Compliance Notifications

This bulletin is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.  Announcements in this bulletin concerning regulations, fees, curriculum, or other matters, are subject to change without notice.

Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the admission of students, educational policies and programs, employment policies, and activities.  In addition, Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of religion in the admission of students and student access to educational programs.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY 40390; 859-858-3511, ext. 2357.

In conformity with the pertinent requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 enacted by the Congress of the United States, Asbury University does not within the context of its religious principles, its heritage, its mission and its goals discriminate on the basis of sex in the areas of employment, admission, educational programs, or other activities.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to Asbury University may be addressed to the responsible employee named pursuant to Section 86.8 of the Regulations.

As a Christian liberal arts university, the academic programs at Asbury are dedicated to exploring all knowledge and are committed to the ideal that "all truth is God's truth."  From time to time in this exploration of knowledge and commitment to know God's truth, topics and opinions may be addressed by professors and through course assignments which conflict with biblical teaching and campus behavioral expectations.  Students should expect that their own personal understanding of truth may need to be stretched and questioned throughout the educational process.  This is not always an easy process and may lead to some discomfort.  Students are encouraged to interact with their professors and advisors when such situations arise.  Students experiencing significant tension regarding these matters and who do not feel that their concerns are being resolved are encouraged to follow the relevant appeals processes outlined in this Bulletin.

It is the policy of Asbury University to comply with students’ rights to privacy and access regarding their educational records as provided in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment.  A complete statement of the official University policy is available in the Registrar’s Office.

Current information, known as “directory information,” may be disclosed to third parties in accordance with the provision of the Buckley Amendment.  The following categories of student information have been determined by the University to be “directory information” and may be released without the student’s consent and with no record made of the inquiring party:  student name, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees, honors and awards received, most recent previous school attended and photograph.  Currently enrolled students may, however, direct the University not to disclose the items of information above by notifying the Office of the Registrar, in writing, by the end of the Drop/Add period of the fall semester.

As required by the Student Right-to-Know Act (101-542), Asbury University hereby reports that the graduation rate for the cohort of first-time (new), full-time freshmen who entered in Fall 2001 cohort is 64.0%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2002 cohort is 71.2%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2003 cohort is 65.1%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2004 cohort is 62.9%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2005 cohort is 70.3%;  the graduation rate for the Fall 2006 cohort is 75.7%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2007 cohort is 64.1%; the graduation rate for the Fall 2008 cohort is 65.5%; and the average for these eight cohorts is 67.2%. This represents the number of students in the cohort who earned a degree within six years of freshmen matriculation.  Questions regarding these statistics should be addressed to the registrar.

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (1994), Asbury University completes the Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (34 CFR 668.47).  Copies of this report may be requested from the Director of Athletics, Asbury University.


2015-2016 BULLETIN  08/17/2015