The Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act requires all colleges and universities participating in the Federal Student Aid Program to disclose basic institution information,
graduation rates, and information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics.
Pursuant to 20 USCS Section 1092 each eligible institution shall provide the following information along with a statement of procedures required to obtain such information:
- The student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at such institutions;
- The methods by which such assistance is distributed among student recipients who enroll at such institutions;
- Any means, including forms by which applications for student financial assistance are made and requirements for accurately preparing such applications;
- The rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance under this title;
- Cost of attending the institution, including: 1) tuition and fees, 2) books and supplies, 3) estimates of typical student room and board cost or typical commuting costs, and 4) any additional costs that the program which the student is enrolled or expresses a specific interest in;
- A statement of 1) requirements of any refund policy with which the institution is required to comply; 2) requirements for the return of grant or loan assistance provided under this title; 3) the requirements for officially withdrawing from the institution;
- The academic program of the institution, including: 1) the current degree programs or other educational training programs, 2) instructional, laboratory and other physical plant facilities which relate to the academic program and 3) the faculty and other instructional personnel;
- Each person designated who may be contacted by students, prospective students or those seeking information related to the information required under the law;
- Special facilities and services available to handicapped students;
- The names of associations, agencies or governmental bodies which accredit, approve or license the institution and its programs, and the procedures under which any current or prospective student may obtain or review, upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation, approval or licensing;
- Standards which the student must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory progress at the institution;
- The completion or graduation rates of certificate or degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate students entering such an institution;
- The terms and conditions under which students receiving guaranteed student loans or direct student loans may: 1) obtain deferral of the repayment of their loan principal and interest for service under the Peace Corps Act, or comparable full-time service as a volunteer for tax-exempt organizations with demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service, and 2) obtain partial cancellation of student loans for service under the Peace Corps Act, or for comparable full-time service as a volunteer for tax-exempt organizations with demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service; 3) that enrollment in the program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment in the home institution for purposes of applying for Federal Student Financial Assistance; and 4) the Campus Crime Report prepared by the institution pursuant to Subsection (f) including all required reporting categories.
The University of Reston is required to provide certain disclosures concerning athletically related student aid if any.
The University is further required to provide disclosures on the Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics. These include:
- A statement of current campus policies regarding procedures and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or emergencies occurring on campus and policies concerning the institution’s response to such reports;
- A statement of current campus policies concerning security and access to campus facilities, including campus residents if any, and security considerations used, the maintenance of campus facilities;
- A statement of current policies concerning campus law enforcement including: 1) the enforcement authority of Security Personnel including their working relationship with state and local police agencies; and 2) policies which encourage accurate and proper reporting of all crimes to the Campus Police and appropriate police agencies (via the description of the type and frequencies of programs designed to inform students and employees about Campus Security procedures and practices to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.)
- A description of programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes;
- Statistics concerning the occurrence of crimes on campus or off-campus within 1/2 mile radius of the University during the most recent calendar year and during the two preceding calendar years which data are available;
- A statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of State Underage Drinking Laws, and a statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of Federal and State Drug Laws, and a description of major Drug or Alcohol Abuse Education Programs required under 20 USCS Section 1011i.
- A statement advising the Campus Community where law enforcement agency information provided by State under Section 17010 (j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Action 1994 (42 U.S.C.14071(j) concerning Registered Sex Offenders may be obtained, such as at the law enforcement office at the University of Reston, at the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction of the campus, or at a computer network address.