Notice of Nondiscrimination
Any form of discrimination and/or harassment , whether because of one’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, GINA (the Genetic Nondiscrimination Identification Act), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws or activity is prohibited. These prohibitions apply to the workplace, other work-related settings, such as business trips and college-related social events or in any capacity that an employee or student is representing the college or on college property.
Protected categories include: one’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, GINA (the Genetic Nondiscrimination Identification Act), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws or activity is prohibited.
Regardless of the merits of the underlying complaint, retaliation is prohibited against anyone who has reported discrimination and/or harassment or who has participated in an investigation of discrimination and/or harassment. Failure to cooperate fully and truthfully may result in discipline.
Please refer to the ADM-180, ADM-185 and ADM-150 for additional information on the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, and Procedure for Reviewing Complaints.
Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
McPherson College is a private college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our teacher education program is certified by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College holds numerous memberships with other professional agencies and organizations. Please refer to our Assessment and Accreditation page for more information.
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
In alignment with our college mission of scholarship, participation, and service, McPherson College strives to create an inclusive learning environment that provides equal access to all students. Working in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, Academic Disability Services provides accommodation to students with a variety of needs. To request accommodation, please contact the Director of Student Success at the Royer Center for Academic Development located on the main floor of Miller Library. Please refer to our Disability Services page for more information.
Career and Employment Services
At McPherson College, we give you the foundation you need not only for a well-rounded education but also for a successful career. Our internships give you hands-on experience, real-world perspective, business contacts and even potential career opportunities. Please refer to our Career Services page for more information.
Intellectual Property Policy
As a rule, the rights to intellectual property developed by students or employees as a result of creative, scholarly, or entrepreneurial activity remain exclusively with the individual or group of individuals responsible for developing that intellectual property. Please refer to ADM-245 Intellectual Property Policy
Complaint and Grievance Procedures
Student Complaint and Grievance Procedure Students should be aware that, should they have complaints about their academic program or their financial aid, McPherson College has a complaint procedure located in the Student Handbook. To the extent possible, students should seek a resolution of such matters through the institution’s complaint procedure before involving others.
State of Kansas Complaint Procedures Should the institution not be able to resolve the student complaint, the student has the right to contact the state of Kansas and it’s appropriate agency to determine the course of action. Complaints can be filed with the following agencies in Kansas:
- Complaints related to the application of state laws or rules related to approval to operate or licensure of a particular professional program within a postsecondary institution shall be referred to the appropriate State Board (i.e., State Boards of Health, State Board of Education, and so on) within the Kansas State Government and shall be reviewed and handled by that licensing board (www.kansas.gov/agencies and then search for the appropriate division);
- Complaints related to state consumer protection laws (e.g., laws related to fraud or false advertising) shall be referred to the Consumer Protection Division in the office of the Kansas Attorney General and shall be reviewed and handled by that Unit (http://ag.ks.gov/consumer-protection).
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Allegations regarding noncompliance with accreditation standards, policies, and procedures may be made to HLC, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. (The Commission’s complaint policy, procedure and the Complaint form may be found on their website, https://www.ncahlc.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html?highlight=WyJjb21wbGFpbnQiXQ )