Student Consumer Information
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires Fontbonne University to disclose information to potential and currently enrolled students and prospective and current employees. This Fontbonne University web portal provides a single access point for required disclosures regarding (but not limited to) general statistics about the institution, financial assistance (including loans), athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at Fontbonne University. Additionally, this information is provided to avoid any and all misrepresentation of our educational programs, financial charges and employability of our graduates.
Please review all the contents below for complete and transparent disclosure about our institution.
Fontbonne University students and staff will have 24/7 access to the contents of this web page and these disclosures; additionally, Fontbonne will inform its students and staff of this information at least one time per year by sending an email announcement to each student and staff via the Fontbonne-issued email account.
AVAILABILITY OF INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Fontbonne Unviersity provides dynamic and accessible educational opportunities that empower our students and enrich our communities. We are proud of our tradition and welcome inquiries about our programs and services. The Student Consumer Information regulations of the United States Department of Education require universities to provide students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers. It is Fontbonne’s intention to provide complete and easy access to any information students need.
If Fontbonne is your choice for fulfilling a college career and a rewarding future, you should not be held back because of limited funds. Fontbonne Unviersity believes all students who qualify for admission should have equal access to its programs through financial aid. Although primary financial responsibility for your education rests with you and your family, Fontbonne University will do its best to bridge the gap between what it costs and what you can afford to pay.
A description of each financial aid program available at Fontbonne Unviersity, an explanation of how financial aid is awarded, and additional financial aid information can be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/available-aid-2/.
Contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information
The Financial Aid Office is located in Ryan Hall on the Fontbonne campus. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact us at (314) 889-1414 or email at email@example.com.
Additional inquiries about the college, including academic programs and admissions, may be directed to the Admission Office, which is located in East Building on the Fontbonne campus. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact us at (314) 889-1400.
GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records; establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records; and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data, the right to consent to disclosures of personal information and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Fontbonne University to comply with the FERPA requirements. The law applies to all schools receiving funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Once students have enrolled in course work at Fontbonne University, FERPA rights transfer to the student, regardless of the student’s age. An authorization to disclose any educational record to any person (including a parent) must be initiated by the student. More information about the authorization procedure and FERPA may be requested in the Registrar’s Office.
A complete description of Fontbonne’s FERPA policy may be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FERPA_1_.doc.
More information from the U. S. Department of Education about FERPA is available online at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
HIPAA and FERPA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets standards to protect the confidentiality of health information. However, the HIPAA Privacy Rule excludes from its coverage those records protected by FERPA at school districts and postsecondary institutions that provide health or medical services to students. This is because Congress specifically addressed how education records should be protected under FERPA. For this reason, records protected by FERPA are not subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and may be shared with parents under the circumstances described here.
The ADA and Access Office obtains and maintains health records for each student who applies for services, so the receipt and maintenance of health records is well established. In addition, if a financial aid recipient is unable to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) due to medical reasons, the Financial Aid Office may request documentation of the medical condition through the SAP Appeal process. This information will be reviewed by an exclusive SAP Appeal committee and then maintained in the student’s financial aid file for safe-keeping.
See also http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/doc/ferpa-hipaa-guidance.pdf for joint guidance on FERPA and HIPAA, and for more information on HIPAA, see the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/. HIPAA regulations are published as 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164.
SAFEGUARDING STUDENT INFORMATION
As required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Fontbonne has safeguards in place designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of student information, protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student.
One of Fontbonne’s strengths is the diversity of our student body. The most recent Fontbonne student profile report can be accessed online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
PRICE OF ATTENDANCE
The most current tuition and fee schedule is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
Planning and financing a college education is as easy as 1-2-3. Fontbonne University is pleased to provide a net price calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. The net price calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Fontbonne Unviersity each year. The Net Price Calculator is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/.
COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY WEBSITE
The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center contains information for students and parents about costs at America’s colleges. The website has the College Scorecard which displays the typical student cost, graduation rate, loan default rate and median borrowing amount for each college. (www.collegecost.ed.gov)
TUITION REFUND POLICY
College Policy requires fees and tuition to be paid in full on or before the first day of each semester unless the student has guaranteed financial aid on their account or has worked out a payment plan with the Business Office. Tuition and fees may be refunded (or reduced) according to the Fontbonne policy, which can be accessed via the handbook online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-University.pdf.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES
A student is expected to complete the official withdrawal procedures in the event he or she wishes to drop a class. Failing to attend a class or calling the college does not constitute an official withdrawal. Complete instructions on how to officially withdraw from classes are available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Withdrawal-Form.pdf.
RECALCULATION OF FINANCIAL AID AFTER WITHDRAWAL/FEDERAL STUDENT AID REPAYMENT (RETURN OF TITLE IV AID)
The federal government mandates students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Title IV funds disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by Fontbonne University and/or the student to the federal government. This situation could result in the student owing aid funds to Fontbonne, the government, or both. A complete version of this policy and example of the Refund to Federal Aid computation are available in the handbook online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-University.pdf.
For a student who receives federal student financial assistance (Title IV funds, including PLUS loan proceeds) or who is entitled to receive a late disbursement of federal aid and who withdraws from the college or otherwise fails to complete the period of enrollment for which he or she was charged, the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) refund and repayment requirements apply.
Important Note: Under the SFA refund and repayment policy, the terms “refund” and “repayment” have very specific meanings. “Refund” refers to that unearned portion institutional charges that must be returned to financial assistance program(s) for a student who received Title IV funds. “Repayment” refers to that unearned portion of financial aid funds (excluding federal work-study and Direct Loan proceeds) disbursed as cash to a student receiving Title IV funds that the student must pay back.
Refunds of allowable institutional charges and repayments of funds disbursed to cover non-institutional charges will be calculated in accordance with federal regulations and according to the particular status of the individual student, as follows:
A Return of Title IV Refund must be made if a student withdraws from all of his classes on or before the 60 percent point in time of the enrollment period for which the student was charged, since Fontbonne has neither applicable state nor accrediting agency refund policies to consider in determining which calculation provides the largest refund. Should the student withdraw prior to the start of the payment period, Fontbonne will cancel the student’s financial aid and no R2T4 calculation will need to be done. Allowable institutional charges are refunded to Title IV programs based on the Return of Title IV Refund percentage of the enrollment period that remains. Students in 2nd eight week module courses must complete at least 60 percent of the 2nd eight week module even if they complete a course in the prior 1st eight week module to the day that marks the 60 percent point of the 1st module.*
*Return of Title IV calculations are determined by the Federal Student Aid Handbook and are consistent with the regulations therein, in regards to withdrawals for a semester offered in modules (see 2016-17 FSA Handbook, Volume 5).
Should a repayment calculation result in an overpayment to the student, the student’s account will be charged accordingly within 45 days of the determined withdrawal date, and the repayment owed will be distributed as follows:
1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
2. Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
3. Federal Perkins Loan Program
4. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
5. Federal Pell Grant
6. Federal SEOG
7. Federal TEACH Grant
8. Other private or institutional sources of aid
Note: In the event that a student does owe an overpayment of Title IV funds, FBU will be responsible for notifying the student, for billing the student, and for collecting the overpayment. Furthermore, immediately upon discovery of the overpayment, FBU will flag the student’s record to indicate that the student is ineligible for further Title IV funds until the overpayment has been repaid.
The Fontbonne Bookstore provides a list of the textbooks for all classes each semester. The booklist is available online at http://www.bkstr.com/fontbonnestore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials?cm_sp=GlobalJuly122016BTS-_-HeroTextbooks-_-201.
Fontbonne will allow a student to charge books on his account if he has been approved for financial aid in excess of his tuition and fees. A book voucher can be requested by filling out the form on the Business Office page. The Business Office will confirm your eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation from WuFoo within 48 hours after submitting the application. Generally, book vouchers are available one week prior to the first day of classes and will remain available until financial aid is posted to the student account. A student I.D. must be presented, and only the student may charge on his account. Some restrictions may apply.
DESCRIPTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Fontbonne offers hundreds of courses at a variety of times and formats. Students must meet with an advisor to ensure they are on the right track for their degree program. A current list of class offerings is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/academic-resources/course-schedule/.
