DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 5-Student Services

Policy No: 30
Approved: 4/26/96
Revised: 3/16/00

Policy: DIXIE STATE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE

5-30 DIXIE STATE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE

The Dixie State College bookstore is a part of the auxiliary services of the college, and has the primary responsibility to provide books, supplies, and sundry items for college students and employees.

30.1 The bookstore is open to the public for the purchase of merchandise, but, because of Utah State Board of Regents policy, must comply with the private business segment of the free enterprise system. Thus, the privatization issues of the bookstore's operation will be considered with regard to sale items.

30.2 Book Buy-Back and Returns

The Dixie State College bookstore contracts with a used book company to buy back all required textbooks for the next semester.

30.2.1 This will be done at a specified date(s) and time(s). The published buy-back dates will not be changed.

30.2.2 Buy-back rates are established by the bookstore and the company with strong consideration given to book supply and demand, as well as instructor usage and cost factors.

30.2.3 It is the responsibility of the student to bring books in during the buy-back period in order to sell books back to the bookstore.

30.3 Book returns must occur within the first seven days of course instruction each semester for a 100% return.

30.3.1 If a student withdraws from the college, s/he must present a copy of the withdrawal form and the paid Bookstore receipt to obtain a refund.

30.3.2 Books that have been marred, damaged, or written upon will be prorated or rejected for refunds.

30.3.3 Because of a possible problem with text book theft on campus, the Bookstore Director has the right to request class schedule verification from students returning books and challenge the ownership of returned books from students who are not registered for courses for which books are being returned for money.

30.3.4 Anyone caught with stolen books will be prosecuted for theft or possession of stolen property.