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17-7-0 Prohibited Recruitment Tactics Policy

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  1. Introduction
  2. Area Commission
  3. Information Technology
  4. Plans and Analysis
  5. Marketing
  6. Financial Affairs
  7. Facilities Management
  8. Human Resources and Employee Relations
  9. Development
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  11. Auxiliary Enterprises and Printing Services
  12. Public Safety
  13. Division of Education
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  16. Admissions and Registrar
  17. Student Services

    17-1-1 Job Referrals

    17-2-0 Responsibility for Administering Student Activities Programs

    17-2-1 Student Publication Board

    17-2-2 Student Cabinet

    17-2-4 Concerts on Campus

    17-2-6 Bake/Food Sales, Food Preparation and Storage

    17-3-0 Non-Discrimination of Students With Disabilities

    17-3-3 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Students

    17-4-0 Student Aid Policy

    17-4-1 Deferred Payment of Tuition and Fees

    17-4-2 VA Vocational Rehabilitation

    17-4-3 Institutional Work Study

    17-4-4 Attendance Policy, Conduct and Standards of Progress for Veteran and International Students

    17-5-1 Provision for Counseling and Career Development Services

    17-6-1 Text Messaging

    17-7-0 Prohibited Recruitment Tactics

NUMBER: 17-7-0 APPROVED DATE: 08-03-2021

Purpose:  ensure that Trident Technical College is in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to “Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more) including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.”

  1. Definitions
    1. A "commission, bonus, or other incentive payment" means a sum of money or something of value, other than a fixed salary or wages, paid to or given to a person or an entity for services rendered.
    2. "Securing enrollments or the award of financial aid" means activities that a person or entity engages in at any point in time through completion of an educational program for the purpose of the admission or matriculation of students for any period of time or the award of financial aid to students.
      These activities include contact in any form with a prospective student, such as, but not limited to - contact through preadmission or advising activities, scheduling an appointment to visit the enrollment office or any other office of the institution, attendance at such an appointment, or involvement in a prospective student's signing of an enrollment agreement or financial aid application.
      These activities do not include making a payment to a third party for the provision of student contact information for prospective students provided that such payment is not based on:  (1) any additional conduct or action by the third party or the prospective students, such as participation in preadmission or advising activities, scheduling an appointment to visit the enrollment office or any other office of the institution or attendance at such an appointment, or the signing, or being involved in the signing, of a prospective student's enrollment agreement or financial aid application; or (2) the number of students (calculated at any point in time of an educational program) who apply for enrollment, are awarded financial aid, or are enrolled for any period of time, including through completion of an educational program.
    3. "Entity or person engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid"  means:  (1) with respect to an entity engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid, any institution or organization that undertakes the recruiting or the admitting of students or that makes decisions about and awards Title IV, HEA program funds; and (2) With respect to a person engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity or in making decisions about the award of financial aid, any employee who undertakes recruiting or admitting of students or who makes decisions about and awards Title IV, HEA program funds, and any higher level employee with responsibility for recruitment or admission of students, or making decisions about awarding Title IV, HEA program funds.
    4. "Enrollment" means the admission or matriculation of a student into an eligible institution.
    5. “An "inducement" means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item have a monetary value or more than a de minimis amount to any individual, entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing forms.” (“Admission and Transfer Credits | Bridgewater State University”)
  2. Responsibilities

In accordance with federal laws, regulations, and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Trident Technical College(TTC)  prohibits the payment of any commission, bonus, inducement, or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or awarding financial aid to any persons or entities, engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, decision-making regarding the award of Title IV, HEA program funds.  This prohibition shall apply to TTC itself as well as any third-party contractors.

TTC employees and third-party contractors shall refrain from using high-pressure recruitment tactics, such as making multiple (three or more) unsolicited contacts by phone, email, or in-person.  TTC shall also refrain from engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing military enrollments.