Resources & Disclosures
STUDENT DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION
Kino College will provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Click the link below for more information.
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
The Kino College Annual Security Report is submitted to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). A printed copy can be made available upon request. Crime statistics for Kino College are gathered and reported by the Operations and Compliance Manager. A good faith effort has been made to collect statistics for all Clery Act crimes committed on campus and the immediate surrounding area from local law enforcement in whose jurisdiction the campus lies. The statistics are updated and distributed annually via email to all students, faculty, and staff prior to October 1st. Campus crime statistics can be accessed using the link below.
The Kino College main campus is located at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. It was approved to operate a separate educational classroom at Banner University Medicine North, Bldg. 2 in Tucson, AZ effective August 31, 2022, but did not hold classes during 2021. Classrooms are open to faculty, staff, and students Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and other hours as scheduled. The Kino College office located on the main campus is open by appointment only. Campus visits can be scheduled by calling 520-202-2737. Staff and students are required to wear host medical center name badges while on campus. No person is to make unauthorized entry into any campus building, office or other facility nor will any person remain without authorization in any building after normal closing hours. No person will make any unauthorized use of any host medical center facility. Authorization for the use of host medical center facilities may be withdrawn or otherwise restricted at the discretion of either Kino College or the host medical center. Kino College does not have either on or off-campus housing. Medical center facilities are maintained, and security risks monitored by the respective medical centers.
Campus Locations and Phone Number
1980 W. Hospital Dr. Suite 202
Tucson, AZ 85704
|Separate Educational Center|
3838 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Area Police/Fire Non-Emergency Numbers
|Sheriff’s Department-Foothills District |
|Tucson Police Department|
Fire/Paramedic-Northwest Fire District
All Emergencies dial 911
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
The Executive Director, or in his absence, the Operations Manager will serve as the emergency contact for Kino College during a campus emergency or in the event of an alleged crime. Do not hesitate to activate emergency services by calling 911 in the case of an emergency, however.
|Dennis Wilson – Executive Director|
|Heidi Sellers – Operations Manager|
Kino College will, without delay and considering the safety of the college community, communicate any emergency or event that the Executive Director or Operations Manager deems a serious or ongoing threat to the college community, unless it is determined that the communication will impede efforts to assist the victim(s). A timely warning for all reported Clery Act crimes will be issued through email or text. The content of the message and segments of the college community to receive the communication will be determined by the Executive Director or Operations Manager.
Emergency response and evacuation procedures will be tested annually. Tests will be documented including the date, time and whether the test was announced or unannounced. Emergency response and evacuation procedures will be publicized with at least one test per calendar year.
REPORTING CRIMES AND EMERGENCIES
Any individual student, faculty member, or staff member witnessing a crime or criminal activity, or any potentially dangerous condition on campus, should immediately report the incident to the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, College Dean, Operations Manager or supervising faculty member so that an emergency plan can be initiated. In the case of imminent danger, it is appropriate for all witnesses to contact 911 if it is in their best judgment that the situation warrants the call. If a witness does contact 911 to report an emergency condition, that person must also contact a college or school official to allow the school to initiate any additional proper emergency actions. When contacting 911 it is essential that the caller be calm enough to provide accurate information so that the correct response can be initiated.
Reporting Dangerous Persons on Campus, Weapons or Shots Fired-Lock Down
- 1. Contact the host medical center security department (Northwest Medical Center 520-469-8196 or Banner University Medicine North 520-694-6533) and identify yourself and the location of the dangerous person, weapon or shots fired.
- If imminent danger exists on campus and the general warning has been initiated, then a medical center-wide code will be announced via overhead page. All staff and faculty members are instructed to gather all people in their general vicinity and move them to a locked room. All offices, classrooms and clinics are to shut their doors, turn off the lights and provide refuge from danger. While in lockdown, persons should be instructed to locate out of sight of doorways and windows (hallway wall, if possible). Cell phones are to be set to vibrate mode and all non-essential talking should cease.
- All students, staff, faculty members and guests are to remain in locked rooms until released by the police department or designated medical center safety/security marshals. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANYONE LEAVE the relative safety of a locked room until conditions are resolved and occupants are advised to resume normal activity.
Fire, Safety Procedures and Workplace Hazards-Evacuation Plan
It is the responsibility of all faculty members and staff to alert the Executive Director or Operations Manager of all conditions that could potentially pose a fire hazard or any other unsafe condition in or around the classroom. No smoking is permitted in the building and any potentially flammable materials are required to be confined and stored in an appropriate locked area. Good housekeeping practices are the responsibility of all faculty members, staff and students. Waste materials are to be discarded in their proper places and all aisles, doorways, hallways and exit doors are always to be kept clear.
