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Office of the General Counsel

Hinman Box 6002
63 South Main St.; Suite 301
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2444
Fax: 603-646-2447
Email: Office.of.General.Counsel@dartmouth.edu
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Higher Education Act Information

Introduction

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008 and reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).  The new act makes a number of changes to programs authorized under HEA, authorizes new programs, and makes changes to other laws.  This website provides information that colleges and universities are required to make available under the statute.

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College Costs

  • Net Price Calculator
    The Department of Education has developed a "net price calculator" designed to provide students and families with an individualized estimate of the net price to attend specific colleges.  By approximately October, 2011, educational institutions must make a net price calculator available on their websites.  Institutions may use the Department of Education template or develop a customized version that includes, at a minimum, the same elements as the Department's version.
    This estimate does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance and federal aid may only be received through completion of FAFSA.
  • Textbook Information
    The textbooks required for courses offered at Dartmouth College can be found via the online course schedule maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

    The textbooks required for a course can be found by searching the particular course or by searching for the courses offered by a particular department or during a term.  The search can be conducted here: Office of the Registrar: select a Search Type and then follow the directions to find the courses you are interested in.  Once you identify the courses you are interested in, click on the "Title" to open up a box containing the textbook information.

    If you have questions about the textbooks for a particular course, please contact the academic department offering the course.  If you have questions about textbook information generally, please contact the Office of the Registrar at: Office of the Registrar or 603-646-2246.

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Student Information

  • Diversity
    Annual information reflecting student body diversity at the College, including a breakdown giving the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, are female, receive a Pell Grant, and self-identify as a member of each major racial or ethnic group.
  • Career Placement
    Employment of College graduates gathered from such sources as alumni surveys, student satisfaction surveys, the National Survey of Student Engagement, State data systems, and other relevant sources.
  • Graduate Education Placement
    Types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the College are enrolled.
  • Completion/Graduation Rates
    Completion or graduation rate of degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate by gender, by each major racial and ethnic subgroup, by recipients of a Federal Pell Grant, and by recipients of certain federal loans.
  • Transfer of Credit Policy
    Transfer of credit policies including the criteria the College uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another college and a list of colleges with which Dartmouth has established an "articulation agreement."
  • Consequences of Drug Conviction on Federal Financial Aid
    Information regarding the consequences of a drug conviction on student federal financial aid.
  • Annual Disclosure to Students
    Information regarding Financial Aid, Campus Safety, Peer to Peer file sharing and the financial aid consequences of illegal drug possession and other topics that the College is required to distribute to students annually.

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Copyright Information

  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
    The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities.  A summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws is attached along with a description of the College's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials over the College's network.

