Quantcast
Dixie State University :: Right to Know

Right to Know

The following information is being made available to you according to the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements. It is distributed to all prospective students, students, DSU employees and prospective employees on an annual basis. The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act requires that colleges and universities throughout the country produce statistics and/or information on the following subjects:

Academics

Campus Safety

Student Services

Right to Know and Consumer Information

As of Dec 14, 2018. For more information you may contact the chair of the “Right to Know” committee: Cindy Cole cindy.cole@dixie.edu.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. For more information contact the Registrar’s Office at 435-652-7708.

Financial Assistance and Eligibility

Students at Dixie State University can apply to receive funds from a number of federal and state grants, work study and loan programs. In addition, DSU offers a number of merit and interest based scholarships. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 435-652-7575.

Cost of Attendance

Looking for the tuition and fee costs to attend DSU as either a resident or non-resident of Utah? Go online to find these costs along with other direct and indirect costs used in determining a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 435-652-7575.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Resource Center is geared toward accommodating DSU students with disabilities in helping them complete their academic goals. Information on the services that are available and how to request them can be found online. For more information contact the Disability Resource Center at 435-652-7516.

Requirements & Procedures for Withdrawing

Sometimes students find it necessary to withdraw from school. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the proper requirements and procedures for withdrawing from DSU. For more information contact the Registrar’s Office at 435-652-7708.

Federal Student Aid Return of Funds

A student receiving federal student aid who withdraws, drops out, or is expelled from school within 60% of the semester may owe a refund to the federal student aid programs. For guidelines on how such calculations are determined contact the Finacial Aid Office at 435-652-7575.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

Students and parents are entitled to know a school’s graduation and transfer rates for full-time freshmen students. DSU’s rates can be found online. Call the Institutional Research Office at 435-652-7595 for more information.

Student Body Profile and Retention Rates

Students and parents are entitled to know this information about our university. Call the Institutional Research Office at 435-652-7595 for more information.

Fire Safety Report

The Campus Fire Safety Report is made available annually to all current students and employees. For students living in DSU campus facilities, the entire policy can be found in the Residential Life Handbook. For more information, call the Residential Housing Office at 435-652-7571.

The Dixie State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning fires in on-campus student housing facilities and concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Dixie State University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes information on institutional policies and other materials concerning campus security and fire safety, including policies concerning student sexual assault. View a copy of the report. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the report at no charge, please contact Dixie State University Police, 225 South University Ave., St. George, Utah 84770, (435) 652-7515.

Missing Person Procedure

This procedure is included in the Residential Life Handbook and applies to students living in DSU facilities. For more information, contact the Residential Housing Office at 435-652-7571.

Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

In compliance with Title IX regulations, DSU compiles an annual Report on Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support Data. To request a copy of the Athletic Financial Data Report from the Athletic Department call 435-652-7526.

Accreditation of School and Programs

For a list of the current accrediting agencies for DSU, and a number of its individual programs, go online to catalog.dixie.edu/accreditation or call 435-879-4281 for more information.

School Catalog

A comprehensive list of all academic programs, as well as information about DSU facilities, transfer credit policy, withdrawal procedure, and faculty and instructional personnel can be found in the DSU Catalog.

Safeguarding Information

Dixie State University has implemented an Information Security policy to safeguard the personal information of students and employees. For more information see DSU’s Information Technology Security Policy (463) or contact the Information Security Office at 435-652-7963 or iso@dixie.edu.

Peer to Peer and Copyright Infringements

Using peer-to-peer (P2P) software to get free copies of music, movies, TV shows, or video games that you would otherwise have to pay for, is illegal. Doing so violates the copyrights of others and may subject you to civil and criminal penalties. The US Department of Education has issued the following statement about penalties for copyright infringement: “Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or ‘statutory’ damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For ‘willful’ infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.” For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. For more information see DSU’s Use of College IT Resources Policy (462) or contact the IT Security Office at 435-652-7963.

Campus Crime Statistics & Institutional Security Policies

Safety is a priority at DSU. The Annual Security And Fire Safety Report is made available annually to all current students and employees; and all prospective students and employees have a right to request the Campus Security Report. This report includes specific crime statistics for the three previous calendar years relating directly to the DSU campus, as well as campus security policies, crime prevention information, and crime reporting procedures. The Annual Security And Fire Safety Report is ready to review. Call the University Police Department for more information at 435-236-4000.