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Additional Student Policies and Resources

Syllabus Supplement

Notice to Students: Using Copyrighted Materials

Some or all of the instructional materials you will use in this course are copyright protected. Federal copyright law prohibits the reproduction, distribution, public performance, or public display of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner, unless fair use or another exemption under copyright law applies. Websites and other online resources used in the course of your studies may also contain copyright protected material. Your visit to a website cannot include unauthorized downloading or copying. Please understand that there are serious penalties for the unauthorized copying, downloading or sharing of copyright protected materials. If you aren't sure whether you can copy or download materials, please ask your instructor or a librarian.

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Academic Integrity / Cheating / Plagiarism

All PCC students are considered to be responsible individuals and are accountable for their own behavior. The College expects students to obey local, state and federal laws, and to follow the Academic Integrity Code. PCC has zero tolerance toward student acts of plagiarism. Plagiarism, as defined in the Academic Integrity Code, “includes representing the work of another person as one’s own, including information downloaded from the Internet. The use of another person’s words, ideas, or information without proper acknowledgment also constitutes plagiarism.”

The Academic Integrity Code is specific with regard to the academic ethics sanctions for plagiarism.

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Netiquette Statement

All participants in the class are required to practice online etiquette which includes

  • the use of courteous language appropriate for an academic setting in all communications, whether in emails, discussions, or chats,
  • being respectful of others' rights to their opinions,
  • being tolerant of peers,
  • offering constructive feedback, and
  • avoiding hurtful and offensive comments.

Students who violate the Netiquette Statement may be subject to the sanctions outlined in the PCC Academic Integrity Code.

Student Complaint Process

As part of PCC's goal to provide quality instruction and service, the College provides students with access to appropriate College employees to resolve questions and concerns about PCC staff, policies, procedures, or other actions or inactions of the College.  Student Complaint Resource Liaisons are available at each campus to help students navigate the complaint process.

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Financial Aid, Veterans Benefits, and Other Student Benefits

Your financial aid, Veterans benefits, and other benefits from PCC and external agencies are contingent on your participation, performance, and compliance with guidelines set by the College and the benefit providers. Please see a student financial aid advisor, veteran’s benefits advisor, or other agency advisor for information on your benefits, your status with those benefits, and other items of which you should be aware.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Pima Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

EO/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4905 E. Broadway, D108, Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-4539  Email: [email protected]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement

PCC is committed to providing accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. To request a reasonable accommodation, students must be registered with the campus Access and Disability Resources (ADR) office. Accommodations will be made based on eligibility determined by Access and Disability Resources. Services can be requested at any time during the semester. Requesting services well in advance will help to ensure that resources are available when needed. Please contact the ADR office at 206-6688 or [email protected].

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Title IX and Pregnancy

PCC follows the Title IX policy of non-discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy.  Students who would like assistance related to pregnancy, should contact the office of Access and Disability Resources (ADR) at 520-206-6688 or email  [email protected].

Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Pima Community College will not provide personally identifiable student information (including but not limited to grades, billing, tuition and fees assessments, financial aid and other student records) to third parties absent the student’s consent. Third parties include parents, spouses, siblings, and third party sponsors. You (the student) may grant Pima Community College permission to release certain information to a third party by submitting the FERPA Release form. Ask a staff member for a copy of the form BEFORE you arrive with a third party.

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Mandatory Reporting

Pursuant to Arizona law (A.R.S. §13-3620), College personnel who learn in the course and scope of their employment that a minor (person under 18 years of age) has been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, are required to report this information immediately to law enforcement. 

Pursuant to federal law (34 CFR 668.46), College personnel who learn in the course and scope of their employment that an individual has been a victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or is informed about allegations of any of these offenses shall as soon as possible, contact the Department of Public Safety.

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