Fontbonne offers access to academic programs on their sole campus located in St. Louis, MO. We invite interested students to visit the Fontbonne Campus to find out what we’re really all about! Contact information is online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/about/campus-map/schedule-a-visit/.
Effective instruction is the passion of Fontbonne faculty. A complete listing of faculty and staff is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/about/meet-the-staff/.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES
Transfer credit from any post-secondary institution will be considered if regional, national, professional and/or specialized accreditation has been awarded and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Higher Education Directory (HED) lists the accredited, degree-granting institutions of post-secondary education in the United States and its outlying areas. More information is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/admission/transfer-students/transfer-credits-and-agreements/.
Articulation agreements are partnerships between colleges to help ensure the classes taken at other institutions will transfer to Fontbonne. These agreements are designed to build strong partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions. A list of colleges which Fontbonne has established articulation agreements is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/admission/transfer-students/transfer-credits-and-agreements/.
Fontbonne is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org.
All degrees and Teacher certificate programs are approved by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Specific programs within the College are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Commission National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Council on the Education of the Deaf, Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission for the Council for Social Work Education, and Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
Students may review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs. To obtain this information, students should submit a request to the Academic Affairs Office. Additional information about Fontbonne’s accreditation status may be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/accreditation/.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT— POLICIES AND SANCTIONS
U.S. copyright law states an author owns his or her words the minute they are “fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device” (U.S. Code: Title 17, Section 101). Students should be careful to honor copyright law especially when using electronic mediums of communication. Students should not electronically or otherwise publish, without the permission of the copyright owner, any material they did not write themselves.
Accusation of academic dishonesty puts the burden of proof on the student, not the instructor. Whether intentional or unintentional, all instances of academic dishonesty could have one of the following consequences (this list is not exclusive): reduction of paper/test/project grade; failure of paper/test/ project with a rewrite or re-creation; failure of paper/test/project without a rewrite or re-creation; reduction of course grade; failed course grade; expulsion from the course; or expulsion from Fontbonne. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U. S. Copyright Office online at www.copyright.gov.
A complete version of Fontbonne’s policies related to the use of copyright material and Academic Dishonesty can be found in the Fontbonne Student Handbook online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015-2016-Griffin-Scratch.pdf.
COMPUTER USE AND FILE SHARING
Computing resources are available to all members of the campus community for the purpose of supporting the educational mission of the College. Access to and use of Fontbonne University computing resources must accord with all local, state, federal and international laws and with College policies and procedures. The complete policy is available online at http://my.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Acceptableuseagreement1.pdf?role=student.
In addition to NCAA Division III athletics, Fontbonne students have a number of campus organizations in which they can participate. A complete list of student organizations is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/student-organizations/.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Fontbonne students may receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs, from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs. Fontbonne offers several institutional and endowment funded scholarship programs and is authorized to participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Stafford Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), the Federal College Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Access Missouri Grant, Marguerite Ross Barnett Scholarship and the Missouri Bright Flight. A complete description of all programs can be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/available-aid-2/.
In addition, comprehensive student aid information is available from the U. S. Department Education’s Student Aid on the Web online at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (INCLUDING STUDENT LOANS)
All financial aid applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to initiate a request for financial aid at Fontbonne. The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.gov. Fontbonne’s federal school code, 002464, must be provided on the FAFSA in order for a student’s information to be sent to Fontbonne electronically from the U.S. Department of Education. To sign the FAFSA on the Web electronically a student must apply for an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Some programs have additional application requirements. A full description of each financial aid program, application requirements, application forms, general eligibility requirements, a financial aid checklist and other financial aid information are available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Fontbonne students receiving federal financial aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, according to federal and state laws and regulations. Satisfactory Academic Progress is the term used to denote a student’s successful completion of course work toward a degree. Students must maintain specific academic progress requirements in order to be eligible for financial aid; a complete copy of the SAP standards are available online at http://my.fontbonne.edu/students/campus-life%E2%80%8B/financial-aid/sap/?role=student.
HOW FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY IS DETERMINED AND NEED-BASED AID IS AWARDED
Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and other need-based aid will be determined by evaluating several factors, including, but not limited to: the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) results from the current year’s FAFSA, the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the current semester, and the amount of Federal Pell Grant funds the student has previously received. More information is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/.
