Graduate Catalog

Marywood University General Policy

Marywood University (the “University”) declares and reaffirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunity and non-discrimination in its educational programs and all other activities that it operates both on and off University property. Marywood is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, and working environment for all members of the Marywood community. Marywood University does not condone and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or assault regardless of whether the action is based on race, sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence and pregnancy), color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, creed, ancestry, religion, disability, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, whether an individual has a GED, use of a guide or support animal, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Marywood University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and in other activities operated by the University and is required by Title IX, and specifically 34 C.F.R. Part 106.9, not to discriminate in such a manner. This extends to employees of and applicants for admission to Marywood University. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University, or to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

Any individual who believes s/he has been subject to discrimination on the basis of sex is encouraged to file a grievance consistent with the University’s Sexual Misconduct and Complaint Procedures Policy.

Marywood University is committed to taking all necessary steps to comply with any obligations it may have under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Campus SaVE Act of 2013. These are explicit civil and legal applications of the formulation of beliefs already cherished in Marywood’s religious commitment, objectives, and practices.

Marywood University will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the University. Any person who believes he or she may require such accommodation should contact the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer.

The Marywood University Anti-Discrimination Policy applies to all faculty, staff, administration, employees, students, volunteers, and visitors on campus property. Additionally, the Policy applies to the conduct of all faculty, staff, administration, employees, students, volunteers, and visitors at off-campus University-sponsored events, including, but not limited to, academic and educational programming, internships, study abroad programs, athletic events, and all other University programming, as well as to the conduct of all faculty, staff, administration, employees, students, volunteers, and visitors occurring off-campus but having an effect on the University’s educational environment.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Ms. Meghan Cruciani

Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Marywood University

Learning Commons, Room 310

Scranton, PA 18509-1598

Phone: 570-340-6043

Fax: 570-340-6073

E-mail: cruciani@marywood.edu

Mr. Ross Novak

Dean of Students

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Marywood University

Liberal Arts Center, Room 101

Scranton, PA 18509-1598

Phone: 570-348-6236

E-mail: rnovak@marywood.edu

Ms. Ann O’Brien

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Assistant Director for Service Learning and Community Service

Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Room 132

Scranton, PA 18509-1598

Phone: 570-961-4593

E-mail: aobrien@marywood.edu

Students may also reference Accommodating Students with Disabilities policy and the Anti-Discrimination and Complaint Procedures policy in the University Student Handbook found on the Marywood University website.

The statements in the catalog are for the purposes of information. This catalog is not to be intended as creating a binding contract between the student and Marywood University. The University reserves the right to change requirements or regulations, including tuition and fees, as necessary, at any time, giving such notice as is reasonably practical under the circumstances. Students must fulfill all prevailing degree or program requirements.