2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditations, Memberships, Policies

Iona University 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 University 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(Communication Sciences and Disorders, Iona University)

Accreditation Candidate, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
(Occupational Therapy, Iona University)

Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act

Iona University 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 University 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 Iona University 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

Iona University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, as required by federal, state and local laws, including 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:
Jennifer Morris
Interim Title IX Coordinator
McSpedon Hall, Second Floor
(914) 633- 2643

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

For information regarding the University policy and procedures for discrimination and harassment, please contact:
Denise Smith
Director of Human Resources
McSpedon Hall, Second Floor
(914) 633-2067

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

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

For information regarding disability accommodations for students, please contact:
Daneshea Palmer
Director of Student Access/Section 504 Coordinator
Accessibility Services Office, Amend Hall
(914) 633-2366

For information regarding disability accommodations for Iona employees, or for information regarding the University policy and procedures for Disability Harassment and Discrimination, please contact:
Denise Smith
Director of Human Resources
McSpedon Hall, Second Floor
(914) 633-2067

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, Iona University 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.

Equal Opportunity

Iona University maintains a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of national or ethnic origin, race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, affectional preference, citizenship status, or disability in all its educational programs and employment practices, policies and procedures. The University complies with all state and federal regulations pertaining to equal opportunity and non-discrimination.

In listing these statements, the University chooses to comply with governmental regulations in the letter and spirit of the law. Anyone who observes ways in which the University is in violation of these principles is encouraged to notify Denise Smith, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, Iona University, New Rochelle, New York 10801, (914) 633-2067.