A Framework for Living

Students at Southwestern are given a framework for living, which they will learn to build upon and design to fit their future during their time at Southwestern.

Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs provide the following information to current as well as prospective students.  Much of the information in this document can be accessed on the University website under Student Consumer Information at http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/.

Academic Programs

Detailed information about Academic Programs can be found on the University website at www.swau.edu and in the on-line Bulletin at http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015

Individuals responsible for dissemination of academic information are:

Dr. Amy Rosenthal, Vice President for Academic Administration – Findley Building

Dr. Robert Gardner, Registrar – Records Office – Findley Building

Accreditations

Southwestern’s accrediting information can be found on the university website at:

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5775 


The individual responsible for dissemination of accreditation information is:

Dr. Amy Rosenthal, Vice President for Academic Administration – Findley Building

Alcohol and other Drug Policy

The Employee Drug Policy is distributed to employees by email each year.  A copy can be obtained from the Human Resources Department.

The Student Drug Prevention Policy is available in the Student Handbook on the University website at:  http://www.swau.edu/fileadmin/pdf/StudentHandbook13a.pdf

Individuals responsible for dissemination of the Alcohol and Drug Policy are:

Denise Rivera, Human Resources Directory – Administrative Office – Findley Building

James The, Vice President for Student Services – Administrative Office – Findley Building.

Campus Security Policies, and Crime Statistics and Crime Log

The University Security statistics may be viewed on the University website at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/StudentConsumer/security/

The Individual responsible for dissemination of these policies and statistics is:

Sean Amos, Director, Campus Services – Campus Services Office

 

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Academic integrity policies may be viewed in the University on-line Bulletin at:

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5955

The Individual responsible for dissemination of this information is:

Dr. Amy Rosenthal, Vice President for Academic Administration – Findley Building

        

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. 

Additional information in regard to this restriction, can be obtained by contacting:

Student Financial Services – Findley Building

 

Financial Aid

The Finances section of the University website and the online Bulletin as well as Student Financial Services publications include information about the following:

  • need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional financial assistance programs available to students;
  • eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid;
  • criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award;
  • methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; 
  • financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package;
  • rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans;
  • the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs;
  • how financial aid is handled when students withdraw;
  • and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid.

Federal notices concerning the terms and conditions of federal student loans, entrance and exit counseling information, drug violation penalties, and the code of conduct for financial aid professionals and advisory disclosure are available. 

Individuals responsible for dissemination of financial information are: 

Patricia Norwood, Asst. Financial VP, Student Finance and 

Student Financial Services staff - Findley Building 

 

Fire Safety Report and Fire Log

The fire safety report and fire log can be found at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/firereports

 

The individual responsible for dissemination of safety information is:

Sean AmosDirector of Campus Services – Campus Services Office

 

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation and Retention Rates can be found in the Student Consumer Information section of the website at:  http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/studentoutcomes 


The individual responsible for dissemination of these statistics is:

Dr. Tom Bunch, Director of Institutional Research – Findley Building

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

http://www.swau.edu/fileadmin/pdf/EADA_Update_13.pdf

The individual responsible for dissemination of this information is:

Sean AmosDirector of Campus Services – Campus Services Office

 

 

 

Missing Student Notification Procedures

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/healthandsafety/

The individual responsible for dissemination of safety information is:

Sean AmosDirector of Campus Services – Campus Services Office

 

Net Price Calculator

A federally mandated estimator of college costs can be found at:

https://swau.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx

Individuals responsible for dissemination of this information are:

Enga Almeida, Vice President for Enrollment - Findley Building

Patricia Norwood, Asst. Financial Vice President, Student Finance

 

Placement in Employment

Job placement rates can be found under Student Outcomes in the Consumer Information on the

University website at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/studentoutcomes/

The individual responsible for dissemination of these statistics is:

Dr. Tom Bunch, Director of Institutional Research – Administrative Office – Findley Building.

