The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires universities participating in federal student aid programs to make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. In an effort to assist students and their families in making informed decisions, Future Generations University has developed this page to serve as a central point for obtaining consumer information about the institution.


Future Generations University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the largest and oldest accrediting body in the United States. This quality assurance by a federally-recognized body also meets requirements necessary for the institution to receive and manage federal financial aid funds. The accreditation process also provides a periodic opportunity and incentive for the institution to review, assess, and advance the quality of its educational and financial operations

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 1-800-621-7440

Future Generations University ensures equal educational opportunities for students who qualify as a person with a disability under the applicable laws (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504). Many students who were under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan during high school will qualify for services, as will many other students who did not receive any specialized services during their K-12 education. It is the students responsibility to email our disability services representative at to register for services. Documentation may be required and approved accommodations are determined on an individual basis. It is the students responsibility to inform faculty via letter from our office of the necessary accommodations each semester in order to receive accommodations throughout the semester. Professors are under no obligation to provide academic accommodations until they receive and discuss the accommodation letter with the student requesting accommodations. When a student has asked for disability related accommodations without an accommodation letter, a referral is appropriate and necessary. Faculty or students who encounter problems regarding accommodations are asked to notify Disability Services immediately. We encourage students to communicate with faculty at the start of each semester, but there are no deadlines to register for disability services. Students may disclose a disability to our office anytime during their education at the institution. Faculty may be approached by a student with an accommodation letter anytime during the semester. Though a student may approach a faculty member late in the semester with an accommodation letter, accommodations are not retroactive; that is, the accommodations do not apply to work completed before the students submission of documentation and the determination of necessary accommodations.

Our faculty, students, and alumni are all working toward local education and empowerment so that future generations can enjoy a livable, locally-owned and collectively-grown future. When change takes root through empowerment, more people on the ground are excited to get involved, and changes are more effective and long-lasting. That’s because local leaders assume responsibility, and projects benefit from local knowledge, resources, and innovation.

We are proud to say that the Future Generations United States Federal Student Loan Default Rate is zero.

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Future Generations University is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information you voluntarily provide to us through a Future Generations University website such as email address, name, or phone number will never be sold or traded to other colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, or businesses. Future Generations University might use this information to inform you of changes to that website or to provide you other news and information about that site that we believe would be of interest to you. At your request, Future Generations University will remove any contact information you provided from its files

Information gathered automatically

Unless you take steps to browse the Internet anonymously, or opt-out, Future Generations University, similar to most institutions and organizations on the Internet, tracks web browsing patterns to inform understanding of how our sites are being used. Generic information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve both content and distribution. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of all of our websites. The generic information we collect is based on IP address, which is the location of a computer or network, and is not linked to your specific email address in any of the reports or other material compiled by Future Generations University. Future Generations University will not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by Future Generations University that can specifically identify you unless required to do so by law.

Some sections of Future Generations University owned websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics terms of use and Google’s privacypractices. Google Analytics gathers information based on an individual user’s activities on Google websites and other websites within their network. Google then determines the age, gender, and interests of the user. In order to review and edit this personal information please visit Google’s ad settings page.

Future Generations University has implemented Remarketing with Google Analytics to help personalize its advertising efforts online. Such analytics allow third party vendors, including Google, to show personalized ads on sites across the internet. Future Generations University and third party vendors, including Google, use first and third party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits on any Future Generations University websites. In other words, AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the Future Generations University’s websites you have viewed, by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and deliver a more personalized experience by only displaying ads that are relevant to your specific interests. In order to prevent data collected by Google Analytics, users can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. Please visit Google’s support page for information on how to disable Google Analytics. It is important to remember that that many of Google’s services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information you provide to us

To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally-identifiable information that can include, by way of illustration, name, email address or phone number. Future Generations University will never sell or trade personally-identifiable information you voluntarily provide to us such as name, email address or phone number, to other colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, or businesses unless one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information.
  • We are sharing such information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes

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Changes to this policy

When we make changes to this policy, the changes will be highlighted on the top of this page for one month before going into effect. The highlights will then remain on top of the page for three months to keep you informed of the change.

