Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Following are federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Below is the consumer information from Hodges University.

This reference listing contains links to the pages containing the actual data or policies that must be made available to all Hodges University students.

Additionally, we have made our Website Privacy Policy available beneath the reference listing. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information and Contact Information

Accreditation Information

Hodges University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. For questions about the accreditation of Hodges University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500. All other inquiries regarding Hodges University’s educational programs, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc., should be directed to Hodges University and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 

Hodges has also received specialized accreditation from International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate in Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)The Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at Hodges University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 706-3245; accreditation@apta.org;  www.capteonline.org. 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Hodges University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Hodges University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is the only national organization focused exclusively on accreditation and quality assurance. CHEA is located at One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC.

Hodges University is licensed in accordance with the Florida Statutes Title XLVIII, K-20 Education Code, Ch. 1000-1013.

Equal Opportunity

Hodges is an Equal Opportunity Institute of Higher Learning

Hodges University admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

The university reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the university. Hodges does not accept applicants with a felony record or registered sexual predators or offenders into its programs of study.

Online / Distance Learning

Online learning / distance education students may initiate a complaint via email to onlinelearning@hodges.edu. For out-of-state online learning / distance education students who have completed the Hodges University grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council (FL-SARA PRDEC).  For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.

Student Financial Assistance

All Title IV eligible students awarded financial aid, who have registered for classes, and whose awarded assistance is more than the institution’s charges, may use the projected excess funds to purchase books and supplies with Hodges’ approved online book vendor. These excess funds will be available on the online book vendor’s site once the student has registered for classes and completed all financial aid requirements.

Health and Safety

 

  • Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual violence and/or harassment. Contact Dr. Charlene Wendel, Title IX Coordinator, cwendel@hodges.edu, or click here to report an incident. For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook.

 

  • SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS – The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act. In accordance with state statutes, registered sexual predators and sexual offenders must register with the Department of Law Enforcement. Convicted sex offenders from out of state must register in Florida within 48 hours of establishing residence. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has created a web tool for interested parties to search their database. This database may be used to find sex offenders and predators by name, address, city, county, or zip code: https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE toll-free: 1-888-357-7332. As part of the Jacob Wetterling Act, Hodges University will make notifications to the community of anyone who is enrolled or employed at the university. Known offenders currently enrolled or employed at Hodges University: There are none.

 

  • Hodges University is a Tobacco Free Campus
    We are proud to announce that Hodges University is a 100 percent tobacco-free campus! At Hodges, we are committed to preparing students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional and civic endeavors, as well as providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Through this initiative, we provide various cessation resources, including programs and services, to students, faculty, and staff who express a desire to quit using tobacco products. We encourage you to “Breathe Easy at Hodges” and thank you for joining us in our efforts to be a tobacco-free university.

Tobacco Free Policy 

Purpose

The policy of Hodges University is to provide its students, faculty, staff, lessees, and all employees, as well as guests and visitors to its campuses, a secure, safe and healthy environment in order to enhance the delivery of educational services and otherwise comply with the letter and spirit of its mission statement. To accomplish this goal, Hodges University recognizes the need to ensure an educational and working environment that is reasonably free from various health hazards.

Policy

Hodges University is a tobacco-free campus. The use, promotion, distribution or sale of any form of tobacco is prohibited in all Hodges University facilities, on all properties owned or leased by the university, or in publications produced by the university, with no exception. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas and properties. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, vendors, lessees, and visitors.

Definitions

  1. Tobacco: Any product made of or from tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, hookahs, electronic cigarettes or vaporizers (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), and all smokeless tobacco products.
  2. Smoking: Inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying, or possessing a lighted or electronically powered tobacco product.
  3. Tobacco Use: The personal use of any tobacco product whether intended to be lit or not, shall include smoking as defined above, as well as the use of an electronic cigarette or any other device intended to simulate smoking. This also applies to the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff, chewing tobacco, snus, smokeless pouches, or any form of loose-leaf smokeless tobacco, as well as the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.

Compliance

This policy’s effectiveness depends on the cooperation of all students, faculty, staff, vendors, lessees, and visitors to comply with this policy, as well as encourage others to comply.  Anyone who is in violation (including students, faculty, staff, vendors, lessees, and visitors) should be politely reminded of the policy and asked to comply by discarding the tobacco product.

Violations

  1. A student found to be in violation of this policy will be considered in violation of the student handbook and subject to its disciplinary procedures. Violators will be referred to the dean of students for disciplinary action.
  2. An employee found to be in violation of this policy will be referred to their immediate supervisor and shall be subject to discipline in accordance with the Hodges University Administrative Policy Manual.
  3. Lessees who are in violation should be reminded of the policy and asked to comply by discarding the tobacco product and may be in violation of their agreement.
  4. Visitors, vendors, or other non-students and non-employees on University premises who are in violation should be reminded of the policy and asked to comply by discarding the tobacco product.

