning they meet for 200 minutes each week. It is presumed that a student will spend about a minimum two hours of preparation and assignments outside the classroom each week. Although important to successful course completion, students should not rely on time spent as the determining factor in successful course work. Mastery of course material and course objectives are the ultimate factors in this success. Online and web assisted courses are based on the same credit hour rule, but do not assume the same classroom attendance. Since delivery of course material is non traditional, the calculation of approximately 200 minutes per week on task per is a useful rule of thumb. Online courses are discussed in more detail in another area of this guide.

Developmental Courses

Developmental courses are offered by Sullivan University to assist students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support a successful educational experience. Students' educational skills are assessed by admission policies and placement testing that identifies students who require remedial/developmental studies in reading, English, information literacy, and/or math. Students placing in developmental classes are required to take those during the first term(s) of enrollment. Developmental courses are not applicable toward degree completion. These courses include READ 100, ENG100, FMTH100, and MTH100 and CED 100. Refer to Admissions Requirements in the University Catalog for details.

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Directory of Records

Various offices maintain records on each individual student who has made application to, attends or has attended Sullivan University. The following record types are housed in each office as indicated: a) b) c) d) e) Academic files: Academic Services Office Financial aid files: Financial Planning Office Career Services files: Career Services Office Transcript Files: Academic Services Office Housing/Residence Life Files: Housing Office

Disabled Student Services

Sullivan University supports the tenets and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To properly support those with disabilities and for responding to requests for disability-related accommodations, Sullivan University has identified and designated administrative professionals at each location who can assist with disability-related need(s). Undergraduate and graduate students with learning or psychological disabilities should contact an administrative Associate Dean or Dean through their campus's Administrative Office. Online students should contact the Dean of Online Studies. Students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the College of Pharmacy. All students who have a mobility-related, physical or other need for accommodation should contact the Dean or Director responsible for student services through their respective campus's Student Services office. Sullivan University will not inquire as to whether a student or applicant (hereinafter referred to as "student") presently has a disability or if he/she has had one in the past. While an informational brochure or self-disclosure form may be provided to a student at any point, the decision to disclose a disability or, to not disclose a disability, is entirely up to the student. If a student chooses to not disclose his/her disability initially, he/she may later do so if desired. However, disclosure of a disability does not create an ex post facto obligation for the University to re-test and/or re-grade any coursework, tests, etc. completed prior to the disclosure and verification process. Students who come to Sullivan University who may have had an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) at any time throughout their K-12 education should understand that colleges and universities do not follow the same provisions of an IEP unless otherwise verified and affirmed through a separate verification process that is age and level appropriate. Since IEP's are written specifically for students in K-12 environments, an IEP is not sufficient documentation to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations at Sullivan University. To request 20

accommodations at Sullivan University, the student must submit a Sullivan University Disability Verification Form, completed by an appropriately licensed professional along with any required information and supporting documentation. The Verification Process and procedure for students to request disability-related accommodations is as follows: 1. The disability must be disclosed to the appropriate University official by using the Sullivan University Disability Self-Disclosure Form. 2. After a student discloses his/her disability, a Verification of Disability Form will be provided and is to be completed by an appropriately licensed professional. That completed form and all supporting documentation must be returned to the appropriate University official for further consideration. 3. The University official will normally, upon receipt, review the documentation within 3-5 business days and determine the following: a. Does the condition rise to the level of a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act? b. What are the functional limitations of the disability in an educational setting? c. What, if any, accommodations are reasonable and appropriate for the student? 4. After the student confirms delivery or personally provides delivery of the documentation to the University official, the student should confirm with the official that the documentation is sufficient. If it is not, the student will be informed that they are required to provide additional documentation. 5. If the documentation is sufficient, the student will meet with the administrator to develop a plan for accommodation. A letter will be produced for the student that verifies the disability and describes the nature of each accommodation to be made. 6. The student then has the responsibility to deliver a copy of the letter to his/her instructors and discuss, in confidence, the listed accommodation(s). If a student has difficulty receiving the accommodation(s) listed, the student should request assistance from the designated University official. If additional copies of the letter are needed for subsequent terms, the student should contact the official with whom he/she originally worked. Effort will be made by University officials to process requests and review material within a reasonable amount of time.

Disciplinary Procedures

Disciplinary Conference: Disciplinary procedures may be imposed when a student has committed a violation of University policy. Usually but not always, disciplinary sanctions are imposed by authorized University 21

officials following a conference in which the student has had the opportunity to be heard. Students who receive disciplinary sanctions may utilize the Disciplinary Sanction Appeal Process as described in this section if the student feels inequitable sanctions were issued. Disciplinary Sanctions: The following sanctions comprise a range of official University actions which may be taken as the result of a policy violation or disciplinary issue. 1.Warning and/or Reprimand: Official notice to a student that their conduct or actions are in violation. The continuation of such conduct or actions may result in further disciplinary action. 2.Disciplinary Agreement: Behavior contract between the University and the student whereby the student agrees in writing to correct their inappropriate behavior. This may also take the form of a creative discipline. 3.Restitution: Reimbursement by payment or service to the University or a member of the University community in an amount not in excess of the damage or loss incurred. Reimbursement may be accompanied by other disciplinary action. 4.Suspension: Removal from the University for a period of time, generally from one term to one year. 5.Deferred Suspension: Suspension from the University for a period of time, generally from one term to one year, but a term beyond the current term in which the incident has occurred. 6.Probated Suspension: Suspension from the University for a period of time but suspension being set aside due to mitigating circumstances. 7.Expulsion: Dismissal from the University for an indefinite period of time. Any student expelled may not, thereafter, be readmitted to the University except upon application to the Vice President of Student Services. Unfavorable decisions regarding re-entry may be appealed to the C.E.O of the University. 8. Wellness Advising: Students may be required to meet with the Director of the Wellness Center for personal wellness advising. 9.In extreme cases of student misconduct, the University reserves the right to suspend, expel or otherwise separate a student from the University without any type of internal due process. Disciplinary Sanction Appeal Process: Students who feel that inequitable sanctions were issued as an institutional response to a policy violation or inappropriate behavior may utilize the Disciplinary Sanction Appeal Process. To avail oneself of the process, the student must submit their appeal in writing to the Executive Director/CEO of their respective campus stating all facts relating to the situation. The letter should contain a formal request that the student receive an appeal hearing. The letter must be submitted by the student to the Administration within three (3) business days of the notification of a sanction. The decision regarding whether or not the appeal will be heard is made by the Executive Director/CEO and will be available normally within three (3) business days following 22

submission of the appeal. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Administration within the above time frame to learn of his/her decision. In the event an appeal hearing is granted, the student will have an opportunity to present his/her position before a committee consisting of a minimum of three professionals that may include faculty members and/or professional staff. Appointments to a disciplinary committee are made by the Executive Director/CEO or his/her designee. The committee will call for a discussion session during which a question and answer exchange will take place so that committee members may determine if a violation or misconduct has occurred. Following the hearing, the Committee's options are either to (a) agree and uphold the original decision of the University official or (b) implement an alternative direction due to mitigating circumstances. The Committee may only exercise the two options listed above. The Committee will meet directly following the hearing in private to discuss the hearing and to arrive at a decision regarding the Committee's action. The Committee will advise the official who made the original decision and the committee chair will compose a letter to the student with the results. An audible recording of the committee hearing may be retained by the University. Students are advised that during an appeal hearing, strict rules of evidence shall not apply. Neither federal rules of evidence nor any state's rules of evidence apply in student disciplinary proceedings. The hearing shall be closed except for witnesses during their testimony time if testimony is deemed necessary and appropriate by the committee chairperson. If the student requesting the appeal fails to appear for the hearing or provide adequate prior notice of a reasonable excuse for not appearing, the hearing may proceed without the accused student present. The evidence in support of the charges will be presented and considered, and the case will be heard in a manner that is deemed just. During an appeal process, the student's presence will be allowed on campus unless such constitutes a clear and present danger to the university community or unless the student has been instructed to remain off-campus by an authorized official. Then, all communication must be via phone or in writing. The student will be allowed on campus only for their appeal hearing. Notification of the hearing's result will be made via U.S. Mail. Finally, the sanction initially issued will be and will remain in effect from the time of initial issuance until such time that the sanction/decision is changed by the process described above. If the student feels the outcome of the appeal process is unfair and/or unwarranted, he/she may submit a request for review to the Executive Vice President of the Sullivan University System within three business days of receiving the appeal committee results. He/she will review the information related to the case and make an executive decision regarding whether to uphold the committee's decision, overturn it completely, or reduce the sanction(s) based on mitigating circumstances. The decision of the Executive Vice-President of the Sullivan University System will normally be available within three business days following submission of the request by the student. If the student, following review by the Executive Vice-President of the Sullivan University System, still feels inequitable sanctions were issued, he/she may submit a request for final review by the President of the Sullivan University System. The decision of the President is final.

Dress Standards

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Dress standards for all Sullivan University campus locations are based on two fundamental concepts: 1. Many students have chosen to enter the world of business where more conservative dress is the rule rather than the exception. 2. Radical departures from conventional dress or personal grooming standards are not permitted. Students are expected to conform to the minimum business dress standards that they will follow when they go to work. A few simple guidelines are to be remembered: · Clothes should be clean; · Hats of any kind, including hoods, caps, hats, scarves, do rags etc., cannot be worn while in the building, with the exception of NCHS students utilizing the toque/skull cap. Customary and recognized religious headdress (i.e. a Hijab worn by women) is permissible. · Pants should not be allowed to sag and/or expose one's undergarments. · Shorts should be conservative in length. · Women's tops should minimize exposure. Professional Dress Wednesday: On Wednesdays, students are to dress as if they were going on a job interview. Professional Dress Day is not applicable to evening students. Dress Standards for Men: a. Dress slacks b. Dress shirt c. Tie d. Dress shoes and socks Dress Standards for Women: a. Business dress, or b. Dress skirt and blouse, or c. Dress pants and blouse d. Dress shoes Although these standards may not satisfy everyone's desire for personal dress freedom, we believe appropriate dress is important for the overall professional business image. Because we believe this is a constructive and vital part of your professional development, students are asked to follow these dress standards. Students who are not professionally dressed will not be permitted to attend class.

