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Muskingum University’s undergraduate academic programs and policies are described in the college catalog. Graduate academic programs and policies are described in the Graduate Catalog. More specific information about undergraduate programs is available from the Registrar, departmental chairs and in The Student Handbook at www.muskingum.edu/campus/secure/studenthandbook. Additional information about graduate programs is available from the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, and from program directors.

Accreditation documents can be reviewed in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Muskingum’s costs and refund policy are detailed in the college catalog and in printed material available, along with specific information about financial aid programs and the rights and responsibilities of aid recipients, in the Office of Student Financial Services. Information concerning specific fees and charges is available from the Business Office.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Muskingum University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, physical challenge, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or political affiliation, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its education programs and activities, including rights and privileges, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic activities and school-administered programs. The Director of Human Resources, Compliance Coordinator, has been designated to coordinate the College’s compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap, race, sex and age, respectively. The Director of Human Resources, Montgomery Hall, may be contacted at (740) 826-8114.

Auxiliary Aids and Services

Muskingum University makes available to qualified students with disabilities those reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids or services that are necessary to provide them with appropriate access to the learning environment and the opportunity to demonstrate academic achievement. Where applicable reasonable accommodations, including auxiliary academic aids or services, are not available from public or private rehabilitation agencies, the College provides them to the qualified student with a disability. The scope and amount of auxiliary academic aids or services so provided is determined on an individual basis, depending upon the extent and nature of the student’s challenging conditions.

Auxiliary academic aids and services are offered through the College’s Center for Advancement of Learning. To procure auxiliary aids or services, qualified students must identify themselves to and direct all requests for those aids or services to the Director of the Center for Advancement of Learning, who is responsible for making auxiliary aids or services available. Other accommodations, such as those physical in nature, are arranged by the College’s Director of Human Resources, Compliance Coordinator, Montgomery Hall, (740) 826-8114.

Auxiliary aids or services provided to qualified students with a disability may include additional time for completing examinations, proctoring of examinations in an alternative test environment, a reader for examination questions, scribing oral responses to examination questions, cassette recorders for recording lectures, coordination of Textbooks on Tape services, tape recording of text material unavailable through other services and providing sign language interpreters for the hearing impaired.

Availability of Student Records/FERPA

Muskingum University abides by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. All students have access to their education records on file with the College and have the right to challenge records they feel are inaccurate. Further information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

“Student Right to Know” Act

Information pertaining to the “Student Right to Know Act and PRAXIS results (listed in the Education Departments section in this catalog) for Muskingum's Teacher Education students is available on the Muskingum University website, www.muskingum.edu, or in hard copy form from the Registrar and the Office of Admission.

Annual Crime Statistics Disclosure

Muskingum University provides statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes which have occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, and at property owned or controlled by the college. In addition, this report includes crimes on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies concerning crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and other matters. This report is available on-line, or by contacting the Campus Police department.