Notice of Required Disclosures

Federal Regulations (Part 668.41 - Student Assistance General Provisions) mandate that a Notice of Required Disclosures be provided to all enrolled students on an annual basis and be made available to all prospective students. Following is a list of the required disclosures, summary descriptions, and information.

Upon request, a person is entitled to a paper copy containing the required information. To request a paper copy, students may print the disclosures webpage or obtain a copy by contacting the Chief Diversity Officer, Special Assistant to the President for Equity Inclusion & Compliance, Claudia Catota, at or by calling (661) 654-2137.

Athletics Participation Rates and Financial Data

This disclosure provides information on the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in the intercollegiate athletic competitions and on each team. Also included is the information on coaches, coach salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport.


  1. Click to open the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Athletics page,
  2. select the "Get data for one institution" link.
  3. On the search criteria page, enter Bakersfield in the Name of Institution field and click Search.
  4. Select the California State University-Bakersfield link to view participation rates and other data.

Questions related to this information can be directed to the CSUB Athletics Department at (661) 654-2188.

Annual Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics (20 U.S.C. Section 1092), most commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance to disclose crime statistics and security information. In an effort to increase campus awareness and safety, the Clery Act requires distribution of an annual campus security report to employees and students that include statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes on campus; in California State University (CSU) off campus buildings or property; and on public property within or near the campus, including reports on alcohol and drug use, sexual assault and policies concerning campus security and crime prevention.

In compliance with the Clery Act, the Office of the President and University Police Department prepare an annual security report.

The California State University Executive Order 1098 Revised updates the CSU Student Conduct Procedures to disclose the notice to "victims of crimes of violence" regarding the results of the institution's disciplinary proceedings against the alleged perpetrator.

This report also contains information on the following topics:

  • Campus Security Authorities
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Drug Violations and Consequences
  • Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

Questions related to this information can be directed to the Department of Police Services at (661) 654-2111.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

(effective July 1, 2010)

Annually make available to current and prospective students the institution's policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement.

Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

This disclosure provides information on the completion or graduation rate, by race and gender within each sport, of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates who received athletically related aid and completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.

The Higher Education Act of 1998 and its 2008 reauthorization require CSUB to provide this information to a student and the student's parents at the time the institution offers the student athletically-related student aid. Students who did not receive the disclosure should contact the CSUB Athletics Department at (661) 654-2188.

For information on Retention, Persistence, and Graduation rates visit the CSUB Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment webpage.

Completion/Graduation/Transfer Rates

Disclosures of general school information must include student completion, graduation, and transfer rates.

Transfer credit policies are made available to students via the University Catalog

CSU Immunization requirements are made available to students via the school Catalog and are on the campus Health Services Center website

Costs and Consumer Information

The following resources are provided to assist students and their families with calculating the likely costs of attendance: Costs and Consumer Information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

This disclosure provides information on the California State University, Bakersfield compliance with Title 34 C.F.R 668.14 that requires notice to all students, faculty and employees concerning its drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.
Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Policy and Procedures

Drug Violations and Consequences

This disclosure provides students upon enrollment a notice of the consequences of a drug conviction on their Title IV financial aid. Students subsequently convicted for a drug offense will lose their eligibility for federal financial assistance.

Students convicted of possession or sale of drugs

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify you from receiving financial aid.
Convictions only count against your financial aid eligibility if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which you were receiving Title IV aid they do not count against your aid eligibility if the offense(s) was not during such a period. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from your record does not count against your aid eligibility, nor does a conviction received when you were a juvenile, unless you were tried as an adult.
The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for financial aid, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession, and whether you had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)
  Possession of illegal drugs Sale of illegal drugs
1st offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction
2nd offense 2 years from date of conviction Indefinite period
3+ offenses Indefinite period  
If you were convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different, you will be ineligible for the longer period.

The information below describes the methods by which you may regain eligibility:

You regain aid eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when you successfully complete a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions will make you ineligible again.

If you are denied aid eligibility for an indefinite period due to drug conviction, you can regain eligibility only after successfully completing a rehabilitation program or if the conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from your record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record. In such cases, the nature and dates of the remaining convictions will determine when you may regain eligibility. It is your responsibility to submit valid documentation to the CSUB Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships that certifies you have successfully completed a rehabilitation program.

CSU Executive Order 1098 Revised – Student Conduct Procedures

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

(effective October 1, 2010)

Include in annual security report policies regarding emergency response and evacuation procedures.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This disclosure informs students of their rights and the University's policies and procedures concerning access to and privacy of student educational records. Information on FERPA is published in the following location: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Questions? Contact Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (661) 654-2161.

