Dental Hygiene Program
Student Handbook

Equal Opportunity 

Shasta College employs policies and procedures to strengthen and guarantee the premise of equal opportunity for all.  Specifically, the College:

  • Does not discriminate against any person in employment or college participation because of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or national origin.
  • Reviews its policies and procedures to preclude the possibility of unintentional discrimination against women, minorities, handicapped individuals or others.
  • Maintains the policy that unless specifically exempted by statute, every course, course section or class, the average daily attendance of which is to be reported for state aid, whenever offered shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to Chapter II, Div. 2, Part IV, Title V of the California Code of Regulations, commencing with Section 51820.

Privacy Rights of Students 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438, Public Law 93-380) requires educational institutions to provide; access to official education records directly related to the student; an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate; that the College must obtain written consent of the student before releasing personally identifiable information about them from records to other than a specified list of persons and agencies; and that these rights extend to present and former students of the College.

Student Affirmative Action Policy 
Shasta College attempts to ensure equal opportunity to all students and shall provide prompt review of any complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or economic conditions.

Student Grievance Procedure 
Definition:  For the purpose of this orientation manual a student grievance is an assertion or claim by a student or applicant for admission that a particular rule, or set of rules, established by a local, state or federal law or regulation, or contractual agreement has been violated by the institution and/or its representative(s). 

The Grievance process is available for use by any student or applicant for admission who believes that he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, handicap, age, or sex.

Shasta College Student Grievance Process 

Dental Hygiene Student Handbook