Compliance and Consumer Information

Cox College Student Code of Conduct

All students are expected to consistently exhibit intellectual and personal integrity whether verbally, electronically, or on social media sites (Facebook, twitter, e.g.,), that involves the following behaviors:

  • Demonstrate honesty, rationality and accountability (students displaying this behavior are those who readily admit mistakes and oversights, accept responsibility, and take corrective action).
  • Maintain forthrightness with peers, staff and faculty and handle conflicts with others objectively.
  • Utilize safe techniques even when not being supervised.
  • Base statements only on information and facts known to be correct, and do not participate in malicious or slanderous conversation.
  • Contribute to a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Comply voluntarily with the spirit, rules and policies of the college and any laboratory facilities.
  • Maintain an academic environment conducive to learning.

Non-discrimination/Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures

In accordance with the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, Cox College has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator to ensure compliance regarding sex/gender discrimination of any type.

Please direct questions/concerns to:

Abby Craigmyle, VP of Corporate Compliance for CoxHealth/Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Sonya Hayter, VP of Student Affairs and College Advancement/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Policy

Cox College is committed to maintaining a community that values the worth and dignity of every person and fosters understanding and mutual respect among its members. Cox College does not discriminate against any member of the College community on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law in its programs and activities. Inquiries concerning the non-discrimination policy or the procedure for filing a complaint should be addressed to Abby Craigmyle, VP of Corporate Compliance for CoxHealth/Title IX Coordinator, or to the Office for Civil Rights.

Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination including sexual assault, stalking and other forms of sexual misconduct. It also includes discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of sex or gender in employment, admission, participation and other matters related to education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual assault, stalking and other sexual misconduct is a form of sexual harassment and, as such, is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to incapacity, and/or intellectual or other disability. This can include, but is not limited to, rape, sexual battery, sexual violence, sexual assault, and sexual coercion.

Harassment consists of unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, digital/electronic, or visual, based on a person’s protected status such as age, sex, color, disability, marital status, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, and any other basis protected by law. Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity. Sexual violence is a severe form of sexual harassment prohibited by this Policy. The College will not tolerate, condone, or subject anyone to any form of harassment. In addition to being illegal, any form of prohibited harassment violates the dignity of the individual and the integrity of the College as an institution of learning.

A copy of the Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures and the Prohibition of Romantic and Sexual Relationships between Students and Staff Policy may be obtained from Betty Breshears, VP of Corporate Compliance for CoxHealth, (417)-269-7655,

Prohibition of Romantic and Sexual Relationships between Students and Staff

Non-Discrimination, Harassment Policy, and Complaint Procedures

Consumer Information/Right to Know Directory

The Cox College Consumer Information/Student Right to Know Directory is designed as a quick reference tool for College personnel, students, prospective students, and other consumers. Included in this directory is consumer information as required by the Higher Education Act and the Public Health Service Act. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Information contained in this directory is updated annually by the Director of Compliance and Assurance in collaboration with the Policy and Compliance Council.

Have questions or need more information? Please contact Corporate Compliance, Financial Aid, or the Registrar’s Office by email (online), phone, or fax:

Corporate Compliance: (417) 269-5297,

Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Registrar: (417) 269-3038,

Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Financial Aid: (417) 269-3045,

Office Hours: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Main College Number: (417) 269-3401

College Office Hours: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Fax: (417) 269-3422 (Front office fax)

The current College Catalog is available online here.

Archived College Catalogs and programmatic handbooks are available online here.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Directory Information

34 CFR 668.41(c): 34 CFR Part 99

Cox College adheres to a policy of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g). In accordance with federal law, Cox College has adopted policies and procedures governing the confidentiality of student educational records. No individual shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from, a student’s educational record without the prior written consent of the student or as otherwise authorized by FERPA. Information designated as directory information and maintained by Cox College may be released, unless specifically prohibited by the student in writing. Forms authorizing Cox College to withhold any or all such information are available in the Registration office. Educational records are maintained in the Registration office, and copies of records are provided to advisors. Official transcripts are maintained in the Registration office and are, except as herein provided, released upon the student’s consent.

Permitted exceptions under the law include: disclosures to college personnel who have a legitimate educational interest, officials of other institutions in which a student seeks enrollment, representatives of agencies or organizations from which a student has received financial aid, and certain federal and state officials.

Directory Information

Directory information may appear in public documents and may otherwise be disclosed by the College for any purpose in its discretion, without the student’s consent. The College has determined the following categories of information as directory information:

  • Student’s name
  • Mailing address
  • Academic classification
  • Field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees, certificates and awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Photographic, video, or electronic images of student taken and maintained by the College

Notification of Rights Regarding Education Records

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file with the US Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failure by Cox College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
  • The right to obtain a copy of the college’s FERPA policy. Students can obtain a copy of the policy from the Office of the Registrar.

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