The University of Mount Union reserves the right to change policies, regulations, courses and fees at any time subsequent to the publication of thisCatalogue. The Mount Union Catalogue in effect at the time of a student’s admission to the University shall govern such student’s degree requirements; anextended period of non-enrollment at the University may, at the time of return, result in a change to requirements as specified in a later issue of theCatalogue.Each student has the responsibility to be aware of and to meet the Catalogue requirements for graduation, and to adhere to all rules, regulations anddeadlines published in this Catalogue and in the Student Handbook.It is the policy of the University of Mount Union not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national orethnic origin, marital or parental status, or disability in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or mayhereafter be required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes,ordinances and regulations. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to (330) 823-2886, Associate Dean of Students, Hoover-Price CampusCenter, or to (330) 829-6560, Director of Human Resources and Employee Development, Beeghly Hall.
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.
To accomplish the mission, the University faculty has established guidelines to help students:
I. Demonstrate Core Abilities
A. Demonstrate ability to acquire and assess information.B. Demonstrate research skills (both quantitative and qualitative).C. Develop ability to think critically.D. Develop ability to think creatively.E. Develop communication skills.
II. Foundational Knowledge and Integration
A. Acquire knowledge in humanities, arts and sciences.B. Demonstrate the use of concepts and methods in humanities, arts, and sciences.C. Develop the ability to view the world from multiple disciplinary perspectives.D. Integrate knowledge and techniques across multiple disciplines.
III. Preparation for Fulfilling Lives
A. Acquire the tools for self-development in order to assess and improve physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth and wellness.B. Find and cultivate intellectual pursuits.C. Find and cultivate pursuits for personal enrichment.
IV. Preparation for Meaningful Work
A. Acquire discipline specific knowledge and skills needed at a professional level.B. Demonstrate use of discipline specific knowledge and skills.C. Integrate discipline specific knowledge and abilities with multiple disciplinary perspectives.D. Develop ability to collaborate with others to solve problems.
V. Preparation for Responsible Citizenship
A. Develop knowledge and appreciation of the individual's culture and other cultures in a global context.B. Understand and employ ethics within diverse cultural, social, professional, environmental and personal settings.C. Demonstrate civic engagement by active involvement in and beyond the classroom.
The University of Mount Union has roots in two traditions. The first of these is the Christian tradition as expressed in the American Methodistmovement of the 19th Century. An important part of this movement was an effort to advance social progress through the establishment of academicallyrigorous institutions which were non-sectarian, as well as racially, ethnically, and gender inclusive. This rich, church-related legacy informs the presentspirit in which Mount Union maintains an advisory and voluntary relationship with the United Methodist denomination. The Church does not directpolicy, administration, academic curriculum, or campus life. The University of Mount Union affirms the spiritual center of all persons and acknowledges the deep impact that spiritual and religious experience hason both cultures and individuals. In light of this, the University takes seriously its dual responsibility to foster the academic study of religious experienceand to provide resources that nurture and enrich the spiritual life of our students and all members of the Mount Union community. As a university of higher education, we neither advocate a particular spiritual heritage nor proselytize on behalf of any religious or sectarian orthodoxy. The other significant tradition of the University of Mount Union is rooted in an historic understanding of the liberal arts. A liberal arts educationprovides students with a broad base of knowledge in addition to training in a specific field of study. At its heart, a liberal arts course of study does notteach a single point of view, but equips and empowers students to form their own conclusions based on critical reasoning. This tradition of learningcontinues at the University of Mount Union.