National Center for Hospitality Studies Professional Dress Standards: All hotel/restaurant management and event management and tourism students are required to be in the professional dress attire listed below every Wednesday for Professional Dress Day. Suits: navy suits for travel students and navy suits for hotel/restaurant majors. Slacks/Skirts: navy slacks or skirt. Shirt/Blouse: white shirt or blouse, well ironed. Tie: burgundy ties for travel and hotel/restaurant majors. Name Tag: to be worn on jacket. 24

Hose/Socks: hose for women and socks for men must be worn. Shoes: professional business shoes complete the look, preferably black. Students enrolled in any Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, or Professional Catering program are required to adhere to the complete NCHS professional dress standards at all times, and in all classes, while on a campus of Sullivan University or any other property while representing Sullivan University and and/or the NCHS. Hotel/Restaurant Management students, during the term that they are scheduled in the Basic Culinary Skills & Theory class, are required to adhere to these standards as well. Failure to abide with each standard is just cause for the student to be dismissed by their instructor from the lab or classroom in which they are attending any course. As shown in the Dress Code Standards posted in each food prep area and classroom, the following is provided as guidance to interpreting the policy: Student Identification: First year students will wear their own name badge issued by the bookstore directly under the Sullivan logo on the chefs' jacket. Second and later year students' name will be embroidered in the appropriate place by the uniform supplier. Toque/Skull Cap: The toque/skull cap will be worn at all times while the student is in food prep areas. It will be clean and worn straight across the forehead just above the eyebrows. No hair will be visible at the front of the students' face. If hair is not controlled by the toque/skull cap, a hairnet will be purchased by the student and worn in conjunction with the toque/skull cap. No other headgear, headdress, or hair or head covering of any type, except the toque/skull cap, will be worn with the chefs' uniform. Chefs' Jacket: Will be clean, pressed, completely buttoned and sleeves may be folded up one turn only, not to be up farther than the upper wrist. A clean, plain (no writing or logo), white undershirt will be worn under the chefs' jacket. Checkered Pants: Will be clean & pressed. The pants will be permanently hemmed and worn so that the bottom edge breaks neatly at the top of the shoe. Pants will be worn professionally at the students' waist and not drooping down, not pegged, and not split or otherwise inappropriately altered. Neckerchief: A clean white neckerchief for first year students and a clean blue neckerchief for second year and later students will be worn tied as instructed by an NCHS chef instructor. The ends of the neckerchief will be worn tucked neatly on the inside of the chefs' jacket. Shoes: Will be clean and totally black, including the shoelaces and visible parts of the sole and heel. Absolutely no other color will be visible when the shoe is worn. If the shoe is designed to have shoelaces, the laces will be appropriately tied. The shoes will be designed to be safe for the wearer while working in kitchen environments. The university will issue an initial pair of appropriate shoes and if students purchase subsequent pairs they will adhere to these standards. Clean plain black or plain white socks will be worn with the shoes. Apron and Side-towel: Will be clean and pressed. They will be worn, as instructed by an NCHS chef instructor, at all times while the student is in a food prep area. NCHS Personal Hygiene and Grooming Standards: 25

Radical departures from conventional dress or personal grooming standards are not permitted. All students are required to keep hair neat, orderly, and of a professionally accepted color. When working in the hospitality profession it is essential that hair be kept neatly trimmed and clean. Students are expected to keep their hair in such a manner that most of it can be put under the toque/skull cap and the remainder restrained with a hair net. Any student whose hair does not meet standards of appearance will be denied entry to class. Any hair which cannot be tucked under the toque/skull cap will require the student to wear a hairnet in conjunction with the toque/skull cap while in the food preparation areas. It is the student's responsibility to have a hairnet when needed. Facial Hair: Male students are allowed to have closely trimmed beards and/or mustaches as long as they start the quarter with it. If you don't have a beard you should be shaving daily. A student who comes to class with a day's growth of facial hair will not be allowed entry to class. Jewelry: Earrings, including any implement or jewelry for any other body piercing, watches, rings, (with the exception of a plain wedding band) and bracelets and/or wrist bands of any kind will not be worn by NCHS students while in food preparation areas. Earrings, including any implement or jewelry for any other body piercing, will not be worn while the student is wearing the NCHS culinary uniform. Cosmetics: Excessive use of cosmetics is not conducive to sanitary food preparation. Oils and powders cause excessive perspiration and may contaminate food, thus NCHS students will use an absolute minimum of cosmetics. Bright/dark lipstick will not be worn while the student is wearing the culinary uniform. Hands/Fingernails: Hands must be washed immediately before food is handled and whenever the student returns to class. The use of utensils to work directly with food is encouraged. Foodservice gloves must be worn while handling any food that will not require further cooking. Fingernails must be clean and kept trimmed very short (close to the base of the finger). Nail polish is not to be worn with the chef's uniform. Illness: Since you are dealing with food and since so many diseases can be passed to others through food, the NCHS is compelled to abide by a strict set of rules dealing with illness and injury to protect students and the dining public. If a person has contracted a communicable disease, has an infected wound(s), or an acute respiratory problem, they may not work in a food service facility in any area or capacity where there is the likelihood of transmitting the disease to patrons or to fellow students, either through direct contact or through contamination of food or food-contact surfaces with pathogenic organisms. A student is not to participate in lab classes while he/she has: A fever Diarrhea or vomiting with the past 24 hours, regardless of the cause, Excessive sneezing and / or coughing, An excessive nasal discharge (infected sinuses) A sore throat, or any other condition in a contagious state. Or any other condition in a contagious state such as pink eye or a rash of unknown origin.

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E-Learning

Many courses and/or programs at Sullivan University are offered online as well as on campus. In the online course and program offerings, instruction is delivered via the Internet. Use of this medium allows the University to offer learning experiences anywhere in the world that are more convenient for the student. Online classes can be accessed at http://sullivan.angellearning.com. Students may take all their courses online during a quarter, or may mix them with classes on campus. It should be remembered that although online courses offer flexibility in scheduling, they may require more time commitment and personal discipline since the amount of work and academic expectations are equal to those on campus. Although physical classroom attendance is not required for online classes, students must remember that there are specific requirements for time and frequency spent logged on to their online courses. These individual requirements are noted in each course outline at the online registration site. In addition to the online offerings, some courses are offered as blended, which require a combination of online and classroom attendance. For a detailed list of online and blended courses, please refer to the Schedule of Classes each quarter. Online courses are monitored for attendance, participation and activity. Registration for Online Classes: To take an online course, a student must be admitted to the University and be eligible to register for the specific course selected, including having met all prerequisites for the course. Quarterly schedules are posted on the University web site. Students should not register for online courses unless they have the appropriate hardware and software requirements and are thoroughly competent at keyboarding, sending/receiving email, navigating the Internet, and using Windows based programs Course Materials: Printed materials for online courses are available from the online Bookstore. Specific courses may also cite other research resources, while some might require specific library research. Getting Started in Online Classes: Students enrolled in online classes must log into the course prior to the end of the first week of the quarter. Students who do not log into the class or communicate with the faculty member prior to this time will be deleted from the class roll. Any student who has difficulty in contacting the faculty member or who has questions about their online courses should immediately contact the e-Learning Student Services (toll free) at 888-2995312 or at [email protected] Students who are having difficulty logging in to their online courses or who are having technical issues should contact the 24/7/365 Online Support Center (toll free) at 888-720-6684 On-site Attendance: For blended courses, there are specific attendance requirements that may vary with each course. Attendance requirements for that course are detailed in the Schedule of Classes each quarter. If the meeting time for a blended course conflicts with another scheduled course, it is the responsibility of the student to notify both faculty members and to make arrangements that accommodate the conflict.

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Eating/Drinking in the Building

Due to the spoilage of the carpeted halls and classrooms of the buildings, eating and drinking inside the building are only permitted in designated areas. The only exception is that students may have capped bottled water in the classrooms.

Emergency Messages via University Phone System

The University will make reasonable effort to contact students with emergency messages only. Callers asserting a need to contact a student on an emergency basis will be asked the nature of the emergency by office staff to ensure the requirements of this policy are met. Callers wishing to have a message delivered to a student will not be processed unless the message is of an emergency nature.

Enrollment Status

Full Time and Part Time Status: Sullivan University recognizes that students arrive at Sullivan from a broad variety of circumstances and with a wide range of abilities. For this reason, students are welcomed in both full-time and part-time statuses. Undergraduate students scheduling 12 or more credit hours per term are classified as full-time. Those who schedule less than 12 hours are classified as parttime. The University operates on a year round schedule. Students, who expect to stay on track, and graduate in 18 or 36 months, should expect to complete at least 48 credit hours during each 9 month academic year, a few more in some programs. This typically involves three quarters of 16 to 20 credit hours each. To meet personal needs, students may choose to extend their program by reducing the course load. Outstanding students may accelerate the timetable by taking course overloads, with the approval of the relevant Dean.

Entrances to Main Building

Two student entrances are located on the east side of the building - the south tower and the north tower. A third student entrance is located in the west wing of the building. Students may also use the cafeteria entrance, all of which are conveniently located near the parking areas. Students should not enter through the octagon-shaped receptionist area, which is reserved for visitors.

