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Student Right to Know

Oregon Tech is required by law to make available to enrolled students, prospective students, and their parents certain information about its operations. Such information pertains to: (1) general institutional operation, (2) financial assistance, (3) general completion and graduation rates, and (4) annual security reports.

For more information, see Consumer Information.

To meet the requirement, information for Oregon Tech is provided below. Website addresses are specified for all information items, as well as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the university officials who can respond to questions or information requests in their specific areas.

Campus Safety

Information about campus safety can be found on the Oregon Tech Security website. This site also includes information about residence hall security, personal and property safety, policies, procedures, and crime statistics and is updated regularly. Drug and alcohol information is available on the security site, and more information is available on the Student Health site. 

Financial Aid

The Oregon Tech Financial Aid website contains information about available aid and information to help you apply for financial assistance to continue your education. Visit their site to answer all of your financial aid questions, or stop by their office.

Your Privacy

Oregon Tech complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which allows directory information to be released. Information about privacy concerns can be answered on this web site or in printed student handbooks, and helpful staff are available to answer any questions in the Office of Student Affairs.

Campus Facilities

Maps to our facilities and parking areas are available including driving directions. Any campus office will be happy to assist you in finding your way to our facilities while you are here.

Accreditation

Oregon Institute of Technology is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation, licensure or approval of individual programs are listed in departmental sections. Copies of accreditation documents are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

Privacy Rights: Student Records

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you are entitled to review records, files, documents and other materials containing information directly related to you which are maintained by the college. You may challenge information considered inaccurate or misleading. A list of college records, the responsible custodian, and the college policy on records are available in the Registrar's Office.

SSN Disclosure and Consent Statement

You are requested to voluntarily provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to assist the Oregon University System (OUS) and organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of OUS, in developing, validating, or administering predictive tests and assessments; administering student aid programs; improving instruction; internal identification of students; collection of student debts; or comparing student educational experiences with subsequent workforce experiences. When conducting studies, OUS will disclose your SSN only in a manner that does not permit personal identification of you by individuals other than representatives of OUS or the organization conducting the study for OUS, and only if the information is destroyed when no longer needed for the purposes for which the study was conducted. By providing your SSN, you are consenting to the uses identified above. This request is made pursuant to ORS 251.070 and 251.085. Provision of your Social Security Number and consent to its use is not required and, if you choose not to do so, you will not be denied any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law. You may revoke your consent of the use of your SSN at any time by writing to the Oregon Tech Registrar.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Oregon Institute of Technology is committed to accommodating the needs of students with disabilities whenever possible. Students with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations should visit the disability website or contact the Director of Campus Access and Equal Opportunity, LRC 210 as soon as possible to assure timely provision of services, (541) 885-1129; TTY (541) 885-1072.

Campus Access and Equal Opportunity

It is the intent of Oregon Tech that all persons are to be treated equally and fairly in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Oregon Tech expressly prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other applicable basis in law. Inquiries, requests for assistance, complaints or grievances should be directed to the Director of Campus Access and Equal Opportunity, SN 116, (541) 885-1108; TTY (541) 885-1072.

State of Oregon Contribution to Higher Education

Oregon taxpayers assist in underwriting your higher education through support of operating costs as well as classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities. The total yearly taxpayer expense for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students within the Oregon University System is approximately $5,042 per full-time student, based on the Legislatively Approved Budget for 2004-2005.

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates represent one indicator of a student's success in college. For some students, the time needed to meet graduation requirements is affected by a combination of personal circumstances, such as financial setbacks, academic ability, change of major of institution, and employment options. Thus, a graduation rate is best viewed in light of the factors that can influence it. In 2010-11 the graduation rate for bachelor degree seeking freshmen who entered Oregon Tech in Fall 2005 on a full-time basis was 43%.

Drug-Free Schools

This information is provided in accordance with Public Law 101-2261, Section 22: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, Oregon Revised Statute 352.008, Oregon Administrative Rule 580-19-001, Minimum Standards for Institutional Drug and Alcohol Abuse Plans.

It is our obligation and responsibility to inform students of the health risks associated with the use of various illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Note: needle sharing increases risk of AIDS and hepatitis B.

School Drug and Alcohol Policy

Oregon Institute of Technology has a mission to provide quality education to its students. An integral part of that mission is to provide an optimal environment for students, faculty, and staff in terms of overall safety, health and well being. Policies with respect to drugs and alcohol reflect our responsibility to respect the basic constitutional freedom of choice and personal privacy while upholding the laws of the State of Oregon and the federal government.

