General Institutional Information

Accreditations & Approvals

四色AV Hill University is accredited nationally by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. The Commission is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.



Availability of Information (for Students)

鈥⊿tudents are notified annually of the easiest ways to find information that pertains to them, including information that is made available on the 四色AV Hill website, in the , and in the . 

鈥‵amily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)鈥

鈥⊿tudent Activities 

The Office of Student Involvement plans student activities and programs with the assistance of members from the 四色AV Hill Programming Board (SHPB). Students who have ideas for programs or would like to participate in the selection of campus events and activities are highly encouraged to join the Programming Board. Activities include social and cultural planned events as well as spontaneous programming. A wide variety of activities are offered in order to meet the diverse interests of SHU students. Popular activities include trips to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., various regional amusement parks; Pittsburgh sporting events; museum, ballet, and theatre trips; recent release movie screenings; various types of aerobic classes; and musicians, comedians, and other entertainers on campus. Learn more about student activities here.


In accordance with the , hazing in any form is prohibited in any University-related activity. Any individual(s) in the University community, including faculty, staff, and/or university-sponsored student organizations or clubs that engage in hazing will be subject to immediate disciplinary action.  The University may impose sanctions notwithstanding any civil or criminal liability that violators may be subject to in accordance with the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law.  In accordance with the legal reporting requirements, 四色AV Hill University does not have any violations of its Antihazing Policy or Federal or State laws related to hazing that have been reported to the University in the last five years as of the 2020-21 academic year.

Disability Services

Students with disabilities (permanent or temporary) may need a variety of services, accommodations, or auxiliary aids.  Decisions about these services are based on documentation, interview, knowledge of specific needs, and compliance with 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008.  The Director and Associate Director of Disability Services work closely with students with disabilities to assess and meet individual needs by arranging for reasonable accommodations, which may include readers, notes, extended testing time, distractions-reduced testing environments, and access to special adaptive equipment and e-text, among others.  

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the director at (724) 837-4295 or disabilityservices@setonhill.edu to determine eligibility for services.  All students seeking accommodations MUST self-disclose to the Disability Services Office BEFORE any accommodations can be provided.  Although students may self-disclose at any time, students are strongly encouraged to self-disclose early in their academic careers.  If is recommended that first-year students disclose in the summer before the start of the fall term if possible. 

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Price of Attendance

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A quality education is one of the most important investments you can make. At 四色AV Hill, we’ll work directly with you and your family to create a financial aid offer to help make a 四色AV Hill education as affordable as possible. Our Net Price Calculator is designed to help you estimate your merit scholarship, financial aid and costs.

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鈥ㄢˋcademic Programs, Facilities and Faculty 

鈥∟on-discrimination and Equal Opportunity and Title IX Sexual Harassment

四色AV Hill University, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, age, marital status, familial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Further, the University will continue to take af铿乺mative steps to support and advance these values. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities. This is a commitment made by the University and is in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

For more information, please visit our Harassment-Free Community and Title IX page and view our  and .  Those who have experienced prohibited conduct are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator using the contact information below.  四色AV Hill University students and employees are also able to submit an anonymous report through our .  Complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 421-3481 or by email at OCR@ed.gov.

Michelle Walters, Title IX Coordinator
Email: titleixcoordinator@setonhill.edu
Phone: (724) 552-2923
Office Address: Performing Arts Center G07 or Administration Annex (by appointment)

President Mary Finger, along with presidents from 12 other colleges and universities in southwestern PA, speaks out against sexual violence on college campuses through this special initiative.

University Statement on Peaceful Protest 

四色AV Hill University's mission as a Catholic, 四色AVian university fosters civil discourse and supports peaceful protest on issues that promote the sanctity of human life and the dignity of every person. As we educate students committed to transforming the world, 四色AV Hill admissions decisions for applicants and accepted students will not be affected by disciplinary action taken by schools that result from a student's participation in peaceful, responsible and lawful demonstrations.

Distance/Online Education

Mandatory Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 State Authorization Regulations, effective July 1, 2020, this  is provided by 四色AV Hill University in relation to educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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四色AV Hill University has been approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

State Student Complaint Process


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Elementary Education (Pre K-4) with Special Education (Pre K-12) Program

Student Financial Assistance 

Sample Loan Repayment Schedule

When it comes time to repay your Federal Direct Student Loan, you will need to select a repayment plan. There are several repayment plans: standard, extended, graduated, income contingent, income based, and pay-as-you earn. How much you pay and how long you take to repay your loans will vary depending on the repayment plan you choose. Consolidation loans also have varying repayment plans. 