Faculty Evaluations

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law which states: (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. Within the Sullivan University community, only those members, individually or collectively, acting in the student's educational interests are allowed access to student educational records. These members include personnel in the Student Services Department, Accounting, Financial Planning, Admissions, Deans, Directors, Vice-Presidents, and academic personnel within the limitations of their need to know. Faculty members may also have access to records if/when a need-to-know situation arises. At its discretion, Sullivan University may provide directory information in accordance with the provisions of the Act to include: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Students may withhold Directory information by notifying the Academic Services office in writing within two weeks after the first day of class each quarter. Student Inspection of Records Requests for nondisclosure and authorization to withhold Directory Information must be filed annually in the Academic Services Office. The law provides students with the right to inspect and review information contained in their educational records, to challenge the contents of their education records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory, and to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if the decisions of the hearing are unacceptable. The Academic Services Office at Sullivan University has been designated by the Institution to coordinate the inspection and review procedures for student education records, which include admissions, personal, academic and financial files, cooperative education and job placement records. Students wishing to review their education records must make written requests to the Academic Services Office listing the item or items of interest. Only records covered by the Act will be made available within five days of the request. Students may have copies made of their records with certain exceptions (e.g., a copy of the academic record for which a financial "hold" exists, or a transcript of an original or source document, which exists elsewhere.) These copies would be made at the student's expense at prevailing rates that are listed in the current catalog. Education records do not include records of instructional, administrative, and education personnel that are in the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible or revealed to any individual except a temporary substitute, records of the law enforcement unit, student health records, job employment records or alumni records. Health records, however, may be reviewed by a physician of the student's choosing. Students may not inspect and review the following as outlined by the Act: Financial information submitted by their parents; 29

Confidential letters and recommendations associated with admissions, employment or job placement records, or Honors to which they have waived their rights of inspection and review; or education records containing information about more than one student, in which case the Institution will permit access only to that part of the record which pertains to the inquiring student. The Institution is not required to permit students to inspect and review confidential letters and recommendations placed in their files prior to January 1, 1975, provided those letters were collected under established policies of confidentiality and were used only for the purposes for which they were collected. Accuracy of Records Students who believe that their education records contain information that is inaccurate or misleading, or is otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights, may discuss their problems informally with the University's Registrar. If the decisions are in agreement with the student's requests, the appropriate records will be amended. If not, the student will be notified within a reasonable period of time that the records will not be amended; they will be informed by the Registrar of their right to a formal hearing. Student requests for a formal hearing must be made in writing to the University's C.E.O. who, within a reasonable period of time after receiving such requests, will inform students of the date, place and the time of the hearings. Students may present evidence relevant to the issues raised. The panel that hears such challenges will be appointed by the C.E.O. Decisions of the hearing panel will be final. They will be based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing and will consist of written statements summarizing the evidence and stating the reasons for the decisions and will be delivered to all parties concerned. The educational records will be corrected or amended in accordance with the decisions of the hearing panel, if the decision is in favor of the student. If the decision is unsatisfactory to the student, the student may place with the education records, a statement commenting on the information in the records, or statements setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the decisions of the hearings panel. The statement will be placed in the education records, maintained as part of the student's records, and released whenever the records in question are disclosed. Students who believe that the adjudications of their challenges were unfair or not in keeping with the provisions of the Act may request, in writing, assistance from the President of the Institution. Students should know that complaints regarding potential violations may be lodged with the Family Policy Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920. Revisions and clarifications will be published as experience with the law and Institutional policy warrants.

Financial Obligations

Students who fail to meet any financial obligation with the University including charges for tuition, books and supplies, housing, parking, etc., can be suspended from Sullivan University. No transcript or diploma will be released until all financial obligations are met.

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Financial Planning

Sullivan University is interested in assisting each student who is sincere in the pursuit of an education. It is for this reason that the staff from the Office of Financial Planning is available to assist students in finding all available student financial aid and to arrange a schedule of payments that will best meet each financial situation without excessive burdens on a student or their family. Contact the Office for Financial Planning for an appointment. Sullivan University's Financial Planning Department processes all student financial aid requests and "packages" students according to personal and financial aid resources available. Students are encouraged to meet with a Financial Planning Advisor whenever questions arise regarding an individual's financial status. Financial Aid Suspension occurs when the student fails to pass the minimum number of hours for two consecutive quarters or falls below the GPA minimum for two consecutive quarters. Following financial aid suspension, the student is ineligible for all financial aid. Once placed on financial aid suspension, the student will be considered for financial aid at Sullivan University only when one of the following conditions has been met: 1. Sufficient credits have been completed and/or the minimum cumulative GPA requirement has been satisfied. 2. It is established through the financial aid appeals process that the student encountered extenuating circumstances that hindered academic performance such as a documented medical problem during the quarter in question. Students wishing to appeal a financial aid suspension must do so in writing to the Director of Financial Planning along with all appropriate documentation. This appeal will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. If the Committee decides not to approve a student's appeal, the student may appeal directly to the CEO of the University. The CEO's decision is final.

General Statement of Liability

Sullivan University is not responsible for and does not offer replacement or indemnification for personal belongings that are lost or stolen while on University owned or controlled property. Neither replacement nor indemnification is provided while attending a curricular or extracurricular event sponsored, co-sponsored or endorsed by Sullivan University. All individuals are responsible for taking the necessary steps to adequately safeguard their own personal belongings. The University is not responsible for loss or damage to one's personal vehicle while parked on property owned or controlled by Sullivan University. This includes vandalism and/or theft from an individual's vehicle as well as damage resulting from the actions of others.

Grades/Grade Reports

Final Grade reports will only be accessible through the student portal following the completion of each quarter. Questions regarding grades and grade reports should be directed to Enrollment Services. Grades and grade reports may be held by the university for various reasons, including but not limited to unresolved financial issues, failure to complete disciplinary meetings and/or 31

sanctions, or for other reasons deemed appropriate and reasonable by the university administration. Once the issue initiating the hold is resolved, the grades and grade report will be released to the student.

Grading System, GPA Calculation and Grade Appeals

Grading System: All courses listed in the student's quarterly schedule at the end of the drop/add period will be listed in the student's permanent record with some grade designation, even if the student did not complete the work. The following grades are used in calculating Grade Point Average (GPA): Numerical Explanation excellent good satisfactory minimum failing withdrawn failing** Incomplete*** not considered active in class

Grade A B C D* F WF I NF

Equivalent 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

* In many programs, "D" grades will not count toward graduation. Refer to the specific program for details. ** Withdrawal Policy is explained in a later section. *** An Incomplete grade indicates that the student was doing satisfactory work, but due to nonacademic reasons, was unable to meet the full requirements of the course. The grade is only appropriate when it is clear that the unfinished work can be completed in a reasonably short period of time. A grade of I for a course will automatically be changed to F at the start of the third week of the quarter following assignment of the I if the incomplete work has not been satisfactorily completed. The following grade symbols are not used in calculating GPA's: S/U Indicates Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory completion of courses work. These grades are applied only to certain specific courses such as internships, externships, and clinical activities. Although the course may be required or applied toward graduation, it will not affect GPA. W Indicates that student withdrew from the course prior to the end of the seventh week of the quarter. AU Indicates that the student took the course in an audit status. The course may not be changed to credit status from audit, or vice versa. Courses taken in audit status may not be later attempted for credit. P Indicates that the student earned credit for the course by successfully completing a bypass examination, or through the Prior Learning Assessment(PLA) process. 32

Grade Point Average (GPA Calculation): The academic standing of a student is expressed in terms of the grade point average (GPA). GPA's are determined by dividing the total grade points earned by the total credit hours attempted. Grade points are accumulated by multiplying the course credit hours by the grade numerical equivalent. As an example: Credit Letter Numerical Quality Course Hrs Grade Grade Points ENG101 4 B 3.00 12 MTH101 4 A 4.00 16 MGT114 4 C 2.00 8 KEY102 2 C 2.00 4 _______________________________________ Total 14 40 40 points earned divided by 14 hours attempted = 2.86 GPA. Grade Appeals: Students that desire to appeal a grade or other academic actions except suspension, should first attempt to resolve the matter with the appropriate instructor. If the effort is not satisfactory, or if the instructor cannot be contacted, the student should direct their appeal to the relevant department chairperson. Any appeal should be initiated as soon as possible. Appeals should be in writing, and include as much detail and mitigating evidence as possible. Appeals submitted more than one quarter after the dispute arose will not be considered. See the Grievance Procedures for additional levels of appeal.

Grievance Procedure

Sullivan University seeks to operate the best academic institution possible. Certain unique circumstances within this Handbook describe specific means of appealing decisions or actions by the University. Absent an appeal procedure stated elsewhere in this Handbook, or, for general grievances, students should follow the guidelines set forth below to address both academic and non-academic grievances. Sullivan University will make an effort to resolve grievances within 30 days of receipt of written notification from the person filing the grievance.

Academic Grievance (Louisville, Lexington, Fort Knox, and E-Learning) Sullivan University students who wish to file an academic grievance must do so in a timely manner and in accordance with this policy. An "academic grievance" is defined as any action or inaction by a faculty member, professional staff member or other instructional agent of the University that has negatively impacted one's grade or academic standing. A "timely manner" is defined as no more than 120 calendar days after the alleged grievance occurred. Step 1: Students who have an academic grievance should speak first with the individual with whom they have the grievance in an effort to resolve the matter at the lowest level possible. 33

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If the student is unable to resolve the grievance by speaking with the individual with whom they have the grievance, they may seek review by the Academic Dean, Director or Chairperson (campus specific terminology may differ) in charge of the area in which the grievance exists. Students should be aware that the Academic Dean, Director or Chairperson may require the grievance be placed in writing and he/she may require the matter be considered first by another lead faculty member who has primary responsibility for a specific academic area (i.e. English, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, etc.). · If a student's grievance is with an undergraduate on-campus class at the Louisville or Lexington campus, the student should contact the Academic Dean, Director or Chairperson in charge of the department in which the course falls. Blended courses are considered "on-campus" courses. If a student's grievance is with an undergraduate online course, the student should contact the Associate Dean of Outcomes Management for e-Learning who will evaluate and assess the student's concern and direct him or her to a Louisville or Lexington-based Academic Dean, Director or Chairperson. The decision to assign responsibility to a Lexington or Louisville based reviewer will involve consideration of the student's original campus of enrollment and the primary campus assignment and level of the instructor assigned to the course, if any. If a student's concern is with an on-campus class at the Fort Knox campus, the student should contact the Director of Education. If a student's concern is with a graduate school course, regardless of their location, the student should contact the Associate Dean for the Graduate School.

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If the student is unable to resolve the grievance by working through steps 1 and 2, the student may seek further review as follows: If a student's grievance is with an undergraduate or graduate on-campus class at the Louisville campus, the student should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on the Louisville campus. If a student's grievance is with an undergraduate or graduate on-campus class at the Lexington campus, the student should contact the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Lexington campus. If a student's grievance is with an online course, the student should contact the Dean of Online Studies. If a student's grievance is with an on-campus class at the Fort Knox campus, the student should contact the Executive Director.