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Future Generations University

Office of Admissions

(304) 358-2000

A grievance is a complaint by a student who alleges that he/ she has been adversely affected in his/her professional or educational activities as a result of an arbitrary or capricious act, or failure to act, or a violation of a University procedure or regulation by one of his/her advisors, a faculty member, or other administrator or administrative body. A grievant is a student currently enrolled in the University who brings a grievance according to this procedure.

This sets forth a procedure whereby a student may grieve an adverse action or failure to act, or for a violation of University policy.

Typically complaints or disputes are brought to the attention of the Chief Academic Officer, and are resolved through informal discussion. If the complaint concerns the Chief Academic Officer, the Chief Operating Officer shall replace the Chief Academic Officer in the grievance procedure. The formal procedure set forth below is not meant to replace attempts at resolving complaints through informal means. When at all possible, complaints and disputes should be settled through informal discussion, though there are no circumstances under which a grievance must be settled informally. The procedures presented here apply only after every effort has been made to settle disputes informally.

Whether settled informally or formally, the grievance process should move expeditiously without sacrificing the integrity of the process. Nothing in this document should be construed to impinge upon the responsibilities of any office and/or regularly constituted body of the University. Moreover, no action may be taken with respect to a grievance that would conflict with or modify any policy approved by the Board of Trustees of the University, any policy of the University, any federal, state or local law or regulation, or any contract to which the University is a party.

As needed, the Chief Academic Officer of the University will convene a committee including himself or herself, a rotating member of the Dean’s Council, and another faculty or staff member to serve on the Grievance Committee. This Committee will hear any grievance.

The following points provide clarification as to what may be considered under this grievance procedure:

  • Complaints alleging discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status are to be referred to the Chief Operating Officer, and are not addressed by this procedure.
  • Disputes involving grades or other evaluation of the grievant’s academic work may be addressed by this procedure only if the evaluation is alleged to be arbitrary or capricious.

Disputes that are purely personal in nature and do not involve the grievant’s professional or educational activities are not addressed by this procedure.

In the event that informal discussion fails to resolve a dispute, the grievant may initiate formal grievance procedures. The grievant may decide to submit a formal grievance at any time while at the University. Students may also file a grievance within one year of degree completion.

  • The formal grievance must be submitted as a signed and dated written statement, and should include the following:
    • A factual description of the complaint or dispute resulting in the grievance;
    • The name of the person(s) against whom the grievance is initiated;
    • A brief description of all informal attempts at resolution; and
    • Any other information that the grievant believes to be relevant or helpful. The grievant should attach to the written complaint a copy of any relevant documentation in his/her possession.
  • The grievant should bring the case directly to the Chief Academic Officer, though he and she may consult with the Chief Operating Officer in preparing the documentation.
  • All grievances will be handled as confidentially as possible. The grievant is cautioned that the initiation of a formal grievance is a serious matter and must not be undertaken in bad faith or over trivial matters. If a formal or informal grievance is found to have been maliciously motivated or based on false evidence, the Chief Academic Officer may take appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible. If the formal grievance, however incorrect or unsupportable, is initiated in good faith, no retaliatory or disciplinary action will be taken against the grievant, and appropriate measures will be taken to protect the grievant from retaliation. Throughout any informal or formal grievance process, the grievant may consult with a faculty member, or a fellow student of his/her choice as an advocate and for guidance or support. The advocate may participate in the process with the grievant, provided the grievant has so notified the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Upon receipt of the grievance statement, the Chief Academic Officer will review the matter and consider whether informal attempts at resolution should be initiated or reinitiated. If the Chief Academic Officer finds that attempts at informal resolution have been exhausted and/ or are unlikely to lead to resolution, the Chief Academic Officer will inform the grievant that the grievance is under consideration, and refer the grievance to the Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee will decide whether the grievance statement raises a grievable issue under this policy. If it finds the grievance statement does not raise a grievable issue, the Grievance Committee will so notify the grievant, stating the reasons for the Committee`s decision.
  • If there is a grievable issue, the Grievance Committee will notify the person(s) against whom the grievance is filed, and will provide a copy of the grievant’s statement. The Grievance Committee will assemble all relevant documentation and facts. It may interview and take statements from witnesses, request information in writing from the grievant and respondent(s), convene a hearing, and/or invite the grievant, respondent, and/or other witnesses to come before the panel at a hearing. On the basis of the assembled information, the Grievance Committee will attempt to identify a resolution of the grievance in a manner appropriate to the circumstances. The grievant must receive a summary of the Grievance Committee’s findings and an opportunity to provide the Grievance Committee with additional information prior to the panel’s report being forwarded to the Chief Academic Officer. Dissenting views within the Grievance Committee are to be noted in the report.
  • The Chief Academic Officer will issue a written determination of the grievance within ten days of receipt of a recommendation from the Grievance Committee. The decision of the Chief Academic Officer will be the final University action in this matter, unless the grievance is against the Chief Academic Officer, in which case the President will make the final determination. When the Chief Academic Officer (or President) deems it appropriate, he/ she may inform the grievant about actions taken arising from the decision.

