Additional rights and responsibilities can be found under Academic Policies.

The University expects its students to act responsibly. University community regulations are designed to facilitate growth and development of individual responsibility, not to restrict freedom of behavior.

Continued membership in the Mount student body is contingent upon responsible behavior. A detailed description of students’ rights and responsibilities is outlined in the Student Handbook.

Formal Complaints

Students may register concerns in a variety of ways ranging from informal conversations, formal appeals, to feedback on evaluation surveys. If a student wants to register a formal complaint it must be submitted in writing or by email (the official communication medium at the Mount). Written/emailed formal complaints should describe the issue or concern and must include the student's name, signature (electronic signature acceptable), and date. Formal complaints should be submitted to the Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Support, the Dean of Students, or the President, who will determine if further action is necessary.

Before filing a general complaint through this process, students may wish to consider if alternate complaint or grievance procedures are more appropriate.  These include, but may not be limited to, Academic Grade Appeal, Academic Dishonesty Appeal Process, Appeals/Petitions for Reinstatement, Disability Related Grievance Procedures, Informal Resolution and Formal Investigation and Resolution of concerns related to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, misconduct, and retaliation, and student disciplinary procedure appeal process.    Information on these procedures can be found in the Student Handbook and/or the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs.  Students may also contact Linda Panzeca, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer/Title IX Coordinator at linda.panzeca@msj.edu  for additional information regarding complaint procedures.

Legal Penalty for Tampering with Education Records

No person shall knowingly tamper with records (files, documents, etc.) held at Mount St. Joseph University, or tamper with computer software or data, or knowingly gain unauthorized access to computer systems. Ohio Revised Code 2913.04 and 2913.42 defines and establishes criminal codes for tampering with records and unauthorized access to computer systems. Violators are subject to state prosecution. The University’s policy for addressing cases of record tampering or unauthorized access to computer systems can result in a person’s 1) suspension, 2) rescission of a Mount degree if the violation is discovered after graduation, or 3) prosecution.