When a grievance reaches this step in the process, depending upon the campus, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Online Studies, or Executive Director (or his/her designee) at the Fort Knox campus will appoint a special committee to review the grievance and upon appointment of the committee, the complainant is required to cooperate fully with the committee during their review and investigation. Any special committee appointed to review an academic grievance will consist of a minimum of two faculty members and one professional staff member. Any committee appointed to review a graduate student's grievance will consist of graduate school faculty and appropriately credentialed 34

professional staff. If academically qualified, the administrative person to whom the grievance is brought at this stage may appoint him/herself to the committee as a professional staff member. A chairperson who may be a faculty or professional staff member will be appointed to lead the inquiry and he/she will not vote except in the event of a tie. Any special committee appointed to review the matter will do so in an ethical manner that is deemed just and fair by the appointed chairperson without obligation to observe state or federal rules of evidence or formal legal due process procedures. When the committee interviews the complainant, witnesses and others with information about the issue(s) surrounding the complaint, attorneys, parents, friends, advisors, etc., will not be permitted in the room. An audio recording of every interview may be made and retained by the University. At the conclusion of their inquiry, the committee may: Agree with and uphold the original decision or action that led to the grievance and affirm any action, consequence or result related thereto. Agree with and uphold the original decision or action that led to the grievance but mitigate, reduce or eliminate any action, consequence or result related thereto. Disagree with the original decision or action that led to the grievance, arrive at an entirely different conclusion and mitigate, reduce, eliminate or otherwise alter any action, consequence or result related thereto.

The committee, through the chairperson, will report their results to the official who appointed the committee and prepare a letter to the student that explains the results of the inquiry. NOTE: Throughout steps 1, 2 and 3, the Executive Director of the campus that holds jurisdictional authority over a grievance as defined in step 3 will be kept informed of the grievance and its progress throughout the entire process. He/she has the prerogative and authority to make an executive decision to change, alter or abate any decision rendered by any individual or committee throughout the first three steps of this process. Step 4: If a student is unsatisfied with the decision rendered at step 3, he/she may petition for further review by the Vice President for Academic Affairs / Chief Academic Officer for Sullivan University. To request a review by the Vice President for Academic Affairs / Chief Academic Officer, the student should submit a request in writing that provides in detail: a) a thorough explanation of the grievance; b) the information provided by the committee during step 3; c) any new information that has developed since the review at Step 3; and, d) why the student feels the decision is unfair and/or unjust. The letter should be addressed to the attention of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer and be sent or delivered to the Administrative Office, Sullivan University, 3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, 40205. After the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer has rendered his/her executive decision in the matter, if further action is deemed necessary beyond Step 4, the student may file a final written grievance with the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of Sullivan University by mailing or delivering it to the Administrative Office, 3101 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205. His/her decision will be final. 35

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Non-Academic Grievances: Level One: Sullivan University is committed to open and frequent communication. This open door policy means that students should first have a conference with the person with whom they have their original complaint. Level Two: If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student should then have a conference with that department's Director, Dean or Vice-President. Level Three: If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may then seek resolution by arranging a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Sullivan University after first submitting a letter explaining the situation and the desired outcome. Level Four: If further action is deemed necessary, the student may file a written complaint with the Executive Vice President, Sullivan University System, PO Box 33-308, Louisville, KY 40232. Level Five: If action beyond the Executive Vice President of the System is deemed necessary, a written complaint may be forwarded to the President, Sullivan University System, PO Box 33308, Louisville, KY 40232. The President's decision will be final.

Harassment

Harassment of any student, faculty or staff member is strictly prohibited. Harassment is defined as but not limited to: any action, threat, gesture and/or fighting words directed toward another person which have the purpose to or which tend to incite a breach of peace or cause physical injury or emotional distress to the victim. Because the feeling of harassment often involves elements of subjective interpretation by a victim, generally, the University expects one to communicate feelings of harassment to appropriate officials.

Hardship Withdrawal and Emergency Circumstances

Students who are not able to officially withdraw during the standard times may be eligible for a hardship withdrawal after that period of availability has passed. Eligibility for a hardship withdrawal is generally available to the students who were passing the courses, but experienced an emergency, such as medical, that prohibited the student from filing a normal withdrawal. Such hardship requests must be submitted in writing to the Academic Affairs office, and should include all appropriate documentation that might assist in making a decision. Such requests should be filed a soon as possible, taking the circumstances of the emergency into account. For those unable to quickly file due to emergency medical conditions, immediate family members may submit documentation to Academic Affairs Office in support of an early approval.

Health Services

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Sullivan University supports student health and well-being as a vital part of everyday university life. The University has designated two professionals who can provide educational seminars on various issues that may include sexual assault, rape awareness, AIDS awareness, sexually transmitted diseases and drug and alcohol abuse. These professionals are the University's Health Services Coordinator and the Director of the Wellness Center/Chaplain. If a student is in need of health-related services, they are encouraged to meet with either of these persons to discuss the need. The University's professional personnel may then refer the student to an appropriate community resource to provide the appropriate level of service.

Honorary Organizations

During graduation ceremonies, graduates may only wear approved academic regalia and adornment. Stoles, cords and/or other adornment that signifies membership in an honorary or other organizations officially recognized, may only be worn if the adornment has been preapproved by Sullivan University's administration or entities must be officially recognized by Sullivan University.

Hours of Operation:

Please check the Student Portal for hours of operation for each campus location at studentportal.sullivan.edu

Housing and Residence Life

Sullivan University provides campus housing for unmarried students under the age of 21. Arrangements for housing should be made well in advance of registration for the University to secure a place in University Housing. Details are available the Admissions office. Students are not required to live in University sponsored housing. Some restrictions and qualifying criteria apply. Gardiner Point residence hall students are required to participate in a mandatory meal plan.

I.D. Cards

During registration, each student is given a University photo I.D. card which gives entrance to University sponsored activities. In addition, a University I.D. is required to check out library materials and to make bookstore purchases in charged to a financial aid account. The University I.D. is also required for check cashing services and to use the discount I.D. program. Students needing a replacement I.D. should inquire at the Administrative office. There will be a replacement charge for these cards.

Imminent Danger

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The University recognizes the possibility of emergency situations that may give rise to varying levels of imminent danger. In such events, the University affirms the right of students and staff to protect themselves and others from unreasonable risk and/or imminent danger. In the event such behavior or situations arise and University faculty or staff are not able to control the situation, civil authority lies with Administrative officials of the University. This includes members of the Public Safety/Security Staff. In the event an Administrative official is not available, students and staff should contact metropolitan authorities to rectify the situation and/or report the situation. Public Safety should be notified as soon as possible when an incident has occurred. He/she will then take the appropriate action to document and respond to the situation.

Injury/Illness Expense Policy

Sullivan University is committed to operating a safe and secure educational facility. This includes taking precautions to minimize exposure to injury and/or illness on behalf of its faculty, staff, students and guests. However, from time to time, accidents can and do happen and, therefore, this policy and explanation of procedures has been developed to clarify the institution's responsibility and response to occasions of injury or illness. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain their own private health insurance and to carry with them, at all times, their health insurance identification card. Sullivan University does not act as an insurer and generally does not provide medical coverage for illness or injury sustained while at Sullivan University or while engaged in curricular and/or extra-curricular events. In some instances when a student enrolled in a National Center for Hospitality Studies degree program becomes injured due to an event in a lab, or, in direct relation to their major and the instruction of the program, a secondary policy maintained by the institution may assist with some of the costs for treatment. This policy is limited, however, and will always be secondary to any personal health insurance maintained by or for the presenting individual. In no instance will Sullivan University guarantee payment to any third party provider for any type of medical care. Emergency medical services provided on-site by University emergency medical staff is offered to faculty, staff, students and guests at no charge. The University's medical staff, when seeing an individual presenting for emergency medical assistance, is required, however, to gather information and complete forms related to one's personal medical insurance. This information may be furnished to other insurance agencies, as required, when the agency is directly involved and/or considering an individual's claim. In addition, this information may be provided to third party healthcare providers who treat an individual referred for further treatment by University emergency medical staff. The "Health Office Report" that is completed by the University's EMT staff is a form specifically used to document an individual's injury or illness. In addition, it serves as a record of treatment, a statement in support of HIPAA regulations, consent for treatment by EMT staff and a disclosure of the routing of the information contained on the report. Finally, the form contains billing information, continued care recommendations and a release of liability/refusal for treatment section used only when immediate care by University EMT staff is refused. Individuals wishing to keep the University from having/keeping any and all medical information should, upon a need for treatment, immediately refuse treatment and request an ambulance or make arrangements for other transportation to a medical facility. Unconscious individuals and/or individuals unable to give consent at the time of the assessment will be treated on an emergency basis until an ambulance or other medical authority arrives and assumes care for the infirmed or unless an 38

individual regains consciousness and refuses further medical treatment by University medical staff. While on Sullivan University System owned or controlled property, or, while attending any event sponsored, co-sponsored or endorsed by the University or its' parent corporation, University officials may summon an ambulance and/or other community emergency resources if an individual is injured or ill and, in the judgment of University staff, medical attention is required. Conscious individuals may subsequently refuse treatment and/or transportation by the ambulance service upon their arrival, however, the staff of the institution want, in each situation so indicated, to meet the requirement of due diligence in safeguarding the health, life and safety of people on University property or at University sponsored events. In no instance will medical charges, as a result of illness or injury, be provided by the Sullivan University System while any student or other participant is engaged in an athletic, exercise, sports activity or other extracurricular activity regardless of the institution's sponsorship of the activity. For clarification and/or information regarding the University's policies with regard to insurance and/or medical payments, questions should be directed to the University EMT staff or the Sullivan University System Accounting Department. Information given by faculty members or other employees of the institution outside of these two areas should not be considered current University policy. Faculty, staff, students and visitors may not assume institutional liability for any healthcare related costs, even if so promised or guaranteed by a University official unless that official is so authorized by the University.

Institutional Effectiveness

Sullivan University is committed to continuous improvement of its academic programs and student services. The process of assessing programs and services is ongoing and evaluates the effectiveness of every aspect of the university. Data are regularly gathered and analyzed for the purposes of determining how to improve student-centered programs and services. Since students are key stakeholders, their involvement in university surveys and other forms of assessment is critical in order to assess both their relevance to as well as their satisfaction levels with specific programs and services. Any student who participates in and a survey or poll on institutional effectiveness will be guaranteed confidentiality as the data are used to enhance all aspects of the student experience.

