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Graduation
       Commencement
       Commencement exercises are designed to provide formal recognition to students who have satisfied
       the requirements for a certificate, diploma, or associate degree. Students are encouraged to attend
       the Commencement ceremony at the time of graduation. Commencement for the 2016-2017 college
       year will be held Friday, May 5.
       Graduation Declaration
       Students who plan to receive a certificate, diploma, or associates degree must declare to graduate
       with Student Records by completing the Graduation Declaration via WebAdvisor. The Graduation
       Declaration should be completed at the time of registration for the semester prior to the completion
       of college coursework.
       Iowa Central Community College grants certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees to certify the
       successful completion of programs of study.
       Students may elect to graduate under requirements stated in the catalog in effect at the time of initial
       entry or in effect during the term of graduation.
       Acceptance of transfer credit by Iowa Central toward a degree does not guarantee acceptance at
       other colleges. We urge students to consult with the college or university where they intend to transfer
       for more information.

       Harassment and Violence
       The following section is from Iowa Central Community College Board Policy #223
       1. Introduction: As an educational institution, Iowa Central Community College strives to provide a
       respectful, safe, and non-threating environment for students and employees. The mission of the College
       is to promote intellectual discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic
       opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, strengthens community, and inspires
       progress. Harassment and violence against students, faculty, and staff subverts this mission and will
       not be tolerated. This policy describes prohibited conduct, establishes procedures for reporting and
       addressing complainants of incidents of prohibited conduct, and describes educational programs to
       be conducted by the College to heighten awareness of prohibited conduct described below.
       2. Prohibitions: It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College to maintain a learning and working
       environment that is free from harassment or violence based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual
       orientation, gender identity, sex stereotyping, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service,
       national origin, age, disability, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The
       College prohibits any form of harassment or violence against an employee or student based on
       race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex stereotyping, marital status,
       socioeconomic status, military service, national origin, age, disability, and/or any other status protected
       by federal, state, or local law and/or because the person opposed unlawful discrimination and/or
       participated in an investigation or complaint concerning unlawful discrimination. For purposes of this
       policy, these prohibitions also apply to Iowa Central Community College trustees, agents, volunteers,
       contractors, or persons subject to the supervision and control of Iowa Central Community College.
       It is a violation of College policy for any student, faculty member, staff member, administrator or other
       employee to harass any student, faculty member, administrator, or other College employee based on
       sex stereotyping and/or because of that person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation,
       gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, national origin, age, disability,
       and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
       It is a violation of College policy for any student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator or other
       College employee to inflict, threaten to inflict, attempt to inflict, and/or to aid in inflicting violence upon
       any student, faculty member, staff member, administrator or other College employee based on sex
       stereotyping and/or because of that person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender
       identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, national origin, age, disability, and/or any
       other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Further prohibited conduct applicable to students
       is described in Board Policy 416, Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment. Also, other prohibited
       conduct applicable to students, faculty, staff members, administrators, or other College employees
       is described in Board Policy Number 313, Technology and Board Policy Number 315, Social Media.
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