Consumer Information


General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords the student certain rights with respect to student records. They are:

  • The right to inspect and review one’s own educational records.
  • The right to request the amendment of one’s own education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the right to privacy or other rights.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in one’s own education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
  • The right to obtain a copy of the College’s student record policy. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

FERPA also gives the College the right to disclose directory information without the student’s permission. Directory information may include name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major fields of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, awards received, most recent educational institution attended, religious affiliation and other similar information, as defined by the College, which would not generally be considered harmful to the student, or an invasion of the student’s privacy.

If a student does not wish such directory information to be released, the student must file a request to prevent disclosure of directory information with the Office of the Registrar. This request must be on file within 30 days of the first day of class during the semester of initial enrollment and must be refiled annually thereafter.

Under FERPA the College retains the right to disclose personally identifiable information to those deemed to have a legitimate educational interest in the student’s records. These include, but are not limited to authorized representatives of state and federal audit agencies, school officials, accrediting organizations carrying out their accrediting functions, the Veterans Administration, officials at other educational institutions to which the student may be planning to transfer, persons or organizations providing the student financial aid, persons in an emergency where release of information is reasonably deemed necessary to protect the student’s health or safety, persons in compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena, and parents who have established that the student is their dependent according to Internal Revenue Code of 1954 Section 152, or to whom the student has given permission for disclosure. The college does not report this information unless it is requested and does not provide ongoing reports without separate requests. Every effort is made to protect the student’s privacy and to comply with the law regarding release of educational records. Additional information regarding the College’s “Compliance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act Policy” on file in the Office of the Registrar. Copies are available upon request.

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Services for Students with Disabilities

Barton College complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Students with disabilities who wish to receive assistance and/or academic or housing accommodations should contact the Coordinator of Access and Accommodations at 252-399-6496 or at healthcenter@barton.edu to schedule an appointment or if additional information is needed.

The Access and Accommodations office is located in the Lee Student Health Center. One of the roles of this office is to serve as a liaison between the faculty, staff, and the student. Please note that it is the responsibility of the STUDENT to contact the Access and Accommodations Office.  An Access and Accommodations Handbook that outlines more specific information can be found on the Barton College website at https://www.barton.edu/pdf/studentlife/disability-services-handbook.pdf

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Student Diversity

Barton College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based upon race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability. Barton College opposes sexual discrimination in all forms.

Barton College supports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable laws, including, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974; the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992; and Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, accommodations of the disabled extend to student programs, employment practices, elimination of physical barriers, and special assistance to disabled students and employees within the college. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, readmission, access to and treatment, and employment in college programs and activities, including, but not limited to, academic, admissions, financial aid, any services, and employment.

Any student who believes that he or she has been discriminated against by the college because of his or her race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability may speak with the Vice President for Student Affairs. Following that discussion, a student who wishes to file a formal grievance will be directed to the grievance procedure in the Bulldog Handbook. Any college employee desiring information or having a complaint
or grievance in regard to these provisions should contact the Human Resource Director/EEO officer.

Price of Attendance

View list of tuition and fees (pdf)

Net Price Calculator

Barton College offers two versions of a net price calculator. One version is for potential freshmen and the other is for prospective transfers.

The net price calculator helps determine the potential cost of attending Barton College by showing the full cost of tuition minus any grants or scholarships a prospective student may be eligible to earn.

Please follow the link below to view Barton College’s net price calculator.
https://www.barton.edu/financial-aid/calculator

Textbook Information

Bookstore

Barton College has partnered with Barnes and Noble College to provide a customized online bookstore. This bookstore is built around a course-driven system that ensures you order and receive the right book, right on time. Your textbooks and course materials are shipped from a state-of–the-art warehouse that is fully operational 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Payment options include PayPal, bank card, and Student Financial Aid if applicable. Visit our online bookstore at https://barton.edu/bookstore.

Refunds

To receive a 100% refund on textbooks, the following policies are observed by the online bookstore:

  • The course is cancelled.
  • The course is dropped during designated Drop/Add period dates.
  • A sales receipt is presented or on file with the online bookstore.
  • The book is in like-new condition with no marks or names written in it.
  • A book having a plastic covering must be returned with an unbroken covering.

Education Information

Information on Barton’s schools and programs is available here.

Instructional Facilities

All Barton students are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic advisors, utilize study time wisely, and assume responsibility for their own learning. Because Barton College is committed to student success, support services are available to assist students in developing their academic skills. In addition, our faculty members are available to meet with students outside of class to discuss concepts, answer questions and suggest effective study strategies.

