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    Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Student Handbook


Campus Safety

Baker College institutionally supports and complies with all of the policies and regulations mandated in the 1990 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. In 1998, this act was renamed as the Jeanne Clery Act, and it requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent threats to the safety of students or employees and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires the submission of crime data to the United States Department of Education.

The Campus Safety Department prepares Annual Security Reports for Baker College, which are available at or at one of the following links:

Allen Park
Auburn Hills
Clinton Township
Flint, Online, and Center for Graduate Studies
Culinary Institute of Michigan - Muskegon
Port Huron
Culinary Institute of Michigan - Port Huron

This reports includes the following information:

  • Campus Safety policies and procedures including the procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies on campus
  • Campus emergency response and immediate warning policies
  • Campus Safety authority and jurisdiction
  • Security and facilities access
  • Security awareness programs
  • Sexual assault reporting procedures and preventative programs
  • The Baker College alcohol and drug policy
  • Crime statistics including murder, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and hate crimes
  • Arrests and disciplinary action statistics for alcohol, drug, and/or weapons violations
  • Residence hall fire safety information (Cadillac, Flint, Muskegon, Owosso, and Port Huron only) and annual statistics for fires on campus (Cadillac, Flint, Muskegon, Owosso, and Port Huron only)

In addition to being available online, paper copies of these reports can be obtained through the Campus Safety office at all Baker College campuses.

Voter Registration

If you are not a registered voter, the state of Michigan has provided a website where you can register. The website is

Talent Release

Acceptance to Baker College permits the College to record photographic images, audio, and/or video for educational, academic, or promotional purposes. Baker College may use these in any professional manner the College believes is proper, including, but not limited to print publication, video streaming on Baker College websites, podcasting, and broadcast media.

Pictures and recordings belong to the College, and payment and/or any other compensation in connection with the pictures and recordings will not be exchanged.

Acceptance as a student at Baker College provides the College with a release from any and all liability that may or could arise from the taking or use of the images, audio, or video.

Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate

The following statistics apply to first-time, full-time students who began certificate, associate, or bachelor degree programs at Baker College in fall 2012. First-time, full-time students - who have never enrolled in college before and are taking 12 or more semester credit hours - comprised 50 percent of the new students at Baker College in fall 2012.

  • 18.8 percent completed their programs in six years.
  • 13.3 percent completed within 150% of the “normal” time for completion.
  • .8 percent were still enrolled after six years.
  • .2 percent transferred to another institution of higher learning.
  • 13.2 percent were academically dismissed.

The remainder withdrew from the College for various reasons during the six years.

These statistics are representative of only part of the student body. Many Baker College students transfer from other colleges and universities. A large percentage of Baker students are part-time rather than full-time students. Length of time to graduation and withdrawals are influenced by a variety of factors. Some students who begin their college careers as full-time students drop to part-time status as they balance college, family, and work. Many students “stop out” of college for a semester or two. This extends the time for completion of their programs. Some students, particularly older, working students, withdraw from college once their career objectives have been met.