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Non Discrimination Statement

Mount Aloysius College strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status in the administration of its admissions and employment practices, educational policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or any other College administered program.

Any person with limited language skills will be eligible for assistance in language skills from the College upon request. The College will provide such assistance to assure that any person with limited English language skills will not have language act as a barrier either to admission or to participation in programs of the College.

Inquiries or requests for information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s designated Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630. Tel: (814) 886-6472.

If you have questions or need information regarding specific accommodation(s), including physical access to campus facilities, please contact the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, at the telephone number or address listed above. Any request(s) for accommodation should be made with as much advance notice as possible in order to provide sufficient time for the College to review and respond to your request in a timely manner.

Annual Fire Report for Student Housing

Annual Fire Report for Student Housing

Statistics and Related Information Regarding Fires in Residential Buildings 2011 and 2010.
Buildings Located at 7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Total Fires in Each Building
Incident Number
Cause of Fire
Number of Injuries That Required Treatment at a Medical Facilty
Number of Deaths Related to a Fire
Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire
Number of Fire Drills Held
St. Gertrude’s Hall1992Burnt food on stove00$03
St. Joseph’s Hall11024Fan motor burned00$30.003
Ihmsen Hall0N/AN/A00$02
McAuley Hall11066Burnt hair with hair straightner00$0.002
Misciagna Hall11007Chemical reaction in plastic bottle00$02
Christian Living - 425 Park Ave.0N/AN/A00$02
2010 Statistics Below
St. Gertrude’s Hall1342Microwave malfunction00$1003
St. Joseph’s Hall0N/AN/A00$03
Ihmsen Hall4310Misuse of outdoor heater00$50.002
Ihmsen Hall314Misuse of outdoor heater00$1502
Ihmsen Hall691Dryer motor malfunction00$8002
Ihmsen Hall699Exposed extension cord wires00$252
McAuley Hall0N/AN/A00$02
Misciagna Hall0N/AN/A00$02
Christian Living - 425 Park Ave0N/AN/A00$02

Articulations Campus Alerts and Emergencies

The College “Alert” text message system, email system, phone, voicemail system, internet site and portal page are used for emergency mass notification. Mass notification will be done in a timely manner upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees, unless the notification at that time will compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

Mount Aloysius College tests the emergency plans at least annually by conducting drills. The emergency mass notification procedures are tested by using the same procedures for campus weather delays and cancellations which happens at least once a year. Small samples of telephone numbers are used for testing from the spring through the fall.

Clery Act Crime Statistics

Clery Act Crime Statistics Reporting Table

On-Campus Property
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
Non-Campus Property
Public Property
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter20110000
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter20100000
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter20090000
Negligent Manslaughter20110000
Negligent Manslaughter20100000
Negligent Manslaughter20090000
Sex Offences, Forcible20110000
Sex Offences, Forcible20100000
Sex Offences, Forcible20090000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible20110000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible20100000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible20090000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Formal Report20111100
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Formal Report20100000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Formal Report20090000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Confidential Report20110000
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Confidential Report20101100
Sex Offences, Non Forcible Confidential Report20091110
Aggravated Assault20110000
Aggravated Assault20101000
Aggravated Assault20090000
Motor Vehicle Theft20110000
Motor Vehicle Theft20100000
Motor Vehicle Theft20090000
Arrests: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20110000
Arrests: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20100000
Arrests: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20090000
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20111100
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20100000
Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.20090000
Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations20110000
Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations20100000
Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations20090000
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations20111100
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations20100000
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations20094400
Arrests: Liquor Law Violations20110000
Arrests: Liquor Law Violations20101000
Arrests: Liquor Law Violations20090000
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations2011525200
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations2010393900
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations2009323100

Copyright & Filesharing

To ensure that campus computing resources are being used reasonably, ethically and appropriately, the following guidelines have been implemented:

  • Unauthorized use of facilities, networks or passwords is prohibited;
  • Users must ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all files and programs; facilities should not be used to: install, run or copy software without a license to do so; create or install viruses; conduct commercial business; harass others; transmit offensive material; guess or decrypt passwords of others; deprive authorized users of access; secure a higher level of privilege than permitted by the College; change or delete another user’s files or software without her/his permission.
  • Users should not damage, change settings, reconfigure or create unnecessary traffic on College-owned hardware or software.
  • Please note that Residence Hall students may purchase network cards at the campus bookstore. Computer services staff will assist with installation. Email for assistance.
  • To help save space on the server, email messages will be purged after 180 days.
  • Students may also create personal web pages. This policy may be found on the portal page under documents, forms and policies.