Advising Partnerships

Staff members in the Office of Academic and Career Planning advise students exploring majors or considering a change in major. In partnership with Hackney Library, the office also houses resources dedicated to academic success and practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and Praxis I.

In addition, the Bulldogs Care Program provides a mechanism for faculty to report academic behaviors that may hinder a student’s success.

Academic Success

The Georgia Brewer Campion Center houses the academic support resources of the College. Three centers are housed under the Campion Center umbrella as well as three additional services that are administratively managed from this location. The Campion Center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, located inside of the Campion Center, is available for students who desire extra help with writing, reading, and research skills. Drop-in hours are available Monday through Friday, and students may make appointments through the “Schedule a Tutor” link in Canvas.

The Quantitative Literacy Center

The Quantitative Literacy (QL) Center is located inside the Campion Center. It serves to support students in classes where numeracy skills are required. It offers drop-in hours where both faculty and students are available to assist. Students may also make appointments with tutors by utilizing the “Schedule a Tutor” link in Canvas.

The Oral Communication Center

The Oral Communication Center, or OCC, is the third center located inside of the Campion Center. Oral-intensive classes use this space to record student presentations and receive feedback. Students may also have individual appointments with tutors by appointment only. Students may work with a tutor on a speech or presentation at any stage of the process. Appointments may be made by using the “Schedule a Tutor” link in Canvas.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides weekly review sessions for students taking historically challenging courses. SI offerings vary each semester. Students will know if it is offered in their classes as the SI Leader will sit in the class with them. Two sessions are offered each week outside of class. Students will be notified in class of the time and location.

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutors are available to supplement in-class instruction in many core classes. These students deliver their services in the Hackney Library. Students may make appointments by using the “Schedule a Tutor” link in Canvas.

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is available to every student at Barton. Students can locate their personal Smarthinking accounts by going to the Smarthinking Online Tool in the left navigation bar in Canvas. Be sure to enable pop-ups or your access will be denied. Please note that this tutoring is online and not delivered in person. If you have questions, please contact the Campion Center at campion@barton.edu.

Library Services for All Students

The Willis N. Hackney Library was named in honor of a friend of the College. The library, which provides a variety of seating for 207 users, is open an average of 95 hours per week to serve the college community, residents of Wilson, and the Friends of Hackney Library. The library’s first floor is for collaborative group study, and, in conjunction with the Office of Academic and Career Planning, for peer tutoring. It includes group study tables, movable white boards, a casual setting, and the popular learning café with vending machines and diner-style booths. The library’s second floor, known as the “Quiet Zone,” is reserved for quiet study and features individual study carrels along with individual and group study rooms.

The library’s collection includes 121,920 monographs, more than 442,500 electronic books, and a substantial collection of non-print materials, including audiovisuals and streaming media.  Hackney Library currently provides full-text access to over 84,478 electronic periodical titles. The Curriculum Lab, located on the second floor of Hackney Library, includes resource materials used in North Carolina public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Hackney Library is a depository for selected U.S. Government documents and offers internet access to a wide variety of government resources.

Hackney Library’s Special Collections, located on the second floor, includes the Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room, the College Archives, the North Carolina Collection, and the Discipliana Collection. The Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room contains books with a special emphasis on Scottish culture including literature, history and philosophy, in keeping with the principles of the founders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Church founders Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone both were of Scottish ancestry. Other interests in this collection are materials related to Celtic language cultures, books published in Great Britain before 1640 and books published in the coastal region of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia before 1820.

The library provides an electronic catalog displaying its holdings as well as other online resources that are accessible via the internet from the library’s home page (https://barton.libguides.com) from both on campus and off campus. Research computers, Wi-Fi connections, three printers (including an all-in-one copier/printer/scanner), loaner wireless laptops for use in the building, and a fax machine are available to Barton faculty, staff, and students. In addition, a library technology classroom is available for use on the first floor.  It is equipped with an interactive Promethean ActivBoard, a ceiling-mounted projector, an ActivSlate for mobile use throughout the classroom, ActivExpress clickers and a networked computer.

Reference assistance is available via face-to-face and phone discussions with librarians when the library is open, and via email and online help pages other times.

A Barton student ID must be presented when books are borrowed. The regular loan period for most materials is four weeks. Magazines and reference books are not loaned but must be used in the library. Payment for fines and lost/damaged material must be made before the next registration period or graduation.