In the event of an evacuation, host medical center management will make an announcement via overhead page system. The faculty or staff member will then escort the class out of the building, following students closely through the hallway to the designated exit. The faculty member or staff member is responsible for closing the door upon exiting with the students. (Note: the classrooms are located on the first floor, so it is unnecessary to be concerned about elevator/stair procedures.)
Students are to assemble in at the host medical center parking garage. The faculty member or staff member will take attendance to ensure all students have exited the building. All areas of the campus will be checked by the host medical center and local authorities to ensure everyone has cleared the building including the restrooms.
Medical Center Overhead Page Codes
|• Red: Fire|
• Yellow: Bomb Threat
• Orange: Hazardous Materials
• Gray: Combative Person
• Code Triage – Internal: Disaster Internal
|• Code Triage – External: Disaster External|
• Silver: Person with Weapon
• Blue: Cardiac Arrest
• Pink: Infant / Child Abduction
The Operations Manager communicates and coordinates on an as-needed basis with a member of the host medical center administration to evaluate emergency risk procedures. Each host medical center conducts annual disaster and fire drills and various scenarios each year, including flooding (during monsoon season), bomb threats, random shootings, etc. A routine inspection of fire extinguishers and other fire detection items is performed at least annually by the host medical center. Every faculty member and staff member receive emergency preparedness training during onboarding and each student is trained during new student orientation.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY, PREVENTION, AND AWARENESS
Kino College is committed to providing and promoting an environment that is free of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct of any form including, but not limited to, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking is strictly prohibited. Violations of this policy may result in both campus disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Allegations of sexual misconduct will be taken seriously and acted upon promptly to ensure a fair and timely resolution.
Definitions of these categories of sexual misconduct are as follows:
Dating Violence – Committed by a person who is or has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim.
Domestic Violence – Committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, a person who is currently residing or has resided in the same household; a person that has a child in common with the victim; a family member by blood, marriage, or court order of the victim or victims’ spouse.
Stalking – Intentionally or knowingly engaging in conduct that is directed toward another person that causes the victim to suffer emotional distress or causes fear. It can include, but is not limited to, repetitive following or pursuing someone, harassment in person or using electronic devices, and threats whether expressed or implied.
Consent is never implied. Silence or lack of resistance does not signify consent. A person who engages another in a sexual activity who is incapable of consent due to being physically or mentally incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, unconscious or asleep, incapacitated due to a mental disability, or the person is underage is in violation of this policy.
PREVENTION AND AWARENESS
Kino College’s commitment to providing and promoting a safe campus includes bringing awareness to sexual misconduct. Techniques for prevention and bystander intervention, as well as, victims’ rights, the reporting process, disciplinary action, and community resources are provided to all staff, faculty, and students. Each staff and faculty member receives training during onboarding, and students receive training during orientation. Additional information and support can be found in the online portal and is distributed annually via email.
REDUCE YOUR RISK
- Clearly communicate intentions and boundaries; never assume.
- You have the right to say NO clearly and firmly to any unwanted sexual contact.
- Use the buddy system. Have friends that will look out for you and you for them.
- Physically leave any situation in which you feel unsafe around a violent aggressive person.
- If you cannot leave, ask for help.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TIPS
Witnesses that see or hear behaviors that encourage sexual harassment or violence can help de-escalate a situation, if it is safe to do so, by following these tips for safe and positive bystander intervention.
- Distract the perpetrator or insert yourself into the interaction to help the targeted person out of the situation.
- Don’t act alone. Get support from others around you to help disrupt the situation.
- Do not leave the victim despite efforts of the perpetrator to get them alone.
- Let the person know that you are worried about them and ask if they need help.
- If the situation is unsafe, call 911.
Kino College will take steps to protect victims of sexual misconduct by making reasonable accommodations at the victims’ request for protective measures and will support the victim by adhering to any protective orders resulting from legal action. All individuals are encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct to law enforcement in a timely manner for preservation of evidence which may assist in proving an offense occurred. Victims have the option to decline assistance from campus authorities and law enforcement.
Victims may file a formal complaint with the Executive Director by email, phone, or in person. Victims seeking support from local community resources and law enforcement may request that Kino College assist them in making these contacts.
Dennis Wilson, Executive Director
1980 Hospital Dr, Ste 202
Tucson, AZ 85704
RESOLUTION AND SANCTIONS
Once a report is received, Kino College will notify affected parties of victims’ rights, preservation of evidence, and community resources. Efforts will be made to keep confidential personally identifying information of the victim and necessary parties and any protective measures or accommodations provided to the aforementioned parties if it does not interfere with the ability to provide said protective measures and accommodations. Affected parties who wish to request changes to their academic or work schedules are to contact the Executive Director.
