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University and Student Rights


Ashland University Rights

The provisions of this catalog are to be considered directive in nature and are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Ashland University. The university reserves the right to make, at any time, the changes it deems advisable in the offerings, regulations and fees stated in this catalog.

Because these rules and regulations are intended to guide the student's progress through the university, each student has the obligation to become familiar with the contents of this catalog and follow the directives as stated.

 Individual Rights

Ashland University is an Equal Opportunity Institution and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all students regardless of disabilities, sex, age, race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin, as per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Each applicant for admission to Ashland University is considered on individual merit. Each applicant's record is reviewed for academic achievement, aptitude and interest in order to admit those students who possess the ability and motivation to benefit from their enrollment at Ashland University 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The purpose of the Act is to require educational institutions and agencies to conform to fair information practices. Ashland University will not release personally identifiable student records on file without prior student consent. Exceptions to this are (1) Ashland University school officials or teachers who have a legitimate educational interest in the student; (2) another school to which the student has applied and intends to enroll; (3) authorized federal and state officials; (4) persons dealing with a student's application for financial aid; and/or (5) parents. It is Ashland University policy that no data from student records be provided to non-university agencies for mailing purposes. 

Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Ashland University, 401 College Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

Directory Information

In accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Ashland University has listed the following data items as "Directory Information" and may release this information for those enrolled without a student‘s consent. For clarification or questions you may contact the Registrar’s Office.

  • Name

  • Local Mailing Address

  • Home Address

  • Phone Number

  • Date and Place of Birth

  • Parent's Name and Mailing Address

  • Email Address

  • Major

  • Class

  • Center Attended

  • Dates of Attendance

  • Full, Half, Part time Status

  • Degrees and Awards Received

  • Previous Institutions Attended

  • Participation in fully recognized activities and sport

  • Photographs, weight, and height of athletic team members

 Student Right to Know Act

In accordance with guidelines for the Student Right to Know Act, Ashland University had a six-year graduation rate of 62.5% for the first-time full-time freshmen who entered in fall 2010.