 

Price of Attendance

The price of attendance including estimated costs for personal, transportation, and living expenses while attending Southwestern is located at:

http://www.swau.edu/finances/2014costs/

Individuals responsible for dissemination of cost information are:

Patricia Norwood, Asst. Financial Vice President, Student Finance, and

Student Financial Services staff – Findley Building.

 

Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Southwestern FERPA policies may be viewed in the on-line Bulletin on the University website at:

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5966

The individual responsible for dissemination of FERPA information is:

Dr. Robert Gardner, Registrar – Records Office – Findley Building

 

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

The institutional and the federal and state aid refund policies and procedures are described in the Finance section of the on-line Bulletin and on the University website and can be viewed at:

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5834

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5835

Individuals responsible for dissemination of refund information are:

Patricia Norwood, Asst. Financial Vice President, Student Finance and

Student Financial Services staff  – Findley Building

 

Services for Students with Disabilities and Campus Maps

The services available to students with disabilities are described in the on-line University Bulletin at:

http://catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2014-2015/5994

The individual responsible for dissemination of this information is:

Dorie Cruz, Director of Students with Disabilities, Counseling & Testing – Scales Hall

 

Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Response Protocol

For more information see:  http://swau.edu/fileadmin/pdf/SWAU_Sexual_Assault_Support.pdf

To meet the requirements for the newly enacted Campus SaVE Act, mandated training for all faculty, staff, and new students will begin in the fall term of 2014.

The individual responsible for directing this process is:

Sean Amos, Director, Campus Services – Campus Services Office

 

Student Body Diversity

Information about student diversity at Southwestern can be found in the Consumer Information section of the University website under General Institutional Information at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/institutionalinfo/

The individual responsible for dissemination of this information is:

Dr. Tom Bunch, Director of Institutional Research – Administrative Office – Findley Building

 

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Teacher Preparation Program statistics can be viewed under the Student Consumer Information section of the University website at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/teacherprep/

The individual responsible for dissemination of Teacher Preparation Program information is:

Dr. Marcel Sargeant, Professor, Education – Pechero Hall

 

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Textbook information for Southwestern courses can be found at the on-line University Bookstore at:

http://swau.textbooktech.com/

The individual responsible for dissemination of textbook information is:

Marcela Wall, Director, Bookstore – Mabee Center

 

Vaccination Policies

The University vaccination policy can be viewed in the on-line Student Handbook at:

http://www.texasmedclinic.com/_images/upload/Meningitis%20Requirements%20for%20Students.pdf

Individuals responsible for dissemination of vaccination policies is:

James The, Vice President for Student Services – Findley Building

 

Voter Registration

Information on how to register to be able to vote in public elections can be found on the University website under Student Consumer Information at:

http://www.swau.edu/aboutus/student-consumer-information/voters/

The individual responsible for dissemination of voter registration information is:

James The, Vice President for Student Services – Findley Building

 

State of Texas – Student Complaint Process

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) adopted rules codified under Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110 - 1.120, on October 25. 2012. The rules create a student complaint procedure to comply with the U.S. Department of Education's "Program Integrity" regulations, which require each state to have a student complaint procedure in order for public and private higher education institutions to be eligible for federal Title IV funds. In December 2011, the Office of Attorney General of Texas issued an opinion stating that THECB has authority under Texas Education Code Section 61.031 to promulgate procedures for handling student complaints concerning higher education institutions. Instructions for filing a complaint can be found at:

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5-03D4-9CCE-40FA9F46F2CD3C9D

 

Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Complaint Process

The complaint process for the institution’s accreditation organization can be found at:

http://www.sacscoc.org/FAQTOC.asp

 

Federal Student Loan Disputes

Please use the following information to contact the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group:

Via online assistance: studentaid.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare

Via telephone: (877) 557-2575

Via fax: (202) 275-0549

Via mail:  U.S. Department of Education

FSA Ombudsman Group

830 First Street, NE, Mail Stop 5144

Washington, DC  20202-5144