2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Statement of University Policies

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided in this catalog, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Sacred Heart University reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice. The University provides the information in this catalog solely for the convenience of the reader, who may not rely upon it as a promise or legal obligation. Sacred Heart University expressly disclaims any liability based on the contents.

The University is committed to the concept of equal educational opportunities for all. Individuals are considered for admission to student status, and its services, facilities, programs, and activities are administered in a nondiscriminatory manner as required by law without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or handicap.

The institution recognizes the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which defines the rights and protects the privacy of students with regard to their educational records.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with its Affirmative Action Policy. It does not discriminate as required by law in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Sacred Heart University is committed to the maintenance of a community environment where respect for the dignity and worth of each individual is demonstrated and where diversity and the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The maintenance of that community requires its members to avoid behavior that creates division, to promote behavior that enhances cooperation among groups, and to encourage the development of each person as a unique individual.

The University does not condone racism, sexism, sexual harassment, intolerance, or any other acts of discrimination. The University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Sacred Heart University’s procedures for claiming unlawful discrimination or harassment are set as an appendix to this catalog and are also on the University’s website. The executive director for Human Resources, Julia Nofri (203-365-4837), serves as the coordinator for Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act. Title IX complaints should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Leonora Campbell (203-396-8386). Students claiming discrimination for handicap or disability may also complain to the director of Special Services at the University’s Jandrisevits Learning Center.

Sacred Heart University is committed to addressing student concerns related to both academic and administrative issues. Students should first address complaints to the appropriate University official to obtain resolution of disputes and complaints. In compliance with C.R.F. Section 668.43(b), if a student cannot resolve an issue within the University, she/he can bring the issue to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC’s contact information is:

3 Burlington Woods Drive, STE 100

Burlington, MA 01803-4514

Phone: 781-425-7700

Toll Free: 855-886-3272

www.NEASC.org

or

Office of Higher Education

61 Woodland Street

Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Phone: 860-842-0229

www.ctohe.org/studentcomplaints.shtml