Cessation Resources

Are you interested in quitting but don’t know where to go? Below is a list of available cessation resources for Hodges University students, faculty and staff.

Websites

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Be Tobacco Free

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smokefree.gov

Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way

World Health Organization

Apple and Android App Stores

There are many apps available on the Apple and Android stores, and we encourage you to see which app(s) will help you kick the habit.

Florida Blue

Call your Florida Blue representative today to learn about the resources available to you or visit https://www.floridablue.com/.
Members: 1-800-FLA-BLUE (352-2583)
Florida Blue Centers: 1-877-352-5830

 

Links to non-university maintained sites or content do not represent an endorsement by Hodges University or its affiliates.

Additional Information

Website Privacy Policy

    • Thank you for visiting Hodges’ website. Hodges University follows all rules and regulations as required by Florida Statutes, U.S. Federal laws, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Hodges University can be found online at www.hodges.edu. We also have two campus locations. Naples Campus – 2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119 and Fort Myers Campus – 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966.
    • Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and/or alteration of information within our control. We make every reasonable effort to put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online.  However, Hodges’ website privacy policy is not intended to be construed as a contractual promise.
    • We collect voluntarily provided data about our website visitors through account creation, application, and contact forms submitted via this site.
    • Additionally, we use website tracking data to provide the best possible user experience. We also use cookies on our website to direct and tailor information based on your entry path to the site. This site also collects traffic and visitor information such as the internet domain and internet address of the computer you are using by using standard web analytics tools and tracking tools. Information collected is for internal use only to support student enrollment, responding to website visitor queries, and website analytics.
    • If you comment on anything on our website, you are voluntarily submitting your email address and other information. This information will be used to post your details on our site in accord with regular use. If you would like your information removed, please request removal by emailing admit@hodges.edu. We will never sell or otherwise divulge your information to third parties. Hodges University conforms to applicable local, state, and federal regulations governing the collection and storing of personal information. You can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features through Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. If you would like to disable website tracking, please adjust the settings in your browser to block tracking.
    • Links to external Internet resources, including websites, are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Hodges University of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Hodges University bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
    • All information on our website is provided for informational purposes only. Hodges is in no way recommending services to you through your use of our website. Hodges is held harmless from any problems that may arise based on the information found on our website.
    • Our website may be updated at any time. Our degree programs and financial aid programs may be adjusted or changed at any time and without any prior notice.
    • In general, Hodges’ website is intended for use by adults, unless specifically labeled for children.  Hodges does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under the age of 13 that was not supplied to us voluntarily, we will delete that data from our systems.
    • All information contained on this website is copyrighted under the Copyright Act of 1976. You may not use any content including, but not limited to: images, faculty data, or logo without express permission from Hodges University.
    • If you are an individual inside the EU and you interact with Hodges in the context of this Notice, the GDPR provides the following rights. To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at Kupton@hodges.edu.
      • Be informed – collection and use of your data described herein;
      • Request access to or correct inaccurate personal data held about you;
      • Request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
      • Object to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to their particular situation;
      • Request restriction of processing of personal data in specific cases;
      • Obtain your personal data (‘data portability’);
      • Request to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing of personal data, including profiling.
    • Personal data will only be processed when the law permits this to happen. In some cases, Hodges may provide other information about its processing activities in its own supplemental or separate notice. Most commonly, personal data will be processed by Hodges in the following circumstances:
      • Where you have given us your consent.
      • In order to fulfill Hodges’ obligations to you as part of your contract of employment or enrollment.
      • Where Hodges needs to comply with a legal obligation (for example, the detection or prevention of crime and financial regulations).
      • Where it is necessary for Hodges’ legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
      • To protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another person (for example, in the case of a medical emergency).
      • In order to perform a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us.
    • As an American institution of higher education, the processing of almost all personal data by Hodges will take place in the United States. Visitors to this website acknowledge that personal data provided or collected through its website will be transferred to the United States, and by continuing to use such website, you consent to this transfer.
    • If you have any questions about our policies regarding your terms of use, please contact us at the email address admit@hodges.edu.

We use cookies and other data collection tools to create the best possible user experience, to better understand how they are used please visit our privacy policy page. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.To the extent the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is applicable to me, by visiting this website I hereby consent to the processing of my Personal Data as defined by the GDPR for the purposes outlined and provided for in Hodges’ policies, as amended from time to time. I understand that in certain circumstances, I have the right to object to the processing of my Personal Data. I further understand that I have the right to request (1) access to my Personal Data; (2) rectification of mistakes or errors and/or erasure of my Personal Data; (3) that Hodges restrict processing of my Personal Data; and (4) that Hodges provide my Personal Data upon request in a portable format.