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Health and Safety

  • Disclosure of Relationship with Law Enforcement
    The Dartmouth College Department of Safety and Security (the "Department") does not have law enforcement authority (i.e. powers of arrest), and relies upon local law enforcement agencies when the need arises.  The Department maintains a positive professional relationship with the neighboring area local police departments of Lebanon, Norwich and Lyme,as well as with state and federal agencies in matters concerning their specific jurisdictions.  In this regards, the Department is regularly in contact with the members of the Hanover Police Department relating to issues and calls for service affecting the campus or the town of Hanover, and officers from both departments interact daily on issues of campus and town safety.  Furthermore, the Director of Safety and Security and the Hanover Chief of Police communicate regularly, sharing appropriate information regarding criminal activity on campus and off campus. Also, the Director and the Department investigators communicate regularly with local authorities in surrounding communities regarding College-related activities and incidents.  Hanover arrest logs are also reviewed by the Department to insure that all appropriate incidents are recorded, and College has two memorandums of understanding with the Hanover Police.
  • Emergency Notification to the Dartmouth Community
    The College has developed an Emergency Notification system that will alert the entire college community in the event of a dangerous situation posing an immediate threat to the campus community.  Dartmouth's Emergency Notification system uses various modes of notification and information dissemination including DartAlert, D2U Now, the Dartmouth home page and the Dartmouth Emergency Information website.
  • DartAlert
    The College has selected the services of an outside company, MIR3 (tm), which has the capacity to deliver time-sensitive emergency notifications, through a variety of communications devices, to the entire Dartmouth student, faculty and staff population in the event of an emergency that affects Dartmouth and Hanover areas.  In the event of an emergency affecting Dartmouth College, all Dartmouth-administered, land-line telephones will receive an automated message, and all Dartmouth email accounts will receive an email with brief details and instructions regarding the emergency event.  Additionally, and upon individual registration, the DartAlert notification system enables members of the Dartmouth College community to receive either an automated cell phone warning or text message if an emergency occurs on campus.  The College has identified and trained a group of Initiators who are authorized to send out an announcement using DartAlert.  The Initiators group consists of all Safety and Security Supervisory personnel, the Director and Associate Director of Safety and Security, several Deans within the Dean of the College Division, and the Director of Risk and Internal Controls Services.
  • D2U Now
    D2U Now is an immediate-delivery message system that replaced the College's "mass mail" system in the spring of 2009.  While it uses the D2U system (Dartmouth Daily Update, and electronic news digest sent to faculty, staff and students each day), D2U Now notifications are simultaneously sent to the entire campus community, or to a select population or a specific group.
  • Dartmouth Home Page
    The Dartmouth home page, Dartmouth's online front door and the online "home" for many in the Dartmouth community, is a key component in emergency communications.  In the case of an emergency, Dartmouth home and the Dartmouth Emergency Information Website, in tandem, will serve as the locus for notification, instruction, and communication.  The primary purpose of the home page during an emergency is for external communications.  The home page adapts in design and content in response to the situation, and points to further information on the Emergency Information Website.  During an emergency, the Dartmouth home page will display an Alert Banner, which would sit atop of the current home page design to display important notifications, and with a link to the Emergency Website when appropriate.  The banner is propagated throughout the Dartmouth home site, and throughout all Dartmouth sites that use the Web Services template.  When Dartalert is utilized, the banner text would be the same as the text used for the DartAlert notification.
  • Dartmouth Emergency Information Website
    The Emergency Information website is the primary internal communications vehicle that the College would use during an emergency.  The site contains alert status notifications, instructions, phone numbers. and other communications depending on the nature of the emergency.  This site is flexible and able to adapt to the communication needs that arise from the emergency.  When the College is in the midst of managing a significant emergency (a DartAlert-level emergency), all traffic to the Dartmouth homepage will redirect to the Emergency website.  We can also redirect all traffic to www.dartmouth.edu (not just home page traffic) to the Emergency website.  When the College is not managing an emergency, the site displays an "all is well" status notification and phone numbers and links to the Emergency Preparedness (http//www.dartmouth.edu/~prepare) and Safety and Security (http:www.dartmouth.edu/~security) sites.  Other methods of emergency communication may include the utilization of mobile public addresses/announcements made by Safety and Security personnel from their vehicles, which are equipped with public address systems.
  • Emergency Response and Notification Systems Testing
    D2U Now and DartAlert are tested twice a year.  DartAlert was implemented during the past calendar year, and it was last tested on September 3, 2009.  The College tested its emergency procedures in a tabletop exercise during the spring of 2008, in which an immediate threat to the campus was played out.  The exercise involved all emergency management groups and tested the various components of the Colleges emergency response capabilities.  Most recently, on September 3rd, 2009, the College conducted a live-response exercise building on what was learned during the spring of 2008 tabletop exercise.  The September 3rd exercise included a coordinated response from local emergency response personnel including police, fire and emergency medical services.  At the link above.
  • Disclosure of Fire Safety Standards and Measures
    Information about Dartmouth's Fire Safety Standards and Measures can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which is available at the link above.
  • Disclosure of Vaccination Policies
    Dartmouth College requires the following immunizations for all student:
    Tetanus/diphtheria Primary Series and booster:  All students must have had the tetanus Primary Series with DTaP or DTP (a 4-5 shot series usually completed in childhood) as well as a booster shot dated on or after September 1, 2000.  we strongly recommend that the tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/petussis) booster vaccine be given if possible, though Td boosters will be accepted as well.
    Measles (rubeola) and Mumps: All students must provide proof of immunity to measles (rubeola) and mumps.  Proof of immunity may be provided with record of two immunizations given after 12 months of age and at least one month apart, either individually or in a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.  proof of a positive immune titer is acceptable as well.  A provider signed note stating history of illness and date of onset is acceptable for proof of measles Immunity.  a history of prior illness with mumps, even if attested to by a physician, is not accepted.
    Rubella (German measles):All students must provide proof of immunity against rubella (German Measles).  Proof of immunity may be provided with record of one rubella vaccine, either individually or with one dose of combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.  Proof of a positive immune titer is acceptable as well.  A history of prior illness with rubella, even if attested to by a physician, is not accepted.
    Meningococcal:All students must provide proof of having been immunized against meningococcal meningitis.  either the Menactra vaccine (MCV-4), or another quadrivalentvaccine (prtecting against types A, C, Y, and W-135) is accepted if given on or after September 1, 2005.
    *tuberculosis skin test (TST):  Students should complete the on-line Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire to determine whether or not an updated TST test will be necessary for their requirements.  In general, a TST test is required in the following cases:
    • If you were born in a country with high TB rates (for a complete list of countries please refer to www.dartmouth.edu/~health/resources/incoming/high_risk_tb_countries.html).
    • If you have spent 1 month or more as a resident or during travel in countries with high TB rates (see above website).
    • If you have ever injected drugs or resided or worked in high risk settings such as prisons, nursing homes, AIDS facilities, healthcare settings, or homeless shelters.
    • If you have a clinical condition such as HIV, diabetes, chronic renal failure, leukemia, lymphoma, significant unexplained weight loss, gasterectomy, jejunoileal by-pass, silicosis, prolong immunosuppressive therapy (e.g. prednisone 15mg/d for 1 month), head, neck or lung cancer or other immunosuppressive disorders.
    • If you have had close contact with a person diagnosed with TB.

