Walsh University - Cardinal Newman Society

Walsh University

Year Founded 1960
Number of Traditional Undergraduates 1,951
Location North Canton, OH
Total Cost (Tuition, Room & Board) $39,160
Net Price (learn more) $22,043
Number of Majors 60
Catholic Students 48%
Catholic Faculty 52%
Median High School GPA 3.29

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Situated in North Canton, Ohio, among residential and light commercial neighborhoods, Walsh University has persevered over the past decade in strengthening its Catholic identity. The University has experienced tremendous growth in enrollment, and nearly every building on campus has been newly built or renovated. Among the recent buildings are the campus’ new St. John Paul II Center for Science Innovation and Walsh’s Global Learning Center, which opened in January 2018 and features a technology bar, video production lab, a chapel dedicated to Walsh’s 1982 honorary degree recipient, St. Teresa of Kolkata, and more.

Despite serving about half non-Catholic students, Walsh has demonstrated a sincere commitment to upholding and teaching the Catholic faith, such that we are pleased to include it in The Newman Guide. 

Named after former Youngstown Bishop Emmett Walsh, the University was founded in 1960 by the Brothers of Christian Instruction. In keeping with the Brothers’ charism, Walsh has a special commitment to Ohio’s working families. 

That commitment extends to students of all faiths, so that the large student body (around 2,000 undergraduates) is a mix of Catholics and mostly other Christians. Only 23 percent of students come from Catholic schools. The faculty is about half Catholic, although the portion is likely to grow with the University’s current direction. 

Offering 60 undergraduate majors, eight graduate programs, and 19 completely digital online programs, Walsh is particularly known for its business, education, nursing, and physical therapy programs and its unique majors in the medical field of bioinformatics and museum studies. Around 20 percent of students major in business, and almost 30 percent major in nursing or biology. 

Walsh has an active partnership with the Saint John Institute in Denver, Colorado, to support the New Evangelization. Beginning in fall 2016, Institute students can earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA) in entrepreneurship online from Walsh, while living in the Community of Saint John’s rich spiritual environment. 

Three Brothers serve on the board of directors, which also includes one priest and Diocese of Youngstown Bishop George Murry, S.J. President Timothy Collins was appointed in July 2019.  His doctorate work at Benedictine University focused on Catholic identity in higher education.  A practicing Catholic, Dr. Collins served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and most recently was a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University.

At a cost of $39,160 in 2018-19 for tuition, room, and board, Walsh is well below the average for private schools in Ohio and nationally. The average financial aid package is $22,943, and scholarships and grants are available, including some for Catholic high school graduates and graduates of homeschool programs. 

Walsh’s 37-credit general education program—representing about a third of the credits required to graduate—exposes students to the liberal arts and Western thought, and Catholic theology is firmly integrated. 

Scripture and the Catholic Tradition is the only particular course that every undergraduate student must take. Theology professor Father Patrick Manning designed the course to ensure “that every student is exposed to the Catholic interpretation of Scripture and the deposit of faith.” 

Students choose from a wide range of courses to meet requirements in philosophy, history, literature, science, art or music, and social and behavioral sciences (choosing among government and foreign affairs, economics, psychology, and sociology). 

The general education program also includes a one-credit hour course which orients students to college life and the culture of Walsh University, and a series of “heritage” courses, most of them interdisciplinary. Students choose courses focusing on areas such as business ethics, the environment, American and European history, and sexual responsibility; a course in “religious traditions,” with some options more explicitly Catholic than others; a course in the development of Western culture; and finally a “capstone” course, pulling together what has been learned about contemporary challenges and exploring solutions by such means as conflict resolution, business policies, bioethics, liturgy and sacraments, etc. 

There are additional requirements in mathematics, foreign languages, and reading and writing skills if students do not demonstrate proficiency in those areas upon entering as freshmen. 

At least one general education course must qualify as a “diversity course,” meaning that it “focuses on how categories of differences are formed, how differences are experienced, and how differences are given meaning through social institutions.” Also, at least one general education course must be designated “service learning,” involving at least 10 hours of service to a community organization. 

A digital media requirement has been recently added to the General Education curriculum to teach students how to effectively create and disseminate digital messages, such as through websites or videos.

Walsh places special emphasis on the Second Vatican Council document Gaudium et Spes, which addresses the Catholic Church’s role in the modern world, especially with regard to social justice, culture, science, and ecumenism. All faculty are expected to consider the document and apply it to their teaching. 

Walsh’s 60 undergraduate majors are provided by schools and academic divisions of liberal arts, business, education, nursing, and social behavioral sciences.

Walsh is one of only three colleges in Ohio to offer a program in the genetics field of bioinformatics. It is also one of the top colleges in the state for nursing and physical therapy. The museum studies program is also unique; students can intern with local museums, such as the nearby Hoover Historical Center. 

