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The 2020-2021 Student Handbook (.pdf) for the 2020-2021 academic school year is a resource for all students to use regarding issues pertaining to the University. Below is the table of contents for the online version of the student handbook. Each section will provide you with the most up-to-date information, including any changes during the academic year.

This policy affirms Point Park University's commitment to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and the pursuit of diversity. Point Park University does not discriminate on the basis of: sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age (40 years and over), ancestry, individuals with disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, caregiver status or familial status, in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities or with respect to employment or admission to the University's educational programs and activities.

This policy is in accord with local, state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Pittsburgh Human Relations Act. Inquiries regarding these regulations and policies, or complaints of discrimination, should be referred to the vice president of human resources, phone number (412) 392-3952. Inquiries regarding Title IX and the Title IX regulations should also be referred to the Title IX coordinator or to the deputy Title IX coordinators: the associate provost, the vice president of human resources or the vice president of student affairs. The Title IX coordinator, Vanessa Love, may be reached at, 412-392-3980 or 201 Wood Street, 703 Student Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


Point Park's Title IX information resources, including the Notice of NonDiscrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found by visiting the Title IX page.

Center for Student Success
Financial Aid
Honors Program
Professional Career-Readiness Center
Students Accounts
Student Center
Student Conduct
Student Employment
Student Engagement
Co-Curricular Record
Family Weekend
New Student Orientation
Pioneer Ambassador Program
Student Life
Commuter Resources
Housing and Occupancy Management
Residential Programming
Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL)
Study Abroad

ATM and Change Machines
Copy Machines
Dining Services
Dining Locations
Meal Plans
Microwave Ovens
Vending Machines
Accessibility Services
Lockers and Storage
Lost and Found
Mail Center and Student Mailboxes
Repairs and Maintenance
Student Success Support
Study Lounges
Tutoring Services
Advertising and Commercial Enterprise
Appropriate Dress
Change of Address, Name, Emergency Contact Information
Confidentiality of Student Records
Parental Notification and Disclosure
Confidentiality of Medical Records
Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Resolution
Disruptive Behavior
Missing Student Policy
Personal Property
Pets and Animals
Photo Release (Students)
Pioneer Cards (Student ID)
Political Activities
Preferred Name Policy
Recording Devices
School Closing and Critical Announcements
Sign Posting
Social Functions (Students)
Social Media & Online Behavior Policy
Soliciting and Selling
Student Complaints
Student Organizations (Policy)
University Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harrassment, Relationship Violence and Stalking
Underage Children on Campus
Use of University Facilities
Use of University Name

Alcohol and Other Drugs
University Alcohol Policy
University Drug Policy
Student Code of Conduct
Student Conduct Processes
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy

Academic Integrity
Core Curriculum Requirements
Institutional Review Board
Military Deployment Policy
Schedule/Course Changes
Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing Evaluation Appeal Process

Student Health Center
University Counseling Center
Medical and Mental Health Hospitalization
Mental Health Emergency Policy and Protocol
SafeZone: LGBTQ Support
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
Substance Abuse
University Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking

University Police Department
Fire Safety
Emergency Notification System (PointALERT)
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
General Information
Community Living
Housing Policies
Residence Hall Policies

Computer Labs
Computer Purchasing Program
Domain Account (Username)
Internet/University Network Access
Technical Assistance - User Support
Technical Assistance - Computer Service Center
Policy for the Responsible Use of Computer and Technology Resources
Prohibited Activities
Policy Violations
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Programs Promoting the Exchange of Software and Multimedia Files

Governing Bodies
Student Media and Organizations
Honor Societies

Campus Map
University Shuttle Service
Bus Service - Long Distance
Public Transportation
Taxi, Limo, Car, and Driver Services

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