As the library’s materials are shared resources that benefit our entire campus community, mutilation or theft of library materials is a violation of campus regulations and the Honor Code. Out of respect for the study and research needs of our patrons, students are expected to refrain from loud conversation and unnecessary noise, especially in the second floor Quiet Zone.

Willis N. Hackney Library Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

  • 8 a.m. – Midnight on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday
  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday
  • 2 p.m. – Midnight on Sunday

Summer Hours / Break Hours

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

When the College is on break, Hackney Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

(This information is subject to change. Please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information, or contact Hackney Library at 252-399-6502 or at reference@barton.edu.)

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Full information is available on our Accreditation and Authorization page.

Career and Job Placement Services

Information on career exploration and job search preparation is offered through the Office of Academic and Career Planning. Professional staff members are available to assist students in major and career decision-making through skill and interest assessments and exploration of major and career options. Students can receive assistance in arranging informational interviews with Barton alumni or community members and in finding experiential learning opportunities, such as job shadowing and internships. The staff also works with students in the job and internship search process by evaluating resumes and other application materials, conducting practice interviews, and exploring search strategies with the student. Students have access to employer information, job and internship listings, career planning books and materials, graduate school application assistance, and CLEP exam information. Services are offered through workshops and individual counseling sessions.

The Office of Academic and Career Planning is located in the Willis N. Hackney Library. For more information or questions pertaining to academic resources, please contact Angie Walston, assistant provost for academic and career planning, at 252-399-6313 or at careerplanning@barton.edu.

(This information is subject to change, please check the current College Catalog for the most up to date information.)

Teacher Preparation Program Report

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) coordinates with Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in North Carolina to collect assessment data and post the results on their website: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educator-preparation/epp-performance.

This site features an EPP Dashboard to provide user-friendly access to the public, with the ability to easily compare report card information between EPPs, including performance and other data reported by each EPP as stated in G.S. 115C-269.35(b). EPP Performance Reports and EPP Report Cards are available at that site.

Financial Aid

Student Financial Assistance

Information for students and parents about financial aid at Barton College.

Policies, Procedures, and Consumer Information

Detailed consumer information and financial aid procedures.

Financial Aid Study Abroad Policy

Barton College allows students to study abroad but still receive financial assistance from Barton. The College’s policy is “When a student studies abroad in a study abroad program which is approved for credit by the home school, they may be considered enrolled at Barton College for the purpose of applying for assistance under the title IV, HEA program.”

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Barton College follows Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA), and Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations which requires as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

To view Barton College’s policies, review the Bulldog Handbook on page 48.

For additional resources, refer to the Clery Report on page 24.

If you have further questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 252- 399-6399.

Vaccination Policies

North Carolina State Law mandates that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization, which documents that the student has received immunizations required by law.

All new, transfer, and readmitted students must complete an immunization record and have it submitted to the Lee Student Health Center prior to August 1 each year.

Please visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to review N.C. Immunization Requirements for students attending college [l.h

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All new or returning students will be required to complete all student health requirements in Magnus Health. Once enrolled, you will receive an email with login information for your Magnus Health Account.

If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://www.barton.edu/student-health/immunizations-and-forms/. If you have further questions, contact the Student Health Center at (252)-399-6397 or healthcenter@barton.edu.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

Barton College takes every precaution to protect our students and their property. To review our policies and statistics, visit the Clery Report (pdf).

If you have further inquiries or would like to view the crime log, please contact the Office of Student Life at 252-399-6399.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)

Barton College follows all federal, state, and county fire code regulations. Please visit the following resources to learn about Barton’s policies for fire safety:

Follow this link to the Bulldog Handbook. Beginning on page 46, policies pertaining to on-campus housing and fire safety are outlined.

Follow this link to the Clery Report and refer to Section C on page 30 for information about fire statistics at Barton College.

To view Barton College’s fire log, please visit the Office of Student Life and request to view the file.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Dean of Student Life at 252-399-6399.

Student Outcomes

View metrics about student outcomes at Barton College.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Athletic participation and financial support data are available here at the EADA web site.

2018-2019 EADA Report

Voter Registration

Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 Barton College must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration opportunities to the student population.

During election years the Office of Campus Life will make an announcement to the student body that they may register to vote on campus. Two methods can be utilized by the students. Students may choose to submit their information online via email or to complete a paper copy of the voter registration form, which will be located in the Office of Student Activities.

For further information contact the Office of Campus Life at 252-399-6369.