The Beacon College Student Handbook provides students with useful information that will assist them in pursuing their educational goals and is intended to convey expectations regarding student conduct. The responsibility for knowing and complying with the rules and regulations published in this handbook rests with each individual student. Rules and regulations governing conduct are prescribed to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and to promote the academic and social purposes of the College. This handbook incorporates the most accurate information available at the time of publication. The statements published in this handbook should not be regarded as a contract between Beacon College and the student. The College reserves the right to revise information, regulations, policies, or procedures when deemed necessary or desirable by college administration and endeavors to notify students of such changes, if they occur.
The rules presented in the Student Code of Conduct are applicable to both individual students and student organizations. Any member of the College community, including students, administrators, faculty and staff, may submit a written incident report for consideration. The report must state sufficient facts, including specific name(s), date(s), location(s), and description(s) of the alleged act(s) of misconduct to enable Judicial Officers to make a determination as to whether further fact-finding and issuing of sanctions is mandated. The written complaint should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place, preferably within ten (10) business days of the alleged misconduct. Matters of student conduct and discipline are handled according to established Conduct Process exclusively with the accused student(s).
Students should also download and review the following documents:
Parents and families should reference the Parental Rights and Responsibilities for information regarding communication pertaining to their student.
To file a complaint against a nonpublic postsecondary institution in Florida, please write a letter or send an e-mail containing the following information:
- Name of Student (or Complainant)
- Complainant Address
- Phone Number
- Name of Institution
- Location of the Institution (City)
- Dates of Attendance
- A full description of the problem and any other documentation that will support your claim such as enrollment agreements, correspondence, etc.
Send Letter To:
Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400
Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Fax: 850-245-3238
Note: Documents received in this office are considered public record. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. This office cannot give legal advice to any individual or take any legal action on behalf of any individual. We will investigate your complaint to see what assistance, if any, we may be able to offer.