Franciscan University Vision Statement

Ever mindful of the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscan University of Steubenville takes to heart the divine call directing Francis to “rebuild my Church.” Franciscan University fulfills this mandate by educating and forming men and women of hope to be a transforming presence in the Church and the world. Franciscan offers a dynamic Catholic curriculum integrating faith and reason in an environment in which students, faculty, and staff seek ongoing personal conversion in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The STUDENT HANDBOOK AND ACADEMIC PLANNER is published annually by the Student Life Office. Copies are available to all students of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Each student at Franciscan University is responsible for knowing and observing the policies, procedures, and regulations contained in this handbook as well as additional policies or changes in policy officially distributed during the 2015-2016 academic year. The STUDENT HANDBOOK AND ACADEMIC PLANNER is available in its entirety on the Web at

Non-Discrimination Policy: In compliance with state and federal laws, including (but not limited to) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Franciscan University of Steubenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status (or any other criteria protected by applicable law) in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or with regard to employment. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Human Resources Department, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952;; 740-283-6398, who has been designated by Franciscan University to coordinate its compliance efforts and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX as well as those under Section 504 and other applicable non-discrimination laws. Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to change any provision, program, regulation, or requirement at any time. In the event of a policy change, deletion, or addition, every attempt at notification will be made through any or all campus communications.