Your Right to Know

It's Your Right to Know

The Student Right-to-Know Act and Campus Security Act require institutions to provide annual information about enrollment, graduation, completion, campus security, and an array of other information ranging from general institutional facts to students' rights under FERPA. 

The most current institutional information is available to you through the links on this page. Questions or comments should be directed to Dr. Kenneth Sanders, assistant provost. 

Compliance Topic Location
Accreditation: Current Institutional and Program-Specific Accreditation Information
Annual Safety Report (ASR): Keuka College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is intended to comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Articulation Agreements: Credit Transfer Guides
Common Data Set Keuka College 2018-19 Common Data Set
Keuka College 2019-20 Common Data Set
Keuka College 2020-21 Common Data Set
Keuka College 2021-22 Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
Complaints, Disciplinary Procedures, and IT Policies:
Cost of Attendance:
Division III Athletes and Financial Aid:

Financial aid received by Keuka College student-athletes is based on the financial need of each individual student and his or her family. In addition, most students receive some type of academic scholarship based on academic performance. Stringent Division III rules concerning financial aid are applied. Student athletes do not receive financial aid of any kind due to their sport or athletic ability

Enrollment, Graduation and Retention Rates: Disaggregated graduation data is available from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) 

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Keuka College Release of Information Policy

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Review Our Code of Conduct

Fire Safety Requirements: Fire Safety & Prevention 
Graduates enrolled in graduate schools or professional education programs: The Recent Graduate Survey is conducted by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Hate Crime Information: Office of Campus Safety- Data is published in the annual Clery ReportThe Keuka College Student Handbook – Policy on Discriminatory and Bias-Related Harassment (Section I, Part II, Subpart I).
HEA Funds for Lobbying: The Office of Financial Aid files an annual FISAP with the USDOE. As part of that report, the President of the College certifies that no federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid by Keuka College in connection with the making of any Federal grant or cooperative agreement as required by Section 1352, Title 31 of US Code and implemented at 34 CFR Part 82.
Illegal File-Sharing: Information Technology Services (ITS) blocks all peer-to-peer ports on the existing firewall. Acceptable use policy
IPEDS Collection Items: The Office of Institutional Effectiveness receives and reviews e-mail updates sent from the US DOE National Center for Educational Statistics.
Keuka College Policy/Program for a Drug-Free Workplace: Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy
Licensure Information:

Nursing NCLEX licensure rates will be posted once the first cohort sits for the exam in 2025.

Loan Default Rate:

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on federal student loans during a particular fiscal year, Oct 1 to Sept. 30, and default within the cohort default period. 

  • 2016 Cohort: 5.9% (45 in default, 756 in repayment)
  • 2017 Cohort: 6.9% (45 in default, 649 in repayment)
  • 2018 Cohort: 7.1% (46 in default, 639 in repayment)

You can view the cohort default rate for any institution by searching the U.S. Department of Education's database.

Missing Persons Procedures: Office of Campus Safety – Missing persons procedures and report are included in the annual Clery Report.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Students: Keuka College is an equal opportunity institution, adheres to the guidelines of Title IX, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, color, creed, national or ethnic original, or disability in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other college-administered activities. The College abides by the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Inquiries concerning the application of the above guidelines to Keuka College may be referred to the Business Manager and Treasurer, Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 14478.

Employees: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)
Notification of Emergency & Dangerous Situation Plan: Emergency Plan
Penalties for Drug Violations and Biennial Drug and Alcohol Review: The Keuka College Student Handbook (Section I, Part II, Subpart D).
2018 Biennial Review
Refund Policy, Withdrawl, and Return of Title IV Funds View the Policy in the Keuka College Record
Responsible Reporting: Responsible Reporting Information
Student Aid Needs Analysis: The College has seen an increased demand for institutional aid. The College is continually reviewing its aid policies and adjusting as needed to adapt to the changing financial needs of our students and other financial influences placed on the College and our students in the current economic environment. The College does not receive LEAP funding.
Transfer for Credit Policy: Credit Options
Textbook Information: Online College Catalog
US DOE Biennial Review: Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86
Veteran’s Readmission Policy: The College complies with SEC. 484C. o20 U.S.C. 1091c.
Voter Registration: Keuka College complies with the following policy on Student Voter Registration: Schools in most states and the District of Columbia must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to their students. (Schools in Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are exempt from this requirement.) The school must make the voter registration forms widely available to its students. It must individually distribute the forms to its degree- or certificate-seeking (FSA-eligible) students. The school can mail paper copies, or, alternatively, it may distribute voter registration forms by electronically transmitting to each student a message containing an acceptable voter registration form or an Internet address where that form can be downloaded. The electronic message must be devoted exclusively to voter registration. In states where this condition applies, schools must request voter registration forms from the state 120 days prior to the state’s deadline for registering to vote. This provision applies to general and special elections for federal office and to the elections of governors and other chief executives within a state. If a school does not receive the forms within 60 days prior to the deadline for registering to vote in the state, it is not liable for failing to meet the requirement during that election year. 

Citation from - Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Vol. 2—School Eligibility and Operations 2012–2013 New York State Voter Registration can be found here. Additional Information for non-New York residents can be found here.

Coronavirus Relief

CARES Act Summary

  1. The President of Keuka College signed and returned to the Department of Education on April 9, 2020, a certification and agreement assuring that the College intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
     
  2. The College received a total of $1,981,704 from the Department. As of July 7, 2020, the College received the full amount from the Department. 
     
  3. Payments made to students are as follows:
    • Quarter ending 6/30/20: $836,880 (HEERF I)
    • Quarter ending 9/30/20: $39,308 (HEERF I)
    • Quarter ending 12/31/20: $109,868 (HEERF I)
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  4. There is an estimated 1,535 students at the College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
     
  5. Students were asked to fill out an application detailing the encountered hardship. This application was due by May 17, 2020. The College will distribute 85% of the Student Relief funds received to this pool. The remaining 15% will be used to assist with urgent student financial needs. 
     
  6. Students were emailed an invitation to apply as well as a reminder. The message contained the instructions as well as the link to the online application.

HEERF Institutional Portion Quarterly Reports

Keuka College received federal funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and the American Rescue Plan. 

HEERF Student Portion Payments

  • Quarter ending 3/31/21: $532,973 (HEERF II)
  • Quarter ending 9/30/21: $477,652 (HEERF II); $623,398 (HEERF III)
  • Quarter ending 12/31/21: $39,350 (HEERF III)
  • Quarter ending 3/31/22: $1,335,400 (HEERF III) 

HEERF Institutional Portion Quarterly Reports

HEERF Annual Report

The HEERF Annual Report is due to the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2022 and it will be made publicly available at that time. The HEERF Annual Report includes the Institutional and Student portions.