On the basis of currently available medical evidence, casual contact with individuals with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and others who are seropositive for the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) does not pose a health risk to employees or students in the University community.
There is no evidence of transmission of the HIV infection by casual contact. The United States Public Health Service states that there is no risk created by living in the same place as an infected person, eating food handled by an infected person, casual kissing, touching, hugging, swimming in a pool with an infected person or, with proper precautions and guidelines, as follows:
Therefore, there is no reason to exclude individuals with AIDS or HIV seropositivity from residential housing, food services, classes, athletic facilities and programs or general campus activities. Further, the University will not screen students or employees for HIV infection. Medical and counseling records will continue to remain confidential. Rather, the focus of Drake University's concern will be:
Should an HIV-positive person require special accommodations or protection from communicable diseases, then the Student Health Center staff, in consultation with the attending physician and Student Disability Services, will assess the individual's circumstance and make recommendations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the laws of the state of Iowa.
This document is an adaptation of the "General Statement of Institutional Response to AIDS" prepared by the Task Force on the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome of the American College Health Association, J. Am. Coll. Health (Nov. 1988, revised January 1989). Reference was also made to a paper entitled, "HIV and its Transmission," prepared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (July, 1999 and reviewed in July, 2006). The University reserves the right to amend these guidelines as deemed appropriate by medical, legal or other developments regarding AIDS.
Testing for the HIV virus is done by many clinicians and physicians on a fee basis. The Polk County Health Department offers free and confidential testing. For information, call 286-3798.
Office of the Dean of Students
March 31, 1993
Revised, July 1, 2006
Guidelines for Enforcing Dining Services Policies and Procedures
Drake University picture IDs act as meal cards. Meal cards and meals are to be used only by the student whose picture is on the card. Students can use only ONE board meal at a time when dining at the various locations on campus. If a student is found using someone else's meal card, the card will be confiscated and returned to the Dining Services Business Office. Lost or stolen meal cards should be reported to Dining Services Business Office within 24 hours after the loss or theft takes place so that the account may be frozen.
Drake University offers a variety of meal plans for students on and off campus. Students may add additional dollars to their meal plans, at any time, during the year in the amount of $50 or more.
Students can choose from several nutritious selections at every meal. Vegetarian menu alternatives are offered. Modified menu plans may be developed with a physician's prescription.
For current information on menus, meal plans, nutrition and dining locations, see our webpage at http://www.drakeudining.com/.
Students who use motor vehicles at Drake are expected to abide by motor vehicle registration and parking regulations and are responsible for all penalties associated with violations. Complete information on parking regulations and penalties may be obtained from the Student Accounts and Campus Security offices and under the heading "Buildings and Grounds"
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better in order to represent the University in intercollegiate or major leadership activities. Consequently, a student on academic probation may not represent the University in such activities. This includes but is not limited to intercollegiate athletics and mock trial competition, non-credit fine arts performances, elected student government positions, residence life positions, and student ambassador or peer mentor positions. Once a student is removed from academic probation, he or she may again represent the University in intercollegiate athletics and major leadership activities. Student organizations within the University are encouraged to adopt a similar policy for persons in or aspiring to leadership positions in such organizations.
Any student who is on probation or is having academic difficulties that might lead to probation is encouraged to contact the associate or assistant dean of his or her college and/or the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Academic Excellence, who will assist the student in obtaining additional academic support services.
Effective January 1, 1996
Faculty Senate, April 19, 1995
Approved by President, April 19, 1995
The Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended in 1998, requires an annual security report of crime statistics on campus and University held properties as well as contiguous streets. The Campus Security Act also requires information on security and access to campus facilities, Drake Campus Security's relationship with the Des Moines Police, and other policies such as educational programs designed for students and staff, on security, sexual assault, and alcohol and substance abuse. The current campus security report is updated in September of each year.
Drake University prohibits unlawful discrimination against qualified students with disabilities and encourages their full participation within the University community. All faculty, staff and administrators will actively support qualified students with disabilities in all the University's educational programs, services, and activities. The University's Policy on Reasonable Accommodation for qualified students with disabilities is found at /academics/policies/facmanual7.php#s518.
Drake Student Disability Services exists to help students with disabilities succeed in their pursuit for higher education. All students seeking reasonable accommodations from the University must coordinate their requests through Disability Services located in Old Main. For more information on Drake Student Disability Services and the requirements for obtaining reasonable accommodations, see /acadassist/disability/index.php.
The principles of equal access and equal opportunity require that all interactions within the University be free from invidious discrimination. Drake University therefore prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Approved by the Drake University Board of Trustees on October 9, 2004
Students living in the residence halls become part of the community within each hall. Living within the residence hall community includes the expectation that each student takes responsibility for her or his behavior and respects the standards and policies outlined by Drake University. Another important responsibility of life in a community is the respect and consideration each member must have for the rights of others, including their need for rest and study time.
