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Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions participation in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students. This site serves to update the Student Right to Know information and provide a central location for resources parent, students, employees, and the overall King’s community to reference. This site will continue to be updated as we build more information that is useful and required.

For any questions, or concerns on this information, please contact the office of institutional research, (212) 659-7209.

The King’s College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a "voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation.”

Information concerning The King’s College academic programs is found in the College Catalog and the The King’s College website.

For online degrees and programs, please visit this link

 

Alcohol

The King’s College purposes to help students assume responsibility for their behavior regarding the consumption of alcohol. The College strives to ensure a campus climate that does not tolerate alcohol misuse or abuse. The College expects students to exercise discernment and prudence if they choose to consume alcoholic beverages.

The King’s College abides by New York State and federal alcohol laws, including the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690). The College expects students, whether on or off campus, to obey New York state laws regarding the use, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol.

The following New York State laws and College standards are pertinent:

- Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by underage persons is illegal and therefore prohibited on and off campus. Section 65-C of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law prohibits the possession of alcohol with the intent to consume any person under the age of twenty one.

- Alcohol may not be served at House-sponsored, King’s Council-sponsored or student organization-sponsored events, regardless of whether students are of age.

- No student, House or student organization is allowed to purchase alcohol with College funds.

- Providing alcohol to underage persons, or providing a space for the consumption of alcohol by underage persons, is illegal and will not be tolerated.

- Possession of an open alcohol container in any public area, regardless of the individual's age, is illegal and prohibited.

- Students are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol (with the exception of specifically labeled cooking wine used for meals) in housing owned or leased by the College, including balconies, stairwells, laundry rooms, roofs and other common areas.

Violations of College standards or state and federal laws, as well as disruptive conduct that stems from being under the influence of alcohol, will be addressed through the College disciplinary process and may bear legal consequences. Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, College disciplinary sanctions may include probation, mandatory alcohol education, removal from student housing, suspension, or expulsion.

Refer to Community Standards of Conduct in the Student Handbook for additional information.

New York Alcohol Penalties

Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Law Section 65:

§ 65-a. Procuring alcoholic beverages for persons under the age of 21 years can result in a $200 fine and/or five days imprisonment.

§ 65-b. Offense for one under age of 21 years of age  to purchase or attempt to purchase an alcoholic beverage through fraudulent means:

1st violation: $100 and/or 30 Hours Community Service (maximum penalty); 3 month License Suspension; Alcohol Awareness Program

2nd violation: $350 and/or 30 Hours Community Service (max); 6 month License Suspension; Alcohol Awareness Program

3rd and subsequent violations: $750 and/or 30 Hours Community Service (max); 1 year suspension or until the holder reaches the age of 21, whichever is the greater period; Evaluation by an appropriate agency to determine whether the person suffers from alcoholism or alcohol abuse.

§ 65-c. Unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by persons under the age of 21 years can result in a $50 fine and/or 30 Hours Community Service; Alcohol Awareness Program established and/or up to 30 hours of community service.

Illegal Drugs

The King’s College supports municipal, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use and sale of controlled substances. Violations of these laws are not tolerated. Any student found using/abusing, distributing, selling, or assisting in the sale of a controlled substance will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion and legal consequences.

The King’s College does not permit possession or use of marijuana for any reason, no matter how small the amount. The possession of marijuana is unlawful under New York State Penal Law 221 and may be penalized by fines and jail time. In addition, violations are subject to College disciplinary action. 

Use of medical marijuana in any form on campus or campus-related property is prohibited, even with a prescription. 

Refer to Community Standards of Conduct in the Student Handbook for additional information.

New York Possession Penalties

Drug

Quantity

Class

Charge

Penalty

Cocaine

Under 500mg

Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession in the 7th Degree

Up to 1 Year in Jail

Cocaine

Over 500mg

Class D Felony

Criminal Possession in the 5th Degree

Up to 4.5 Years in Jail

Cocaine

1/8oz

Class C Felony

Criminal Possession in the 4th Degree

Up to 9 Years in Jail

Heroin

Under 1/8oz

Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession in the 7th Degree

Up to 1 Year in Jail

Heroin

Over 1/8oz

Class C Felony

Criminal Possession in the 4th Degree

Up to 9 Years in Jail

Cocaine & Heroin

1/2oz

Class B Felony

Criminal Possession in the 3rd Degree

Up to 15 Years in Jail

Cocaine & Heroin

4oz

Class A-II Felony

Criminal Possession in the 2nd Degree

Up to 17 Years in Jail

Cocaine & Heroin

8oz

Class A-1 Felony

Criminal Possession in the 1st Degree

Up to 30 Years in Jail

Ecstasy

Under 25mg

Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession in the 7th Degree

Up to 1 Year in Jail

Ecstasy

25mg – 5g

Class C Felony

Criminal Possession in the 4th Degree

Up to 5 Years in Jail

Ecstasy

5g - 25g

Class B Felony

Criminal Possession in the 3rd Degree

Up to 9 Years in Jail

Ecstasy

Over 25g

Class A-II Felony

Criminal Possession in the 2nd Degree

Up to 14 Years in Jail

Marijuana

Under 2oz in a non-public place

 

