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Update: In compliance with the Phase Plan initiated by Bay Mills Tribal Council, Bay Mills Community College is operating with limited staff for services by appointment only. All visitors and staff are expected to wear masks upon entering the building and while conducting face-to-face meetings. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep everyone updated.

Bay Mills Indian Community is currently under Level 3 provisions. A copy of the Phase policy can be found here

Right to Know

This page is a central location for the information that the Federal Government requires institutions of higher education to disclose to students. 

Bay Mills Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  In 2017, Bay Mills Community College’s accreditation was reviewed and this resulted in a recommendation for an additional 10 years.  For more information regarding accreditation, contact The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Central Michigan University - Associate of Arts Business Administration 

                                               Associate of Arts General Studies, Psychology Concentration 

Davenport University - all associate degree programs articulated

Lake Superior State University - Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Systems 

Michigan Transfer Agreement - General Education Requirements 

Indiana Wesleyan University - Associate to Bachelor's Degree Programs 

At this time, there are no athletic programs at Bay Mills Community College.

Jordan Shananaquet - Vice-Chairperson, Member, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Gail Glezen - Treasurer, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Beverly Carrick - Secretary, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Brenda Bjork - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Rachel Burtt - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Theresa Pelcher - Board Member, Member, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

L. John Lufkins - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

D.J. Hoffman - Board Member, Member, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Student Council President - Ex-Officio Member

Graduation rates of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by gender and race/ethnicity and transfer out rate: 2013 cohort

Annual Security Report - 2020

In accordance with the Clery Act, the Bay Mills Community College’s annual security report is available by clicking the link above or by requesting a hard copy from the Title IX office located in Room 256 of the Administration Building.  This document provides information about crime statistics for the last three years, campus safety information, timely warnings, and emergency response and preparedness information.  In addition, this document also contains all the information required to be disclosed annually to the BMCC community under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) regulations (34 CFR Part 86).

Disability Student Services

Disaster Recovery Plan

Emergency Preparedness & Response Guide

Evacuation Policy & Procedure

As a tribally controlled community college and land grant institution, the mission of Bay Mills Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities, promote research and facilitate individual development in an accessible, community-based, and culturally diverse environment that supports and maintains the Anishinaabek culture and language.

In carrying out our mission, the BMCC Board of Regents stresses a positive, student-centered atmosphere, which promotes the preservation of the customs and beliefs of Native Americans. The curriculum is designed to integrate traditional Native American values with higher education as a way of preparing students to assume responsible roles in their respective communities. 

  • To provide the Native American communities of Michigan with educated and trained human resources
  • To provide educational opportunities, including academic, research, vocational, basic skill building, cultural and in-service programs leading to appropriate certificates, degrees, and diplomas
  • To foster a spirit of pride in Native American language, culture and history through participation course work and cultural activities
  • To provide qualified, dedicated, student-centered staff and faculty
  • To help students attain the neessary skills and self-esteem which will facilitate personal and career fulfillment
  • To prepare and encourage all students to pursue advanced degrees
  • To provide continuing and community education

At this time there are no study abroad programs offered through Bay Mills Community College.

Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) and its Board of Regents is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational and working environment for all members of the Bay Mills Community College, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors. It is the policy of Bay Mills Community College that no person shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, including harassment, in employment and admissions, in education, or in any program or activity for which the College is responsible, on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or tribal or federal law.

Title IX

New Title IX Policy Effective August 14, 2020

Bay Mills Community College (BMCC), as a recipient of federal funds, is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The law is codified at 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. and implemented by the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 106. Title IX provides:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”,  20 U.S.C. 1681(a).

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all college programs and activities, including but not limited to: admissions and recruiting; financial aid; academic programs; student services; counseling and guidance; discipline; class assignment; grading; recreation; athletics; housing; and, employment. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination. Title IX is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

On August 14, 2020, BMCC implemented its new Title IX policy to comply with newly revised federal regulations issued on May 6, 2020, by the Department of Education. Click here to view the policy.

The following person has been designated to handle complaints regarding sex discrimination and all other matters of discrimination: Holly Powless, Title IX Coordinator, 12214 W. Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI 49715, (906) 248-8430, hpowless@bmcc.edu.

BMCC Title IX Training Materials

BMCC is committed to transparency in regard to Title IX training. All materials used to train Title IX Personnel will be maintained for 7 years and include:

Title IX Training Materials

T9Now Training Materials

File Type

Part 1 Title IX Coordinator Training 

pdf

Part 2 Title IX Coordinator Training 

pdf

Part 3 Title IX Coordinator Training 

pdf

Title IX Investigator Training 

pdf

Title IX Decision-maker Training

pdf

Source:  T9NOW Title IX Training, https://t9now.com

Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) endeavors to comply with copyright law and encourages all members of the BMCC community to obey its provisions.  BMCC understands that copyright law applies to digital resources and that any unauthorized redistribution of copyrighted music, movies, text, software, or other protected media may be a violation of the law.  Various policies relevant to specific issues of copyright are referenced in the BMCC Student Handbook, pp. 23-24, and the 400.301 Computer and Electronic Information Access Policy.  Please refer to them for detailed information on BMCC expectations related to conformance to copyright law.

Penalties for Copyright Infringement

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code).  These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.  In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.  In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed.  For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed.  A court can, at its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.  For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.  For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.