ESTIMATED COSTS FOR ATTENDING FONTBONNE
The Financial Aid Office establishes standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. These budgets reflect typical “modest but adequate” expense patterns of Fontbonne University students. While actual expenses will vary based on each student’s lifestyle and level of enrollment, estimated costs should assist students when planning their budgets.
METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS
The Financial Aid Office will notify students in writing, within the contents of the Financial Aid Award Letter, of their expected loan disbursement and refund dates. The Business Office will credit (post) financial aid awards to student accounts as they are received by the university. Any and all monies received will be applied to the student account first to pay all outstanding charges. Federal Pell Grant funds, Federal Direct Student Loan and Federal Parent PLUS Loan funds are issued in payments called “disbursements”. If a credit balance occurs on an account as a result of the disbursement(s), the Business Office will prepare a refund. A student can enroll for direct deposit or select a prepaid debit card at fontbonnechoice.afford.com. The refund date will be within 14 days of disbursement of excess funds. The Business Office will send a notice to the Fontbonne-issued email account addressing the date and procedures for receiving the refund. Please note: Students are not guaranteed a refund on the disbursement date. Any time a student receives in excess of their charges, the Business Office will issue a refund for the credit balance within fourteen (14) days after all charges are paid in full, unless the student has selected on the Federal Authorization Form to hold their credit until the end of the academic year.
- Total number of students with a prepaid card that were enrolled during the award year – 100
- Mean amount of fees charged to students during the award year – $11.56
- Median amount of fees charged to students during the award year – $7.50
- Total invoice amount paid to TMS for the Refund Program – $1133.86
FINANCIAL AID SHOPPING SHEET
In compliance with the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members, also known as Executive Order 13607, Fontbonne provides The Shopping Sheet, which is a resource to help consumers understand their educational costs and the aid available to meet those costs. Developed by the U. S. Department of Education, it provides a simplified overview of financial aid, and should be considered supplemental information to the Fontbonne Financial Aid Award Letter and Award Letter Guide. The information provided also includes graduation rates, loan default rates, median borrowing and estimated monthly loan payments after graduation. Before a student can view his Shopping Sheet he must complete admissions requirements and complete the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A student may access his Federal Shopping Sheet by logging into Griffinnet. More information about the Shopping Sheet is available online at http://fb-vmcamsport.fontbonne.edu/student/login.asp.
ENTRANCE LOAN COUNSELING FOR STUDENT BORROWERS
ALL first-time borrowers at Fontbonne must complete online Student Loan Entrance Counseling. This may be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
EXIT COUNSELING FOR STUDENT BORROWERS
All student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling before they withdraw, graduate or reduce their enrollment status to less than half time (less than six (6) hours). Fontbonne will notify loan borrowers of this requirement and will require Exit Counseling to be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
STUDENT LOAN POSTPONING PAYMENTS OPTIONS
If a student loan borrower experiences financial hardship, he or she may postpone student loan payments if he or she meets specific eligibility criteria. Postponement options are called deferment of forbearance. More information may be obtained directly from the Student Loan Servicer and online at http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/postpone.html.
NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATABASE SYSTEM (NSLDS)
A student can find information about all his student loans—Direct Loans, FFEL Program Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans—by accessing the Department of Education’s National Student Loan Data System at: www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling toll-free (800)999-8219. A federal student aid (FAFSA) PIN is needed to access NSLDS.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENT LOANS
Fontbonne adheres to a code of conduct regarding relationships with providers of private educational loans. A complete copy of the policy is available online at: https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/policy/disclosure. Although Fontbonne does not recommend private educational loans, at the request of a student applicant for a private educational loan, Fotnbonne will provide the official Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form https://choice.fastproducts.org/faststatic/fastchoice/forms/PrivateEducationLoanApplicantSelf-CertificationForm.pdf.
PREFERRED LENDER LIST
Fotnbonne University does not have Preferred Lender Arrangements.
THE STUDENT LOAN OMBUDSMAN
The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group is where individuals can turn after trying other ways to resolve a federal student aid dispute. Assistance requests are generated from phone calls, letters and e-mails, and are classified as either general assistance or research problem assistance. Learn more about ombudsman principles online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes/prepare.
