Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions of higher education to disclose certain information to the public; to all enrolled and prospective students; and to current and prospective employees. These disclosures must be provided annually. The information in this notice provides the required disclosures and the exact location where the information can be found.

If you need assistance with obtaining any of the information referenced, or if you would like a paper copy of this notice or any of the referenced materials, please contact the Enrollment Management or Student Financial Services Office at stfinservice@clarion.edu or 814-393-2306.


General Institutional Consumer information

Academic Programs

Current academic programs, instructional facilities, faculty and other instructional personnel information may be found in the college catalog. The Registrar's Office maintains the college catalogs and updates them yearly. 

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools ("Middle States" or MSA) is Clarion University’s regional accreditor. Many of Clarion’s programs have additional program-specific accreditations. For information on all the entities providing accreditation, approval, or licensure of Clarion and its programs, please see visit our listing here

Accreditation is coordinated through the Office of the Provost.

Computer Use and File Sharing

It is important for all users of the university network to be aware of the laws and policies concerning the use of copyrighted material -particularly digital files (music, videos, software, etc.). To review Clarion's Computer Use and File Sharing policies please click the link above or here

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Link to the full policy here

Diversity

In keeping with its mission and core values, Clarion University reaffirms its commitment to diversity and equity as integral parts of educational excellence and civic engagement. A breakdown of diversity and inclusion initiatives may be found here

Emergency Notification

Information on how Clarion University notifies faculty, staff, students, and other key constituents of emergency situations can be found at the link above. 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Support 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. To learn more on support services please visit Disability Support

Federal Work-Study Programs

The federal work study program provides funding for students who demonstrate financial need, determined by the FAFSA. To learn more about Federal Work Study please visit the website link above. 

Fire Safety Report

The Environmental Health & Safety component of Public Safety is responsible for all of the fire safety prevention measures at Clarion University. EH&S investigates potential environmental concerns that are reported to the University and also works with Facilities to address safety concerns that could cause injuries to people utilizing University Facilities. EH&S assists with the coordination of efforts with PEMA for sheltering locations and Point of Distribution activities in conjunction with the Emergency Management Director. To review the Annual Safety Reports please visit here

Instructional Facilities

The listing of instructional facilities is maintained through the Facilities Planning office. To learn more visit here. Additionally, the campus map for both Clarion and Venango campuses provides a detailed listing of all facilities respective to each campus. 

Net Price Calculator

This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Clarion University is committed to creating an environment free of unlawful discrimination for all its employees, students, contractors, vendors and visitors. Accordingly, discrimination based on an individual’s gender, gender identity, race or color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, religion or creed, genetic information, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status or any protected class is prohibited.

Clarion University is committed to the principles of free expression and academic freedom. As such, “discrimination” as defined in this policy is neither legally protected expression nor the proper exercise of academic freedom. Discrimination as a result of belonging to a protected class may constitute a violation of Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, other applicable federal and state laws/regulations, and/or University policy. All employees, students, contractors and vendors are to comply with federal laws, state laws, regulations, and policies related to nondiscrimination. The coverage of this policy extends to visitors on Clarion University campuses.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Link to the full policy here.

Price of Attendance

Each year, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors sets tuition rates and tuition-related fees for the 14 state system schools. This is typically completed on or around July 1. The Clarion University Council of Trustees sets fees which are used to support student activities and the operation of university facilities. All fees are payable whether or not the student plans to use these services or facilities.

Total costs depend upon credit load, fees, housing choice, meal plan selection, residency, location, and in some cases, program choice. Undergraduate students may determine what they will pay by selecting the appropriate link below to review a breakdown of tuition and fees. 

Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA is a federal law that governs how we protect and disclose student educational records. As a recipient of federal funding, we are obligated to comply with FERPA. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and the right to limit disclosure of information from the records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records.

Refund Policy

The refund guidelines established by the PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policy 1983-19-A. To view the full refund policy please visit here

Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Federal regulations require Title IV financial aid funds to be awarded under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance was awarded. When a student withdraws from all courses for any reason, including medical withdrawals, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that he/she was originally scheduled to receive.

Student Activities

Clarion students are busy and enthusiastic. They're busy taking part and leading more than 135 student groups on campus including recognized student organizations, Greek organizations, University Activities Board, Student Senate and a variety of other leadership initiatives. Learn more through our Student Life department. 

Student Diversity Statistics Including Pell Recipients

A breakdown of student diversity by race, ethnicity, gender, and Pell Grant status can be found here. Additional University statistics are available through our Institutional Research department. 

Study Abroad Programs

Information on Clarion's study abroad programs may be found on the Study Abroad page through International Programs. The International Programs Office is located in Becht Hall, Room 414 or can be contacted via e-mail at intlprograms@clarion.edu. 

Textbook Information

Information on textbooks can be found through the Clarion University Store

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

We accept transferring students in good academic standing from any similarly-accredited college or university who meet the following criteria:

  • Six or more college-level credits
  • Cumulative QPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be in good standing from last institution attended. 