Mount Aloysius College recognizes and adheres to federal copyright laws regarding legal use, performance, and display of copyrighted works of others. The College expects all of its members, including faculty, staff, and students to obtain permission from copyright owners for uses protected by copyright law, except in instances where the use is deemed to be allowed under exemptions for academic institutions and libraries.

Mount Aloysius College does not support any of its users illegally downloading, installing, or sharing copyrighted electronic works of others. Users who participate in such practice are subject to disciplinary action by the College including dismissal, in addition to civil and criminal penalties constituting fines and/or imprisonment. The College further implements measures to restrict access to copyrighted works used in the online classroom only to authorized students of a course.

The College exercises its right to use copyrighted materials outlined in exemptions for fair use, face to face teaching, online teaching, and library circulation of materials. The College further educates its community of users on the legal and ethical uses of copyrighted information.

Did you know that copyright infringement is against the law and by downloading music or videos you may be in violation of this law? “Intellectual property” or more in particular “copyright” covers most artistic works including, but not limited to: music, films, videos, and software. Title 17 of the United States Code recognizes that among other exclusive rights of the copyright holder of audio and visual works are the sole rights to reproduce, display, or perform their work. Furthermore, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 sets forth higher penalties for copyright infringements performed via the Internet.

What you need to know when using the network and Internet at Mount Aloysius College

As your Internet provider it is our obligation to inform you that illegal downloading of copyrighted material is not permitted. Network equipment is installed and in place in an effort to deter this type of downloading. While this technology is constantly changing, it is your responsibility to be sure that you are acting within the law.

The College network alerts the IT staff of users that use excessive bandwidth. This may be further investigated and your access may be terminated until a determination can be made as to the activity taking place. In most situations such as this, computers are infected with viruses or trying to act as a server for distribution of illegal downloading.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) programs such as LimeWire, BearShare, Bit Torrent, etc are file sharing programs that facilitate downloading of files. Be extremely cautious if you have any of these programs installed on your computer. These programs contribute to the spread of computer viruses and also may result in identity theft. That is to say that YOUR IDENTITY may be stolen by criminals using this software.

All campus computing falls under the guidelines of the Computer Use Policy. Be sure to read and follow it.

What are the consequences of downloading copyrighted files from the Internet?

    1. Potential lawsuits by recording companies and copyright holders such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In a recent case of RIAA vs. Jammie Thomas, Ms. Thomas was fined $2 million dollars ($2,000,000).
    2. Your identity may be stolen.
    3. Viruses or worms can be introduced on your computers that use P2P programs.


 Where can you find out more information about copyright and music downloading?

What legal sources are there for downloading files?

Please note that using a legal service such as those provided below DOES NOT PROTECT you from being prosecuted for illegal downloading or uploading with another program. Always review the terms and conditions of any site you use to download files.

Directory Information

The law provides students the right to expect that information in their educational records will be kept confidential, disclosed only with their permission or under provisions of the law. One such provision allows the release of “Directory Information” without the student’s permission. Directory information is a type of information that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released.

At Mount Aloysius College, directory information includes name, address, telephone listing, email address, photographs, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, honors, awards, most recent educational institution attended, and weight and height for athletes.

This information that the College has identified as directory information and that it routinely releases without a student’s explicit permission can also be made confidential at a student’s request. For students to do so, they must place their request in writing at the Registrar’s Office. Additionally, the College can refuse to release such information if a request seems improper, e.g., for commercial exploitation.

Disability Services

Mount Aloysius College makes every reasonable effort to provide qualified students with disabilities the opportunity to take full advantage of programs, practices, services and facilities. Students with disabilities who wish to request an accommodation are required to do so through the Director of Counseling and Disability Services, St. Joe’s, Room 101 or call (814)886-6515.

At that time, students will be required to complete a formal request for accommodation and provide the necessary documentation. All requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to an effective date of implementation.

Upon receipt of the completed request form and documentation supporting the request, the Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the request, meet with the student and determine what accommodations are warranted and will be approved. For any request for accommodation to be implemented, it must be formally approved.

The Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the request, meet with the student, and determine what accommodations are warranted and will be approved. For any request for accommodations to be implemented, it must be formally approved.

The College’s policy complies with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX and Section 504 of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and all other applicable Federal, State, and Local statutes, regulations, and guidelines.


