3.1.1. Disclosures Required by Federal and/or State Laws

Federal and state laws require all colleges and universities receiving federal funds to establish certain programs, policies, and procedures and to distribute an annual report describing the information and providing statistics regarding items including (but not limited to):

  • Graduation rates
  • Drug, alcohol, and weapon violations
  • Certain crimes on campus, which include murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and sex offenses.

Data for item A can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/home/usethedata. For additional requests related to item A please direct a written request to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The annual report related to items B and C is available at http://safety.oglethorpe.edu/safety-reports/. For additional requests and information related to items B and C please direct a written request to Dean of Students, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Since Oglethorpe University is a private postsecondary institution operating under the authority of the State of Georgia, complaints against the institution may be filed with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC). However, “the individual filing the complaint (complainant) should begin by making every attempt to achieve a fair and reasonable solution via the institution’s published complaint procedure[s].” Only if a fair and reasonable resolution cannot be reached through these processes should an individual file a complaint with GNPEC. The GNPEC complaint form can be accessed at http://gnpec.org/consumer-resources/gnpec-authorized-school-complainant-form/.