Federal Regulations

Over the years several regulations have been adopted that have as their purpose the protection of students' rights. Of particular interest are the following:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, provides that no otherwise handicapped individual in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of his/her handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. For more information, contact the Learning Support and Disabilities Services director.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides comprehensive civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, places of public accommodations, state and local government services, and telecommunications. For more information, contact the Learning Support and Disabilities Services director.

The Buckley Amendment: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) otherwise known as "The Buckley Amendment," provides students with access to their school records. A detailed outline of the The College of Idaho "Student Records Policy"  is contained in the student records section of the student handbook.

Title IX of the Education Admendmants of 1972 This legislation provides that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

  • The Title IX coordinator for The College of Idaho is Reagan Rossi, 208-459-5855, rrossi@collegeofidaho.edu.  Any inquiries regarding Title IX compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Office for Civil Rights.

Students' Right to Know Act requires the disclosure of information on completion and graduation rates, as well as security policies and procedures, crimes and crime rates. This information is in a variety of campus publications, including this Student Handbook, and is available upon request. In compliance with the Campus Security Act, the college is furnishing the following information:

The College of Idaho Department of Campus Safety is the safety and security division of the college. Officers are assigned to this department after a complete and thorough background investigation. Annual, on-going training is provided. Both full and part-time officers come from a variety of safety and security backgrounds including law enforcement, fire department, military, and private security. These officers are supervised by the Director of Campus Safety. The officers handle the full range of public safety services and enforce all laws as well as college policies.

The college also works closely with the Caldwell Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff and Prosecutor's Victim/Witness Program. Any reports of incidents involving C of I students, on or off campus, are forwarded to the Dean of Student Affairs (or his designee) so that the best interests of students, employees and the community can be served. C of I considers personal safety a priority. Incident reports and safety concerns are reviewed and acted upon according to professional law enforcement standards.

Students are required to comply with the directives of Campus Safety officers and any college official in performance of their assigned duties. Students are required to present valid identification when requested to do so. Campus Safety officers may detain a suspect when there is reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed.

Campus Safety is responsible for the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations set forth by The College of Idaho, and to report criminal violations to the proper authorities. To report crimes or emergencies, members of the college community should call 208.459.5151 if off campus or ext. 5151 from any campus extension. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-911 from any campus extension or press the red button on any courtesy phone located throughout the campus. Be prepared to advise the dispatcher where the emergency is located.

Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was initially passed in 1994, and created the first U.S. federal legislation acknowledging domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes, and provided federal resources to encourage community-coordinated responses to combating violence.  Its reauthorization in 2000 improved the foundation established by VAWA 1994 by creating a much-needed legal assistance program for victims and by expanding the definition of crime to include dating violence and stalking.  Its subsequent reauthorization in 2005 took a more holistic approach to addressing these crimes and created new programs to meet the emerging needs of communities working to prevent violence.  Included in the 2005 reauthorization were new focus areas such as prevention, landmark housing protections for survivors, funding for rape crisis centers, and culturally- and linguistically-specific services.  VAWA 2013 will ensure the continuation and improvement of these vital, lifesaving programs and laws.