Division students are full members of the Duquesne University student body who:
Share all the benefits and responsibilities of campus life.
Agree to fully participate in all programs and services provided by the Division.
Benefit from membership in a learning community of students united by common interests and characteristics.
Enroll in standard University courses, including the University core curriculum.
Are bound by the University policy on academic integrity.
Participate in all extra-curricular and intramural and collegiate athletic activities.
Compete successfully--academically and socially--with other Duquesne freshmen.
Some Division students are returning students who need structured academic support to ensure their success. They study in the Division for one or two semesters and then return to their schools to complete their University work.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Once a student has enrolled at the University, the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) take effect.
- FERPA prohibits the University from disclosing a student's education records to most third-parties, including parents, without the student's consent.
An enrolled student may waive FERPA rights to specific persons, e.g., parents, by logging onto DORI and following the steps in Self-Service Banner to complete the FERPA waiver.
Academic Calendar for the Division
The Summer Semester is a mandatory five-week academic experience from the last weekend of June to the last Friday of July.
- Division students return to campus in the fall with the student body at large.
- Spiritan Division students declare their majors and transfer to their intended Duquesne schools once they have completed the Division curriculum and met the requirements of those schools.
Spiritan Division Reception
Plan to attend this special evening in mid-February on a Thursday or Friday evening. It begins with mass in the University chapel and continues with dinner and a program in the ballroom.
This is a mandatory event for Division freshmen and other Division-enrolled students.