Students are responsible for completing all of the requirements under one particular catalog. A student’s catalog is determined by the academic year that the student entered St. Mary’s College. The catalog for transfer students (from Maryland public institutions) may be determined by the date that they first began their degree-seeking studies at another public institution in Maryland. Any student may elect to change to a newer catalog by completing a form with the Office of the Registrar. A student may petition the Academic Policy Committee if s/he wishes to follow an earlier catalog.
Areas of Study
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of College and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104; Telephone: 215-662-5606. SMCM was first accredited in November 1959; its latest re-accreditation was June 2011. The programs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland have been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the education of veterans and other eligible dependents.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is fully committed to equal employment and educational opportunities for its employees and students. The College does not discriminate or condone discrimination or harassment in the workplace or academic setting, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as (a) unwelcome conduct based on a legally protected class, including: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law; and (b) that is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individuals’ work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
The College’s definitions of sexual harassment and related issues may be found in section VI.a, “Prohibited Conduct and Definitions,” of the Policy Against Sexual Misconduct.
All workplace and academic policies, programs and activities of the College are and shall be in conformity with applicable federal and State laws on nondiscrimination including, but not limited to: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of 1972 Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The College’s equal opportunity policy applies to the College’s educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic programs. The policy applies to all employment decisions, including those affecting recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits, and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job.
The College’s students, employees, and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.
For questions or concerns about these matters, college employees are encouraged to contact the Assistant Director of Human Resources/AA and EEO Officer in Glendening Hall, phone: (240) 895-4309.
Students are encouraged to contact the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Campus Center 143, phone: (240) 895-4208; and the Title IX Coordinator, Lucille Clifton House, phone: (240) 895-4105, regarding concerns about sex-based discrimination.
Reservation of the Right to Modify
The College reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings, tuition, fees, other charges, or any other contents of this catalog at any time without published notice and without liability. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of the catalog, inaccuracies may occur. Any comments or questions regarding the catalog should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public law 101-542, information on graduation rates and public safety is available online at: http://www.smcm.edu/ir/smcm-glance/ or upon request.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
In accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), disclosure of student information, including financial and academic, is restricted. Release of information other than “directory information” to anyone other than the student requires a written consent from the student.