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Non Discrimination Statement

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/Athletic Convocation and Wellness 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 Counseling and Disability Services department, St.Joseph’s Hall, room 101, or call (814) 886-6515. 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. All requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to an effective date of implementation.

Accrediting Agencies

State of Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Information regarding complaint processes can be found at PDE’s Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education website.

For additional Information, please contact:

Division of Higher & Career Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Post-secondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228
Fax: 717.722.3622

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mount Aloysius College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In March 2015, a team of evaluators from MSCHE visited 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

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“Middle States”) has two established means for receiving comments from students, employees, and members of the public about its member institutions: (1) complaints involving member and candidate institutions and (2) third-party comment.

Middle States expects individuals to attempt to resolve issues through the College’s own published grievance procedures before submitting a complaint to the commission.

Individuals interested in submitting a written complaint or third party comment in accordance with Middle States policy should contact the commission at:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Tel: 267-284-5000.

ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

CAPTE: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-3245
CAAHEP: American Association of Medical Assistants
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 899-1500

CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation for Programs of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

CAAHEP: Joint Commission on Accreditation for Programs of Surgical Technology
515 North State Street
Suite 7530
Chicago, IL 60610-4377
(312) 464-4636

CCIE: Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education

NAACLS: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Fax: (773) 714-8886

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: (717) 787-8503

Other Affiliations
National Collegiate Honors Council
Radford University
Box 7017
Radford, VA 24142-7017
(540) 831-6100

Annual Security and Fire Report 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

Find the reports on our Campus Safety page.

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.

Distance Education – State by State Approvals

The United States Department of Education, through the Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions offering distance education programs to determine eligibility to offer these programs to students residing in other states.

Each state has specific regulations governing what institutions outside of their state must do in order to provide distance education experiences to its state’s residents.

Mount Aloysius College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:

  • more efficient, effective, and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
  • more effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/ distance education offerings; and
  • less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve.

As a member of NC-SARA, Mount Aloysius College may offer distance education courses/programs in 47 of 50 states.  Currently, the only states who are not member of NC-SARA are California, Florida, and Massachusetts.  Interested students residing these states should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission  before making any arrangements for enrollment.


NOTE: If you are a resident of one of the states not yet approved, please contact Mount Aloysius College before enrolling in an online course.

More information regarding NC-SARA can be found here.

Federally Mandated Complaint Process by State

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education programs to provide
all enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with regional
accrediting agencies and with the appropriate state agency designated to receive and process complaints
in the student’s home state. Many external agencies require that all institutional procedures be followed
before a concern will be considered. Before contacting one of these agencies, Mount Aloysius College
encourages students to inform the College of their complaints first. We are eager to listen to our
students and assist them in resolving any issues they may have with the College.

State of Pennsylvania

State of Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Information regarding complaint processes can be found at PDE’s Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education website.

For additional Information, please contact:

Division of Higher & Career Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228
Fax: 717.722.3622

Mount Aloysius College is regionally accredited by the  Middle States Commission on Higher Education  (MSCHE). For a copy of College’s current MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) please go to Mount Aloysius College’s status page on the MSCHE website.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State/U.S. Territory

New federal regulations require Mount Aloysius College to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where each student resides. Students should click on their state of residence to review its process in the event that they should have a complaint about Mount Aloysius College.


 Alabama  Hawaii  Massachusetts  New Mexico  South Dakota
 Alaska*  Idaho  Michigan  New York  Tennessee
 Arizona  Illinois  Minnesota  North Carolina  Texas
 Arkansas  Indiana  Mississippi  North Dakota*  Utah
 California  Iowa  Missouri  Ohio  Vermont
 Colorado  Kansas  Montana*  Oklahoma  Virginia
 Connecticut  Kentucky  Nebraska  Oregon  Washington
 Delaware*  Louisiana*  Nevada  Puerto Rico*  West Virginia*
 District of Columbia  Maine*  New Hampshire  Rhode Island  Wisconsin
 Florida  Maryland  New Jersey*  South Carolina  Wyoming*


* Where no specific complaint processes is listed, the link provided is to the state department of education, higher education system, or consumer protection agency (where appropriate).

General Student Complaint Policy Hazing Policy 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

Read the Missing Student Policy here.

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.

Study Abroad at Mount Aloysius College

You can view more information about Study Abroad opportunities here.

Vision 2025

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Join the Vision 2025 – Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

We have studied, talked, listened, and asked what we as a community can do to move Johnstown forward.  Together, we have created Vision 2025. You are invited to review its findings, learn of next steps and how our community can take them together. Vision 2025 is a community-based effort that has created a vision around bettering our community through a strategic focus around three core areas: a vibrant local economy, life-sustaining landscapes, and a strong sense of community, all guided by an inclusive good governance model. Visioning is the first step in seeing where to go and deciding how to get there. It’s working in large places such as Pittsburgh and in smaller Pennsylvania communities such as Media. Now is the time for Johnstown. The project team gathered information and input from a number of sources, including a community priority survey conducted through the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat in September of 2014, community planning documents, interviews with over two dozen community leaders and facilitated listening sessions with over 100 additional community members. To learn about the findings, view the Vision 2025 summary. Get Involved! Like us on Facebook to follow the progress. You can also sign up to receive more information and be invited to follow up meetings of Vision 2025.

Withdrawal from the College

The student wishing to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College can obtain the required form from the Registrar’s Office. The student should obtain their advisor’s signature on the form and is strongly encouraged to discuss the decision to withdraw with their advisor. The completed form must be turned into the Registrar’s Office to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College. The Registrar will notify the student’s advisor, the Business Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, the Director of Retention and Advising, and the Office of Student Affairs. Students should be aware of the consequences of failing to complete an official withdrawal form.

Withdrawal from College – Administrative
Attendance has been proven to be a key factor in academic success. For this reason, students are expected to attend all classes. Failure to attend class may result in the student being withdrawn from the course or failing the course. Administrative withdrawal refers to the involuntary withdrawing of students from enrollment in classes due to excessive absences. An administrative withdrawal from courses or from the College may occur at any time during the semester. The Registrar in consultation with and recommendation from faculty, Academic Advising Coordinator, or other administrative offices has the authority to carry out an administrative withdrawal. The Registrar will notify the student by email that an administrative withdrawal has been initiated. The student will have three (3) days to respond to the Registrar before the withdrawal takes effect. Any student who is administratively withdrawn from a course or from the College has the right to make an appeal in writing. See the Registrar for further information on the administrative withdrawal policy and for information on the appeal process.

Other Policies and Procedures


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