Policy Statements

General Policy Statement

Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive coeducational institution operated under the governance of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mesa University. The programs, policies, statements, and procedures contained in this catalog are subject to change by the University without prior notice. Colorado Mesa University reserves the right to, at any time, withdraw courses or modify the rules, calendar, curriculum, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. While the information contained in this catalog is current and correct insofar as possible at the time of publication, students are advised to check with appropriate University officials and online program sheets for up-to-date information.

This catalog is intended for the guidance of students and faculty but does not constitute a guarantee that all courses listed will actually be offered during any particular academic year. Colorado Mesa University reserves the right to withdraw or add courses prior to the beginning of any semester or summer term. In some programs, certain courses may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by apparent demand. All program offerings are contingent upon adequate appropriations by the Colorado General Assembly.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational endeavors, consonant with applicable laws and without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identification.

Inquiries may be made to the Affirmative Action Officer, Human Resources Office, Lowell Heiny Hall, Room 237.

Colorado Mesa University is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees and students of the University agree to abide by the requirements in the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and the policies stated in the brochure entitled Drug-Free Schools, Campuses and Workplaces Drug Use and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. All employees and students are provided copies.

As required by the Campus Security Act, Colorado Mesa University publishes campus safety policies and statistics annually. Copies of the annual report are available at coloradomesa.edu/security/index.html.

FERPA Policy Statement

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides students who are enrolled in an institution of postsecondary education the right to inspect, review, and challenge their educational records. Colorado Mesa University has the responsibility of maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of students’ official educational records. Colorado Mesa University also supervises the access to and/or release of educational records of its students.

FERPA covers enrolled and former students, including those who are deceased. Students who are not accepted to Colorado Mesa University, or if accepted, do not attend, have no rights under FERPA. In addition, the University will not release personally identifiable records of students to any individual, agency or organization without the prior written consent of the student, except as provided by FERPA. For further information related to FERPA, see the Registration section of this catalog.