Accreditation and Memberships


Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Council on Social Work Education

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Ohio Board of Nursing



Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Association of College and Research Libraries

Catholic Library Association

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Council of Independent Colleges

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Ohio Library and Information Network

Ohio Private Academic Libraries

Society for College and University Planning

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

The American Library Association of Ohio

The College Board

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

The National Catholic Education Association

The National Library Association

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

University Professional Continuing Education Association




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, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act, 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 access to educational programs and activities, treatment of University Community members, admissions, or with regard to employment. Inquiries may be directed to Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Human Resources Department, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952;; 740-283-6238, 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 the Age Discrimination Act and other applicable non-discrimination laws. Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, Telephone number: 800-421-3481, Fax: 202-453-6012, TDD: 800-877-8339, Email:


Each student who enrolls in the University is subject to all requirements stipulated in this catalog, and enrollment is evidence of the fact that one fully accepts these responsibilities. This includes meeting all graduation requirements.

In view of the changing needs of today’s college graduate, Franciscan University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement during the term of matriculation of any student if such change would, in the opinion of the appropriate faculty and administrative bodies, add to the individual’s education.