Family Educational Rights of Privacy Act
Students are entitled by the Family Educational Rights of Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and by FST policy to examine their academic records.
Title IX of the Education Amendments
FST complies with the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (45 CRF 86) regarding discrimination and allegations of sexual harassment.
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
FST complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) requiring the following notification to students:
“The Franciscan School of Theology requires the campus be drug free. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance while on FST premises is prohibited. Abuse of alcohol on the FST campus is also not allowed. Violation of this policy will be considered cause for dismissal from school. Further information about sanctions, health risks and drug counseling is found in the Student Handbook.”
The complete Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is available on the GTU website. The policy applies to all FST students as well as FST-affiliated GTU Common MA students.
Veterans’ Administration Benefits
Policies related to students eligible for Veterans’ Administration (VA) educational benefits are contained in the Student Handbook. The GTU Consortial Registrar is the certifying official for veteran’s affairs for the member schools of the Graduate Theological Union.
Crime and Safety Report
The Graduate Theological Union highly values the individual and collective security of its students, faculty, and staff. This is so not only because we care about individual safety, but also because safety is a prerequisite for the creation of an academic community devoted to research, learning and teaching.
The Congress and Department of Education have established many requirements for campus crime policies and reporting. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), codified at 20 U.S.C. 1092(f) as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 require that the GTU and its member schools disclose policy information and crime statistics as part of a campus security report published annually. Read the campus security report for the Graduate Theological Union for the academic year 2012 – 2013 here.