Lifetime Privileges

Without incurring additional tuition cost, all graduates of Sullivan University earn the benefit to return at any time to audit any previously completed course. This benefit may be especially attractive to those who have been out of the job market for a period of time or to those who simply want to refresh their knowledge. While tuition charges do not apply, students are responsible for any related course or online fees as well as for charges for books. This does not apply to new certifications in the IT Academy since those would not be previously completed courses. For more information, contact Enrollment/Academic Services on any Sullivan University campus.

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Library and Learning Resource Center

Sullivan University has an extensive library collection to support the undergraduate and graduate programs. The University boasts a hi-tech, state-of-the-art library, unrivaled in the traditional electronic resources to support the university curricula. For full and complete descriptions check the library web site @library.sullivan.edu.

Lockers

Lockers may be rented each quarter for student use.

Make-Up Examinations

A student who misses a regularly announced test may be given a make-up test. The decision to allow or not allow a make-up test is exclusively the decision of the faculty member. However, the test may be given at a time other than the regular class period.

Missing Student Policy and Procedure

During the move-in process, students are asked to provide emergency contact information: however providing such information is voluntary is the student is over the age of 18. Students will be advised annually to update their emergency contact information. Emergency contact information for resident students will be maintained in their housing files; emergency contact provided by non-resident students will be maintained in their academic files. Sullivan University is concerned with student safety and security and takes reasonable steps toward helping create an environment that is safe and free from criminal activity. Criminal activity can and does happen, however, throughout society and Sullivan University is not immune or excessively insulated from criminal activity. Knowing this, Sullivan University has developed this policy to assist in locating missing students who are living in college-owned or sponsored housing. The overwhelming majority of missing person reports made to college officials are due to students altering their routines without telling their parents, friends, etc. Anyone who believes a student is missing should communicate their concerns to an institutional administrator or housing staff member. Such a report will generally initiate the procedures listed within these policies. General Procedure: 1. The Sullivan University official receiving the initial report will gather information that includes: Name of the reporting individual and their relationship to the missing student unless there is a good reason to keep such information confidential. The last known location of the missing student and the date and time of the last known sighting. Known habits and/or routines of the missing student including employment, local and outof-town contacts and friends. Any recent changes to the missing student's mood, demeanor or behavior. The missing student's cell phone number if known. Any other information that may be of value to the administration and/or investigators. 40

2. The Sullivan University administrator or housing staff member will inform the Sullivan University Department of Public Safety and one of the following executive administrators: The C.E.O., the Chief Academic Officer or the Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students If the student is enrolled in the Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD), the Sullivan University or housing staff member will also notify the Executive Director or one of the Deans at SCTD. If a student is determined to have been missing for at least 24 hours, the executive administrator to whom the report is made will first direct appropriate staff members to immediately begin the following steps. 1. A report of progress should be made to the executive administrator within 1 hour to enable further action that is of a timely manner. 2. Call the missing student's apartment or cell phone to attempt contact. 3. If no one can be contacted at the missing student's residence, send a staff member to check their apartment/room. 4. Initiate contact with the student's Residential Advisor (RA), neighbors, faculty members, etc., to confirm or adjust the last known date/time and location of the individual's known whereabouts. 5. Send the student an email advising them they are being sought. 6. Send the student a text message (if cell number is known) advising them they are being sought. 7. If possible, check MySpace, Facebook, Twitter or other such websites for any information that may be helpful. 8. Contact the housing staff and/or public safety to obtain the students car make, model, year and color along with the vehicle's license plate number and state. Check on campus and at housing to see if the missing student's vehicle is accounted for. 9. Contact University I.T. staff to determine when the missing student last accessed the University's computer network. 3. Upon being updated by assigned staff members, the executive administrator will make a determination as to whether to contact local police. If parents/guardians are involved and/or are the initial reporters of a student's missing status, generally, the decision to notify police authorities will be that of the parents/guardians but such decision can be facilitated by university officials. If parents/guardians are not involved in the initial report, a decision will be made regarding notification of the missing student's emergency contact or parent. If it becomes necessary to contact police authorities, their procedures and protocols will be followed by the University. If a missing student is under the age of 18 and not emancipated from their parents, the executive administrator is to notify the custodial parent as soon as it is confirmed that the student is missing. 4. When a missing student is located, they will be asked to communicate with the individual(s) involved in reporting his/her disappearance. University officials will communicate internally on a need-to-know basis that the missing student has been located. All media requests will be referred to the Sullivan University System office or the CEO of the University.

No Show Policy

Students who do not attend a scheduled class during the drop/add period will have that class deleted from their schedule.

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Organizations and Honoraries

All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. Participation in student organizations helps develop a sense of responsibility and leadership, which employers look for in potential employees. Some of the various organizations in which a student can become involved may include, but are not limited to: a) b) c) d) e) f) g.) h.) i.) Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.) Sullivan Christian Fellowship Phi Beta Lambda Sullivan Glee Club Student Paralegal Association Alpha Phi Sigma Sullivan Step Team Sigma Beta Delta Phi Theta Kappa

See the Student Life Coordinator for more information and a description of these organizations.

Parking/Campus Vehicle Traffic Rules and Regulations

Parking on Sullivan University System owned or controlled property is a privilege, not a right. That privilege can be revoked at any time by designated members of the University's administration or public safety staff. When parking privileges are revoked because of a violation or series of violations, no refund will be provided for the cost of the campus parking permit. Students are required to park in areas designated for student parking and are prohibited from parking in the following areas: Visitor and Future Student parking; spaces marked with a "W" which are reserved for SUS corporate employees; the Library lot which is reserved for faculty, and disabled spaces unless one has been issued and displays a State issued disabled placard. Students who commute to the University are encouraged to carpool. Students residing in University housing have bus transportation provided by the University. Housing students are not permitted to park on campus. Students, regardless of their enrollment status (full or part-time) who are also part-time employees of the University are only eligible for student parking permits. Full time employees will receive a staff or faculty permit depending on the individual's position classification. Interns/Externs working in the National Center are considered students and should therefore purchase and utilize a student parking permit. Housing students participating in an internship/externship that requires their presence on campus during odd hours not serviced by the housing shuttle service will be provided, for one term only, a restricted permit to accommodate their work days and hours only. Housing students, who are part-time employees of the institution, should attempt to arrange their schedule around the regular shuttle bus schedule. However, if the terms of one's employment require alternate hours, a restricted permit may be applied for in the public safety office. There is a replacement fee for lost parking permits. Questions about parking should be directed to the Public Safety department. The following statements apply to University parking: a) Parking Permit: All students who utilize the University parking areas must have valid parking permits. There are several types of permits for campus parking including: Student, Handicapped, 42

Visitor, Temporary, Faculty, Staff and Corporate. Students who withdraw from the University will not receive a refund for future quarters of parking already paid for. Any vehicle without a valid permit found on campus may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense. b) Placement of Permit: Permits should be placed as indicated at time of purchase and must be visible from the outside of the vehicle. c) Alternate Vehicle: If a student starts driving a different vehicle, the Public Safety office must be informed of the new license plate and vehicle information. d) Disabled Parking: All Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors who have a disabled placard issued to them and properly displayed in their vehicle are eligible to park in any parking space designated as a disabled space regardless of the parking lot classification. e) Lost/Stolen Permits: The loss or theft of a parking permit is to be reported to the Public Safety Department immediately. There is a charge for replacing a lost or stolen permit. f) Fraudulent Use: The fraudulent use of a parking permit will result in towing and/or a substantial fine. g) Physical Placement of Vehicle: For maintenance of the parking area by the security staff on campus, students are required to pull completely into parking spaces. Vehicles should be positioned between the lines of parking spaces. Overlapping or double parking is considered a parking violation. h) Tow-Away Policy: Any vehicle parked at Sullivan University without a valid permit may be towed at the owner's expense. . i) Towing Costs: If a vehicle is towed, the student will be charged to retrieve the vehicle from impoundment. If there are questions regarding the towing policy, see a Public Safety staff member. j) Immobilization Devices: At the discretion of the Public Safety staff, a vehicle parked in violation of University regulations may be immobilized instead of being towed. Immobilization of a vehicle ensures direct contact with the offender so the violation may be addressed. k) Traffic Control/Safe Operation: Emergency vehicles owned and operated by the University's Public Safety Department are so marked and utilize green emergency lights. While operating a motor vehicle on any Sullivan University System owned or controlled properties, drivers are required to obey the speed limit of 10 miles per hour and are expected to obey all traffic laws. Unsafe starts that exhibit rapid acceleration, tire squealing or driving the wrong way in a one-way area of the property is strictly prohibited. Any vehicle that is in poor repair and makes excessive noise will be prohibited from operating on University owned or controlled property until proper repairs are made. In addition, playing a vehicle's stereo system loud enough to be heard outside of the vehicle will be considered disorderly conduct and disciplinary action may be taken. l) Violations: If a student receives a ticket and does not pay the fine, they will not receive their grades at the end of the quarter; they will not have a schedule for the following quarter; and they will not be able to receive a copy of their transcript

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Personal Phone Calls

The University's office phones are not intended for student use. Students are given messages for extreme emergencies only, in accordance with the policy governing emergency messages.

Plus Friday

Plus Friday is one of Sullivan University's unique approaches to assist students academically. This academic "extra" is designed to provide more individualized help for students who are behind in their studies, miss class during the week, or just want to get ahead for the next week. Full time faculty are on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (part time faculty are available by appointment) to provide assistance. For some students, Plus Friday may be mandatory at the discretion of the faculty member, the Suspension Appeal Committee or any other properly designated authority. Plus Friday is not intended for student private tutoring, but rather to assist all students in maintaining an appropriate academic standing in the class.

Prior Learning Assessment

The Prior Learning Assessment(PLA) process allows students to apply relevant learning from work and life experiences towards college credit. PLA 301 is a one-quarter course, for which you receive four credits. This course is designed to allow you to engage in self-reflection and to learn techniques to identify and document college-level prior learning experiences. You will define your learning and career goals and provide evidence of both applied and theoretical knowledge of college-level content, which can be assessed for possible award of credit.