The Department of Education has loan repayment calculators that students can use to estimate monthly repayment amount(s) for their federal student loans. .

State Grant Information 

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Health & Safety 

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program鈥

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) brochure [required by the Drug Free Schools Act] is published each year and distributed to each student by the Registrar as part of registration. The biennial report is referenced there and is kept on file in the Prevention Services Office. The sanctions are referenced in the AOD task force meeting held at the end of each semester. Minutes are kept on file by the Prevention Services Office and distributed to all AOD task force members. For more information, please view the . 

Vaccination Policies鈥

Please refer to the  for more information or view our Security Report.

Missing Student Policy鈥

四色AV Hill University takes student safety very seriously.  To this end, the following policy has been developed in order to assist in locating 四色AV Hill student(s) living in University-owned, campus housing, which based on the facts and circumstances known to the University, are determined to be missing.  This policy is in compliance with Section 488 of the Higher Education Act of 2008. 

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the 四色AV Hill University Campus Police Department at 724-830-4999.  The 四色AV Hill University Campus Police Department will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

After investigating a missing person report, should the 四色AV Hill University Campus Police Department  determine that the student has been missing for 24 hours, 四色AV Hill University will notify the Greensburg Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.  If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, 四色AV Hill University will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after the 四色AV Hill University Campus Police has determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours.

The University will request of all students each year that they provide, on a voluntary basis, contact information in the event that the student would be reported officially missing during his or her tenure at the University.

If students wish to change their emergency contact information, they may do so by submitting a letter in writing to the Registrar’s Office.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Please refer to Campus Safety.  

Athletic Program 

Voter Registration Information 

Voter registration forms are available in 四色AV Hill’s Office of Financial Services and Registrar or on the

Copyright Policies

Grievances & Appeals

If you are taking any 四色AV Hill courses and you have a complaint about your experience with 四色AV Hill, you have two options.

1. You can follow 四色AV Hill's process for student complaints, detailed below.

Grievance & Appeal Procedures

The following procedure should be followed for those instances in which a student has a concern about a faculty member:

  • The student should make an appointment with the faculty member to discuss the problem and/or concern. This step must take place before any further action can occur. The only exception to a direct meeting with the faculty member is if the student feels she/he is in physical danger.
  • If the student has met with the faculty member and is still not satisfied, she/he should meet with the Dean of the School or Graduate Program Director (or the Department Chair, if a student is in the Visual and Performing Arts School). If appropriate, the Dean of Graduate Program Director may schedule a three-way meeting to discuss the issue(s) being raised. If the concern is not resolved at the Department Chair level in the Visual and Performing Arts Division, the student should make an appointment with the Dean.
  • If the concern is not resolved at the school level, the student should make an appointment with the Provost. Prior to the meeting, the student will be informed that the Provost will consult with the Dean of the School to determine how the issue has been handled to this point. Depending on the student complaint, if the issue is not resolved, the Provost may recommend that the student consider filing a formal academic grievance.
  • If the concern is not resolved after meeting with the Provost and the student has decided not to file a formal academic grievance, the decision of the Provost in these matters is final.

Academic Grievance Board

If any student feels she/he has cause for grievance in academic matters (commonly related to grading practices), the student may request in writing that the Provost initiate the student grievance procedure. The student must explain her/his grounds for grievance, and this request must be made no later than two weeks after grades are posted for the course. The Provost will discuss the matter with the involved faculty and the student, and then help them to establish an ad hoc Grievance Board to call a meeting regarding the grievance. This meeting will take place no later than the second week of the semester following the complaint. This board will consist of two faculty members and two students, agreed upon by both parties, and a fifth member from the University community, chosen by the previously mentioned four. If the faculty involved has not named two faculty members for this board within two weeks, the Provost will appoint them. The Grievance Board will act in an advisory capacity to the Provost. The Grievance Board must make a recommendation within two weeks of the meeting. The decision of the Provost is final in these matters.

You may also contact the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is 四色AV Hill's regional accrediting agency. 

Middle States Commission on Higher Education鈥
3624 Market Street
鈥≒hiladelphia PA 19104-2680
鈥═elephone: (267) 284-5000
鈥‵ax: (215) 662-5501鈥

2. If you reside outside of Pennsylvania while attending 四色AV Hill, in many cases you can file a complaint in the state where you are residing. As required by federal regulations, we direct you to a , compiled and updated by the State Higher Education Executive Officers.