Student Right to Know

Student Handbook

Black Hawk College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institution of Higher Education Higher Learning Commission, 230 North LaSalle Street., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. inquiry@hlcommission.org; 800-621-7440

Student Achievement

Black Hawk College is pleased to provide you this list of information in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

For information regarding associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve or license the school and its programs, and the procedures by which a student may receive a copy for review of the school’s accreditation, licensure or approval, contact the academic department here or refer to the college catalog.

General information:
Campus and Extension Locations

Degree programs, training and other education offered:
Information regarding classes and programs is available in the Quad Cities Campus Advising Center and the East Campus Advising Office or here:
Credit Degree and Certificate Programs
Community & Continuing Education Programs
Adult Education Programs
Business Training
Gainful Employment

Cost of attending:
View tuition and fees here or contact the Bursar’s Office or the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Also, learn more about Payment policies and Withdrawal procedures.

Campus safety:
BHC Police Department
Campus Crime Report
Emergency Responses

Services available to students with disabilities:
For information regarding accommodations, contact Disability Services at the Quad-Cities Campus or the Admissions Office at the East Campus.

FERPA policy:
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) established the right of students to inspect and review their education records; provides that personally identifiable information will not, with certain exception, be disclosed without the student’s written permission; provides for guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings; grants students the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures of the College to comply; and makes provisions for notice to the students concerning their rights.

Black Hawk College has adopted policies and procedures implementing FERPA, which are outlined in the BHC academic catalog.

Drug-Free Schools and Community Act

Computer use and copyright infringement policy:
Students may be subject to criminal and civil penalties if they engage in the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials. Black Hawk College monitors network activity and utilizes network traffic shaping for stopping illegal file sharing and copyright use. For further information refer to the Student Handbook.

Athletic Participation, Equity In Athletics Disclosure Act

Student Complaints
A student who has a complaint while taking any class at BHC should follow the BHC Student Complaint Procedure and fill out a BHC Student Complaint Form. If the specific concern has not been resolved in an expeditious and fair manner at BHC, the student may click here to file a complaint with the Illinois Community College Board or out-of-state online students may also click here to file a complaint in the state which he or she resides.

Voter registration:
Information and voter registration applications can be found at the Illinois State Board of Elections