Public Safety/Security

Sullivan University maintains Public Safety/Security staff to patrol the campus and respond to various situations. Public Safety Officers enforce parking regulations, document violations of law, answer calls for emergency services, maintain campus publications relative to campus security, and provide educational seminars associated with individual security as needed. Members of the Public Safety staff are also available to escort individuals to their vehicles as requested. Public Safety Officers may be contacted through the Public Safety Office or the campus receptionist who is located in the guest lobby. Public safety officers have felony arrest authority as described in KRS 431.005 (4). Public Safety representatives are fully empowered with institutional authority to enforce all procedures and policies promulgated by Sullivan University and the Sullivan University System. A directive or request which is in accordance with institutional policy, state and federal law, from any member of the Public Safety staff shall be considered valid and followed unless otherwise belayed or reversed by a senior member of the institution's administration. The Department of Public Safety documents reports of crime and institutional policy violations and produces annual reports in compliance with relative legislation. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. 44

The Michael Minger Act is a Kentucky state law that requires public colleges and universities as well as private institutions licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to report campus crimes to their employees, students and the public on a timely basis. The Jeane Clery, Michael Minger reports and the Crime Statistics Daily Log are available by visiting the Department of Public Safety website at: https://secure.sullivan.edu/publicsafety/ In addition, a daily crime log is available for review in the public safety office during normal business hours. A "Crime Alert" will be issued to the university community if/when it is determined that such notification may prevent further victimization when a pattern of crime exists. Isolated incidents will not, normally, result in the issuance of a crime alert; such notifications are used when knowledge of a pattern of crime would assist members of the university community in taking precautions to prevent victimization.

Reductions

The tuition reductions/refund policy is stated in the University Catalog and on the tuition agreement form, a copy of which is given to the student at the time of application. Housing rent is due and payable for the full period of the lease.

Register to Vote

Students are encouraged to exercise their right to participate in the democratic process. Voting in local, state and national elections is one of the most direct ways of participating in the process. Voter registration information and the application for a voter registration card are available through a website sponsored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky's State Board of Elections. The application and information can be accessed by viewing the State Board of Elections website at: http://www.elect.ky.gov/register.htm

Registering for Classes

Schedule of Classes: A Schedule of Classes is published each quarter in paper form. Classes are scheduled in a variety of times throughout the day and evening, and to a lesser extent on weekends. The University makes an effort to schedule classes at convenient times, but due to resource limitations, times and course offerings may be limited. Students may have to adjust their personal situations to take needed classes when they are offered. Students are responsible for fulfilling the requirements for registering in a course. If those requirements have not been met, registration will not be permitted in the class in question until those requirements or prerequisites have been met. Every effort is made to offer all needed courses in a timely and regular manner to allow students the opportunity to complete their studies and graduate in a reasonable time. However, the University reserves the right to delete or cancel classes for which there is insufficient enrollment. 45

Where no other mitigating circumstance exists, classes must generally have a minimum of ten students registered in order to be offered. Many courses have prerequisites as requirements for registration. See the Course Description area of the catalog for specific listings. The computer system is programmed to block the registration in classes where the prerequisites have not been met. However, this system is not perfect, and each student is responsible for complying with requirements, even if the electronic blocking fails. Students entering classes for which they do not qualify are subject to removal from the class, and may not reenter it until requirements are met. Prerequisites may only be waived in the most exceptional of circumstances. This waiver of prerequisites may only be made by the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Academic Officer, an Academic Dean or Director or Department Chairperson. Other faculty members may not grant such waivers. Schedule Overloads: Students in good academic standing may not schedule more than 20 hours in a given quarter without the express approval of either the Chief Academic Officer, a Dean or academic department Director. Applicable evidence, such as GPA and past performance will be taken into account in approving a waiver. Students on Academic Probation or Readmission from Suspension are limited to 12- 16 hours per quarter until the probation is lifted. Approval for course loads above 12 hours may only be approved by an Administrative Dean or the Chief Academic Officer, and require extreme mitigating evidence for approval. Drop/Add and Changing Schedules: Each quarter, dates are specified to begin and end periods that allow schedule change. Once this period has ended, and the student attends classes, the schedule becomes official, and the student is financially obligated for tuition and fees. After this time, the student schedule can only be changed by official withdrawal, administrative or instructor drop. Auditing Courses: Students may choose to take classes on an audit basis. Courses that are audited are assigned a grade of AU, and no credit is awarded toward graduation. To audit courses, students must indicate their intention at the time of registration. Requests to change a course to audit status are not accepted after drop/add period has ended. Courses taken in audit status are not used in certification for financial aid, Veteran's Administration benefits, or Social Security, and are not calculated in course load. The student must remember that courses taken in audit status may not be later retaken for grade. Lifetime Review: Graduates of Sullivan University at any level have Lifetime Review Privileges. Under this policy, the graduate may return to the University at any time and register for any course taken toward the earned diploma, degree at no additional tuition cost to the student. The student must complete a reentry application prior to registering for any course under this program. 46

Re-Entry Former students who wish to return to the University must complete the Reentry application. An appointment with a Reentry Coordinator is required, and this appointment should be made well before the start of the desired term. As a part of the Reentry application process, the student's academic records will be reviewed to determine eligibility to return. Reentering students will be entered at the current tuition rate, but will not be charged any additional application fee. Students reentering from Suspension must first appeal that status as indicated in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of the Policy Guide. Students who wish to reenter the Graduate School may have additional requirements as determined by the Dean.

Rights

Each individual Sullivan University student is encouraged to help develop a responsible, intelligent community. The University demands high standards of personal conduct from each student. Students are encouraged to maintain integrity through self-discipline. The University adopts only such reasonable rules and regulations applicable to a student as are necessary for the orderly, harmonious and beneficial functioning of the entire community. Accordingly, each student must respect the rights of others and should abide by the spirit as well as the letter of regulations of the University, the laws of the community, state and nation. The following statements are the rights afforded every student at Sullivan University: 1) Every student has the right to the services of faculty, administrative officers and counseling referral programs of the institution without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, political belief, religious affiliation or ethnic origin. Every student has the right to a fair and impartial academic evaluation. Every student has the right to a campus environment characterized by safety and order. Every student has the right to a campus environment free of discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct. State and federal laws confer upon each student the right to have the institution maintain and protect the confidential status of certain records. Students involved in University sponsored groups have the right to use campus facilities provided the facilities are used for a stated purpose on behalf of the organization and in accordance with regulations of the institution. Registered student organizations may invite and hear speakers as long as they serve to meet the stated purpose of the group.

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The purpose of this section is to define the limits of the student-faculty relationship. Research Graduate faculty may not assign non-coursework research projects to students without a written agreement between the student and faculty that: 1. Clearly states the expected purposes(s) and scope of the proposed collaboration; and 2. specifies authorship and ownership of the research and/or intellectual property if it is subsequently published or otherwise distributed. This agreement must be approved in advance by the Dean of the Graduate School. All class exercises, experiments and research must conform to the ethical and procedural standards of the University Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Completion Rate (Quantitative Review): Each quarter, student's academic progress will be measured by comparing the number of attempted credit hours with the credit hours earned (i.e., those attempted hours where an acceptable passing grade was earned). The total of attempted credit hours will include all courses in which the student was actively enrolled. Students must earn a minimum of 2/3 of credits attempted to maintain satisfactory academic progress. The following are considered when evaluating student satisfactory academic progress: · · · · · · · Withdrawals, incompletes, instructor drops, and failures are considered as hours attempted, but not earned. Credit earned with a passing grade in courses attempted on a Pass/Fail basis are considered as both attempted and earned; those failed are considered as attempted only. Credit earned through Bypass testing is considered as both attempted and earned. Transfer credit, including credit received from consortium study, is considered as both attempted and earned, but is not used in calculating cumulative GPA. Developmental courses required as a result of placement testing are considered as attempted and as earned when a satisfactory passing grade is earned, however, the grade earned will not be included in one's GPA calculation. Courses audited for no grade are not considered as attempted or earned. Upon the change of a student's major, only those credits previously taken that will apply to the new program will be considered as attempted and earned. A student must complete a minimum of 94 credits to complete an associate's degree, and 180 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (Qualitative Review):

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Financial Aid recipients are governed by the same academic performance standards as all other students of the University. In order to maintain satisfactory academic standing and retain financial aid eligibility, both full-time and part-time students must maintain a cumulative GPA of: · · · 1.60 for the first 12 credit hours attempted; 1.80 for 23-35 credit hours attempted; and 2.00 for 36 or more credit hours attempted.

For the purposes of calculating Grade Point Average (GPA), any course taken where a grade of A, B, C, D, F, WF, NF, or I is assigned is considered as attempted; those courses where a grade of A, B, C, or D is assigned are considered as earned, and quality points assigned to each are used in GPA calculation Maximum Time Allowed: No student will be eligible to receive financial aid after 150% of the normal credit required for that degree has been attempted. For students of the University in programs requiring 106 credits, a maximum of 159 credit hours may be attempted. All previously attempted credits will be counted, including transfer, whether financial aid was received or the credits earned.

