Catalog Declarations

Declarations 

• The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Mary Baldwin University and the student. The university reserves the right to change any provision, program, regulation or requirement at any time and to determine its applicability to present or previous students. 

• The regulations as stated in the catalog form the official basis for all academic performance. Members of the faculty and staff are available for conference and advice, but the individual student is fully responsible for compliance with all catalog requirements and regulations. The following list shows various information that will be disclosed to current and prospective students upon request pursuant to the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. 

• Financial Aid information about programs available, application forms and procedures, eligibility requirements, criteria for selection, criteria for determining amount, satisfactory progress standards, disbursement methods, loan terms, and employment details when employment is part of the student’s financial aid package is available from Mary Baldwin University admissions and office of financial aid and student campus employment, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA 24401, 800-468- 2262 or 540-887-7019 (admit@marybaldwin.edu). 

• Completion and Graduation Rate information available from the office of the university registrar and institutional reporting, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA 24401, 540-887-7071. 

• Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics information available from campus security office, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA 24401, 540-887-7000 and at www.marybaldwin.edu/safety.

 • Athletic Program Participation Rates information available from athletic director, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA 24401, 540-887-7062. 

• Equity in Athletics/EADA Report is available from athletic director, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA 24401, 540-887-7062. 

Accreditation Statement 

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Inquiries concerning accreditation status only directed to: SACS COC 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 404-679-4500.

SARA Student Complaint

 Every student deserves a positive educational experience. Sometimes a student’s experience may not be what they anticipate, and the student may have a concern or a complaint.

SARA consumer protection provisions require the institution’s home state, through its SARA State Portal Entity, to investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by the state’s SARA-participating institutions, including the provision of false or misleading information.

A student has the right to lodge a complaint or grievance. The institution should ensure that all concerns and complaints of students are addressed fairly and are resolved promptly. Student complaints relating to consumer protection laws offered under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), must first be filed with the institution to seek resolution. 

The student should begin the complaint process with the institution and if resolution is not found, the student would contact the institution’s home state SARA Portal Entity. NC-SARA maintains a directory of SARA State Portal Entities.

Nondiscrimination Statement 

Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 540-887-7367, Student Activities Center 312, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. *Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. (November 2017)

Official University Communication

Email is the official means for communication with every University student regardless of year or enrollment status. The University will send official communications to enrolled students by email using their primary email addresses. Students are expected to open and read those communications in a timely fashion.

Official Communication is defined as communications that include content related to a student’s enrollment, financial responsibilities, and compliance with University policies and procedures.