Important Public Information Statements

Limitation on Institutional Liability

The statements set forth in this bulletin are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and the institution.

While the provisions of this bulletin will ordinarily be applied as stated, North Georgia College & State University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this bulletin, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be available in the Office of Academic Affairs. It is especially important that students note that it is their responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduate requirements for their particular degree programs.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students are notified of their Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act rights on the North Georgia website at

North Georgia designates the following items as Directory Information: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participating in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received. The university may disclose any of those items without prior written consent, unless the student submits a written request to suppress directory information by October 1 of each year.

Under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and its amendments, North Georgia College & State University also is required to disclose institutional and financial assistance information to students. This information is available from the Student Financial Aid Office, on the university's website at

Campus Security

The campus of North Georgia College & State University is considered to be one of the safest in the nation. In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the university has established statements of campus security policies and regularly publishes its crime statistics. This information may be obtained by writing the Office of Public Safety, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001. E-mail:, website:

The use of tobacco in any form is restricted on the university campus and at the Pine Valley recreation area, with smoking permitted only in designated areas. Alcohol is permitted only by special approval for sponsored events at Pine Valley and at the Alumni Center, and students must have identification proof that they are at least 21 years of age to participate.

Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunities

No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits for, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by North Georgia College & State University. The university complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity institution in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations, and the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Student E-mail

Upon admission to North Georgia College & State University, each student is provided with a student e-mail account. Student e-mail is the official channel of communication between the university and its students. It is the responsibility of the student to periodically monitor his/her student e-mail account and be aware of the information sent by the university. Lack of knowledge that results from failure to monitor university e-mail communications will not excuse students from complying with university policies, procedures, and deadlines and will not be considered grounds for appeal for relief from those policies, procedures, and deadlines.