To learn more about the transfer process visit the Transfer Admission web pages. 

University Catalog

Determine how you’ll spend your academic time with our course catalogs. These catalogs will help you research your chosen major and its requirements. Then determine which classes are available each semester by reviewing our full listing of course options.

University Fact Book

The Clarion University Fact Book is a formal compilation of detailed information about the university’s purpose, leadership, admissions, enrollments, degrees awarded, and staffing.

Data is reported as of the Fall Term Census date, which is the 15th day of classes.

Student Outcomes

Clarion is a high achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university which delivers and personal and challenging academic experience. The University is committed to helping you be successful in your academic and career pursuits. The following links share the most recent student outcomes data, which, was compiled by our Career Services department. formal compilation of detailed information about the university’s purpose, leadership, admissions, enrollments, degrees awarded, and staffing.

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

COMPLETION AND GRADUATION RATES FROM COLLEGE NAVIGATOR

College Navigator Website

This website furnishes information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics for which the U.S. Department of Education has oversight of. The website is meant to help prospective students learn more about which college may be the best overall fit for their educational pursuits. 

Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) 

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Pell Grant and/or Subsidized Stafford Loans (Student Right-to-Know-Act)

Retention Rate (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Teacher Preparation

Clarion University's Teacher Preparation Programs are fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Education and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP). 

School of Education

Teacher Preparation Program Report

2018 Graduate CAEP Employment Report

Financial Aid Consumer Information

Through the Student Financial Services Office, information is made available to prospective, current, and former students. Follow the links below to learn more. 

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

 Please contact the Student Financial Services Office well in advance of your semester or year abroad. Often, the increased expenses of such an experience allow us to make an adjustment in your financial aid. Your first step should be to coordinate your travel plans with the Office of International Programs and with your College's Dean's Office. Once you have an approval to study abroad, an idea of the costs involved, and are certain of the semester/s when you will travel, bring a copy of your study abroad approval and a signed copy of the Course Transfer Request for Enrolled Undergraduate Students to the Director of Student Financial Services, located on the first floor of Becht Hall, to discuss your financial aid options.

 Please be aware that not all study abroad programs qualify for federal and state financial aid. Clarion's ISEP program allows you to pay Clarion University costs while maintaining eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Other programs may require that you obtain a private loan to finance your studies

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Veterans

Health and Safety

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log (Clery Act Report)

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is generated every year by the university as a tool to promote awareness for our community. Each year, many prospective students, current students, and potential employees make inquiries as to the nature of crime on campus and the procedures the university has undertaken to improve the quality of the experience at Clarion University.

The goal of the Annual Security Report is to increase awareness through education of the types of incidents reported on the campus, and to bring safety to the forefront of everyone’s daily routine. Safety is a partnership that we all share, and taking steps to increase your own safety reduces the opportunity for crime to occur. The annual security report is also a source of practical information that can be utilized in the event you need to access the university’s resources.

The Clarion University Annual Security Report is compiled in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998. We hope this report will help you to increase your personal awareness of safety and security on campus.

Crime Victims and Disciplinary Hearings

The Office of Judicial Affairs, promotes responsible citizenship by protecting student rights, and maintaining the principles outlined in the Clarion University Student Code of Conduct. The office administers campus disciplinary procedures, seeks to maintain a positive living and learning environment, and encourages the building of a respectful and inclusive community. All students are strongly encouraged to review the Student Code of Conduct so they know what their rights are, as well as understand what represents misconduct as a student at Clarion University

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Clarion University’s policies expressly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property or as part of a school activity.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log

This report is disclosed individually, no later than October 1 of each year. Clarion University’s may be accessed at the link above. 

Policy Against Discriminatory Harassment, Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault (Title IX)

The Clarion University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedures was recently revised in January 2017. The procedures described within the policy are applicable to any student, employee, or applicant for education programs or employment who believes that he/she has been the victim of sexual misconduct. You may also choose to reference the Title IX Brochure, which contains a synopsis of the information contained in the Sexual Misconduct Policy. 

Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Support 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. To learn more on support services please visit Disability Support.

Vaccination Policies

The Pennsylvania College and University Student Vaccination Act, passed in 2002, requires ALL students living in university-owned housing to be immunized against meningitis or sign an informed declination statement. If you received meningitis vaccine before age 16, you will need a booster (total of 2 doses). If you received the first dose at or after age 16, you do not need a booster dose. To learn more or for questions, please contact Campus Health Services

Athletics

The information required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), is available through the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics website, under "Inside Athletics". This information discloses the most recent data on the participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs. For more information, please contact the Intercollegiate Athletics office at 814-393-1997

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms and information can be found at the following link:

Voter Registration Information


 Contact information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information can be directed to:

Student Financial Services

First Floor, Becht Hall
840 Wood St.
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone:  1-814-393-2315 or toll-free at 1-800-672-7171 (Option 2)
Email:  stfinservice@clarion.edu 

 

Last Updated 10/28/19