Students' Rights Under FERPA
A student's rights with respect to their educational records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The FERPA policy and a description of "directory information" can be found in the university catalog under "Academic Policies".
For further information consult the FERPA links on the Policies, Regulations, and Catalogs page.
Physical Facilities Related to the University's Academic Programs
Information about academic-related physical facilities is maintained through the Office of Academic Records and Registration at 724.738.2010. Please use the interactive campus map for detailed information.
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
The Office of Disability Services provides accommodations and services to ensure equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For further information regarding services and facilities, please utilize the interactive campus map, or contact the Office of Disability Services: 724.738.4877 (voice) or dial 7-1-1 (TTY: 800.654.5984) for Pennsylvania Relay.
A breakdown of student diversity by race, ethnicity, gender, and pell status can be found on the reports page of the Office of Planning, Resource Management, and Assessment.
For race and gender, go to the FALL STUDENT ENROLLMENT drop down, scroll to RACE AND GENDER, click the link for "Total Enrollment by Race and Gender" for all students or "Full Time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment by Race and Gender" for full-time students. Other breakdowns are available below these links.
For pell status, go to the FALL STUDENT ENROLLMENT drop down, scroll to ENROLLMENT, DEGREE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES BY PELL STATUS, and click the link for "Fall Enrollment, Degree-Seeking Undergraduates - Pell vs. Non-Pell"
SRU Definition of Student Location
The difference between “location” and “residence” plays an important role in Slippery Rock University (SRU) maintaining compliance with a number of regulations. “Location” is where a student is physically situated while participating in a University activity. “Residence” applies to the state where a student votes and/or holds a driver’s license.
At SRU student location is initially determined by the information provided by the student at the time of enrollment. Student location can be changed through a number of University procedures/processes:
- change of address request submitted by the student to Academic Records
- information update on the home tab of “My SRU”
- online field experience application which is under construction
- respond to the request for location information sent each semester to student identified as being distance education students, which asks them to voluntarily self-report their location.
Agencies that Accredit, Approve or License the Institution and Programs
These organizations are listed in the university catalog and also on our Accreditation page. New and updated information is maintained in the Office of Assessment and Accreditation at 724.738.2149.
Transfer Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements with SRU
Information about SRU's transfer credit policies and course equivalency tables for course work taken at other schools is available through the Office of Transfer Admissions or call 724.738.2015
Enrolling in Study Abroad Programs
Information on SRU's study abroad programs may be found on the Global Engagement Website. The Global Engagement Office is located in Spotts World Culture Building, room 004, and their phone number is 724.738.2057
Slippery Rock University (SRU) operates under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which enables SRU students to complete field experiences in the 49 other member states as well as allow SRU to enroll residents from member states in distance education programs. California (CA) does not participate in SARA, however, the state does not regulate public institutions, so SRU students are able to complete field experiences there and SRU can enroll CA residents in distance education programs. Due to Colorado regulations, only paid field experiences are permitted. New Hampshire now requires sites offering experiential learning activities, where a student is working for practical experience and is not being paid or is being paid at a sub-minimum rate, be approved by the New Hampshire Labor Commissioner. Additionally, the student's program will also need to be approved by the NH Department of Labor. For more information on state authorization, please visit the State Authorization web page.
Current Degree and Educational Programs
Students can find information on the degree, certificate and other educational programs offered by SRU in the university's catalogs and on the web under academics or by calling Office of Undergraduate Admissions: 724.738.2015 and Office of Graduate Admissions: 724.738.2051
Faculty and Instructional Personnel
A listing of faculty and other instructional personnel is found in the undergraduate university catalog under "Slippery Rock University Faculty." New and updated information is maintained by Human Resources: 724.738.2070
Cost of Attending SRU
Information about tuition and fees charged to full-time and part-time students, in addition to estimated costs for room and board is available in print and also on the web through the Office of Student Accounts: 724.738.2088
Other Estimated Costs (books, supplies, travel etc.)
Charges for books and supplies can vary from student to student. However, estimates of these costs are located on the Office of Financial Aid page or call 724.738.2044. For textbook pricing information visit the SGA Bookstore Textbooks page.
Federal Cash Management Regulations
Slippery Rock University is required by the Department of Education to publish information pertaining to our Campus Banking Services agreement with PNC Bank. This information can be found on our Federal Cash Management Regulations page.
Information about federal copyright laws and related information is available on the web at www.copyright.gov/title17. Additional information regarding Copyright Law of the United States and Title 17 of the United States Code can be found here. Questions can be referred to 724.738.2665.
Refund Policy and Requirements for Returning Title IV funds
Students who withdraw from the university may be entitled to a refund of charges. Also, recipients of federal financial aid who withdraw from the university may be required to have a portion of their aid returned to the federal financial aid programs. Requirements for Returning Federal (Title IV) Aid are available. The Office of Student Accounts has refund related information and can be reached by phone at 724.738.2088 for additional information.
Requirements and Procedures for Withdrawing from the University
Students withdrawing from the university must schedule an exit interview with a Student Success Coach by calling the Success Coaching Program Office at 724.738.2011.
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Voter registration forms and information can be found at the following link: http://www.votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx
Annually, events in September with guest speakers are held to celebrate Constitution Day, often including presentations with guest speakers: https://www.sru.edu/news/091619c
All information related to living on campus can be found on the web at Life at SRU.
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