If the evidence presented supports that misconduct occurred, proceedings will begin and the process will be prompt, fair, and impartial from the initial investigation to the final result. The process will be conducted by school officials who, at a minimum, receive annual training on the issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. The accuser and the accused will be provided with the same opportunities to have others present during any institutional disciplinary proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by the advisor of their choice.
If the accused is found by the committee to have committed an act of sexual misconduct, the student will be immediately suspended and barred from all classes and campus activities pending appeal. The accused must avoid any contact with the victim and refrain from any activity that could be construed as bullying or harassment, either directly or indirectly. Failure to comply with these restrictions will result in the accused forfeiting their right to appeal and the accused will be terminated immediately. Any further contact with the victim or activity that could be construed as bullying or harassment will result in a referral of the matter to law enforcement.
The accused has 15 calendar days to file an appeal with the Executive Director. If the Executive Director believes that the appeal has merit, it shall be referred to the Committee on Ethical Conduct for handling in accordance with its procedures. If the Executive Director does not find that the appeal has merit or if 15 calendar days pass without an appeal being filed, the accused will be withdrawn from their program, and the matter will be concluded with prejudice.
Kino College will not tolerate retaliation against an individual who reports an incident of sexual misconduct or any person who assists with or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing relating to these allegations. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, intimidation, threats, coercion, or otherwise discriminating against any individual for exercising their right or responsibility to report misconduct. Reports of retaliation should be made to the Executive Director and will be acted upon promptly.
Kino College can assist in connecting victims with local resources but does not offer on-campus victim’s services. Please see the victim resources section for a list of national and local services.
|Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault|
|Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalitions to End Abuse|
Phone: 928-225-7029 or 928-225-6950
|Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence|
2800 N. Central Ave. Suite 1570
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone (602) 279-2900
Toll-free (800) 782-6400
|Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition|
4520 N. Central Ave. Suite 570B
Phoenix, AZ 85012
|National Domestic Violence Hotline|
|National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline|
|National Sexual Assault Hotline|
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline|
|National Network to End Domestic Violence||Legal Information and Resources|
|National Stalking Resource Center||Child Welfare Information Gateway|
|State Statutes Including Mandatory Reporting Laws|
INFORMATION ON REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
Information on registered sexual offenders in the State of Arizona can be found here.
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY
The unauthorized possession, distribution, sale or consumption alcoholic beverages on or off campus is strictly forbidden. The use, possession or distribution of narcotics, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, hallucinogens and any dangerous or otherwise controlled substance not prescribed by a properly licensed physician is prohibited both on and off campus. Violation of state, federal or local regulations regarding illegal drugs or alcohol may be subject to both criminal prosecution and campus disciplinary action. Kino College strictly enforces state underage drinking laws.
Students and employees found to be in violation of the alcohol and substance abuse policy will be held accountable to their actions according to the severity of the violation, which may include:
- Referral to outside resources for assistance
- Termination of enrollment or employment
- Referral to local law enforcement for prosecution
Health risks associated with alcohol and drug use can be found here:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION
Drug and alcohol abuse is a major health problem affecting the health and safety of all concerned. Drug and alcohol abuse can be curbed through properly applied prevention, education and intervention strategies. Faculty and staff are briefed on the Kino College Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention program during onboarding, the students during orientation. Affected persons are encouraged to seek assistance when needed. Students, staff and employees are encouraged to contact Kino College for a confidential referral to a community or online resource should such assistance be needed. A list of available resources can be found in the Counseling and Treatment Section of this document.
Kino College provides information regarding drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and counseling and treatment resources on its website. The information is reviewed and updated annually.
COUNSELING AND TREATMENT
Community Resources for Persons Seeking Assistance:
- The Haven 520-623-4590
- CODAC 520-202-1786
- Sonora Behavioral Health 520-214-0211
- La Frontera Center 520-884-8470
- Alcoholics Anonymous 520-622-5112
- Narcotics Anonymous 520-881-8381
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/
- National Drug Helpline https://drughelpline.org/
- Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.aa.org/
- Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org/
- Crisis Text Line https://www.crisistextline.org/
FIREARMS AND OTHER LETHAL WEAPONS
Firearms and other lethal weapons are strictly prohibited on the Kino College campus. Anyone aware of a violation of this policy is required to notify the Executive Director immediately. Law enforcement will be notified if anyone possessing firearms or other lethal weapons does not remove them from campus immediately after being asked to do so. Violations of this policy may be subject to campus disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion or termination, and/or criminal prosecution.
