Founded in 1791, St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore is the first Catholic seminary established in the United States. For over two hundred years, St. Mary’s has been owned and operated by the Sulpician Fathers, a community of diocesan priests dedicated to the formation of priests.
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St. Mary’s Seminary & University prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated Section 504 Coordinator is The University Registrar, 410/864-3605. The designated Title IX Coordinator is The Vice President of Human Resources, 410/864-4261.
St. Mary’s Seminary & University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is also accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the Commission on Accrediting, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, 412-788-6505. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for enrollment of veterans and war orphans under section 1775 (a) (1), Chapter 36, Title 38 (Veterans’ Benefits), United States Code.Higher Education Reauthorization Act Compliance
Financial Information, including Cost of Attendance
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Privacy of Student Records
Student Diversity Information
School of Theology: 70% Caucasian; 17% Hispanic; 9% Asian/Pacific Islander; 4% Black
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute: 66% Caucasian; 30% African American; 4% Asian & Hispanic
Process for Withdrawal
Academic Progress Policy
Leave of Absence Policy
Transfer of Credit Policy
Credit Unit Description
Academic Grievance Policy
School of Theology Student Handbook (protected link)
Graduation and Completion Rates
Overall cohort graduation rate
Student Assessment Information
Comprehensive Examination/Culminating Experience Assessment
Admissions, Academic Requirements, and Academic Policies
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute Catalog (see Academics)
American Disabilities Act Compliance
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
The designated Section 504 Coordinator is The University Registrar, 410/864-3605.
Title IX Compliance
The designated Title IX Coordinator is The Vice President of Human Resources, 410/864-4261.
Clery Act Compliance
St. Mary’s Safety Report with Safety, Security, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Violence Policies and Crime Statistics
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ST. MARY’S SEMINARY & UNIVERSITY
ANNUAL SAFETY REPORT
CAMPUS CRIME AND PERSONAL SAFETY
This annual security report is prepared and distributed by the Director of the Physical Plant in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Drug-Free Campus/Drug-Free Workplace legislation. It contains crime and arrest statistics as well as information about campus policies and practices intended to promote crime awareness, campus safety and security. By October 1 of every year, all current students and employees are sent an email message providing them with the link to this report and notification that the current edition of the annual Security Report has been posted on the St. Mary’s Seminary & University website. Current or prospective students may obtain a copy of this report by visiting the website at www.stmarys.edu/.
CRIME REPORTING POLICY: REPORT CRIMES PROMPTLY
Report all crimes that occur on campus to:
Director Physical Plant: cell 443-802-5684
Vice President for Finance and Administration 410-864-4271
AS WELL AS:
Vice Rector: 410-864-3604 School of Theology
Associate Dean of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute: 410-864-4204 St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute
SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY
For the sake of institutional security, students, faculty, and staff should always see that all outside doors close securely and lock, particularly during evening hours and on weekends. Do not hold doors open and allow someone you do not know to enter the building unless you are going to escort that person to his destination and/or office. The purpose of the receptionist/telephone system is to provide entrance into the seminary.
St. Mary’s Seminary & University is committed to making the institution a safe place for students, staff, and faculty. A security guard, stationed at or near the front entrance, is on duty Monday through Thursday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The guard is available for concerns about safety, escorts to cars, and other security matters. All students and faculty are required to wear an identification badge during the evening class hours. This badge is issued at the beginning of each term, to gain entrance to the building and while inside the building. The guard is instructed to ask for this identification before granting anyone access to the building.
St. Mary’s also provides night security each evening of the week from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. but assumes no responsibility for thefts of or damage to personal property kept on the premises. The security guard carries a cell phone (410-245-7215). Because the building is often open to the public, it is advisable for residents to keep the doors to their rooms locked whenever they are unoccupied.
The U.S. Department of Education requires that St. Mary’s Seminary & University maintain records of criminal offenses occurring on campus, and publish and distribute this information to seminarians and employees. Seminarians are to report to the Vice Rector and students of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute are to report to the Associate Dean all known or suspected crimes that occur on campus. In a written report, include the following information: the name of the person reporting the
crime; the nature of the crime; the time and place of its occurrence; and the victim(s) (if any) of the crime. Also indicate if administrators or police were contacted at the time the crime was reported.
All residents are encouraged to be very cautious and aware of potential fire hazards, e.g., candles are not permitted in rooms. Any student, faculty or staff member who detects smoke or fire in the building should set off the nearest interior fire alarm and call the Fire Department immediately (911 or ask the operator to make the connection). The interior alarm DOES NOT alert the Fire Department. Students, faculty or staff shall not attempt to fight the fire unless it is of a minor nature. St. Mary’s carries fire insurance only on seminary property.
If a resident is in his room when the alarm rings, he should leave immediately and close, but not lock, the door behind him. Residents and all persons should take all fire alarms seriously. Fire drills should be treated as if they are real emergencies. Normally, in case of an alarm, the building is evacuated by the front doors, near the Periodical Room of the Library, the Information Office and the Main Dining Room. If these entrances are blocked by flame or smoke, residents and all persons should take the nearest open exit but proceed to the front of the building so that all can be accounted for. In the event of a fire, the center of communications will be the middle of the front parking lot. A log of fire drills is kept on file in the Information Office under the direction of the Director of Physical Plant.
- No Smoking
To promote the general health and well-being of the entire house as well as to promote house-wide fire safety, St Mary’s Seminary and University is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is, therefore, prohibited in all public and private areas inside the seminary building, including student dormitory rooms. Smoking, however, is permitted at specific designated areas on campus. These three areas are to be found behind the seminary in the two inner courtyards as well as the patio outside the Donnelly Lounge. There are cigarette bins provided in each designated smoking area. It is expected that each smoker dispose of his cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, and other tobacco products appropriately in these specified containers.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
St. Mary’s Seminary & University mandates criminal background checks for all students, faculty, and staff. St. Mary’s requests Social Security Verification, Residency History, Maryland Statewide Criminal Search, and Nationwide Sex Offender reports for each student. Additional information as to the nature and scope of the criminal background reports,... Read More
Mailing Address: St. Mary’s Seminary and University 5400 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21210-1994 Telephone: 410-864-4000Read More