For complaints regarding Future Generations University processes, you may contact our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission, at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 (phone: 300-621-7440 or email:, OR our state authorizing agency, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, at 1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East – Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301 (phone: 304-558-2101, complaint process here.)


Future Generations University
Article I Organization
  1. The name of this organization shall be Future Generations University, a 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization, hereinafter referred to as Future Generations University.
  2. The organization may, at its pleasure, by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Trustees change the name of the organization, and these By-laws will be so amended. However, two such affirmative votes in two successive meetings of the Board of Trustees are required for any By-Law change to become permanent.
Article II Mission and Purposes
  1. Mission
    Future Generations University Promotes Research, Learning and Action for Inclusive and Sustainable Change Worldwide.
  2. Purposes
    Future Generations University is a non-governmental 501(c)3 corporation that carries forth three purposes. First, it conducts research relating to how communities can enhance an enduring planet and promote equity between peoples. Second, it provides higher education degree programs as well as nonformal education to extend to communities especially lessons from its research and demonstrations. Third, it implements community-based action programs.

    The university is a complementary and legally separate organization to the pre-existing and continuing organization Future Generations Global Network from which the graduate school was initiated.

    The university is also member in the larger family of Future Generations family of people and organizations worldwide.

  3. The location of the university is in Franklin, West Virginia
Article III Membership

Future Generations University is not a membership organization.