COMPUTING RESOURCES AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Computing resources comprise information technology hardware and software either provided by Kino College or authorized for use by authorized users by the host medical center. Computing resources include but are not limited to computers and related equipment, application software, data, local and wide area networks for which the either school or the host medical center is responsible, and internet applications including social media that can be accessed through either the school’s or the host medical center’s computing resources. Authorized users of Kino College computing resources include faculty, staff, students, guests and alumni.
Computing resources are provided to authorized users to support the educational process and conduct the legitimate business of the school. Users must have proper authorization for the use of the computing resources and are responsible for complying with Kino College policies and HIPAA, protecting sensitive data, adhering to legal and ethical guidelines, and applicable state and federal laws.
Authorized users have the responsibility to respect the privacy, copyrights, and intellectual property rights of others. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including illegal downloading, posting on social networks or peer‐to‐peer file sharing using the college’s computing resources is prohibited
Violations include, but are not limited to, the use of computing resources to harass, threaten, or cause harm to individuals, interfere with the activities of others, and/or download or post material that is offensive, illegal, proprietary, and/or results in copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. For more information regarding copyright infringement or violations of copyright laws, see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office: www.copyright.gov
Kino College will take disciplinary action if there is evidence of one or more violations, which may include termination from the program and/or employment. Authorized users not complying with copyright rules and regulations can face probation suspension or termination and/or face sanctions in accordance with state and federal laws.
Downloading, uploading or peer-to-peer sharing substantial parts of a copyrighted work, without authority or permission, constitutes a copyright infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include both civil and criminal penalties. The penalties for violation of federal copyright laws may include paying statutory damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed for civil copyright infringement. For “willful” infringement, up to $150,00.00 per work infringed may be awarded. At the discretion of the court, attorney’s costs and fees may be included. In some cases, willful copyright infringement can result in criminal penalties including increased fines and imprisonment. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
STUDENTS’ RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Kino College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (amended in January 1975 and appearing in its final form in June 1976). FERPA defines requirements that are designed to protect the privacy of the students concerning their records maintained by Kino College.
Accordingly, students are provided access to their official records. This does not include private records maintained by instructional, supervisory, or administrative personnel. Students who wish to see their records must make an appointment through the Registrar. Students may not remove any materials but are entitled, at their expense, to one copy of any material contained in their file, unless disclaimer appears on the document indicating that the student is not to be given a copy, or if the student has waived their rights to view the document. Note: students who are not current with their financial obligations will receive an unofficial copy of their records only.
Students will be given the opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate. The right to a hearing under the law does not include any right to challenge the appropriateness of a grade as determined by the faculty member.
Student’s written consent is to be received prior to releasing personally identifiable student data from the records to other than a specified list of exceptions.
Kino College is authorized to release student public directory information at any time unless the student has submitted a written request to the Registrar to the contrary. Directory information includes the student’s name, address, telephone listing, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
Kino College is authorized to provide access to student records to officials and employees who have legitimate educational interests to such access; these are persons who have responsibilities in the academic, administrative, or service functions.
Education records also will be released pursuant to judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena, but only after the student is given reasonable notification of Kino College’s intent to comply with the subpoena.
STUDENT GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS
Kino College has a responsibility to protect the rights of students and ensure compliance with its nondiscrimination policy by providing due process for those who desire to file a grievance against the program, including any claim of discrimination. Students alleging discrimination or violation of policy must present their grievance in writing to the Dean for review and action by the Committee on Ethical Standards. A student complaint form is available on the student portal for student use. The Committee on Ethical Standards will provide a written decision within fifteen (15) working days from the receipt of the letter. Other grievances or requests for policy exceptions must be submitted in writing to the Dean. The Dean will determine whether the request or grievance can be resolved directly or whether it must be referred to the Committee on Ethical Standards. If no committee action is required, the Dean will provide a written decision within ten (10) working days from the receipt of the letter.
Kino College affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and
nondiscrimination in the provision of educational services to the public. The college makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on grounds of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic which lawfully cannot be the basis for an employment decision by state, local or federal law.
Kino College affirms its policy of administering all educational programs and related supporting services and benefits in a manner that does not discriminate because of a student’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age disability or any other characteristic that lawfully cannot be the basis for the provision of such services by state, local or federal law.
Kino College adheres to the provisions of:
- Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 pertaining to sexual harassment and pregnancy considerations.
- Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended
- Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989
Issues concerning the application of these laws and their implementing regulations may be referred to the Executive Director of Kino College at:
Dennis Wilson, Executive Director
1980 W Hospital Drive, Suite 202
Tucson, AZ 85704
Complaints not resolved at the local level may be filed with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education does not adjudicate grade disputes, however. The student must contact the State Board for further details.
The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education can be reached at:
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams St., Suite 3008
Phoenix, Arizona 85007