All students have certain rights and responsibilities which should govern behavior while on any Tri-County Technical College campus. Information about student rights and responsibilities is included annually in the College Catalog and is also available at the links below. If you witness inappropriate activity that occurs on one of our campuses or that comes from a member of the College community then please report it to us.
Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Tri-County Technical College is committed to an ongoing student alcohol and other drug prevention program composed of both education and rehabilitation components.
Standards of Academic Progress
The purpose of having standards of academic progress is to assist students in attaining their educational goals by providing a scale by which to measure progress toward graduation. A minimum institutional grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is used at the College to determine satisfactory academic standing.
Student Grievance Process
Tri-County Technical College is committed to resolving student grievances, complaints and concerns in a prompt, fair and friendly manner. Students who desire to resolve a grievance internally should follow the College's Student Grievance Process. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. For students residing outside South Carolina, the Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States* listing provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. (Note: Tri-County Technical College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.) Tri-County Technical College is accredited by the South Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institution describes the process for filing a grievances with the accrediting organization.
Student Code for the SC Technical College System
The Student Code for the South Carolina Technical College System sets forth the rights and responsibilities of the individual student; identifies behaviors that are not consistent with the values of college communities; and describes the procedures that will be followed to adjudicate cases of alleged misconduct, except cases of alleged acts of sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Title IX and Sexual Violence
The federal gender equality law – Title IX – prohibits sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment in programs and activities that receive federal funding. In general, sexual harassment includes any advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual violence, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the college's programs or services, or negatively impacts an employee's work environment. Tri-County Technical College is committed to providing an environment that is free from sexual harassment/discrimination.
If you believe you or someone else in the TCTC community has been harassed/discriminated against based on sex, or you have questions about Title IX, please contact one of the Title IX Coordinators listed below.
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Mark Dougherty
Dean of Students
Student Success Center, Room 209
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Vice President Student Support and Engagement
Student Success Center, Room 126