The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

Accreditation

Contact: Director of Academic Assessment | Phone: 918-335-6212

Information concerning OKWU’s institutional and specialized accreditations is available in the catalog. Oklahoma Wesleyan University holds accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of North central Association of colleges and Schools. In addition OKWU’s education, business, and nursing programs receive accreditation through program specific organizations.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Phone: 918-335-6269

Information concerning OKWU’s current Traditional and AGS educational programs and course descriptions is available linked and also in the University Catalog. The catalog also includes a listing of current faculty. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs (link to page 4 of the catalog), is available through the campus map. Academic complaints must be filed in writing to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2201 Silver Lake Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.

For general information about Oklahoma Wesleyan University, please visit the catalog.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Enter Oklahoma Wesleyan University as “Name of School” to view OKWU College Navigator information.

Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

Contact: Registrar | Phone: 918-335-6269

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. OKWU publishes a Privacy of Student Records that delineates student rights under FERPA. In addition, OKWU information on confidentiality of student records is published in the University Catalog.

OKWU FERPA Policy

The FERPA policy includes our policy on Request to Disclose, Consent not Required, and Subpoenas.

Contact Information

The contact information sheet provides the most common contacts. If you are unable to reach someone, please call our main campus line at 866.222.8226 for Traditional Students and 866.225.6598 for AGS Students.


Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: IT | Phone: 918-335-6257

Information regarding OKWU’s Internet Usage Policy is available. It is also available in the student handbook and it must be signed when a student creates his/her WebAccess account.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: 918-335-6282

Information concerning the estimated cost of attending OKWU is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log

Contact: VP of Student Development | Email: kwhite@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6289 | Emergency Phone: 911

Information regarding public safety at OKWU is provided in the annual OKWU Security and Fire Safety Reports. The Security Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required. OKWU will make timely reports through Twitter, OKWUeagle.com, OKWUalerts, emails, or other means.

OKWU publishes an annual Fire Log, which includes information regarding fires on-campus including the nature, date, time and location of each fire. To obtain a paper copy of either the Security and Fire Safety report or the Fire Log, contact the Student Development Office.

OKWU Security and Fire Safety Report

OKWU Security and Fire Safety Stats

OKWU Security and Fire Safety Survey

 

Disbursement for Books and Supplies

Online students who are eligible for Pell grant and will be eligible for a refund after the aid has posted may purchase his/her books through the OKWU/Founders bookstore as a charge on their account. The amount of your book purchase will be added to the balance due and deducted from the refund amount after the financial aid posts in August. If you withdraw, drop classes, or lose financial aid eligibility, you will be responsible for repaying this charge along with any tuition or fees that are due.  This is not a grant but is allowing you to use excess financial aid to purchase books prior to the actual financial aid posting onto your account.

How to determine if you are eligible:

If all financial aid is completed prior to October 23, 2012 and is ready to disburse, WebAccess will show an   “anticipated balance”  Books may be purchased with the funds listed in the anticipated balance.

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: VP of Student Development | Email: kwhite@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6289|
Emergency Phone: 911

The OKWU Drug and Alcohol Policy includes the institution’s drug/alcohol policy. The policy provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: 918-335-6282

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. There is a separate, written notice of the penalties for drug violations.

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: 918-335-6282

The General Financial Aid Information document includes information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties. The Title IV Loan Code of Conduct for financial aid employees is also listed.

Net Price Calculator

Students may use the net price calculator to find estimates.

Graduation and Retention Rates

(Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Registrar | Phone: 918-335-6269
Graduation data and retention rates for OKWU full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students are available in the OKWU Data Book. OKWU retention, graduation, and transfer out data are also available in on the OKWU Data book

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Contact: Athletics | Phone: 918-335-6810

The Department of Athletics annually publishes graduation data and retention rates for OKWU student athletes on athletically related aid.

Disclosure to Prospective Student Athletes 2013

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Contact: Athletics | Phone: 918-335-6810

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Department of Athletics publishes information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at OKWU. The EADA report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: VP of Student Development | Email: kwhite@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6289 | Emergency Phone: 911

OKWU’s Missing Student Policy and notification procedures to be followed when an OKWU student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in “Safety and You”, the annual OKWUsecurity and Fire Safety Report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.

Private Lending

Students may utilize private student loans. The self-certification form is available by contacting the financial aid office. OKWU does not have a preferred lender list. We encourage you to research private loans and the terms of the loans carefully and to be sure to use credible banking institutions.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: 918-335-6282

If a student withdraws from or drops a course, OKWU will adhere to its refund policy as published in the University Catalog. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are also available in the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.

By accepting OWKU institutional money, a student agrees to remain in good standing with student life and abide by University policies. If a student is dismissed for any reason, that student forfeits all OKWUmoney for that semester. This means that the dismissed student will have all OKWU scholarship money removed from his/her account and will be responsible to paying that balance. Depending on the amount of OKWU scholarship money, this may be a significant amount of money.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: VP of Student Development | Email: kwhite@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6289

The Support for Students with Disabilities policy shares information on the services and accessibility provided by OKWU for students with disabilities.

Shopping Sheet

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that OKWU will use to notify military students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Registrar | Email: criffe@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6842

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided in the OKWU Data Book. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator.

Teacher Education

Contact: Teacher Ed Program | Phone: 918-335-6227

Title II of the Higher Education Act requires annual reports on the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data. The OKWU University Teacher Education Program publishes an annual report on this topic.

OKWU provides a report annually regarding goals, assurances, pass rate information, program information, an accreditation statement, and other information. This report is available by contacting the School of Education at 918-333-6151.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: University Bookstore | Phone: 918-335-6334

The online OKWU Schedule of Classes includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term. Textbook information is also available directly from the University Bookstore website. A link to the bookstore is also available on the OKWU website.

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Office of Admissions | Email: admissions@okwu.edu | Phone: 918-335-6219
Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are published in the University Catalog. To obtain a copy of the accreditation, approval or licensing information, please contact Academic Affairs.
Contact: Julia Crouch | Phone: 918-335-6212.

Vaccination Policies

Contact: Nurse Deb Cook | Phone: 918-335-6264

Oklahoma Wesleyan University follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for immunizations. Specific requirements for vaccinations are published in the Student Health Department Requirements letter that is mailed to all students.

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the Oklahoma voter registration application form, may be accessed at the state of Oklahoma’s Official website. Nonresident students may find voter information about their specific states through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

University Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Oklahoma Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.