6.12 Official College Communications Distributed to the Public

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I. Definition

An official College communication is any communication distributed to the public via any available communications medium (including print and electronic). This excludes in-class instructional materials, student publications, internal communications, and correspondence.

II. Rule

An official College communication distributed via print, other than one distributed by the College for the principal purpose of sale to the public, shall have the following statement printed adjacent to the College's name or logo:

(Number of copies) copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $___, or $___ per copy.

III. Regulations

A. The content and design of official College communications shall:

1. Be monitored by the Community Relations & Marketing Services Department for accurate and consistent compliance with the standards of the
CPCC Lexicon and Style Guides. These guides will be available from Community Relations and Marketing Services for College-wide use.

2. At the discretion of Community Relations & Marketing Services, bear the College logo and/or seal, as appropriate; a statement of nondiscrimination; College vision and mission; SACSCOC statement; and a statement regarding cost (applies to print medium only).

B. Community Relations & Marketing Services will make every effort to utilize the CPCC Campus Printing Center for its printing needs when appropriate.

C. The College makes current academic calendars, grading policies, and refund policies available to students and the public in the College catalog and on the College website.

D. In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, CPCC includes the following SACSCOC Compliance Statement on its major publications (College catalogs, annual reports, graduation programs, CCE course schedules, goals and accomplishments booklets, performance reports, reports to the community, CPCC Foundation campaign materials, and strategic goals brochures).

Central Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or see http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Central Piedmont Community College. Inquiries regarding the programs and services of Central Piedmont Community College should be directed to the College; the Commission on Colleges should be contacted only for questions relating to the College's accreditation.

IV. Procedure

Specific instructions regarding the purchase of commercial printing services and the use of services available in the CPCC Campus Printing Center are described in the College Services Manual.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on March 13, 2003
Approved by Cabinet on November 29, 2010; August 6, 2012