2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statements of Public Policy

Admission or Readmission of Students with Prior Convictions and Disciplinary Records

Malone University is committed to a policy of maintaining a safe environment for all members of the University community. Pursuant to that policy, the University requires applicants for admission or readmission who have received certain types of serious disciplinary action from educational institutions, or who have been convicted of any crime other than minor traffic violations, or who currently are under indictment or prosecution for any such crime, to disclose such information, as a mandatory step in the application process. Such disciplinary action, prior conviction, or current indictment or prosecution does not automatically bar admission to the University, but any such matter does require review and may result in rejection from admission or readmission.

Catalog Disclaimer

This catalog is intended to represent the academic programs, the financial charges, and the policies of the University for the academic year. It is expected that changes in the programs, policies, and financial charges will occur and will apply to the academic year. Therefore, the University reserves the right to change any provision, program, regulation, or requirement at any time. All information contained in this catalog, including statements of fees, course offerings, admission policies, graduation requirements, and all other policies, procedures, and quoted charges, is subject to change without notice or obligation.

Computer Utilization Policy

All computer use should be performed in a manner which promotes the mission of Malone and is consistent with all principles of Malone’s Community Agreement , particularly with respect to practicing integrity and accountability. The Academic Integrity Policy , as stated in the Malone Catalog, applies to all computer usage.

Malone expects students, faculty, and staff to utilize the Internet, other computer-related information, and computer games in a manner consistent with the mission and purpose of the University. Those in violation are subject to the normal judicial procedures specified for violations of the Malone Community Responsibilities .

The complete Computer Utilization Policy can be found here.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

Malone University is in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Guide to Campus Safety is published in the Student Handbook. This guide, which is published annually, includes a three-year history of reported incidents, as well as general information about security measures. Copies of this guide are available to enrolled students, prospective students and parents upon request in the Office of Student Development.

Drug-free Workplace Statement

Malone University policies prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in the workplace and specify actions that will be taken against employees or students found in violation.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Malone University adheres to the provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. For a copy of Malone’s policy, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Each year, Malone University is required to give notice of the various rights accorded to parents or students pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Parents and students, under FERPA, have a right to be so notified and informed. In accordance with FERPA, you are notified of the following:

  1. Right to Prevent Disclosures
    Students have the right to prevent disclosure of Education Records to third parties with certain limited exceptions. It is the intent of Malone University to limit the disclosure of information contained in students’ Education Records to those instances where prior written consent has been given for the disclosure, as an item of directory information for which students have not refused to permit disclosure, or under the provisions of FERPA which allow disclosure without prior written consent.
  2. Right to Inspect
    Students have the right to review and inspect all of their Education Records maintained by or at Malone University.
  3. Right to Request Amendment
    Students have the right to seek to have corrected any parts of any Education Record which they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of your FERPA rights. This right includes the right to a hearing to present evidence that the record should be changed if Malone University decides not to alter the Education Records according to the request.
  4. Right to Obtain Policy
    Students have the right to obtain copies of the written institutional policy adopted by Malone University in compliance with FERPA. Copies may be obtained in person or by mail from the Office of the Registrar located in Founders Hall.
  5. Right to File a Complaint within the FERPA Office
    Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office at the Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20202-3887, 202.260.3887, FAX: 202.260.9001, concerning any belief that Malone University has failed to comply with the provision of FERPA.

Release of Directory Information while at Malone University

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 permits Malone University to release directory information about students. Directory (public) information includes the student’s name, local (mailing) address, telephone listing, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, the student’s photograph, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. If students do not wish to have Directory information released by Malone University, they must notify the Registrar’s office more than (10) days prior to the starting date of the semester or summer session for the request/instructions to be effective for that semester or summer session. Written requests must be presented to the Office of the Registrar located in Founders Hall and must be renewed annually.

Human Research Policy

Research which involves members of the Malone University community (as investigators or participants) and makes use of human subjects is evaluated and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before data collection begins. The IRB exists to ensure the ethical treatment of human subjects by maintaining compliance with established ethical guidelines and federal regulations (e.g., The Belmont Report; guidelines put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections; 45 CFR 46; and guidelines set forth by the FDA).

Nondiscrimination Policy and Discrimination Complaint Procedure

The complete policy is available here. 

Privacy Practices

Malone University is committed to protecting the health information our students share with us. This Privacy Statement will explain what type of information the University keeps, and how it will use and protect that information. Malone University reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time, and will notify students of any changes required by law.

What Health Information the University Keeps

Malone University understands concerns regarding the confidentiality of health information. The University will keep health information shared with us during Health Center appointments, immunization information (if the immunization is received at the Health Center), and, occasionally, may keep health information sent from other health care providers that assist in health care. Malone collects this health information to accurately identify and understand students’ health needs, refer students to outside providers as necessary, and comply with federal, state, and University regulations.

What the University May Disclose

Unless students provide written consent, Malone University will not disclose any non-public personal health information about current or former students, or former patients, to anyone except as permitted by law. The University may use the health information shared with us internally to respond to or assist in improving our care or in audits conducted by our accrediting bodies.

When necessary, with a student’s written consent, or to the extent permitted by law, the University may share the health information it keeps with non-affiliated health care providers, faculty, parents of students over 18 years of age, or other appropriate parties.

Protecting Student Health Information

Malone University takes the security of health information very seriously, and has established security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorized access of health information. Only authorized University personnel who need to service records, or who are involved in a student’s care, see his/her health information. These individuals are trained to properly handle confidential information.

Former Students

For students no longer enrolled at Malone University, the University will adhere to the same health information policies and practices to prevent unauthorized access to health information.

A copy of the complete Malone University Notice of Privacy Practices is available on the Malone University website.

Student Right-to-Know Act

Malone University is seeking to comply with the Federal Student Right-to-Know Act by publishing its completion or graduation rate as defined by this Federal Act. In 2011-12, the six-year completion or graduation rate for bachelor’s degree-seeking students who entered Malone University in Fall Semester 2006 on a full-time basis is 62.5%. The four-year average graduation rate is 59.9% (based on students entering each Fall from 2003 through 2006 and completing a bachelor’s degree within six years). Additional information specific to athletic graduation rates is available by clicking here.

Students with Special Needs Statement

Malone University welcomes all qualified students including students with special needs. Every possible effort is made at Malone University to accommodate all students. Malone University is not only maintaining, but also upgrading facilities as buildings are scheduled for remodeling or expanding to increase access for all students regardless of special needs.

Since Malone University welcomes students with special needs, the University attempts to provide the necessary accommodations to assist with access, instructional materials, equipment, and other resources that enable all students to be involved in any area of their college experiences. Classrooms are scheduled to accommodate students with special needs. (See Student Accessibility Services )