This official publication of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is published in accordance with the PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policy 1984-09-A. The regulations, provisions, and policies set forth in this handbook are not intended to create any substantive rights beyond those created by the laws and constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and are not intended, in and of themselves to create any cause of action against the State System of Higher Education, the Board of Governors, the Chancellor, an individual president or university, including Kutztown University, or any other officer, agency, agent, or employer of the State System of Higher Education.
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Kutztown University is committed to providing a welcoming climate for all students, employees, and extended community members. We embrace differences in race/ethnicity, gender, religion, ancestry, age, military status, ability, sexual orientation and other characteristics of our increasingly diverse campus. Building and sustaining a sense of community among all stakeholders is key in achieving the University's mission.
The KU Policy Register is a compilation of the official University, administrative, and operational policies and procedures of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this on-line record is to serve the KU community as a source of reliable information and as a foundation on which decisions can be made.
The educational process necessitates change and, therefore, this document must be considered as information representing policy at the time of publication. Each step in the educational process, from admission through commencement, requires continuing review and appropriate approval by University officials. The University, therefore, reserves the right to change the policies and regulations contained in this document.
Consistent with PASSHE Board of Governors Policy (1984-09-A), student activity fee monies shall not be used for any type of partisan political endorsement or for contributions to the campaign fund of any candidate for elective office. Nothing in the following document shall prohibit the payment of speakers' fees to political figures.
Kutztown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Council on Social Work Education, National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education, and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Additionally, the university has received candidacy approval from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.