Introduction

Academic Catalog 2019-20

The Academic Catalog is intended for use from August 2019 through August 2020.

The University may modify curriculum during the year.The provisions of this Academic Catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. Failure to read this Academic Catalog does not excuse students from the requirements and regulations described herein. Although every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, the University reserves the right to make and designate the effective date of changes in policies, procedures, programs or people at any time such changes are considered to be desirable or necessary.

The Course Schedule for students is available online at http://www.franklin.edu/degree-programs/course-schedule/.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status or any other legally protected class in admission of students, educational programs and policies, employment or other activities.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 312.263.0456.

Urbana University is a Branch Campus of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Urbana University is authorized as a Branch Campus of Franklin University by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Notice of Privacy Rights (FERPA)

This institution is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, which is designed to protect the student’s rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution. Under this Act, a student has:

  • the right to inspect and review educational records maintained by the institution that pertain to the student;
  • the right to challenge the content of records on the grounds they are inaccurate, misleading or a violation of privacy or other rights; and
  • the right to control disclosures from the educational records with certain exceptions.

Franklin University, in accordance with FERPA, has designated the following categories of information about students as public, or directory information: name, address, email address, telephone numbers (home and work), major, participation in officially-recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (including honors), and most recent previous education institutional attended.

Any student has the right to have directory information withheld from the public by indicating so on the admission application or by notifying the Registrar’s Office in writing.

A written policy detailing how Franklin University complies with the provisions of the Act is on file in the Registrar’s Office. Students also have the right to file written complaints with The Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-1475, regarding alleged violations of the Act.

Partner Country Privacy Policy
FERPA serves as the prevailing guideline for the applicable privacy policy. Compliance shall be maintained with Partner Country Laws and FERPA. In cases where FERPA and Partner Country Laws conflict with each other, the Privacy Guidelines will be established by the Partnership Board.

Policy to Address Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Franklin University and Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, collectively referred hereafter as “the University,” is an intentional learning community, whose mission is to provide high quality, relevant education, enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world. The University is committed to its educational mission and to ensure the rights of its community members. Each community participant has a right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct in the learning environment and work setting. As such, conduct that diminishes the dignity and worth of the community members is prohibited.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status as it pertains to student admission, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment. Conduct by students, student organizations, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, volunteers, visitors, contractors, and vendors which violates this policy is considered disruptive to the educational environment and work setting. Any complaint by a member or guest of the University community is investigated and addressed.

The University is committed to being an inclusive community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment in all university interactions as required by local, state, and federal laws and regulations. The following individual has been designated to handle civil rights inquiries regarding the anti-harassment, non-discrimination, and sexual misconduct policies and procedures: 

Chelsea Polly, J.D.                  
Title IX Coordinator                    
Franklin University
Urbana University                    
614-947-6134                        
TitleIX@franklin.edu                 

This policy, available at www.franklin.edu/antidiscrimination and www.urbana.edu/title-ix respectively, supersedes all current University policies pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this policy. All changes will be posted online to the respective weblinks above. Portions of this policy are based on a model policy provided by ATIXA and authored by the NCHERM Group, LLC as well as resources available at www.NotAlone.gov.

Last reviewed 8/08/2019