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  • Current students should refer to our academic policy listings in the catalog for questions concerning classes and grades.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    Saint Francis University, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, provides reasonable accommodations to a student's known disability in order to afford him/her an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, activities, and services (including extracurricular activities).
    Learn more about our ADA Policy

  • The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

    Saint Francis University in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (amends the Higher Education Act)20 U.S.C. § 1011i; 34 C.F.R. § 86.1 et seq.; 55 Fed. Reg. 33,580 (Aug. 16, 1990) annually informs the university community of the resources available through the University Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. 

    The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program at Saint Francis University applies to all students taking courses for academic credit at Saint Francis University including but not limited to students enrolled at Saint Francis University campus at Ambialet, France. Academic programs occurring at campuses other than the Loretto, Pennsylvania Campus are also included. The content of the program also applies to employees of the university. This program applies to all on campus activities and off campus activities such as field trips, student-sponsored social activities, or professional meetings attended by employees that are sponsored by Saint Francis University.

    Learn more about our Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program.

  • Higher Education Opportunities Act

    Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Effective: AUGUST 14, 2008) outlines changes that directly affect operations in the financial aid office as well as operations in other offices on campus. The law touches just about every office on campus, including admissions, athletics, bookstore, campus security, career services, disability services, registrar, student activities, veterans’ affairs, and academic areas.
    Learn more about the HEOA

  • Media/Photography/Video Policy

    At Saint Francis University we love to share our students' success stories. We often submit stories to area news media as well as use photos and video on the web and in our promotional materials.
    View our Media/Photography/Video Policy.


    Statement of Nondiscrimination

    Saint Francis University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristic or any protected classification. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other University sponsored programs.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policy:

    Heather Meck, Associate VP & Title IX Coordinator, 123 Raymond Hall, 814.472.3213 or hmeck@francis.edu.

    Read our full Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Relationship Violence Policy

  • State Authorization and Licensure

    Many states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to offer field experience activities such as internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in their state. Saint Francis University is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it "operates." Students presently enrolled that wish to complete a field experience activity such as an internship, clinical or fieldwork experience should consult the program coordinator before initializing any contact with an out-of-state business or agency. Students should consult our State Authorization and Licensure page for further information or to determine SFU's authorization status in a particular state.
    Learn more about our State Authorization and Licensure

  • Student Complaint Resolution

    Saint Francis University makes every effort to resolve student complaints internally, using policies and procedures outlined in the current University Catalog or Student Handbook. In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved by the University, students may file a complaint with their respective State Licensing Authority.
    Review the Student Complaint Resolution Policy

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