Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Annual Notification

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is either 18 years of age or older or one who is enrolled in a postsecondary institution.  Students' rights under FERPA include:  1) the right to inspect and review their education record, 2) the right to request amendment of their education record if they believe it is inaccurate or misleading, and, 3) the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from a student's education record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  Details and the University's full and official FERPA policy are available at  

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Nonharassment Policy

Duquesne University, motivated by its Catholic identity, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran. Further, Duquesne University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission statement.

This policy applies to all educational programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-sponsored programs. This is a commitment by the University in accordance with its religious values and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Nothing herein, however, should be interpreted as a waiver by the University of its own Constitutional and legal rights based upon its religious affiliation. 

Full details are included in the University's Administrative Policies. 

Right to Amend

As the educational process from admission through graduation requires continuing review and appropriate approval by University officials, the provisions of this catalog are to be considered directive in character. The University, therefore, reserves the right to change requirements and regulations contained herein, including fees, tuition, board and room, and to determine whether an individual has satisfactorily met the requirements for admission or graduation.

The material contained herein is subject to change from time to time and this publication cannot be considered an agreement or contract between individual students and the University.

The University reserves the right to alter or amend the terms, conditions, and requirements herein, and to eliminate programs or courses as necessary.

Security Statistics, Policies and Procedures

In accordance with the College and University Security Information Act (Pennsylvania Act 73 of 1988) and the U.S. Student Right to Know and Security Act. (P.C. 101-542), information regarding Duquesne University’s crime statistics, security policies and procedures is available in the Admissions Office, and daily crime logs are available for review in the Public Safety Department.

Title IX Sexual Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Any person may make a non-confidential report of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator below. Contact information for Title IX Deputies is also included below.

Also see details on the University's website at

Title IX Coordinator and Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response


Alicia M. Simpson
Office: Union #339
Address: Duquesne University
Union #339
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Deputy Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Coordinators

Sherene Brantley (Athletics) 412.396.5243 - Business Hours
Jefferson Dedrick (Human Resources) 412.396.5103 - Business Hours
Annie Mullarkey Sawa (Student Conduct) 412.396.6642 - Business Hours
Kate DeLuca (Nursing) 412.396.6551 - Business Hours
Tiana Brophy (Disability Services) 412.396.6658 - Business Hours
Quincy Stephenson (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) 412.396.1117 – Business Hours


Duquesne University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates. Duquesne University is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Duquesne University may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.