Refer to the Office of Residence Life home page or contact the Director of Residence Life for further information concerning the residence hall policies that pertain to all students who live in or visit the residence halls.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) assures that students will have access to their education records maintained by the University FERPA also prevents the University from releasing to the public certain information about students to persons outside the University. However, FERPA allows the University to release to the public "directory information" about students. More information about FERPA can be found at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Drake University will release to the public the following "directory information" about each individual student without prior consent unless otherwise timely notified by the student:
Any student not wanting some or all of the above-referenced "directory information" released to the public must timely specify which data may not be released. Standard forms are available from the Office of Student Records and Academic Information. Completed standard forms must be received in the Office of Student Records and Academic Information by September 1 if directory information is to be withheld from the Drake University Student Directory (D Book). A notice is effective for a calendar year and must be resubmitted on the standard form each year to remain effective.
Revised July 1, 2006
The Provost's Office and its various subdivisions maintain student education records as an integral part of providing student services. All student education records and the information contained therein are subject to the provisions of the federal privacy act known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and, subject to exceptions stated in FERPA, are not available for inspection by others without a written release from the student unless the person making the request is a University faculty or staff member with legitimate educational interests. Such personnel might include a faculty adviser, professor, dean or a counselor. Parents may or may not be excluded from seeing their student's education records or receiving information from the records without a release signed by their student, depending on the applicable provisions of FERPA.
Generally, students may inspect their own education records at any time the record keeping office is open. Prior notice is required to inspect your own file as inspections are done under the supervision of the office staff. Students may copy the contents of their own education records, although if the file is extensive there may be a reasonable copying charge. Students may not see their parents' Financial Aid Form or other financial records. Where records involve two or more students, the student may view only that part of the record that pertains to him/her. Students do not have a right to access records of instructional, supervisory or administrative personnel if those records are kept in the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible or revealed to any other person except substitute personnel. In addition, students do not have the right to access or review the records of Campus Security if the records were created for the purpose of law enforcement. In all cases where access to records is denied, the student and supervisor of the record shall attempt to informally resolve the matter. If the situation is not resolved in this manner, then the Provost, or his/her designee, shall make a final and binding decision regarding access after reviewing the arguments for access and denial of access.
If students find objectionable material in their file, they should call it to the attention of the supervisor of that record and if the supervisor agrees, the material can be deleted or amended. If the supervisor of the record does not agree to the student's suggested deletion or amendment after the student has had a chance to present all evidence in his/her favor, then the student may add additional or explanatory material to the file, which will be kept as part of the educational record.
All student files and records are subject to lawful subpoenas and court orders.
University files pertaining to students are normally purged after five years, although each department and College follows its own procedures.
Special note from the Provost on University Policy concerning release of student education records to parents and guardians:
Generally, it is Drake University's policy to request a signed consent from the student before the University will release the student's education records (including grades) to parents. The University treats students as adults, and encourages parents to become partners with their students. The University believes that this approach reinforces the importance of autonomy and accountability in student development.
There is no law forbidding students from voluntarily sharing all their information with parents after the student receives it from the University, and no consent form is required for such voluntary sharing between student and parent.
Under the following special circumstances, the University may release student education records to parents or others without student consent:
- determine eligibility for the aid;
- determine the amount of the aid;
- determine the conditions for the aid; and/or
- enforce the terms and conditions of the aid; and
Questions regarding FERPA, University policy or parental access to student education records can be addressed to the Office of the Registrar, 271-2025 or to the Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Student Success at 271-3761.
More information about FERPA can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Adopted by the Faculty Senate, May 9, 2002
Supplemented by Provost to reflect University Policy concerning release of student education records to parents and guardians, November, 2007
Except as noted below with regard to athletic facilities, the Dean of Students Office, in consultation with Campus Security, shall regulate fundraising and sales campaigns on campus that are directed to students:
Fundraising, Solicitation and Distribution of Literature in Athletic and Recreation Facilities
Student Life Committee, April 7, 1972
University Senate, September 20, 1972
Revised July 1, 2006
Education in the collegiate sense requires freedom of access to ideas and freedom to discuss ideas. It is the policy of Drake University to encourage students to hear and discuss diverse points of view presented by speakers and programs sponsored by recognized student organizations. This freedom of access to ideas shall be the guiding principle for determining meeting arrangements by student organizations that involve off campus speakers or programs and are open to the public.
On January 17, 1968, the Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students was adopted by the Association of American Colleges. The joint statement was previously endorsed by the United States National Student Association, the Association of American University Professors and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors.
Copies of the statement with interpretive notes to reflect changes in the law and higher education that occurred after 1968 and the removal of gender-specific references are available from the Student Life Center and at http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/stud-rights.htm. The policies and procedures of the University apply to the extent the Joint Statement is inconsistent with or in conflict with University policies or procedures.
Revised July 1, 2006