Oregon Tech is committed to maintain a workplace and educational environment free from unlawful manufacture, use, possession or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol. Oregon Tech has therefore adopted policies to prohibit such illegal use or abuse: Oregon Tech 30-031 Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages; Oregon Tech 30-033 Substance Abuse; and Oregon Tech 30-034 Drug Free Workplace. In addition, Oregon Administrative Rule 580-22-045, Proscribed Conduct, may apply to faculty and staff.

Sanctions

In Oregon, penalties for possession of illicit drugs are determined by the Controlled Substance Schedule upon which the drug appears. Examples of the drug schedule follow:

Schedule I - Class A Felony: up to twenty-year jail term and/or a $300,000 fine. Includes heroin, LSD, Marijuana, peyote, mescaline, and psilocybin.
Schedule II - Class B Felony: up to ten-year jail term and/or a $200,000 fine. Includes opium, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Schedule III - Class C felony: up to five-year jail term and/or a $100,000 fine. Includes amphetamine and depressants.
Schedule IV - Class B misdemeanor: up to six-month jail term and/or a $2,000 fine. Includes various prescription drugs and misrepresentation of age to obtain alcohol.
Schedule V - Class C misdemeanor: up to 30-day jail term and/or a $1,000 fine. Includes other less dangerous prescription drugs and small amounts of certain drugs.

Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana results in a minimum fine of $500.

A minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol results in a $250 fine. In addition, the violator, if found guilty, could also be subject to community service. The court shall order that the person's driving privileges be suspended for a period not to exceed one year.

Providing alcohol to a minor results in a one-year jail term.

Since state sanctions are frequently reviewed and the Drug Schedule changes, the current state sanctions would apply for conviction of illicit drug possession.

Who to Call for Help

On Campus

Center for Learning and Teaching 541-885-1791
Counseling and Testing Services 541-885-1015
Student Health Center 541-885-1800
Housing and Residence Life 541-885-1087
Residence Hall Front Desk 541-885-1080
Housing Office 541-885-1094
Human Resource Office: Student, Staff and Faculty Referrals 541-885-1108
Services for Students with Disabilities 541-885-1129

Off Campus

LCS provides a free confidential assessment and counseling session to any student through the ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention)
Alcoholics Anonymous 541-883-4970
Narcotics Anonymous 541-883-4976
Klamath Crisis Center Hotline (24 Hours) 541-884-0390
Klamath Alcohol and Drug Abuse 541-882-7248
Oregon Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 800-621-1646
Information and referral regarding substance abuse 541-883-2795
Lutheran Community services 541-883-3471

Any member of the college community experiencing alcohol or substance abuse problems or anyone concerned about another having such difficulty is strongly encouraged to consult any of the above.

Type of Drug Possible Health Risks
Stimulants - speed up action of central nervous system Amphetamines - speed, uppers, bennies, pep pills Cocaine - coke, snow, rack, rock (classified as a narcotic) Hallucinations; heart problems, malnutrition; paranoid psychosis; death. Affects fetuses. Confusion; depression; convulsions; damaged nasal membranes; lung lesions; dependency; coma; paranoid psychosis.
Depressants - relax central nervous system Barbiturates (barbs, goof balls, downers, blues) Tranquilizers (Valium, Librium) Methaqualone (soapers, quads, ludes) Confusion; loss of coordination; tolerance, dependency; seizures; coma; death. Especially dangerous in combination with alcohol.
Cannabis - alters perception and mood Marijuana (grass, pot, weed) Hashish (hash, hash oil) Confusion; loss of coordination; tolerance.
Hallucinogens - distort reality Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, acid) Mescaline, MDA, DMT, STP, psilocybin (designer drugs) Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust) - legally classified as a depressant Hallucinations; panic; tolerance; "flashbacks"; possible birth defects in users' children. Long-term psychosis in susceptible persons. Depression; confusion; coma; irrational behavior; convulsions; death.
Narcotics - lower pain perception Heroin (H, scag, junk, smack) Morphine (M, dreamer) Codeine Opium Lethargy; apathy; loss of judgment and self-control; tolerance; dependence; convulsions; coma; death; malnutrition; infection; hepatitis. Decreased sex drive.
Deliriants - mental confusion Aerosol products, lighter fluid, paint thinner, amyl nitrite (poppers) Other inhalants Confusion; loss of coordination; hallucinations; convulsions; death; dependency. Damage to lungs, brain, liver, bone marrow.
Alcohol Tolerance; dependency; depression; coma; death. Alcohol abuse is linked to cancer, heart and liver damage. Decreased sexual performance. Fetal alcohol syndrome.
Nicotine Emphysema; lung cancer; heart disease; dependence.

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