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    Iona College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditations, Memberships, Policies


lona College is chartered, empowered to grant degrees, and has its programs registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, State Education Building - 2nd floor, West Mezzanine, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 472-3862. Iona College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215) 662-5606.

Additional Accreditations

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - ACEJMC
(Department of Mass Communication, Iona College)

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - ABET
(Department of Computer Science, Iona College)

The American Chemical Society - ACS
(Department of Chemistry, Iona College)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - AACSB International
(The Hagan School of Business, Iona College)

The Council on Social Work Education - CSWE
(Department of Social Work, Iona College)

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation - NCATE/CAEP
(Department of Education, Iona College)

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy  Education - COAMFTE
(Marriage and Family Therapy, Iona College).

The National Association of School Psychologists - NASP
(Department of Psychology, Iona College)

College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
(Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center)

Accreditation Candidate, Council on Academic Accreditation, American Speech Language Hearing Association
(Speech Language Pathology, Iona College)

Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act

lona College informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.

Local policy explains in detail the procedures used by the College for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy can be found in the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office also maintains a directory of records which lists all educational records maintained on students by this institution.

Questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Registrar.

Student Participation in Established Religious Observations

It is the policy of lona College that students should
not experience adverse or prejudicial effects as a result of their religious beliefs or practices. If a student notifies an instructor in writing within fifteen days of the beginning of a semester that the student will be absent from class on a particular day or days due to participation in an established religious observance, there will be no penalty for absence. If an examination or other course requirement is missed, an opportunity will be provided to satisfy the requirement.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Prohibiting Sex Discrimination in Education

lona College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, as required by Title IX Regulations of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 86 of the Regulations of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. This requirement not to discriminate in educational programs and activities extends to employment therein.

For additional information about Title IX, please contact:
Tracey Wilmot
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
McSpedon Hall, Second Floor
Office of Human Resources
(914) 633-2067
twilmot@iona.edu

It is College policy that all members of the lona community are responsible for assuring that the College is free from sexual harassment. A full description of policies and procedures regarding College policy on sexual harassment may be obtained in the Office of Student Development or in the Office of Human Resources.

For information regarding the College policy and procedures for Gender and Sexual Harassment, please contact:
Dr. Michael Jordan
Ombudsperson for Harassment and Discrimination
McSpedon Hall, First Floor
Office of the Provost
(914) 633-2206
mjordan@iona.edu

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

lona College does not discriminate on the basis of handicap against otherwise qualified persons by excluding them from participating in, denying them the benefits of, or otherwise subjecting them to discrimination under any College program or activity. In addition, the College provides reasonable auxiliary aids and academic adjustments without charge.

For information regarding disability accommodations for students, please contact:
Marlin Thomas
Section 504 Coordinator
Academic Resource Center, Amend Hall
(914) 633-2226
mthomas@iona.edu

For information regarding disability accommodations for Iona employees, or for information regarding the College policy and procedures for Disability Harassment and Discrimination, please contact:
Dr. Michael Jordan
Ombudsperson for Harassment and Discrimination
McSpedon Hall, First Floor
Office of the Provost
(914) 633-2206
mjordan@iona.edu

Immigration and Nationality Act (RL. 87-1 95)

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Student Consumer Information Requirements

In compliance with both federal and state law, lona College makes available to students and prospective students information about instructional programs, costs of attending the institution, financial assistance available to students, refund policy, qualifications of faculty, graduation rates, and placement of graduates. The vice provost for Student Development is available to assist students in obtaining information specified in the Regulations (Part 53) of the Commissioner of Education. This information is available to prospective students through the director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

lona College maintains a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of national or ethnic origin, race, creed, color, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, affectional preference, citizenship status, or handicap in all its educational programs and employment practices, policies and procedures; there is no unlawful discrimination because of age. The College complies with all state and federal regulations pertaining to equal opportunity, non-discrimination and affirmative action.

In listing these statements, the College chooses to comply with governmental regulations in the letter and spirit of the law. Anyone who observes ways in which the College is in violation of these principles is encouraged to notify the director of Human Resources, lona College, New Rochelle, New York 10801, (914) 633-2067.

For information regarding the College policy and procedures for Harassment and Discrimination, please contact:
Dr. Michael Jordan
Ombudsperson for Harassment and Discrimination
McSpedon Hall, First Floor
Office of the Provost
(914) 633-2206
mjordan@iona.edu