      Students with a current positive TST or a history of a positive TST are required to provide a chest x-ray or proof of negative blood testing (interferon gamma release assay QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot), as well as a record indicating whether INH therapy was completed or is in progress.  A TB testing form is available on-line which may be brought to your provider for completion of these requirements.

      Additional Immunizations - Recommended for all students

      Hepatitis B:
      Dartmouth recommends that all students receive the Hepatitis B 3-shot series.
      Hepatitis A: Dartmouth encourages all students who expect to do foreign travel to countries where Hep A is moderately or highly endemic receive this 2-shot series.
      Poliomyelitis: Dartmouth recommends that all students receive the polio primary series.
      Pneumococcal:Dartmouth recommends that students who have had their spleens removed or have a chronic illness, such as diabetes mellitus or severe asthma, receive the pneumococcal vaccine.
      Influenza:  Dartmouth encourages all students to be immunized annually against the flu.  The Health Service sponsors Student Flu Clinics each Fall Term.
      Human papiloma Virus (HPV):
      Dartmouth recommends this vaccine series for all students up to age 26.
  • Hate Crime Reporting
    Crime statistics, including Hate Crimes, are maintained by the Department of Safety and Security and reported annually in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  A copy of the report can be found at the link above.
  • Missing Student Procedures
    Any individual who believes that a currently enrolled Dartmouth student is missing should immediately notify the Department of Safety and Security at (603) 646-4000 (6-4000 from Campus phones).  Following receipt of this information, the Department will commence an investigation.  Should the investigation result in the conclusion that the student is missing, and has been missing for 24 hours, the Department will notify the Hanover Police and/or the appropriate local law enforcement agency, as well as the student's emergency contact within a span of time not to exceed 24 hours from the time the student was determined to be missing.  If the missing student is under the age of 18, and not an emancipated individual, the Department will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after the Department of Safety and Security determines that the student is missing.  Upon receipt of information that a student might be missing, the Department of Safety and Security, will recruit the aid of various College departments to assist in determining if the student is in fact missing.  These various College departments include, but are not limited to, the Office of Residential Life, the Dean of the College, Dining Services, Information and Technology Services, and others as needed.

    The College is developing a means by which students can confidentially identify and register an individual to be contacted within 24 hours after investigation has determined that they are missing.  In the event a student goes missing, this contact information will be accessed and notification made to this individual within 24 hours after a missing determination has been made.

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Last Updated: 8/22/14