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

Up to $250 & 15 Days in Jail

Marijuana

Under 2oz in a public place

Class B Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession in the 5th Degree

Up to 1 Year in Jail

Marijuana

8oz

Class E Felony

Criminal Possession in the 3rd Degree

Up to 2.5 Years in Jail

Marijuana

16oz

Class D Felony

Criminal Possession in the 2nd Degree

Up to 4.5 Years in Jail

Marijuana

10lbs

Class C Felony

Criminal Possession in the 1st Degree

Up to 9 Years in Jail

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information about the intercollegiate athletic program is available here. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Equity in Athletics Disclosure website has published information about the intercollegiate athletic programs. The report includes the number of participants by gender for each team and a list of varsity teams, and also includes duplicated participant headcount, total operating expenses, head coach gender with time status as coach and as employee of institution, number and gender of assistant coaches and their time status as coach and as employee of institution. Total revenues and expenditures, total money spent on athletically related student aid, average salaries for coaches and assistant coaches and total expenses are also included. A paper copy is also available by contacting the Director of Athletics Sean Horan at 212-659-7218.

To view information concerning public safety at King’s, please visit The King's College Security Data. On the Campus Safety webpage, King’s provides emergency response and evacuation procedures, timely warnings, and procedures for responding to sexual harassment and assault.

Paper copies of the annual Security Report are available upon request from the Student Development Team  or by calling (212) 659-7200 extension 3198. King’s Security Data webpage also hosts information provided by the state concerning registered sex offenders and hosts the Fire Safety Report.

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 and the Jeanne Clery Act, The King’s College provides a link to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. The Clery Act requires institutions to advise students where to obtain state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders. To access the registry, use the New York State Sex Offender Registry Search above. The United States Department of Education makes additional U.S. campus crime statistic information available, as does the NYPD.

As required under the New York State College Safety Act, The King’s College will notify the New York Police Department of any missing student who resides in campus housing within 24 hours of the missing student being reported to the College. The College, working with NYPD as necessary, will: (1) attempt to contact the student using any contact information, confidential or otherwise, that the student may have provided to the College; (2) contact any person the student has identified to the Registrar as an emergency contact; and (3) notify others at the College, as appropriate, about the student’s disappearance. In addition, the College will contact a custodial parent or guardian of any missing student who is under 18 years of age and reported missing from campus housing. 

King’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution's information technology system, can be viewed in the Student Handbook under the Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, 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 can be found in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.

You can also view the Zondervan Library Copyright & Fair Use Guide here.

The King’s College Financial Aid webpages can be found here:

https://www.tkc.edu/student-billing/important-information

For further information please contact Student Financial Services at 646-237-8902 or e-mail financialservices@tkc.edu

 

All institutions participating in Title IV HEA Student Financial Aid Programs are required to annually provide data to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). NCES created a college navigator tool in order to provide comparative information and data to consumers. The following is a summary of the most recent fall semester information and statistics, including student body diversity, gender, ethnicity and race and age:

 

Undergraduate Student Enrollment

Total enrollment: 487

Transfer-in enrollment: 21

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14 to 1

Percent of undergraduates who are female: 61%

Percent of undergraduates who are full-time: 97%

 

Percent of undergraduates by race/ethnicity:

American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 3%

Black or African American: 4%

Hispanic/Latino: 10%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%

White: 73%

Two or More Races: 4%

Race and ethnicity unknown: 1%

Nonresident alien: 4%

 

Percent of undergraduate students by age:

24 and under: 97%

25 and over: 3%

Age unknown: 0%

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a set of standards and definitions of data. The combined goal of this collaboration among data providers in higher education and guidebook publishers is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. This goal is obtained by the development of clear standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its Higher Education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS.

Common Data Set 2014-2015 

 

A Graduate Report is prepared annually by the Office for Career Development that provides post-graduation information for King’s College graduates who have transitioned from college upon completion of their baccalaureate degree. Report data are collected approximately six months after graduation, and includes graduate and professional programs attended, employment status, and employers.

