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Annual Campus Security Report

The annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by California State University Stanislaus and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report at the following web address:

Release of Personal Information

Stanislaus State is authorized under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to release “directory information” concerning students. “Directory information” includes name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student. “Directory information” is also released to agencies of the State of California for recruitment purposes. This information is subject to release at any time unless the campus has received prior written objection from the student specifying the information that the student requests not to be released. Written objections should be sent to the Dean of Admissions/Registrar.

Selective Service Registration

The federal Military Selective Service Act (the “Act”) requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered. Males born after December 31, 1959 may be required to submit a statement of compliance with the act and regulations to receive any grant, loan or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law. In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or a public postsecondary institution. Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service. Information on the Selective Service System is available and the registration process may be initiated online at

Use of Social Security Number

Students are required to provide the University with their correct Social Security Numbers (individual taxpayer identification numbers) pursuant to the authority contained in Section 41201, Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code. The University uses the Social Security Number to identify the student for purposes of financial aid eligibility and disbursement, and the repayment of financial aid and, if needed, to collect other debts payable to the University. Your Social Security Number or Student ID Number may be written on your fee check to facilitate the processing of your fee payment. Also, the Internal Revenue Service requires the University to file information returns that include the student’s Social Security Number and other information such as the amount paid for qualified tuition, related expenses, and interest on education loans.

That information is used to help determine whether a student, or person claiming a student as a dependent, may take a credit or deduction to reduce federal income taxes. Students who do not have a Social Security Number at the time of enrollment will be required to obtain a Social Security Number and submit it to the University within 30 days. Failure to furnish a correct Social Security Number may result in the imposition of a penalty by the Internal Revenue Service.

Voter Registration Information

Voter registration materials are available at several locations throughout the campus. Students may obtain information at the Student Union, the Counseling/Career Development/Academic Support Office, and theVeterans Desk, MSR 120; or call 1-800-345-VOTE.