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, by fax, or by email (the official communication medium at the Mount). Written formal complaints should describe the issue or concern and must include the student's name, signature, and date. Formal complaints should be submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Vice President for Student Affairs, or the President, who will determine if further action is necessary.

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.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***