2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

About Catalog

Failure to Satisfy Financial Obligations

College expenses are payable in advance. ABAC has reserved and intends to exercise the right to withhold copies of educational records and/or to dismiss students who owe the institution money.

Civil Rights Compliance

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College subscribes fully to a policy of nondiscrimination regarding all employees, students, and services to the community. Specifically, the College has given assurance of compliance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. All members of the College’s faculty, staff and student body are expected to subscribe to this assurance of compliance and to assist in making such assurance valid in fact.

Discrimination Prohibited Against Individuals with Disabilities

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In its efforts to comply with these regulations, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has designated the Director of Student Development, located on the second floor of the Branch Hall, and the Director of Human Resources, located on the first floor of Herring Hall, as the individuals responsible in the areas of students with disabilities and employment related disabilities, respectively.

Gender Discrimination Prohibited

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination in education programs and activities on the basis of gender. This prohibition extends to employment and admissions. The individual responsible for compliance with Title IX is the Director of Human Resources.

Diversity at ABAC

Diversity includes more than race, gender, and age; at ABAC, diversity is about inclusion and respect for people. The College’s goal of inclusion and respect for people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives will ensure that the institution fully leverages the abilities of all faculty, students, and employees. The Institution has a standing Diversity Committee. Questions regarding diversity should be directed to the Dean of Students or Director of Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ABAC is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person with respect to employment or academic standing because of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, genetic information, or status as a war veteran. Harassment of an employee, student, or applicant on the basis of any of these protected classes is a violation of policy and federal law.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for reading this catalog, official announcements, official bulletin boards, and the Student Handbook. Also, students should be aware of the current requirements for their program of study, credits, degree requirements, quality points, and other policies and procedures relating to life at the College. ABAC has established a free student email account. The College will use this email account as an official means of communication with students.

Statement of Purpose

In the event an administrative hearing officer or a court of record determines that “publications” issued by the College create a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship with any person, the amount of damages recoverable by the parties shall be limited to the amount of consideration paid by the person for the privilege of admission, enrollment, continued enrollment or other service rendered by the Institution to such person.

As used herein, the term “publications” (without limiting the generality of the normal meaning of the term) shall be deemed to include any and all written forms or other documents issued by the Institution concerning applications for admission, enrollment or continued enrollment, waivers or liability, consents to medical treatment and any and all other written forms, documents, letters or other materials issued by the College in furtherance of its educational mission.