Quarterly SAP Review: Academic progress will be reviewed for all students at the end of each quarter, beginning with the completion of the first 12 credit hours for GPA calculation, and 23 credit hours for Completion Rate calculations. Any student who does not meet the criteria stated above will be placed on academic probation for the next quarter of attendance, and will receive a letter of probation. Probation/Suspension: The student may continue to attend classes and receive financial aid during probation. At the end of each quarter, those students in probation status will be reviewed to determine academic progress. Students who improve their standing at a level that meets academic standards will be removed from probation and will return to general active status. Those not meeting scholastic standards will be placed on academic suspension and will be suspended from taking classes for a minimum of one quarter term. A letter will be mailed to the student to the address on file with the University notifying the student of their suspension; the letter will include information about the appeal process to return to school after their quarter of suspension. The exception to the above policy is: Students on probation who are dropped in Week 7 (NF in all classes), are immediately suspended. The suspension will be for a minimum of one quarter term and the student will be notified by letter of their suspension status. Appeal Procedure: To appeal academic suspension, the student must contact the Administrative Office for suspension appeal and reentry appointments. Appeals are generally held during Week 6. The student must bring a letter of appeal and evidence of extenuating, mitigating, or emergency (i.e. health, family, or catastrophic) circumstances to their appeal. The Suspension Appeals Committee will render a decision after meeting with the student. If the appeal is denied, the student will remain on academic suspension for a minimum of one quarter, and must restart the appeal process in order to be readmitted to the University. 49

Reinstatement: Upon acceptance and approval of appeal, Financial Planning will be notified. Financial Planning will determine if the student is to be reinstated to financial aid eligibility based upon the evidence submitted, and notify the student of its decision. If any acceptable circumstance is found, eligibility may be reinstated. If eligibility for financial aid is not reinstated, the student will remain ineligible to receive any form of financial aid until satisfactory academic progress is met by both Completion Rate and cumulative GPA. Any transfer credit earned from another accredited institution during the financial aid suspension period may be used to satisfy credit deficiencies, but not GPA deficiencies. Grade changes to previously unsatisfactory grades may be considered in satisfying Completion Rate and GPA deficiencies.

Second or Dual Degrees

Students who desire to be awarded a second degree must meet all requirements for that degree, including any additional foundation coursework that might be required. Specific requirements for each degree are listed in the Catalog. Students in dual degree programs must meet criteria as established by the department before dual degrees can be awarded. Some dual degree programs require that all first degree choice degree courses be completed before students are allowed to enroll in the second choice degree program courses.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sullivan University seeks a safe and healthy environment for community members. The University will not tolerate any verbal or physical action by any student, faculty or staff member which harasses, disrupts or interferes with another's education or which creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment. While all forms of harassment are prohibited, it is the University's policy to emphasize that sexual harassment is specifically prohibited. Sullivan University has developed the following policy on sexual misconduct/sexual violence and harassment to set forth definitions to reaffirm Sullivan's commitment to providing resources and processes for prevention, education, support, reporting, adjudication, protection from retaliation and to identify a range of penalties. The University will also provide a collection of information about incidents as a clear process for dissemination of sexual assault statistics for the University community. For the purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct is defined as non-consensual physical contact of a sexual nature. It includes acts using force, threat, intimidation, or advantage gained by the offended individual's mental or physical incapacity or impairment of which the offending student was aware or should have been aware. The use of any drug, including alcohol, judged to be related to an offense will not be considered a mitigation of circumstances, but rather an aggravating one. Sexual misconduct is strictly prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as sexual advances and/or requests for sexual favors that are unwelcome in nature. Such misconduct includes but is not limited to: sexual flirtations, touching, advances or propositions, verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic or suggestive comments 50

about an individual's dress or body, sexually degrading words to describe an individual and the display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures including nude or sexually suggestive photographs. Sexual harassment whether it be face-to-face or online is strictly prohibited. Incidents reported to the appropriate department will be addressed promptly and confidentially in accordance with the University's disciplinary procedures. A victim's decision to file charges against a member of the University community is one that may be facilitated by an advisor or designated advocate. This individual would be appointed or selected by the Vice President of Student Services. In accordance with reporting procedures, Sullivan University will inform members of the community when an incident has been reported when, in the judgment of the administration, notification is appropriate and necessary. Once a charge of inappropriate behavior is made, the University will utilize a fact finding procedure to adjudicate the charge internally. Both the accuser and the accused will be advised of the final outcome and of any sanction(s) that are to be imposed. Both parties will be advised not to disclose this information to the public. Sanctions and penalties that may be imposed include but are not limited to: probation, suspension, sanction, and expulsion from Sullivan University and any of its facilities or controlled properties. Other penalties may include file entry, transcript entry and parental notification. Information may be divulged to the parents of financially dependent students as defined by the I.R.S. without the student's consent in accordance with [34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a) (8)]. In addition, an individual charged may be subject to civil litigation, and/or prosecution by authorities in accordance with applicable State Criminal Statues. The use of these policies for false or malicious purposes is strictly prohibited. Any member of the Sullivan community, who exercises bad faith and brings a false, malicious charge in accordance with the above clause will be subject to disciplinary action. If assaulted, victims should: 1) 2) 3) 4) Preserve any and all evidence; Call the police; Ask for immediate medical attention; Contact someone you trust

Communicate with University officials. Sullivan University reports campus and housing crime statistics to include sexual assaults in the Campus Security and Crime Awareness Annual Report. This publication is available in the Public Safety Department.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. 51

Student Behavior and Responsibilities

Sullivan University students assume the responsibility for acting in a manner compatible with the institution's mission. Misconduct for which students are subject to discipline includes, but is not limited to: Alcohol Beverages and Illegal Drugs: In addition to federal, state and local laws governing the use or possession of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs, the University prohibits the possession, sale, use or furnishing of drugs and alcohol of any type by all persons while on campus property except as they may be used in a formal teaching environment. The University reserves the right to place a student on probation, suspension, or expulsion status and to exclude them from the campus and all campus functions for illegal sale, use, possession or furnishing of chemical substances, including all forms of illegal drugs and alcohol. The University may also require the student to participate in a substance abuse or rehabilitation program. In addition, the appropriate authorities will be notified and the student will be referred for prosecution. Students on campus who are found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs will also be subject to disciplinary action. This policy extends to any and all University-sponsored activities regardless of time, day or location. Discrimination: Discrimination based upon sexual orientation, veteran status, race, creed and disability is specifically defined and prohibited in the Sullivan University's Employee Handbook, which governs faculty and staff conduct. The University extends this professional standard to faculty/staff-student and student-student relationships and class decorum. Dishonesty: Cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information, or misrepresenting oneself as an agent of the institution or in any other form with the intent to deceive or defraud. Disorderly Conduct: Disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression on University property, on University online networks at sponsored/supervised functions, or toward faculty staff or students. Firearms: Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, other dangerous weapons or instruments used to simulate or reasonably may be indentified as weapons are prohibited on University-owned or controlled property except as they may be required for law enforcement and/or duty authorized security personnel. Freedom of Movement: Obstruction or disruption, which interferes with one's freedom of movement of any type on institutionally-owned or controlled property. Gambling: The acts of wagering, gambling and gaming for profit are strictly prohibited on University owned or controlled property or on University computer networks. Such acts are also prohibited at any and all school functions. Harassment/Threats: Harassment of any student, faculty or staff member is strictly prohibited. Harassment is defined as but not limited to: any action, threat, gesture or words directed toward another person which have the purpose to or which tend to incite a breach of peace or cause physical injury or emotional distress to the victim. This includes threats made about a person and/or their property to a third party. Because the feeling of harassment often involves elements of subjective interpretation, the University expects any incident to be communicated to appropriate officials. 52

Non-Compliance: Refusal by any person while on institutionally owned or controlled property or while attending an event coordinated, sponsored, endorsed or otherwise promoted by University officials, to abide by a request by an executive or other authorized official of the institution. Noncompliance with any policy contained in the Student Handbook, Housing Manual, University Catalog or other publication. Physical Abuse: Abuse of any person on University-owned or controlled property or at University-sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. Regulation of Conduct: Any behavior and/or violation of University policy, guideline, campus rule or regulation, or state or federal law which adversely affects the student's suitability to be a member of the University community in the subjective opinion of an authorized university official. Theft or Damage to Property: Such acts committed against the University or a member of the University community, student or campus visitor Unauthorized Use of Facilities: Individuals who gain unauthorized access to and/or use of any University owned or controlled facility, building, grounds or computer networks will be found in violation.

TARC

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is the metropolitan bus system for the city of Louisville and Southern Indiana. The system has many convenient bus stops including one directly in front of Sullivan University. Students are encouraged to utilize TARC as an economical alternative to one's daily commute. Questions regarding TARC should be directed to the TARC customer service line at 502-585-1234.

Transcripts

A transcript is a permanent and official record of a student's university courses and grades. Copies of transcripts are available for $5.00 each. Official transcript requests should be submitted electronically by visiting sullivan.edu/registrar. It is the responsibility of the student to provide Sullivan University with an official copy of any transcript of grades for all classes (secondary and post-secondary) taken prior to attending Sullivan University. These documents should be forwarded from the previous school(s) directly to the Registrar's Office. A student may be admitted on a provisional basis for one term until the transcript is received. No transcript or diploma will be released until all financial obligations are met.

Transfer Credit, Waivers, Transient and Visiting Students

It is the policy of Sullivan University to evaluate and accept as credit a broad range of educational experiences. This policy is to be used as a guide in the evaluation and entry of 53

credit for previous college and education experiences. American Council on Education evaluations and recommendations are the primary instrument in this procedure. Any acceptance or waiver of credit is to be performed on a course-for-course basis. Any three semester hour course from accredited postsecondary institutions, when accepted, will be entered as four quarter hours at Sullivan University. Official evaluation and acceptance of credit can only be performed after the receipt of "Official" documents, such as transcripts or score reports. Only such credit for the degree sought will be entered in transfer. For those students currently or seeking to enroll in Associate degree programs, and who later intend to continue on in a Bachelor's degree program, should be advised that transcripts will be evaluated first for only those courses which will apply to the lower degree. Upon receipt of enrollment to the Bachelor's degree, transcripts will again be reviewed, and all credit applicable to that degree will be entered. Students not enrolled in a degree seeking program, or as Individual Subjects (IS) students are not eligible to have other coursework evaluated or accepted until they declare and pursue a specific program of study. Although it is the policy of the University to accept any and all credit applicable to a degree, applicants must be advised of policies concerning credit earned in residence at the University. Any student in a degree seeking program must earn no less than 25% of all credit toward that degree at a campus of Sullivan University. This may be met by combinations of credit earned at any of those campuses. Resident instruction is defined as any class taken and successfully completed in classroom or online offering. The policy for acceptance of credit by transfer to graduate programs mirrors that of the general undergraduate policy with one exception. Students pursuing a graduate degree at the University are required to earn at least 75% (36 hours) of credit toward that degree in residence. For this reason, not more than 12 hours of transfer credit may be accepted toward any graduate program. College Credit Transfer: A. Regionally Accredited Institutions: Official transcripts received from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be evaluated and credit accepted based only upon the grades earned in individual courses. Any three semester hour or 4 quarter hour course taken, and grade of "C" or better earned, may be accepted in transfer credit. B. Other accrediting agencies: Course work earned at postsecondary institutions accredited by national or group organizations will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. Any and all courses determined to meet Sullivan University course criteria will be accepted on the same basis as regionally accredited schools. Those schools awarding credit on the basis of the "clock hour" method will be reviewed, and credit awarded in a particular course or subject based upon the cumulative meeting of 40 clock hours to four quarter hours. It should be noted that Sullivan University maintains a General Education Department. Many of the courses taken at other institutions may not be formally offered, or in the structure of Sullivan curricula. For this reason, a generic transfer policy has been put into place. Sullivan University adheres to the General Education structure suggested by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This policy recognizes three broadly based areas 54