All professors in the Theology department are required to have the mandatum to teach; two of them are Catholic converts. But also affiliated with the department part-time is Rabbi John Spitzer, who directs the University’s Jewish/Catholic Studies Institute. Several years ago, he publicly offered to perform homosexual “commitment” ceremonies. 

Walsh University offers several unique study abroad programs. Walsh’s campus in Castel Gandolfo near Rome provides courses throughout the academic year and into the summer. Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of faculty-led courses in Uruguay, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, Mexico, and throughout Europe. Students may also seek an internship abroad on the Rome campus or through a number of third-party study-abroad providers. 

The Blouin Scholars Program within Global Learning at Walsh University is a community of students and faculty dedicated to using scholarship and service to address major global issues. As a Blouin Scholar, students live and take classes together in cohorts. All classes are built into the Walsh University core curriculum—students still choose their own majors and minors—and center on a common global theme. Students in the program are supported with opportunities such as studying in Africa and Europe, special lectures and co-curricular activities, and priority registration and advising procedures. 

The University has six to seven priests who serve the University’s Catholic and other Christian students together with Director of Campus Ministry Ben Walther, a Franciscan University alumnus, and one other full-time campus minister with two part-time campus ministers and a Ministry Student Intern. 

In July 2018 Walsh University hired Fr. Michael Denk, a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland to serve as resident priest on campus for the sacramental and spiritual needs of the University community. With an extensive background in media, Fr. Denk works with the video production lab on campus to film regular faith shows for social media.  He was a chief architect in the development of a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day.

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel serves as the spiritual hub of the campus. Mass on campus is offered twice a day and once on Saturdays; attendance at daily Mass averages 35-40 students and external community members. The two Sunday Masses are reported to be packed, and the evening liturgy is followed by a time for students to gather for food and socializing. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession is available 30 minutes prior to each Mass on campus (daily and Sunday). Confession can also be scheduled any time by appointment. 

A praise and worship service featuring  traditional hymns and contemporary songs takes place in the chapel every Tuesday night, along with Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament.  Campus Ministry Club meets every Wednesday night, inviting students to enjoy food, fellowship and formation.  There are also many weekly student-led bible studies, hosted in the dorms, as well as book studies for faculty and staff.  

In addition, students can participate in The Brotherhood or FIAT, men’s and women’s small, discipleship communities that meet for Mass, morning and night prayer as well as meals throughout the week.   

University Campus Ministry coordinates several retreats throughout the year, including its annual Catholic Agape retreat, which is run largely by students in collaboration with ministry staff, and a campus-wide mission during Lent.  

From Water into Wine is a program which brings faculty, staff, and “of age” students together to explore the unique properties of wine while discerning their future calling. 

In 2012 Walsh launched the House of St. Andrew, a residence for up to eight men discerning a religious vocation. Fr. Thomas Cebula, university chaplain, collaborates with the diocese to foster vocational discernment on campus. 

Campus Ministry’s peer mentoring program, Peacemakers, forms upper-class student leaders who live in the freshmen residence halls and help first-year students transition to college life. 

Students under 21 who do not live locally with their parents must reside on campus. There are nine residence halls, each with its own computer lab, access to wireless internet, and exercise facilities.

All first-year, traditional students reside in Seanor Hall, in which opposite-sex students are separated by wing or floor. Most of Walsh’s other residence halls are single-sex or apartment-style buildings. However, the University places men and women in the same wing on one floor due to residence space limitations.

Students who are of legal age can have alcohol in their private residence, but the University does not allow it in public spaces. Records show a significant decline in alcohol-related incidents in recent years. 

Privacy hours are between midnight and 8 a.m. during the week and 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends, and there can be no opposite-sex visitation in hallways or rooms during those hours. Visits are always permitted in common areas.   Residence Life and Campus Ministry provide programming that promotes chastity and women’s dignity. 

Towers Connector is a common area that connects several of the residences and provides a computer lab, classrooms, a fitness center, a 75-seat movie theater, and a convenience store. The Connector also houses a residence hall chapel. 

Gaetano Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex features two gymnasiums, coaches’ offices, some classrooms, and a wellness center for fitness activities. Just off campus there are sporting fields, a running track, tennis courts, and Hoover Park. 

The University is within minutes of more than 100 restaurants, shopping, recreational, and entertainment options in suburban Canton. Canton is home to the Professional Football Hall of Fame and the William McKinley Presidential Library. Cleveland is about 55 miles to the north, with additional cultural and sporting events. 

Walsh has approximately 60 different official student clubsorganizations, and other activities. Student Campus Ministry Club is among the most popular, working with the priests on campus and other student organizations to provide retreats, prayer, social and service outings. 

The Paul and Carol David Family Campus Center serves as the University’s active student union. A game room, on the lower level, features pool, foosball, table tennis, flat panel televisions, performance space, and computer stations. Poetry readings, coffee houses, and many other social events take place here.