Financial Assistance

This disclosure provides information on all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs.
Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (661) 654-3016

Fire Safety Report

(effective October 1, 2010)

Institution with on-campus student housing facility must distribute an annual fire safety report, or notice of the report, to all enrolled students and current employees.

Gainful Employment Information

(effective August 21, 2009)

Information regarding employment of CSUB graduates may be obtained from degree program coordinators.

Housing Residential Life

Student Housing Rules and Regulations

Questions related to this information can be directed to Student Housing at (661) 654-3014.

Identity Theft

This disclosure certifies that the CSU, Bakersfield Financial Aid and Scholarships Department has systems to help identify and resolve discrepancies in information received from different sources including the use of false identities. Suspected violators will be referred to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.

Information Security

Immigration Requirements for Licensure

This disclosure provides information to prospective students that if they will be required to have a professional or commercial license from a local, state or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them, they must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure.

Additional information is available from the International Student and Programs Office.

Institutional Information for CSUB

This disclosure provides general information related to CSUB including, but not limited to: cost of attendance, procedures to withdraw from school, refund policies, return of Title IV funds, academic programs, accrediting agencies, special services for disabled students, study abroad, and availability of employees responsible for the dissemination of this information.

Primary Source - University Catalog

Copies of the University Catalog may be purchased online, in person or by phone at from the Runner Bookstore, (661) 654-2273.

More specific information is available through the following web links or by calling (661) 654-CSUB to connect to the desired department or office.

Missing Person Procedures

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on campus housing is missing, he or she may immediately notify:

UPD: (661) 654-2111
Director, Housing & Residential Life: (661) 654-3012
Asst. Director, Housing & Residential Life: (661) 654-2712

Upon receiving information UPD will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. In addition to registering a general emergency contact, students residing in on campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by CSUB housing in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, CSUB housing will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through the CSUB Housing. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation.

Mission Statement

(effective August 14, 2008):

California State University, Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. For the full text, please see Mission, Values, and Vision

Placement Test Data

Test data for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math Test (ELM) is reported by the CSUB Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA). From the IRPA website, left navigation bar, select CSUB by the Numbers >Newly Enrolled Students >First Time Freshmen (under New Undergraduates) >Proficiency at Entry.

Retention of First-time Freshman

(effective August 21, 2009)

The retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS (AKA graduation rates).

College Portrait provides information on the completion or graduation rate of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time freshmen who graduated or completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.

Special Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Disclosures of general school information must include special facilities and services provided to students with disabilities. Services for Students with Disabilities

Student / Applicant Complaint Procedure

Student applicants are advised of the complaint procedure if they believe the CSU has violated one or more state laws and do not know how to report their concern. This procedure does NOT encompass complaints already covered by another CSU complaint procedure (e.g., student complaints alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation; student conduct issues; probation and disqualification; academic renewal and grade appeals; accommodations and support to students with disabilities; academic qualifications for student office holders; fees and debts owed to the university; determination of residency; admissions procedures and policies; privacy rights of student records; residential life student conduct policy; academic program quality).

Student Body Diversity

(effective August 14, 2008)

Provide information on the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, female, member of major racial or ethnic group, and receive a Pell Grant.

The College Portrait provides an array of data designed to assist prospective undergraduate students in selecting a college that best matches their interests. The Portrait, which is updated annually, includes information on student demographics, admission and graduation rates, the academic programs offered, student-faculty ratio, types and amounts of financial aid received, and the likely costs of attendance. CSUB Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment

Student Health Center

The CSUB Student Health Center has been established to provide quality basic health and preventive services to the students of CSUB. By providing these services, the Student Health Service aims to assist each student to maintain their maximum physical and mental health, so that they may realize to the fullest the educational opportunities afforded by the University.

Questions related to this information can be directed to the Student Health Center at (661) 654-2394.

Textbook Information

(effective July 1, 2010)

Textbook information, including ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and retail price information, is listed in the student's myCSUB web portal under My Class Schedule by course.

Transfer of Credit Policies

(effective August 14, 2008)

Each institution must publicly disclose information about the institution's policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another higher education institution (refer to Coded Memorandum AA 2009-24, dated November 16, 2009). University Catalog

Types of Graduate and Professional Education

(effective August 21, 2009)

Information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the institution's 4-year degree programs are enrolled. University Catalog

Vaccinations Policy

(effective August 14, 2008)

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about institutional policies regarding vaccinations (refer to Executive Order 803, dated February 5, 2002). CSUB Student Health Center

Withdrawal from Institution

Students who find it necessary to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the University's official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal University procedures may result in an obligation to pay fees as well as the assignment of failing grades in all courses. Please see the following for details:

Financial Aid - Withdrawal Calculation

Records - Withdrawal from Term Request

For information on Retention, Persistence, and Graduation rates visit the CSUB Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment webpage.


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