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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.


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


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: Health Partnership (MHP) operates the on-campus health clinic, located on the second level of the Penn Activity Center (PAC). Students are encouraged to bring their immunization records with them while attending William Penn University. A copy of these records will be helpful if they seek medical care at the on-campus health clinic or at any medical facility away from their primary care provider.The state of Iowa requires that all colleges and universities provide information on the meningitis vaccination to incoming students. If you will be living in the residence halls, it is recommended by the CDC that you will receive this vaccination. The vaccination is not required, but it is recommended.According to the CDC website, “meningitis is in inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. A bacterial or viral infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord usually comes with swelling. However, injuries, cancer, certain drugs, and other types of infections also can cause meningitis. It is important to know the specific cause of meningitis because the treatment differs depending on the cause.”Additional information regarding meningitis can be found at: or contact your primary care provider.Contact: Abu Ibrahim, Director of Sports Medicine …… 641-673-1293,
  • 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.


The following information is maintained by the Office of Admissions
The following information is maintained by the Financial Aid Office


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
The following information is maintained by the Residence Life, 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.
    • For more information please view the following:
  • Student Activities
The following information is maintained by Human Resources
  • William Penn University Non-discrimination Statement
    • William Penn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Angella Gambell, Director of Human Resources for William Penn University, at 641-673-1076 or by email.
  • Faculty and Staff Directory


The following information is maintained by  the Office of the Registrar
  • Transfer Credit Policy
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • In the 2019-2020 academic year the student body was comprised of individuals from 44 states, along with representation from 24 different countries.
  • Retention and Graduation Information for First Year Students
    • 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 2019 to Fall 2020 was 61%
    • Graduation Rates
      35% of Fall 2014 first-time full-time students graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree within 6 years
      34% of Fall 2012 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.
    • Graduate Studies
      Retention Rate:  92% of graduate students that entered in Fall 2019 retained to Fall 2020
      Graduation Rate:  76% of students that entered Fall 2018 graduated within 2 ½ years
  • Student Body Diversity (Fall 2020 Cohort)


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
  • 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
Julie Gleason641-673-1060emailFinancial Aid Counselor - Federal Work-Study CoordinatorPAC 204
Kendra Heaton641-673-1061emailAssociate Director of Financial AidPAC 204
Jenn Jennings641-673-1724emailFinancial Aid Counselor-Verification SpecialistPAC 204
Cyndi Peiffer641-673-1040emailDirector of Financial AidPAC 204