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Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires higher education institutions to provide the following consumer information. Accompanying the information is the department responsible; you can request paper copies, or address any concerns with the appropriate department.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

The following information is maintained by the Office of the Academic Dean

ATHLETICS

The following information is maintained by the Athletics Department
  • Vaccination Policy
    • William Penn University follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for immunizations.  Specific requirements for vaccinations in the William Penn University Division of Nursing are published here:  https://www.wmpenn.edu/academics/nursing/nursing-degree/. Immunization records collected will be retained in the Athletic Training Office. Questions may be directed to Abu Ibrahim, Head Athletic Trainer, at 641-673-1293 or by email.
  • Equity in Athletic Report (EADA)
    • The annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs.  For information contact the Athletic Director, Nik Rule at 641-673-2168 or by email.

FINANCIAL AID

The following information is maintained by the Office of Admissions
The following information is maintained by the Financial Aid Office
  • Refusing to certify or delaying the certification of an education loan based on a borrower’s choice of lender.
  • Assigning a first-time borrower to a particular private education loan lender through the student’s financial aid award or another means.
  • Packaging a private education loan in a student’s financial aid award, except when the student is ineligible for other financial aid, has exhausted his or her federal student aid eligibility, has not filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or refuses to apply for a federal student loan.
  • Accepting impermissible gifts, goods, or services from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor. The institution may accept default prevention, financial literacy, or student aid-related educational services or materials, or other items of a nominal value.
  • Accepting philanthropic contributions from a lender, lender servicer, or guarantor that are related to the educational loans provided by the entity that is making the contribution.
  • Serving on or otherwise participating as a member of an advisory council for a lender, lender affiliate, or lender servicer.
  • Accepting from a lender or its affiliate any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide education loan-related services to or on behalf of the lender.
  • Accepting fees or other benefits in exchange for endorsing a lender or the lender’s loan products.
  • Requesting or accepting an offer of funds for private education loans from a lender, in exchange for our promise to provide the lender with placement on a preferred lender list, or a certain number volume of private education loans.

This institution is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success. To accomplish this goal the financial aid staff will consider each student’s individual needs.

A comprehensive Code of Conduct detailing permissible and impermissible activities has been provided to all of our officers, employees, and agents.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following information is maintained by the Office of the Academic Dean
  • Grievance Policy
  • Where Can I File a Complaint With William Penn University? 
  • Where Can I File a Complaint About William Penn University?  William Penn University is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to operate in Iowa and approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  Students who have a question or complaint about the University may contact the Iowa College Student Aid Commission at (877) 272-4456 or file a complaint online at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start
The following information is maintained by the Office of Admissions, the Campus Counselor, and Human Resources
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Abuse
    • Students
    • Employees
      • Alcohol and Drug Policy
        William Penn University recognizes that alcohol and drug use can create health, safety, social, and legal problems. The university is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work and educational environment, free from the use of alcohol and drugs. The university prohibits the unlawful possession, manufacturing, use, sale, or distribution of alcohol (including non-alcoholic beers, since they contain small amounts of alcohol) and illicit drugs by students and employees on William Penn University property or as part of the university activities or sponsored events.Discipline
        In the event of a violation of the Alcohol and Drug Policy, discipline may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
  •  Oral reprimand
  • Written reprimand
  • Suspension (with or without pay)
  • Termination or dismissal
  • Charges being filed
The following information is maintained by the Career Services Office
  • Job Placement Rates and Information
    • Because William Penn University’s mission is educational as opposed to job training, William Penn University does not place students in jobs and does not calculate or advertise placement rates as trade schools do.  While William Penn University does not guarantee employment, our graduates certainly have success in finding employment and in pursing further educational opportunities.

