The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires universities participating in federal student aid programs to make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. In an effort to assist students and their families in making informed decisions, Future Generations University has developed this page to serve as a central point for obtaining consumer information about the institution.
Future Generations University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the largest and oldest accrediting body in the United States. This quality assurance by a federally-recognized body also meets requirements necessary for the institution to receive and manage federal financial aid funds. The accreditation process also provides a periodic opportunity and incentive for the institution to review, assess, and advance the quality of its educational and financial operations
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Future Generations University ensures equal educational opportunities for students who qualify as a person with a disability under the applicable laws (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504). Many students who were under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan during high school will qualify for services, as will many other students who did not receive any specialized services during their K-12 education. It is the students responsibility to email our disability services representative at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for services. Documentation may be required and approved accommodations are determined on an individual basis. It is the students responsibility to inform faculty via letter from our office of the necessary accommodations each semester in order to receive accommodations throughout the semester. Professors are under no obligation to provide academic accommodations until they receive and discuss the accommodation letter with the student requesting accommodations. When a student has asked for disability related accommodations without an accommodation letter, a referral is appropriate and necessary. Faculty or students who encounter problems regarding accommodations are asked to notify Disability Services immediately. We encourage students to communicate with faculty at the start of each semester, but there are no deadlines to register for disability services. Students may disclose a disability to our office anytime during their education at the institution. Faculty may be approached by a student with an accommodation letter anytime during the semester. Though a student may approach a faculty member late in the semester with an accommodation letter, accommodations are not retroactive; that is, the accommodations do not apply to work completed before the students submission of documentation and the determination of necessary accommodations.
Our faculty, students, and alumni are all working toward local education and empowerment so that future generations can enjoy a livable, locally-owned and collectively-grown future. When change takes root through empowerment, more people on the ground are excited to get involved, and changes are more effective and long-lasting. That’s because local leaders assume responsibility, and projects benefit from local knowledge, resources, and innovation.
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Future Generations University is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information you voluntarily provide to us through a Future Generations University website such as email address, name, or phone number will never be sold or traded to other colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, or businesses. Future Generations University might use this information to inform you of changes to that website or to provide you other news and information about that site that we believe would be of interest to you. At your request, Future Generations University will remove any contact information you provided from its files
Information gathered automatically
Future Generations University has implemented Remarketing with Google Analytics to help personalize its advertising efforts online. Such analytics allow third party vendors, including Google, to show personalized ads on sites across the internet. Future Generations University and third party vendors, including Google, use first and third party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits on any Future Generations University websites. In other words, AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the Future Generations University’s websites you have viewed, by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and deliver a more personalized experience by only displaying ads that are relevant to your specific interests. In order to prevent data collected by Google Analytics, users can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. Please visit Google’s support page for information on how to disable Google Analytics. It is important to remember that that many of Google’s services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Information you provide to us
To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally-identifiable information that can include, by way of illustration, name, email address or phone number. Future Generations University will never sell or trade personally-identifiable information you voluntarily provide to us such as name, email address or phone number, to other colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, or businesses unless one or more of the following conditions apply:
- We have your consent to share the information.
- We are sharing such information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes
Some Future Generations University websites may contain links to external websites not owned by, or officially affiliated with, Future Generations University in any way. Future Generations University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Changes to this policy
When we make changes to this policy, the changes will be highlighted on the top of this page for one month before going into effect. The highlights will then remain on top of the page for three months to keep you informed of the change.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, you can contact:
Future Generations University
Office of Admissions
Statements of Compliance
In order to meet compliance with the federal regulations concerning institutional security policies and crime statistics under the Clery Act, a copy of the current year’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be requested. Statistics in the annual report will cover the federally mandated period of January 1 through December 31 for the previous three calendar years.
This institution of higher education complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI, Section 601). The Act provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Inquiries concerning the School’s obligations under this Act may be addressed to the Executive Director. Any student or applicant who believes that Future Generations has failed to comply with this Act may file a written complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C.
In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the University hereby notifies all faculty, staff, administrators, and students that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus. Any campus member found to have violated this prohibition may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal, or be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment. The drug abuse assistance/rehabilitation program shall be one that has been previously approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency. The imposition of such disciplinary action or requirement to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance/rehabilitation program is premised solely upon a violation of this prohibition and does not require a criminal conviction.
The University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, Title II of Public Law 90-247), as amended. This Act provides that students attending any post-secondary educational institution that receives federal funds are entitled to access their education records kept by the institution in order to inspect and review those records. Students are entitled to request the amendment of any information in their records which they feel is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights. Copies of the complete Statement of Policy and Procedures in compliance with this Act may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. Any student who believes that this institution has failed to comply with the provisions of this Act has the right to file a complaint, in writing, with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Office, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 330 Independence Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 restricts access to and disclosure of information from students’ educational records without the written consent of the student, except in certain instances permitted under the Act. “Directory Information” (as defined by FERPA) will be disclosed without prior written consent unless a student notifies the Records Office to restrict the release of that information.
Directory information includes:
- Student’s name
- Telephone listing
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study
- Participation in officially recognized activities
- Dates of attendance
- Degrees and awards received
- Community profile
- The most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student
Future Generations University is committed to the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in all research, class projects, and relative activities. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) upholds the standards of government agencies (Federal Regulations Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, and Part 46).
Future Generations University admits students of any race, gender, religion, creed, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students enrolled in the program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other related programs.
Future Generations does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in the recruitment and admission of qualified students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.
Future Generations University, in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, makes available to any enrolled or prospective student its completion or graduation rate. This information is available in the Office of the Registrar upon request.
This institution complies with the regulations established to effectuate Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, as amended by Public Law 93-568. We adhere to the letter and spirit of the law with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex. This policy applies to our educational program and activities, and extends to employment, admissions, and recruitment of both students and employees.