of concentration: Humanities/ Fine Arts, Natural Science/ Mathematics, and Social/ Behavioral Sciences. Where courses have been taken in any if these areas, and no comparable Sullivan course exists, they may be accepted under the generic course prefixes of HFA, NSM, and SBS respectively. Up to 24 hours, or 6 classes can be accepted in each area from any individual institution. In other disciplines of education that do not fall into any of the General Education categories, general, or "Free Elective" credit may be accepted in blocks of 4 hours, up to a maximum of 60 hours total. These credits are entered using the course prefix of "TRN." Training Programs: The American Council on Education has recognized and evaluated the validity of many organizational training programs. These evaluations are contained in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. This guide should be used as an exclusive tool in the acceptance of credit for occupational and licensing training programs. Evaluation can be accomplished only by the receipt of ACE documentation of the individual and the specific training program. Guidelines for requesting these transcripts are contained in the ACE Guide. Each recognized training program will have ACE credit recommendations, with specific courses noted in those recommendations. Such recommendations should be viewed as equal to resident instruction at a postsecondary institution. Care must be taken to avoid duplication of credit where multiple courses are listed, or where progressive training in a particular subject occurs. Evaluation of "non traditional delivery options" and entry of any transfer credit will be performed upon the completion of 8 quarter hours in resident instruction at Sullivan University. This policy strictly coincides with the residence requirement in evaluation of military training and experience. Military Evaluations: Evaluation of credit for military experience and education is outlined in the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. This guide assesses and recommends credit in each of the branches of service, and credit recommendations are contained for all military schools and specialties since 1954. These credits are to be viewed as discussed in the previous paragraph, and care must be taken to avoid duplication. Evaluation for credit may only be performed by receipt of either service transcripts (AARTS, SMART, etc), or Department of Defense Form 214 (DD214). As with civilian training, credit may be awarded and entered upon completion of 8 quarter hours in resident instruction. This requirement is contractual with ACE and Service member Opportunity Colleges, and may not be waived. Credit by Test Programs: Sullivan University recognizes and accepts test results for individual courses from a variety of recognized sources. Most common of these is the College Level Examination Program, CLEP. Also included are DANTES (Defense Non Traditional Education Services). Each test program offers a wide variety of specialized tests. Students desiring to receive credit for these tests should request to have test score reports forwarded to the University, ATTN: Registrar. CLEP and DANTES tests report test scores in a standardized format, with recommended scores and corresponding credit on each report. Recommended minimum scores will vary from test to test. 55

However, the minimum recommended score in every case, is a standardized score comparable to a grade of "C" in the course. Any student meeting or exceeding the suggested score should receive transfer credit for the course, provided the course is applicable to the level of degree sought. Waivers of Requirements: Under certain circumstances, applicants may have certain requirements waived, or substituted. These are generally waivers for developmental or remedial courses in lower level programs. Such waivers are granted prior to registration for classes in the first quarter. Sullivan University uses the CPAt or E-Assessment as a measuring instrument for new applicants in Associate degree programs, unless the applicant has previously tested under ACT or SAT guidelines. Applicants for admission must score a minimum of 135 on CPAt or 145 on the E-Assessment for conditional admission, and 145 on the CPAt and 155 on the E-Assessment for regular admission. In addition, applicants must score at least 45 on two of three elements to the test. Minimum acceptable scores for the waiver of specific courses are as follows:

Scores noted are composite for the specific tests.

CPAt ACT ENG100 Introduction to Writing MTH100 Basic Mathematics 57 58 18 18

SAT 462 450

E-Assessment 57 63

Applicants attaining or exceeding the minimum standard scores shown above will have the corresponding course waived. Students entering the University in Associate degree programs, and who are awarded 24 or more hours of transfer credit, will have FYE 101 waived from requirements. Students who transfer both ENG101 & ENG102 will have ENG100 waived. In the Bachelor's degree programs, students who have taken and successfully completed Principles of Accounting I and II in semester based programs will receive credit for ACT101 and ACT102 in the Sullivan curriculum. ACT103, Principles of Accounting III will be waived as a requirement, with a 4 hour elective necessary to fulfill total credit requirements. Likewise, the same applies for Intermediate Accounting I and II. If the student is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II are accepted, Intermediate Accounting III is waived, and a 4 hour elective needed to fulfill total credit hour requirements for degree completion. High School Advanced Placement and Honors Programs: It is the policy of Sullivan University to promote and reward excellence displayed in the completion of secondary school graduation requirements. For this reason, the University accepts credit for degree completion from authorized advanced placement programs. Credit may be accepted providing the following criteria are met by the applicant. The student must: 56

Successfully complete an advanced placement program approved by their state of residence that meets a requirement applicable to their proposed degree field. Achieve minimum or higher score on an approved advanced placement examination. Forward an official copy of the score report to the Office of the Registrar for formal review and credit entry. Upon completion of the review, the student may be awarded credit for the advanced curricula on an individual course basis with the grade of "P" entered. Credit accepted in this manner will be applied toward degree completion, but will not be used in the calculation of grade average. Transient and Visiting Students: Transient students are Sullivan University students in good standing who wish to attend another institution on a temporary basis to take classes that will count toward their degree at Sullivan may request to do so through the Office of the Registrar. Prior to enrolling at the other institution, the student must request and receive approval for the desired course. Those students who are required to relocate prior to degree completion that have established residency at the University may receive advice on area schools, and possible courses to be accepted as credit for courses remaining toward the degree from the Office of the Registrar. Courses will be approved or disapproved by the Registrar based upon review of course content and appropriateness to the program. Students in programs requiring developmental courses are not eligible for transient student approval until all such courses have been completed or waived. Students on F-1 Visas are not eligible for transient approval. Visiting Students are Students in good standing at other institutions are eligible to enroll at the University as Visiting Students. Visiting status is generally limited to one quarter at a time, and is subject to the following conditions: 1.The applicant must complete an application for enrollment, and furnish documentation that includes: a. Approval from the home school to enroll as a visiting student; b. Statement that the student is eligible to return; and c. A list of eligible or recommended courses to be taken at Sullivan University. 2.Visiting student status is on a space available basis, and some courses may be closed to visiting students. 3.Visiting students must meet prerequisite and course restriction requirements for courses even though the sending school has approved the course. 4.Visiting students who wish to continue at the University as transfer students must apply through the Office of Admissions, and meet all transfer admission policies.

Tuition Credit

It is the policy of Sullivan University to accept credit from other accredited postsecondary institutions. Credit will be approved for transfer for those courses that are equivalent to courses 57

offered at Sullivan, and in which the student has earned a grade of "C" or better. The Registrar is responsible for determining course work that will be applied toward a program of study at the University. Students transferring credit from other colleges or universities must provide Sullivan University with official transcripts of all courses completed and, if requested, statements of academic policy from previously attended institutions. Students enrolled in programs that incur predetermined quarterly tuition rates will receive tuition credit for those portions of their program accepted in transfer. However, this tuition reduction will be calculated and granted only after the cost of the full program has been applied.

Undergraduate and Graduate Course Numeration

Courses numbered 100 and 200 are considered lower division courses, generally applicable to Associate degrees. Courses numbered 300 and 400 are considered upper division for Bachelor's degree students. Courses numbered 500 and above are considered Graduate level courses and are open to Graduate degree students only.

Veterans

Veterans should keep close communication with the University's financial planning staff, and the Veterans Coordinator since Sullivan University is approved to prepare veterans for employment. Veterans may be eligible to receive G.I. benefits to help finance their education.

Wellness Center

Any student who feels he/she is in need of a counselor should meet with the Director of the Wellness Center/Chaplain to discuss the issue. The Director serves as a wellness advisor only, not as a therapist or counselor. Seven free and confidential consultation sessions are provided for the student over the span of two quarters. When appropriate, the student will be referred to an outside professional resource if the student and the University agree that such is in the best interest of the student. The University can assist the student in finding transportation, if needed, to reach outside resources. In cases where an issue of serious distress or endangerment exists, appropriate University authorities may mandate referral or take action for the well-being of all concerned. Resource guidance is available from the Wellness Director/Advisor with information on private and community agencies. The Sullivan University Wellness Center promotes wellness through various types of formats ranging from classroom training, support groups, and events.

Withdrawal from a Class

Students who wish to withdraw from one or more classes, but not from the University entirely should contact the Academic Services Office and complete the requisite withdrawal paperwork. 58

Students withdrawing from a class after the seventh week of the quarter will receive a "WF" grade except under extraordinary circumstances.

Withdrawal from Sullivan University

Students finding it necessary to withdraw from school for whatever reason must participate in an exit interview with a member of the University's administration. Since students who withdraw prior to graduation are not eligible for lifetime graduate employment assistance or lifetime review privileges, careful consideration should be given prior to withdrawing. Withdrawal from the University entirely suggest an appointment and meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students. Contact the Administrative Office for an appointment. Students withdrawing from the University entirely after the 7th week of the quarter will receive a "WF" grade except under extraordinary circumstances.

Important Sullivan University Phone Numbers

Main Campus Admissions Administration Accounting Office Registrar Career Services University Wellness Center University Public Safety Office of Financial Planning University Library Institute for Legal Studies Early Childhood Education National Center for Hospitality Studies IT Helpdesk Winston's Restaurant 456-6504 456-6505 456-6506 456-6507 456-6508 459-3535 456-0029 817-8292 456-6771 456-6773 456-6504 456-6504 456-6504 413-8800 456-0980

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