Article IV Meetings
  1. There shall seek to be at least two regular meetings of the Board of Trustees in person. Such meetings will be held on dates and at places designated by the Board or by the Chair. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees is held in October or November of each calendar year.
  2. Special meetings may be held by call of the Chair or a majority of the Board of Trustees. These meetings may be face-to-face, telephonic, or electronic.
  3. Written notice or email communication with automatic reply receipt of all meetings of the Board shall be sent at least ten days in advance of the date of the meeting. In the case of special meetings, the notice shall state the purposes of the meeting and no additional business shall be transacted at such meetings unless agreed to by a two-thirds majority of those present. Other topics may be considered but for decisions to be binding they must be ratified at a future Board meeting.
  4. From time to time actions may be taken without a formal meeting. Meetings may be conducted by mail, telephone or e-mail or any other communications medium that the Board approves. However, written ratification setting forth the action taken and signed by all members of the Board must be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board or committee.
  5. Trustees may not cast their ballots on issues policy by proxy.
  6. Unless specifically designated as a two-thirds majority, all uses of the term “majority” in these By-Laws shall refer to a simple majority defined as over one-half.
Article V Board of Trustees
  1. Membership
    • The Board of Trustees shall consist of at least five and no more than eleven persons. The terms of office shall be for three years (unless indicated to be short terms at one or two years) with the possibility of reappointment by nomination and agreement of a majority of the members of the Board of Trustees. No trustee shall serve more than three consecutive terms.
    • Members of the Board of Trustees are elected by a majority of the Trustees then in office at the annual meeting of the Board. Terms commence at the meeting in which a trustee was voted in and conclude at the annual meeting for which the term was so designated in the year of the term’s expiration. Terms of office will be staggered in thirds to ensure organizational memory.
    • Nominations to membership on the Board will normally be presented to the Trustees through a Nominating Committee.
    • Any member of the Board of Trustees shall be removed from office, for cause, at any meeting of the Board by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Trustees then in office. Any member may be removed without cause if the proposal to remove the Trustee is circulated in writing at least two weeks before a scheduled meeting of the Board and, if at that meeting, a quorum is present, and if a two-thirds majority to remove is achieved.
    • A Trustee may resign at any time from the Board by providing written notice to the Chair and Secretary. Or, the resignation may be submitted verbally during the course of business at a scheduled meeting of the Board.
    • Any member of the Board missing more than 50% of the meetings during a three-year term will not be re-appointed.
    • Vacancies on the Board of Trustees may be filled by the remaining Trustees at any regular meeting of the Board.
    • Board members receive no compensation.
  2. Powers
    The Board of Trustees shall have the power to manage the property and the business of the corporation and shall have the power to carry out any other functions that are permitted by the Articles of Incorporation or these By-laws, insofar as such powers may be limited by law. These powers shall include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Appointing or removing the President and other officers of the organization;
    • Approving degrees and honorary degrees upon recommendation of the faculty;
    • Establishing and reviewing the educational programs of the organization submitted to it upon recommendation of the faculty;
    • Authorizing or delegating authorization through the budget the expenditure of funds and authorizing material expenses not otherwise budgeted for;
    • Authorizing the sale and purchase of land and buildings;
    • Instituting and promoting fundraising efforts of the organization;
    • Authorizing the incurring of debts by the organization and the securing thereof by mortgage and pledge of real and personal property, tangible and intangible;
    • Establishing and reviewing personnel policies and procedures;
    • Reviewing & accepting the annual independent audit.
ArticleVI Officers
  1. The officers of the organization shall be the Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer. (In these capacities, an equivalent officer but not the Chairman from the charitable organization may also serve as a non-voting officer of the university.) All the officers shall be appointed or elected by the Board. Unless a vacancy in an office occurs at another time, appointment of officers shall be held at the Annual Meeting of the Board. Appointments are for three-year periods.
  2. The President of the university will sit on the board in an ex-officio capacity as a full voting member of the Board of Trustees and shall be counted as a member of standing committees and for quorum and other purposes.
  3. All officers of the organization shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees and shall be subject to removal by affirmative vote of a majority of the entire membership of the Board of Trustees without prejudice to any contract rights such
    officers may have.
  4. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Board shall appoint a search committee to submit nominations of candidates for that office. A vacancy in any of the other offices of the organization may be filled at any meeting of the Board of Trustees. In such an event, an Interim President may be appointed.
Article VII Powers and Duties of the Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees, shall have the right to vote on all motions, shall appoint to all committees the members who are not appointed by the whole Board of Trustees, and shall have such other powers and duties as the Board may prescribe. The Chair is responsible for upholding the By-laws. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair is responsible to perform the duties of the office of the Chair.

Article VIII Powers and Duties of the President

Terms of this Article Constitute the President’s Job Description

The President shall be the chief executive officer of the organization and the official advisor to and executive agent of the Board of Trustees. The President shall have the power on behalf of the Board to perform all acts and execute all documents to make effective the actions of the Board All staff serves at the pleasure of the President

The President serves as the executive of Future Generations University and all its departments. He/she shall be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the operation and management of the organization and for executing all directives of the Board of Trustees. The President shall serve as a voting member of the Board of Trustees and will be the official channel of communication between staff and faculty of the university with the Board of Trustees. To prepare for each meeting of the Board, the President shall make a formal written report of programs and finances. The President shall develop and present the annual budget and lead in all aspects of securing private and public donor support.