TERMS OF STUDENT LOANS, NECESSITY OF REPAYMENT AND SAMPLE REPAYMENT SCHEDULE
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education, though the entity the borrower deals with, the loan servicer, can be a private business. Student loans are a debt which must be repaid. More information about student loans and a sample repayment schedule online at http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/student.html.
TERMS/CONDITIONS OF FINANCIAL AID EMPLOYMENT
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program may provide jobs for eligible students. Students may be hired in offices, maintenance, cafeteria, the library, as Learning Center tutors, or elementary school tutors. FWS is open to all students who meet the Federal requirements. Students interested in participating in this program should visit Purple Briefcase https://app.purplebriefcase.com/pb/account/login/ to look for jobs. The Financial Aid Office will work with the hiring department to determine eligibility for FWS. Please see the Student’s Guide to the Federal Work- Study Program for all eligibility requirements and application procedures online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-frequently-asked-questions/.
CONCERNS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID FRAUD
On Nov. 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act to enhance protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. If a student believes she is a victim of scholarship fraud, wishes to file a complaint, or wants more information, she should call (877) FTC-HELP or go online at www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.
FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDY ABROAD
Fontbonne Unviersity does not sponsor any study abroad programs. Therefore, if a student wishes to study abroad, they will need to contact another institution and enroll through them for the semester they intend to travel. Because the student is not attending Fontbonne, they are not eligible to receive institutiona grants and scholarships. However, if the student completes a Consortium agreement between Fontbonne and the other institution, Fontbonne could process federal and state aid assuming the student meets all other eligibility requirements set by the Federal and State governments. More information is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/academic-opportunities/study-abroad/.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID PENALTIES FOR DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS
If a student has been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs, he may not be eligible to receive federal student aid. More information is available online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions#drug-convictions.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY
Fontbonne Unviersity is committed to assisting all members of the Fontbonne community in providing for their own safety and security. We encourage all students and staff to review our Security webpage at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/public-safety/ for detailed information pertaining to Security. Topics include: Crisis Management Plan, Crime Prevention Tips, Crime Awareness, Crime Log and Statistics, Emergency response evacuation procedures, Fire Log, Fire Safety, Security Reports, and Vehicle Policies/Parking.
Each year, Fontbonne Unviersity prepares the annual security and fire safety compliance document. The campus security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings, and property owned or controlled by Fontbonne, as well as public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning crime prevention and the reporting of crimes.
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Fontbonne website at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-security-act/.
A hard copy of the Annual Security Report and/or additional information regarding public safety may be obtained from the Director of Fontbonne Security, Larry Vertree, located in Ryan Hall, Room 101B on the Fontbonne campus, or by calling (314)779-8024.
TIMELY WARNING POLICY
Fontbonne University will follow the conditions of the Jeanne CLERY Act regarding the issue of timely warnings concerning crimes, reported to Fontbonne Security or local law enforcement. A complete copy of Fontbonne’s Timely Warning Policy can be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/public-safety/emergency-procedures/.
To subscribe to our text-messaging system for receiving notifications to mobile phones about “emergencies” on campus (i.e., classes cancelled because of snow, security incidences, etc.), all students, faculty and staff should use complete the form online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/public-safety/text-message-alerts/.
MISSING STUDENT POLICY
Fontbonne University will follow the conditions of the Jeanne CLERY Act regarding issues of a missing student. For a complete copy of this policy, see https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/public-safety/missing-student-program/.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY
Fontbonne University is committed to the education and development of students, faculty and staff regarding the prevention of drug and alcohol use. In order to provide the best possible educational environment, students are expected to attend class and employees are required to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition. It is the intent and obligation of the College to provide a drug- and alcohol-free, healthy, safe, and secure environment in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act and the Drug Free School and Communities Act.
Students and employees, as a condition of employment, must abide by the terms of this policy and report any convictions under a criminal drug/alcohol statute for violations occurring on or off College premises, at College-sponsored activities, or while otherwise conducting College business. A report of conviction must be made to the President’s Office within five days of the conviction. This requirement is mandated for all employees by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
A complete copy of this policy will be distributed each year to students and staff. A copy of the policy is also available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/public-safety/drug-and-alcohol-abuse-prevention-policy/.
