2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2019-2020 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

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, university email 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 Office of the Registrar office more than ten (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. For a copy of Malone’s policy, contact the Office of the Registrar.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the Malone University Registrar receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask Malone University to amend a record should write Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If Malone University decides not to amend the record as requested, Malone University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing re­garding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before Malone University discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Malone University discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is typically includes a person employed by the Malone University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law en­forcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance com­mittee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the Malone University who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Malone University.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Malone University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office/U.S. Department of Education/400 Maryland Avenue SW/Washington DC 20202.

Additional disclosures that are permitted under FERPA:

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student -

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within Malone University whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34. (§ 99.31(a)(2))
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§ 99.31(a)(4))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§ 99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§ 99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§ 99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§ 99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36. (§  99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under § 99.37. (§ 99.31(a)(11))
  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§ 99.31(a)(13))
  • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of § 99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§ 99.31(a)(14))
  • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§ 99.31(a)(15))

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 2018-19, the six-year graduation rate for bachelor’s degree-seeking students who entered Malone University in Fall Semester 2013 on a full-time basis is 53.5%. The ten-year average graduation rate is 56.0% (based on students entering each Fall from 2004 through 2013 and completing a bachelor’s degree within six years). Additional information specific to athletic graduation rates is available here .

Six-year Graduation Rate for Fall 2012 Entering Freshman Cohort and Subgroups

Men Women Am Ind Asian Black Hispanic Pac Isl Two or > White PELL Recip Total Cohort
45.0% 61.2% 0.0% 66.7% 14.3% 35.7% 0.0% 33.3% 58.1% 42.3% 53.5%

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 )