College Policies

WITC Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

WITC promises a hands-on college experience that’s tailored to our students and the real world. In order to fulfill this, everyone that is a part of WITC needs to be aware of the college’s styles, guidelines and operating procedures.

Below you will find links to WITC’s privacy policy, an acceptable use document, web accessibility, and other information to help the college maintain a cohesive image, while providing our students with the best experience possible.

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  • Acceptable Use 
  • Web Accessibility
    • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is committed to making its Web sites accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities. The resources listed below are used to develop the WITC Web site and create standards for accessible web development for use by all WITC Web Developers and Maintenance Personnel.

      Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act W3C 

      Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

      If you have any problems accessing the information on our site, please contact us and we will provide it to you in alternative format, or will put you in touch with the appropriate instructor, counselor, or admissions advisor. Contact: Webmaster, webteam@witc.edu, or contact us today 800.243.9482  or 1.715.468.2815. 

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Five-Year Affirmative Action Plan 2014 - 2019
  • Military Request for Student Recruiting Information
    • Solomon Amendment

      The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that allows military recruiters to access “student recruiting information” on students age 17 and older. "Student recruiting information" is defined as a current student's name, address, telephone number, age, level of education, current major, and degree(s) awarded.

      Requesting Student Recruitment Information:

    • Under the Solomon Amendment, information will be released for military recruitment purposes only. Military recruiters representing any one of the 12 eligible units within the five branches of the service may request student recruitment information once each semester or term: 

      • Army: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard
      • Navy: Navy, Navy Reserve
      • Marine Corps: Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
      • Air Force: Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard
      • Coast Guard: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve (ROTC units from each branch may also request student recruiting information).
    • The request must be submitted in writing on letterhead that clearly identifies the unit of service and mailed to: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Registrar’s Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871. There is a $50.00 processing fee charged for each campus location student recruitment information is requested. 

      Indicate the current, previous or upcoming semester and specify the data you are requesting when there is more than one option: 

      • Name (first, middle and last)
      • Address (specify local or permanent address and if you would like email address)
      • Telephone number (local or permanent)
      • Age (year of birth)
      • Major
      • Year in school
      • WITC Degree(s) awarded
      • WITC Campus location currently enrolled (specify Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake or Superior). There is a $50.00 processing fee for each campus specified.
    • Information will be provided for students enrolled for at least one credit during the semester and year requested. Information will not be released for students that have requested the college withhold the release of their directory information.

    • Requested information will be provided in an Excel file (compressed/self-extracting file, fixed length records) as an email attachment within 30 days of the request.

  • Privacy Notice
    • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This policy explains how we intend to handle any personally identifying information you give us online. It does not apply to personally identifying information that we may collect offline.

      Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will only collect your personal information (such as your name, address, or telephone number) if you provide it voluntarily. We will use this information to process your requests. But we will not intentionally sell, share, or distribute your personal information to third parties, except as required by law or college policy.

      Our use of information is in some cases governed by (and complies with) federal and Wisconsin state privacy and Freedom of Information laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

      The WITC Web site contains links to other Web sites and the college is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.

      Policy last revised July, 2010 

      Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 
      505 Pine Ridge Drive 
      Shell Lake, WI 54871 

  • Public Access to WITC Records, Retention, and Destruction
  • Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment/Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Violence Complaints

Safety & Security at WITC

WITC's goal is to promote a safe and welcoming environment for everyone learning and working at the College. The WITC Safety Committee encourages you to become familiar with our safety policies and procedures.

The links below will provide you with more specific information which aid in providing a safe and secure environment.

Download the 2018 Annual Security Audit Report/Right to Know/Clery

  • WITC Alert - Emergency Notification System
    • The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Emergency Notification System, "WITC Alert", is intended to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of campus emergencies, including campus closures due to weather or non-weather related circumstances, and lock down situations.

      The emergency notification system is capable of sending users text, voice, and email messages, as well as a full-screen pop up alert on all PCs and Macs on campus.

  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
    • WITC is concerned about the care, welfare, safety and security of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and is committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach, unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation and harm. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a team that flags and responds to students deemed to be at risk to themselves or others mentally and/or physically.
      • The BIT is a central clearinghouse to coordinate responses to student behaviors of concern from students, faculty and staff. When red flags are raised about specific student behavioral concerns, the BIT will follow up on these concerns.
      • The Dean of Students leads and coordinates the BIT at each WITC campus. This team meets to review, document, and respond to student behavioral concerns.
      • The BIT works to connect the dots for behaviorally at risk students but DOES NOT REPLACE other classroom management or disciplinary processes.
    • For all emergencies, call 911.

      Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to report important but not life threatening student behavior concerns via the BIT Form.

    • Behavioral Intervention Student of Concern Report

    • Please report:
      • Behavior of students that disrupts the mission and/or learning environment of WITC students, faculty, staff, or community. For example:
        • Student email responses that seem to be off topic and cause significant concern or worry including, expressions of hate, comments regarding violence to self or others, and vulgar language.
           
        • Student behavior that demonstrates a pattern which could potentially threaten the health and well-being of those around him/her such as verbal threats and overly agitated, aggressive, and intimidating behaviors.
        • Student behavior that makes it difficult for routine work or teaching to take place including high levels of irritable, unruly, argumentative, and frequent noncompliance with instructor /staff directives.
        • Student behavior that makes those around them feel significantly uncomfortable on some level such as persistent incivility, bizarre behavior, or other behavior concerns.
      • Concern for the well being of a student. Student behavior examples include:
        • Extreme shifts of behavior, depression, and/or anxiety issues.
        • Suicidal thoughts or expressions, self-mutilating behaviors, and alcohol or drug abuse concerns.
    • For assistance in addressing immediate concerns, please contact a student services counselor or dean of students at your campus location. For emergency situations call 911.

  • Emergency Procedures

Disclaimer: While in the event of an emergency, WITC will make every effort to reach all students and staff. WITC acknowledges that technical limitations such as overtaxed communications systems, transmission errors, and cellular telephone roaming and out of range areas, may limit the effectiveness of the system and delay or prevent the issuance or receipt of messages to all or certain users. WITC will make every effort to inform all users of an emergency in a timely and appropriate manner, but cannot guarantee performance of the system and disclaims liability for messages delayed or not received due to technological limitations or human error.

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