The President shall have the responsibility to implement the organizational policy as shaped by the Board of Trustees, then present that policy within the organization to staff and faculty, and outside the organization to cooperating governments and agencies. The President shall have responsibility to engage, evaluate and dismiss all staff and faculty of the university and within budgetary limitations to fix salaries and approve promotions, leaves, and other issues as may arise in the performance of duties pursuant to the policies of the Board. In the event staff or faculty has substantive disagreement with the leadership of the President, these individuals may appeal to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Article IX Powers and Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary is responsible to keep the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, give proper notice of all meetings of the Board of Trustees and keep a record of the appointment of all committees of the Board and members of the administrative and teaching staff. The Secretary does not need to be a Trustee of the University.

Article X Powers and Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall give oversight to the chief financial officer of the organization. The Treasurer is responsible to cause to be kept full and accurate accounts of all financial matters to comply with laws and Bylaws and to obey all lawful orders of the Board respecting fund, property and the accounts of the organization. The Treasurer shall advise the Board on financial matters and shall assure that financial policies are developed and adhered to by all members of the organization. The Treasurer is responsible to ensure that accurate reports of financial transactions and standing are conveyed to the Board of Trustees in a timely manner. The Treasurer shall ensure that an annual outside audit is performed and presented to the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer shall be an active sitting member of the Board of Trustees. At the decision of the Chair a Finance Committee may be appointed of which the Treasurer must be assigned as a member.

Article XI Committees

The Board of Trustees functions as a committee of the whole; an Executive Committee is specifically disallowed. There may be such standing or ad hoc committees as the Board may establish for the discharge of particular duties.

Article XII Faculty
  1. The faculty shall be under the overall and ultimate direction of the President. In addition, a chief academic officer shall be appointed and who will have oversight of the academic and management operations of the graduate school. In addition, governance of the academics shall be coordinated through a Dean’s Council, and the chair of such council will be the chief academic officer. Other academic administrative personnel will be appointed as needed: registrar, librarian, admissions staff, and faculty holding regular and temporary appointments as professor, associate or assistant professor, or instructors as well as those holding visiting appointments at academic rank and those holding emeritus appointments at academic rank.
  2. Faculty Responsibilities
    Subject to the direction of the President and chief academic officer and the approval of the Board of Trustees, faculty shall have responsibility for the academic program.
  3. Meetings of the Faculty
    The faculty shall hold scheduled meetings for the purpose of mutual consultation and for the transacting of such business as shall come to its attention. Any decisions taken by the faculty in their meetings must be recorded in the official record book of the faculty. The President, the chief academic officer, or designated representative shall preside at all meetings of the faculty. Special meetings of the faculty can be called only by the President or designated representative.
Article XIV Conflict of Interest

A Trustee shall be considered to have a conflict of interest if:

  1. Such a Trustee has existing or potential financial or other interests that impair or reasonably appear to impair the Trustee’s independent and unbiased judgment in the discharge of the Trustee’s responsibility to the organization, or
  2. A member of the Trustee’s immediate family or the Trustee is an officer, director, employee, member, partner, Trustee or controlling stockholder with an existing or potential financial or other interest, this shall be interpreted as a conflict of interest. All Trustees shall disclose to the Board any possible conflict at the earliest practical time. No Trustee shall vote on any matter under consideration at a Board or committee meeting in which such Board member has a conflict of interest unless approved by a unanimous vote of all the members of the Board of Trustees. The minutes shall reflect that a disclosure was made and that the Trustee having a conflict of interest abstained from voting or was approved by the Board. Any Trustee who is uncertain whether s/he has a conflict of interest in any matter may request the Board to determine whether a conflict of interest exists and the Board shall resolve the question by majority vote.