Much publicity and concern have arisen during the past several years about college students contracting meningitis, although the disease is considered rare.
Students living in residence halls may have a higher risk of contracting meningitis. The American College Health Association states that all college students should consider vaccination to reduce their risk. Students should consult their family doctor or area health clinic for more information and recommendations. All students who reside in Fontbonne’s residence halls should review all of the information about infectious diseases and consider the recommendations AND must show proof of meningitis vaccination or sign a waiver of liability.
More information about the Meningococcal Vaccination is available online at http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/vaccine-info.html.
STUDENT OUTCOMES/STUDENT-RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
GRADUATION, RETENTION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES
Fontbonne University is committed to providing a learning environment and support system which encourage students to achieve their educational goals. Whether a student is engaged in a single course or a full program of study, Fontbonne is dedicated to student success. For a complete report of graduation and retention rates, go online at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=fontbonne&s=all&id=177418.
COLLEGE NAVIGATOR WEBSITE
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides a College Navigator website for each college to assist students in their search of finding the right college. Fontbonne’s information is available online at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Fontbonne+University&s=MO&id=177418.
EMPLOYMENT FOR GRADUATES
Information about job placement rates and types of employment obtained by Fontbonne graduates, may be obtained online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/career-development/career-outcomes-first-destination-information/. More information about Fontbonne’s Career and Placement Services is available online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/campus-life/career-development/career-outcomes-first-destination-information/.
ATHLETIC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
As a member of the NCAA Division III, Fontbonne University does not provide scholarships to student athletes for their athletic performance. In order for a student to achieve his/her greatest potential, regular attendance in all classes is necessary. Fontbonne University expects all students including student athletes, to exert every effort to achieve their highest level of academic potential. Therefore, guidelines for class attendance and academic progress will be followed.
As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men’s and women’s sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. A copy of the current disclosure is available online at http://www.fontbonnegriffins.com/athletics/Compliance/index.
For more information, contact the Athletic Department at:
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
ADDITIONAL CONSUMER INFORMATION
As required by National Voter Registration Act and the Higher Education Act, Fontbonne University encourages students who meet voter registration guidelines to register to vote and participate in the democratic process for all federal and state elections. Sixty (60) days prior to general and special elections for federal offices and elections of the Governor and other chief executives of the State of Missouri, Fontbonne will make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information and forms to our enrolled degree-seeking students. Voter Registration Qualifications include: 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote, U.S. Citizen, and Missouri Resident.
Missouri residents can access the forms necessary to register to vote at www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.aspx.
Additional information can be found on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/Register2Vote/.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Each educational institution which receives Federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT
Fontbonne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in employment or in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, educational programs, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other programs and activities. Furthermore, Fontbonne University prohibits retaliation against anyone who either opposes unlawful discrimination, assists or participates in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination, or exercises that person’s rights under any law that forbids discrimination.
The Fontbonne University coordinators for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination are:
Vice President for Finance and Administration
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-8017
Fax: (314) 719-8023
All other inquiries concerning nondiscrimination, including equal opportunity and Title IX, should be directed to one of the following people:
Director of Academic Services
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-3627
Fax: (314) 719-3614
A complete copy of Fontbone’s Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Policy can be found online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/.
The Fontbonne Complaint Policy is available to students and other stakeholders who have a complaint regarding the College not covered by existing academic policies, student conduct policy, sexual harassment policy, etc. When possible, an individual with a complaint should attempt to resolve the concern with the personnel having direct responsibility at the source of the complaint. If the complaint is not resolved through this informal process, the complaint should be put in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs. A complete copy of Fontbonne’s Complaint Policy can be found in the Policy Handbook online at https://www.fontbonne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Code_of_Student_Character_and_Conduct_Final_Version_July_26_2015.pdf.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education serves as a clearinghouse for postsecondary student complaints. This webpage contains information about the complaint process and includes instructions on how to file a formal complaint. Note that the policy provides that a student who wishes to file a complaint with the department must first exhaust all formal and informal avenues provided by the institution to resolve disputes. The MDHE complaint policy may be found at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION.pdf.
The Missouri Attorney General’s Office website may be found at http://ago.mo.gov.