The following information is maintained by the Director of PAC and Student Activities
  • Iowa Voter Registration
    • Download Registration Form
      As a student of William Penn University, you have the right, but are not required, to change your voter registration by completing the attached form and returning it to the auditor’s office in the Iowa county for which you reside. Oskaloosa resides in Mahaska County. Anyone wanting to change their voter registration to Mahaska County would need to submit the attached form to the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office located in the court house at 106 South 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.
  • Student Activities
The following information is maintained by Human Resources

REGISTRAR

The following information is maintained by  the Office of the Registrar
  • Transfer Credit Policy
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • In the 2017-2018 academic year the student body was comprised of individuals from 46 states, plus Puerto Rico, along with representation from 26 different countries.
  • Six Year Graduation Rate for First Year Students 2010
    • Our mission at William Penn University is to provide an opportunity for education to all. From the very beginning, we have stood firm in our belief that there is value in everyone. That concept has been instilled in our faculty and staff as we support and encourage future generations through education.
    • Retention Rates
      Our first-year student retention rates from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 was 51%
    • Graduation Rates
      32 % of Fall 2011 first-time full-time students graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree within 6 years.
      32% of Fall 2008 First-Time Full-Time students graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree within 8 years.
    • First Generation
      45 % of our traditional undergraduate students are First-Generation College students.
    • Master of Business Leadership Program
      Retention Rate: 51% of MBL students enrolled in Fall 2015 were retained to Fall 2016
      Graduation Rate: 85% of students who entered in Fall 2014 graduated within 2 ½ years.
  • Student Body Diversity-Fall 2017

CAMPUS SAFETY

The following information is maintained by the Security Office
    • Missing Persons
      • All individuals should notify either a residence life staff member or security staff member any time they believe a person to be missing by calling 641-673-2123/1084 or Security 641-673-1170. Missing should be understood as not having been seen in a reasonable amount of time (a reasonable amount of time may vary with the time of day and information available regarding the missing person’s daily schedule, habits, punctuality, and reliability).Individuals will also be considered missing immediately if their absence has occurred under circumstances that are suspicious or cause concerns for their safety. Within 24 hours from the time a student has been deemed missing (typically, not present for a 24-hour period of time), designated college staff will notify appropriate authorities and contacts. Designated staff includes the Residence life Co-Directors, Director of the PAC or Director of Security. Notification of the appropriate authorities and contacts refer to the Oskaloosa Police department and either the parent/guardian for students who are not emancipated or the missing person contact for students who are over the age of 18 or an emancipated minor. Missing person contact information will be obtained from the Registrar information students provided for this purpose.
        Missing Student Contact information will be considered confidential and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and will not be disclosed except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.
    • Emergency Alert System
    • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
      • William Penn University, in compliance with the requirements under Title IV Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act Title IX, Violence Against Women Act and Fire Safety, publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report outlines policies and procedures pertaining to campus and fire safety. It includes crime statistics for the most recent three years.
        A printed copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. Call 1-800-779-7366, ext. 1083 or stop by the Security office located in Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union on the Oskaloosa campus to request a printed copy. A copy of the report can be downloaded here as a PDF.
        William Penn University also publishes a Student Handbook and a Faculty/Staff Handbook that contain the policies of the university relative to campus security. These documents contain the procedures for reporting emergencies and crimes along with the resources to contact.
        Each year, the university provides programming and activities designed to make people aware of safety risks and issues. Safety and security programs offered may include, but are not limited to, self-defense, home security, sexual assault, domestic violence and substance abuse. More information about personal safety can be found at www.iowasexoffenders.com.
  • Title IX Policy
  • WPU Title IX Resource Card

Employees are available during normal operating hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM) to help prospective and current students and employees to obtain consumer information.

Financial Aid

NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Kendra Heaton641-673-1061emailAssociate Director of Financial AidPAC 204
Ann Johnson641-673-1184emailFinancial Aid Counselor-Verification SpecialistPAC 204
Cyndi Peiffer641-673-1040emailDirector of Financial AidPAC 204
Kelly Walker641-673-1060emailFinancial Aid Counselor-Federal Work StudyPAC 204