The King’s College withdrawal and refund policies can be found here: https://www.tkc.edu/student-billing/important-information

Contact the Office of Institutional Research (212-659-7209) or the Office of the Registrar (212-659-0736) with questions.

To view a PDF containing this data, click here.

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. This law applies to all schools receiving funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Ownership of educational records transfer from the parents to the student upon enrollment in a post-secondary institution or when the student reaches the age of 18.

Records are divided into two categories: directory (open records) and non-directory (private, non-disclosable without permission).  For information regarding the types of information The King’s College has designated as directory information, and to request records, please contact the Registrar’s Office at Registrar@tkc.edu.

The Student Right-to-Know Act was enacted into federal law in 1990. The law requires institutions that receive Title IV HEA student financial aid to collect, report and/or disclose graduation rates for full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students and students receiving athletically related student aid.

The College provides additional consumer right-to-know information on the Consumer Information webpage. 

The King’s College is committed to the ideal that all students should have equal opportunity to enroll and otherwise participate in all schools, degree programs, and other activities or services offered by the College. In order to prepare “students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually to lead strategic public and private institutions,” the College guarantees that appropriate provisions are in place for students with disabilities.

The College, therefore, seeks to assure equal opportunity for access to and participation in all College courses, examinations, activities, and services by providing reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities recognized under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II). Section 504 and Title II protect otherwise qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 212-659-0763.

Transfer of Credit

Any student desiring to transfer to The King’s College is required to submit an official transcript from each of the colleges or institutions of higher learning he or she has attended since graduating from high school. Transcripts should indicate courses entered, in progress, or completed. Evidence of good standing should also be indicated on the transcript. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request that these transcripts be sent to The King’s College Office of Admissions. The King’s College accepts transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Credits earned at non-regionally accredited institutions may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Credit cannot be accepted on the basis of a P (Pass) or similar grade, unless a letter or numerical grade is also provided or the transcript bears the statement that such a grade is given only if the student is doing C or better work. Credit is granted for courses in which a grade of C or higher was made. These courses must be applicable to the degree requirements of The King’s College.

The maximum number of hours that may be transferred for the Bachelor’s degree is 60. Transfer credits that are not equivalent to a course in the student’s program may transfer in as electives. Additionally, students may not apply more than 30 online credit hours to their degree program.

Transfer students who have earned less than 30 semester hours of college credit must provide high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students who have not previously earned an Associate’s degree must submit proof of high school graduation. For further information regarding the transfer of courses from another institution, please consult the Registrar’s Office.

Please refer to the admissions process for a complete description of the steps necessary to be admitted to The King’s College.

Health-related

Health requirements for students at The King’s College exist to protect the student body from infectious disease and to ensure that the College has important medical information at hand should a student need assistance from health services.

College Requirements

College policy stipulates that a student stall be prevented from beginning classes if they have not complied with certain requirements by the beginning of the student's second academic term. These requirements apply only to students who are registered for classes on The King’s College campus.

Requirements are as follows

New York State Immunization Requirements of students at post-secondary institution mandates that students born on or after January 1, 1957 submit proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Students are required to submit the Immunization Requirements form before the first day of classes. The completed form should be faxed to the Office of Admissions at 212-659-3611.

Students are encouraged to review information about the meningitis vaccine and make a decision about whether they wish to receive the vaccine or not. Information regarding meningitis vaccine can be reviewed at the Centers for Disease Control Website.

Exemptions from Immunization Requirements

Medical Exemption

If a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or licensed midwife caring for a pregnant student, certifies in writing that the student has a health condition which is a valid contraindication to receiving a specific vaccine, then a permanent or temporary (for resolvable conditions such as pregnancy) exemption may be granted. This statement must specify those immunizations which may be detrimental and the length of time they may be detrimental. Provisions need to be made to review records of temporarily exempted persons periodically to see if contraindications still exist. In the event of an outbreak, medically exempt individuals should be protected from exposure. This may include exclusion from classes or campus.

Religious Exemption

A student may be exempt from vaccination if, in the opinion of the institution, that student or student's parent(s) or guardian of those less than 18 years old holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practice of immunization. The student requesting exemption may or may not be a member of an established religious organization. Requests for exemptions must be written and signed by the student if 18 years of age or older, or parent(s) or guardian if under the age of 18. The institution may require supporting documents. It is not required that a religious exemption statement be notarized. In the event of an outbreak, religiously exempt individuals should be protected from exposure. This may include exclusion from classes or campus.

The United States Election Assistance Commission provides the National Mail Voter Registration Form that can be used to register to vote, to update voter registration information due to a change in name, to indicate change of address, or to register with a political party. The national form also contains voter rules and regulations for each state and territory.