Designated handicapped accessible residence hall spaces are available for students with physical disabilities. The Administration Building, Pierce Hall, Academic Hall, Library and Cosgrave Center have elevators and a wheelchair accessible entrance. Students requiring alternative classroom seating may request such through the Counseling and Disability Services department.


Information contained in this website is subject to change without notice at any time. While Mount Aloysius College makes every effort to keep information in this website up to date, the College does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Information in this website should not be considered accurate or complete unless confirmed in writing by Mount Aloysius College.

The provisions of this website are not to be construed as representing contractual or any other obligations of Mount Aloysius College. Mount Aloysius College expressly reserves the right to increase, decrease, withdraw, cancel, reschedule, repeal, change, modify or amend any provisions, policies, requirements, rules, charges, fees, expenses, courses, programs of study, degrees, and other academic regulations.

Reference within this website to any specific commercial products, services, manufacturers or providers does not consititute or imply their endorsement by Mount Aloysius College. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Mount Aloysius College.

Mount Aloysius College will not be held responsible for the content of websites connected to this website but published by other parties. In providing links to these sites, Mount Aloysius College neither endorses the publishers nor attests to the accuracy of their information.

This information is available in alternative media on request. Contact the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, at (814) 886-6472 for further information.

Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to dismiss a student from the College for cause at any time. It also reserves the right to impose probation, suspension or other disciplinary action on any student whose conduct or achievement is unsatisfactory. When a student is dismissed or suspended for cause, there will be no refund of tuition or fees paid. Neither will there be any refunds in the event the operation of Mount Aloysius College is temporarily suspended as a result of any act of God, strike, work stoppage, disruption, or any other reason beyond its control.

Middle States Accreditation

Mount Aloysius College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In March 2014, a team of evaluators from MSCHE will visit the campus for the college’s re-accreditation process. Comments from the community may be sent to MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Phone: 267-284-5000

Military Leave Policy

Students interested in requesting a leave for military purposes should contact the Registrar’s Office located in the Main Building (886-6400) and present an original copy of the military orders indicating the need to leave the College for active duty purposes. The Registrar’s Office will explain the withdraw process and veteran’s readmission policy. A withdrawal form should be completed and signed. The reason on the form should be “Military.”

Missing Person Notification

If a member of the Mount Aloysius College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Safety & Security Department at (814) 886-6327. The on-duty Officer will initiate an investigation. After investigating the missing person report, should it be determined that the student is missing, MAC will notify Cresson Township Police and the student’s emergency contact.

Privacy Statement

Mount Aloysius College is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of visitors to our website. It is the College’s intention to give the end user as much control as possible over personal information. Collecting information is an inherent part of the normal operation of our sites (and of practically all Internet sites). This Statement describes what information is collected, how it is collected, why it is collected, and how it may be used. After reading it, users can make informed decisions about whether and how to make use of our various Internet services.

Logs from our Server

Mount Aloysius College’s internet hosts collects and store information sent by the Web browser when it makes a request for Web content. Information that is collected may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address being used by a user’s computer, or by the firewall or proxy server of the user’s network; the hostname associated with that address; the date and time the browser made the request; what page or file was requested; the page the browser “came from” immediately before the request; and “User agent” information, which normally includes the browser software and operating system the computer is currently running.

These logs are stored for the purpose of analyzing trends in how people are using our website. With this information, the College’s Marketing Department can identify the pages that our viewed the most, what time most of our guests are visiting, and other pertinent information that helps us to continue to improve the quality of the website.

Conducting Surveys – On-line and Off-Line

From time to time, Mount Aloysius College may conduct online surveys. As part of the surveys, Mount Aloysius College may collect personal information, with the users permission. Information that is gathered by Mount Aloysius College will be used for internal use only. Mount Aloysius College will never give or sell your information to any other entity. If a visitor does not wish to participate in a survey, they do not have to and have the option to decline.

Marketing information

Mount Aloysius College may collect information from a visitor, with the visitor’s permission, for the purpose of providing additional information or promotional materials, or updates from a previous request. Information collected in this way may be shared with other persons or departments within the college, but will not be shared in any way with persons or organizations that are not part of Mount Aloysius College, unless necessary to fulfill a visitor’s request (for example, providing credit card information to a payment processor to complete a payment transaction).

Links to other Websites

On this website, Mount Aloysius College’s web content does include links to other websites. Mount Aloysius College cannot control what other website do with the collection of personal information.

Strategic Plan - 2013-15

View the strategic plan here. (Also known as: Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System)


Other Policies and Procedures