    A conflict of interest transaction is a transaction within the corporation in which a Trustee or employee has a direct or indirect interest. A conflict of interest transaction is not voidable or the basis for imposing liability if all of the following apply:

    1. the transaction is fair to the organization at the time it was entered into;
    2. the material facts of the transaction and the Trustee’s or employee’s interests are disclosed or known to the Board;
    3. the Board considers and in good faith determines that after reasonable investigation that under the circumstances, the organization could not obtain a more advantageous arrangement with reasonable effort;
    4. the organization enters into the transaction for its own benefit, and
    5. the transaction is approved by the Board of Trustees or the West Virginia Attorney General or a West Virginia Circuit Court.
Article XV Discrimination Prohibited

Future Generations University is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. The university follows a uniform policy of nondiscrimination and does not discriminate in its educational, service, and employment policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or with regard to the bases outlined in the Veteran Readjustment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act or other protected classes as required by State or Federal Law.

Article XVI Dissolution of the Organization

Should it become necessary to dissolve the organization, upon dissolution and final liquidation, after payment or provision of payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, the remaining assets of the corporation shall be distributed to another organization or organizations that are then described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provisions of any future federal tax laws, as the governing Board of Trustees shall determine.

Article XVII Review and Amendment of Bylaws

These By-laws may be changed or amended at any meeting of the Board. Changes to the By-laws must be proposed at one meeting, and the proposed new wording passed at that meeting by at least a two-thirds vote. Before these changes can take effect they must then be reviewed at a subsequent meeting of the Board (a special meeting is permitted) and at this second meeting the proposed changes must again pass with at least a two-thirds majority vote.

Statements of Compliance

In order to meet compliance with the federal regulations concerning institutional security policies and crime statistics under the Clery Act, a copy of the current year’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be requested. Statistics in the annual report will cover the federally mandated period of January 1 through December 31 for the previous three calendar years.

This institution of higher education complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI, Section 601). The Act provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Inquiries concerning the School’s obligations under this Act may be addressed to the Executive Director. Any student or applicant who believes that Future Generations has failed to comply with this Act may file a written complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C.

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the University hereby notifies all faculty, staff, administrators, and students that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus. Any campus member found to have violated this prohibition may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal, or be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment. The drug abuse assistance/rehabilitation program shall be one that has been previously approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency. The imposition of such disciplinary action or requirement to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance/rehabilitation program is premised solely upon a violation of this prohibition and does not require a criminal conviction.

The University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, Title II of Public Law 90-247), as amended. This Act provides that students attending any post-secondary educational institution that receives federal funds are entitled to access their education records kept by the institution in order to inspect and review those records. Students are entitled to request the amendment of any information in their records which they feel is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights. Copies of the complete Statement of Policy and Procedures in compliance with this Act may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. Any student who believes that this institution has failed to comply with the provisions of this Act has the right to file a complaint, in writing, with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Office, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 330 Independence Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 restricts access to and disclosure of information from students’ educational records without the written consent of the student, except in certain instances permitted under the Act. “Directory Information” (as defined by FERPA) will be disclosed without prior written consent unless a student notifies the Records Office to restrict the release of that information.

Directory information includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Community profile
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student

Future Generations University is committed to the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in all research, class projects, and relative activities. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) upholds the standards of government agencies (Federal Regulations Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, and Part 46).

Future Generations University admits students of any race, gender, religion, creed, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students enrolled in the program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other related programs.

Future Generations does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in the recruitment and admission of qualified students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.

Future Generations University, in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, makes available to any enrolled or prospective student its completion or graduation rate. This information is available in the Office of the Registrar upon request.

This institution complies with the regulations established to effectuate Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, as amended by Public Law 93-568. We adhere to the letter and spirit of the law with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex. This policy applies to our educational program and activities, and extends to employment, admissions, and recruitment of both students and employees.