Public Information and Policies

Annual Security Report

Title II of Public Law 101-542: “The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act” was enacted by Congress and signed into law on November 8, 1990.

The name of the bill has been changed to “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act”, or “Clery Bill”. This law amended section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 by adding campus crime statistics and security disclosure provisions for colleges and universities.

PTCC 2022 Campus Security Report

The College shall submit the crime statistics from the annual security report to the U.S. Department of Education via an annual Web-based data collection. The college does not have on-campus student housing facilities, therefore, did not report fire statistics from an annual fire safety report.

The College is not required to include, in the Annual Security Report, policies or procedures for the following elements because at this time, there are no on-campus student housing facilities.

  • Missing Student Notification Procedures (mandatory only for institutions with on-campus student housing facilities.)
  • Fire safety log (mandatory only for institutions with on-campus student housing facilities.)
  • Fire Safety Statistics (mandatory only for institutions with on-campus student housing facilities.)

For more questions or to request an alternative format for the report, please contact the Director of Student Success at

Star Alert - Emergency Notifications

Star Alert is Pine Technical and Community College’s Emergency Notification System. It allows students and employees to receive text messages and email notifications in the event of campus-related emergencies.

In the event of an emergency, a Star Alert message will briefly note the nature of the emergency, what action, if any, you are to take, and where to find additional information. The Star Alert system will also be used to let you know if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or cancelled. In these instances, also refer to for the latest updates.

Notification of Rights under FERPA and the MGDPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.

Notification of Rights under FERPA and MGDPA

Student Right-to-Know

Student Right-To-Know is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of Pine Technical and Community College students who started at the college in fall semester and includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from Pine Technical and Community College within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Pine Technical and Community College, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years. The links below provide the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Pine Technical and Community College. The date listed on each link is the term that the cohort of students in that study entered Pine Technical and Community College.

Related Employment Rates

Pine Technical and Community College measures our student graduates’ related employment rates about a year after their graduation by administering a graduate follow-up survey. While some graduates continue their education after graduating from PTCC, the related employment rates look at our students that have entered the workforce and are working in a field related to their degree. The link below provides information on our graduates’ related employment rates broken down by their award type.

Campus Policies and Procedures

While PTCC faculty and staff members work hard to keep all policies current, some policies on this page may not reflect the most current policy revisions. For the most current and official copy, we encourage you to visit the Office of the President and Human Resources.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

In late March, 2020 federal legislation was passed to provide economic relief to individuals and organizations dealing with the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This legislation-titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) established a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for colleges and universities in the United States.

Two additional bills were also enacted to provide supplemental HEERF funds and ensure learning continued for students during the COVID-19 pandemic:  HEERF II – through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (or CRRSAA) in December 2020 and HEERF III – through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March  2021.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The regulations regarding The IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can be found on the Department of Justice website.

PTCC does not tolerate sexual misconduct or sexual violence of any kind in any context. We are committed to empowering students who experience sexual assault or other forms of gender-based violence to pursue disciplinary, criminal, and civil action if they choose to do so.

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