Iowa Consumer Disclosure Policies
The following policies are also available to our students (current and prospective) and employees via website, handbook, or catalog:
Substance Abuse Policy:
Iowa School of Construction maintains a drug- and alcohol-free school. Students and employees must refrain from the use of alcohol and illegal drugs while on campus or at school-sponsored activities. It is unlawful to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use a controlled substance or drug on Iowa School of Construction premises.
All students and employees shall observe federal, state, and local laws regarding the sale and use of alcohol and drugs. The use by Iowa School of Construction students and employees of a controlled substance that is not medically authorized is strictly prohibited. Students and employees who violate the drug- and alcohol-free campus regulations on campus or within the institution’s jurisdiction or at any event controlled by Iowa School of Construction may be subject to, as applicable, discipline, suspension, expulsion, or employment termination. In addition, violating this policy (and concurrent law) may subject students and employees to criminal prosecution. Drug paraphernalia, particularly that containing drug residue, may be considered evidence of drug use. Documented violations of illegal possession, consumption, provision, or sale of narcotics or drugs, or possession of paraphernalia, may result in disciplinary sanctions from Iowa School of Construction and/or referral to law enforcement officials.
Sexual Abuse Policy:
Iowa School of Construction is committed to providing and maintaining a positive learning and working environment, that is free of any form of sexual abuse or assault, for all students, staff, faculty, and other members of the school community.
Individuals who violate this policy will be disciplined and potentially subjected to further corrective action up to and including termination or expulsion as well as having the event reported to the local authorities.
Iowa School of Construction administrators are responsible for assuring that effective measures are taken to implement this policy’s procedures. It is a violation of this policy for any member of the Iowa School of Construction community to engage in any form of sexual abuse or assault. It is a violation of this policy for any member of the Iowa School of Construction community to make an intentionally false accusation of sexual harassment. Any person who has been accused of sexual abuse or assault pursuant to the terms of this policy who retaliates against his or her accuser in any manner will be charged with violating this policy. Any member of the Iowa School of Construction community who is found in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions, which may include discharge or expulsion.
Military Refund Policy:
Iowa School of Construction is supportive a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa National Guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to National Guard duty or federal active duty. Upon verification of orders requiring active duty, you may select from several tuition credit options:
Options available to qualified students: Upon meeting with the Iowa School od Construction's office to verify orders, Iowa School of Construction will work with you to determine the best plan for your circumstances. Iowa School of Construction has three options to review and consider with you.
Withdraw from the student’s entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
Make arrangements with the student’s instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student’s registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.
Make arrangements with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.
These rules are in compliance with Iowa Code 261.9(1)9g).
Child Abuse Policy for Employees
Any Iowa School of Construction employee who in the course of his or her employment attends to a minor, and comes to suspect child abuse against such a minor, must:
Call 911 if the minor is in immediate danger.
Notify the local police department and email within 24 hours of becoming aware of the suspected child abuse; and
Notify the Iowa School of Construction Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours of becoming aware of the suspected child abuse; and
The employee may also call the Iowa Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Certain persons (called “mandatory reporters” under Iowa Code Section 239.69(1)) also have additional responsibilities to report all forms of “child abuse” described in Iowa Code Section 232.68(2). These mandatory reporters must report suspected abuse to the Iowa Department of Human Services within twenty-four hours, consistent with the reporting procedures under Iowa Code Section 232.70. These mandatory reporters receive specialized training on this reporting responsibility, and should be aware of their obligations.
Retaliation against any Iowa School of Construction employee who reports suspected child abuse in good faith is strictly prohibited.
Code of Conduct Policy:
Iowa Code Section 261F.2 and Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 601.21, require the development, administration, and enforcement of a code of conduct governing educational loan activities. Our officers, employees, trustees, and agents, including the alumni association, booster club, and other organizations associated with Iowa School of Construction agree to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and will refrain from:
Refusing to certify or delaying the certification of an education loan based on a borrower’s choice of lender.
Assigning a first-time borrower to a particular private education loan lender through the student’s financial aid award or another means.
Packaging a private education loan in a student’s financial aid award, except when the student is ineligible for other financial aid, has exhausted his or her federal student aid eligibility, has not filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or refuses to apply for a federal student loan.
Accepting impermissible gifts, goods, or services from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor. The institution may accept default prevention, financial literacy, or student-aid related educational services or materials, or other items of a nominal value.
Accepting philanthropic contributions from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor that are related to the educational loans provided by the entity that is making the contribution.
Serving on or otherwise participating as a member of an advisory council for a lender, lender affiliate, or lender servicer.
Accepting from a lender or its affiliate any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as a compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide education loan-related services to or on behalf of the lender.
Accepting fees or other benefits in exchange for endorsing a lender or the lender’s loan products.
Requesting or accepting an offer of funds for private education loans from a lender, in exchange for our promise to provide the lender with placement on a preferred lender list, or a certain number of volume of private education loans.
Iowa School of Construction is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success. A comprehensive Code of Conduct detailing permissible and impermissible activities has been provided to all of our officers, employees, and agents.
Drug, Alcohol, and Sexual Abuse Resources
Iowa Department of Public Health Your Life Iowa
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault http://www.iowacasa.org/
Sexual Abuse Hotline: (800) 284-7821
Sexual Violence Prevention
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol & Your Health
Public education materials
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
DEA –United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656 HOPE (4673)
Safety and Prevention
Center for Changing our Campus Culture
Foundation for A Drug-Free World
National Institute on Drug Abuse