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Student Services

As a small college, our administration and faculty are personally committed to assisting students through the transition into college and from college to career. We know each student on a first-name basis, and we offer a number of services designed to help students develop personally, academically and creatively in addition to having a positive college experience.

 

The Creative Center is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the community facilities, nor the services they provide. The Creative Center cannot make any warranties as to the reliability or security of any service you or any third party might receive and, in no event shall the college be liable for any problems or damages of any kind caused by using these services.

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Students should contact the administration office for questions regarding items such as tuition, permanent records, and transcripts.

Students should contact the instructor for questions regarding books, software, supplies, course content, and grading procedures.

If a student feels they need professional counseling, he or she should contact the administration office for a list of names and addresses of local counseling organizations. The Creative Center also has an on-call college counselor available for student or campus needs.

Campus Security Report

The Creative Center prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of the most recent report is available for public review. This report is prepared in cooperation with the Omaha Police Department.

Frineds and Family

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the administration and local law enforcement agencies. The Creative Center does not have any off-campus student organizations, residence halls or dormitories. The college does not employ or contract security personnel.

Each August, during orientation, all enrolled students receive the website address to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification with the updated Employee Handbook and Faculty Manual each year. Copies of the report may also be obtained by contacting the Executive Director or by calling 402-898-1000.

Community Resources

During fall orientation, a handout is provided with resources for a variety of community resources. A short list follows; the full list can also be found posted in the student break room.

This list is provided as a student service by the Creative Center. This list should not be considered to be a complete list of all such community service agencies nor an endorsement of them by the Creative Center.

  • Public Transportation • Metro • 402-341-0800 (Customer Service) • www.ometro.com
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) • 2910 N. 108th St • 402-595-3106 • www.dmv.ne.gov
  • Omaha Public Library • Milton R. Abrahams Branch • 5111 North 90th • 402-444-6284 • www.omahapubliclibrary.org
  • Weather and Road Conditions • 24-hours a day, 7 days a week • 800-906-9069

Crime and Drug Prevention

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention

The College has developed a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informational materials, special guest speakers, referrals and college disciplinary actions.

Students and/or parents can contact the Executive Director or the Director of Education for information on the following services: Alcohol and Drug Education, Referral Services, and College Disciplinary Actions.

Security Awareness and Crime Prevention

During orientation in August, students are shown a slide presentation outlining ways to maintain personal safety including tips on how to protect themselves from sexual assault, theft and other crimes. Students are also given access to the Campus Security Report at this time. Special guest speakers on sexual assault and domestic violence are also offered each year.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.

Disabilities

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In preparation for employment, the Creative Center strongly encourages students with disabilities (learning, physical, psychiatric) to be proactive and to communicate individually with their instructors. Learning how to overcome individual obstacles will, in turn, better prepare students for dealing with these same obstacles in the workplace. Students may receive individualized assistance and support from instructors and staff on a case-by-case basis to accommodate their disabilities. The Executive Director works closely with students to ensure that their needs are being met.

Emergency Services

During fall orientation, a handout is provided with resources for a variety of emergency services. A short list follows; the full list can also be found posted in the student break room.

This list is provided as a student service by the Creative Center. This list should not be considered to be a complete list of all such community service agencies nor an endorsement of them by the Creative Center.

This list is provided as a student service by the Creative Center. This list should not be considered to be a complete list of all such community service agencies nor an endorsement of them by the Creative Center.

  • Immediate assistance • 911 • requiring a law enforcement officer, fire department or ambulance
  • College Counseling • Luke Isaacson • 402-250-8693 • lisaacson@waypointomaha.com
  • United Way Resources • Dial 2-1-1 or 402-444-6666 • Operators can help you find the right resource for your situation. Just dial 2-1-1 on your home or cell phone, no area code is needed.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline • 1-800-273-8255
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Poison Control Center in Omaha • 1-800-222-1222

Externships

Externships are strongly encouraged during the summer months. Opportunities are available at various Omaha companies including design studios, print shops, advertising agencies, and other related businesses. Students interested in externships should contact the Career Services department for a list of area businesses.

FERPA Student Rights (Also known as the Buckley Amendment)

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The Creative Center upholds the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 which gives all students the right to view their records. A review of the FERPA regulations, frequently asked questions, significant opinions of the Family Policy Compliance Office, and other information regarding FERPA can be found on the US Department of Education website. A paper copy of these regulations can be requested from the administration office. Requests for records should be made by the student to the administration office.

Student Complaint Procedure

Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. Students should adhere to the following steps when addressing a complaint:

1. If a student has a concern, he or she should speak with an instructor.

2. If the situation is not resolved, the student should put the concern in writing and direct it to the Executive Director. The student will receive a response within five (5) business days.

3. If a student does not feel that the college has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting ACCSC or the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE).

All complaints reviewed by ACCSC must be in written form and should grant permission for ACCSC to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. This can be accomplished by filing the ACCSC Complaint Form. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please direct all inquiries to:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201
703-247-4212 • www.accsc.org

A copy of the ACCSC Complaint Form is available at the college and may be obtained by contacting the Executive Director or online.

If a student chooses to contact the CCPE, please direct all inquiries to:

Exec. Director of the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education,
140 N. 8th Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 95005, Lincoln, NE, 68509-5005
402-471-2847 • https://ccpe.nebraska.gov

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group

The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans. The Ombudsman Group is a neutral, informal, and confidential resource to help resolve disputes about your federal student loans.

Before contacting the Ombudsman Group, attempt to resolve problems with your student loan yourself by following the recommendations found at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes.

If you have been unable to solve a problem with your federal student loan, you can ask the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group as a last resort by completing the contact information form.

https://studentaid.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare
FSA Ombudsman Group
PO Box 1843, Monticello, KY 42633
Phone: 877-557-2575; Fax: 606-396-4821

Title IX

Title IX is a Federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding and covers students, faculty, or staff.

Title IX covers:

  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Retaliation for reporting acts of discrimination listed

For questions, assistance, or to report Title IX concerns, please contact the Title IX coordinator:

Kim Guyer
402-898-1000 x205
kim_g@creativecenter.edu

Voter Registration Information

The Federal Department of Education mandates that all students who receive federal financial aid be provided with voter registration information.

Students who live in Nebraska can go online to complete the necessary forms in order to register to vote.

Students from states other than Nebraska can go online to learn how to register to vote in their home district.