Policies and Guidelines



Many of the policies, procedures and guidelines related to students, prospective students, employees and prospective employees are collected below.  As a member of the Colorado Community College System, ACC is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education which has the authority to establish policies (known as Board Policies or BPs) for the 13 community colleges of Colorado. System President’s Procedures (known as SPs) have been developed to carry out the direction of the State Board. These policies and procedures are located on the web at CCCS policies-procedures with links below. 

Civil Rights

Affirmative Action / Non-Discrimination

Civil Rights Complaints & Grievances - Student

Civil Rights Grievances & Investigation Process - Employee

Free Speech Activities

Sexual Misconduct

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

CCCS Policies & Procedures - Board Policies, President's Procedures

Colorado Open Records Act Requests

Drug Free Schools

Drug Free Workplace

Honorary Degrees

Student Educational Records and Directory Information


ACC Procedures

Affirmative Action / Non-Discrimination

Background Checks

CCCS Code of Ethics

CCCS Policies and Procedures

Classified Leave Sharing Program

Compensatory and Overtime

Faculty Handbook

Non Civil Rights Grievances - Employee

Whistleblower Protection Policy


ACC Posting Requirements

Inclement Weather Protocol

Parking Regulations

Peaceable Assembly



Accounting Policies & Procedures

CORA - Colorado Open Records Act


Travel Procedures

Information Technology & Security

Acceptable Use Policy Social Media

Acceptable Use of Computing and Network Resources

General Computer & Information Systems Procedures

Web-IT Accessibility Plan

Legal Notices & Consumer Information


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Compliance with Drug Free Schools

Emergency Operations and Management Planning

Refer a Concern

Violence / Firearms on Campus

Appeal Process

Application Checklist

Book Voucher Program

Disbursement Processes

Grant Awarding Processes

Loan Awarding/Accepting

R2T4 Return of Title IV Funds

Reporting Attendance of Financial Aid Recipients

Reporting Attendance of Veterans

SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)


Unusual Enrollment History


Veteran Processes

Work Study Process


Academic Misconduct

Academic Renewal

Academic Standing


Auditing a Course

Course Substitution

Credit Completion Progress Standard

Credit for Prior Learning

Disability Records

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Disabilities Accommodations

Disciplinary Procedure

Directory Information

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Grade Correction

Grade Point Average Calculation

Grading Systems


Graduation Honors

Grievance and Appeal Procedures

In-State Tuition Classification

Non Civil Rights Complaints & Grievance - Student

Registration (add/drop/withdrawal)

Repeat Courses

Sexual Misconduct Procedure

Smoking Policy

Student Email Acceptable Use Policy

Student Code of Conduct: Responsibilities & Rights

Term Academic Honors


Transfer Credit Evaluations

Veteran's Affairs

Waiver of Minimum Age Requirement for Admission

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