Social Security Number
Generally, social security number disclosure is voluntary. The college no longer uses social security numbers as a student identification number. Blue Mountain Community College provides all students with a seven digit number as user ID for the Student WolfWeb. This number is a seven digit computer generated number. A student’s BMCC ID number with a PIN (personal ID number) will be used for Student WolfWeb functions.
Students who apply for financial aid must supply their social security number on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For web access on the Student WolfWeb, financial aid students will be able to use their BMCC ID number and PIN.
- Required for use in collecting social security numbers.
- See OAR 581-41-460(2)
- Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development Revised, January 2001
Providing your social security number is voluntary. If you provide it, the college will use your social security number for keeping records, doing research, reporting, extending credit, and collecting debts. The college will not use your number to make any decision directly affecting you or any other person. Your social security number will not be given to the general public. If you choose not to provide your social security number, you will not be denied any rights as a student. Please refer to the Disclosure Statement listed under the social security heading in the Schedule of Classes which describes how your number will be used. Providing your social security number means that you consent to the use of your number in the manner described.
In the schedule of classes, the following statement shall appear:
OAR 589-004-0400 authorizes Blue Mountain Community College to ask you to provide your social security number. The number will be used by the college for reporting, research and record keeping. Your number also will be provided by the college to the Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System (OCCURS), which is a group made up of all community colleges in Oregon, the State Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and the Oregon Community College Association. OCCURS gathers information about students and programs to meet state and federal reporting requirements. It also helps colleges plan, research and develop programs. This information helps the college support the progress of students and their success in the workplace and other education programs. OCCURS and the college may provide your social security number to the following agencies or match it with records from the following systems:
- state and private universities, colleges and vocational schools, to find out how many community college students go on with their education and to find out whether community college courses are a good basis for further education
- Oregon Employment Department, which gathers information, including employment and earnings, to help state and local agencies plan education and training services to help Oregon citizens get the best jobs available
- Oregon Department of Education, to provide reports to local, state and federal governments used to learn about education, training and job market trends for planning, research and program improvement
- Oregon Department of Revenue and Collection agencies only for purposes of processing debts and only if credit is extended to the student by the college
State and federal law protects the privacy of student records. Social security numbers will be used for the purposes listed above.
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)