The University Programming Board organizes campus activities such as homecoming, on-campus concerts, bringing entertainers on campus, Spring Formal, and Sibs Weekend. 

There are a number of academic preparation clubs tied to various majors. There’s a student newspaper (The Walsh University Spectator), a campus radio station, three choirs, and a marching band. 

Walsh offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and indoor track, and volleyball. The Cavaliers are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II (NCAA) and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) for all sports.  Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Women’s Bowling was added to the intercollegiate sports offerings and Men’s Bowling became a competitive club sport. 

In addition, Walsh offers a variety of intramurals. Competitive league play is offered in flag football, dodgeball, softball, soccer, kick-ball, basketball, volleyball, and bowling. Weekend tournaments are held in billiards, table tennis, and corn-hole. 

While Walsh University continues to strengthen its Catholic identity, it is clear to us that the administration, campus ministry, and many faculty are committed to the task. The University is more than doctrinally Catholic; its attention to service and to working families reinforces its mission.

Walsh is not a strictly liberal arts college, like many in The Newman Guide. But today many Catholic students are not interested or prepared for four years of liberal arts studies, and too often they turn to secular and state universities to find particular majors, career preparation, sports, and other programs. For them, Walsh offers an authentic Catholic campus life together with a wide variety of academic disciplines and other services that are typical of contemporary universities.

Questions & Answers

Answers from the college on the most important questions. Click a topic below to read more.

Is your institution accredited by at least one regional or national education association?

Yes

Please identify each accreditor and indicate whether it is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

-Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
-Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
-Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
-Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
– Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
– Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Please cite evidence of student or alumni accomplishment, such as graduation rate, graduate school placement, job placement, awards, etc.

Information from Career Readiness and Development Center

As part of the Office of Experiential Learning, the Career Readiness and Development Center seeks to help students and alumni connect their academic preparation with employment or further study after graduation. The Career Center is a hub for students, faculty, employers, and community partners to connect and build relationships that cultivate opportunities for internships and employment.  The Career Center strives to prepare students for lifelong careers, help students articulate their experiences in a meaningful way to future employers, and empower students to build professional networks. Career development is a process, and it begins the moment students choose Walsh University.

The Career Center also participates in face-to-face recruitment events in both the Fall and Spring semesters to bring those opportunities directly to students.  Whether their next step includes an internship, full-time position, or graduate school – there is an event designed to connect students to key contacts to help make that step a reality.

To help you prepare for that next step — the Career Center provides online, over the phone, and in-person resources to students and alumni as they explore careers and apply for positions. From mock interviews to career coaching to networking opportunities to career design events, Walsh’s commitment to its students and alumni is lifetime. Approximately 70 percent of our graduates who participated in the First Destination Survey are employed full time, and nearly 20 percent of our students continue their studies at the graduate level. Information from Career Services Office

Please identify any notable public recognition of your institution’s academic quality in the last three years, such as rankings, awards, etc.

 National Catholic Colleges of Distinction, 2018-2019, for the eighth consecutive year, One of only five Ohio colleges recognized 

 U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best Regional Value, Midwest 

 International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Member, 2017—one of  only two university members in Ohio 

 U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll, sixth consecutive year 

 Military Friendly School for 2018, eighth consecutive year. Honored by G.I. Jobs Magazine  

 U.S. News and World Report  2017 Top Regional University, Midwest 

 U.S. News and World Report  2017  Best Online MBA Program,  Veterans Online Program 

– Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Gold Award for Retention, 2017. Walsh earned the highest honor. One of only three in the U.S. recognized. 

– College Scorecard Lists Walsh as One of the Top Ten Most Affordable Private Colleges in Ohio 

– Walsh recognized as one of Ohio’s Best Colleges for 2015 by BestColleges.com 

– Online MBA Report named Walsh as a 2018-2019 Top 10 Program from a Catholic University Colleges 

 Walsh MBA in Marketing ranked No. 7 in the Nation of most affordable programs 

 2018 Member of the Center for Student Opportunity National I’m First Program, supporting first-generation college students. 

What is the median SAT and ACT of your incoming class? (Note that some colleges may not require one or both scores from all students) 

SAT: 1100

ACT: 23

Additional Academic Quality information, clarification or description (optional)

– Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) award ($597k) for “Advanced Nurse Education at Walsh (ANEW),” Janet Finneran PI (Clinical Professor Nursing), 2015-18. 

 National Science Foundation (NSF) award ($594k) for “STAR Chemistry Program: Inspiring, Educating, and Preparing Young Science Talent for an American Ready Workforce,” Dr. Pete Tandler PI (Assoc. Professor of Chemistry), 2014-19. 

– Stark Community Foundation award ($17k) for “Stark County Food Security Resource Center – Soil Testing,” Dr. Jennifer Clevinger PI (Professor of Biology), 2015-18. 

 U.S. Department of Justice award ($300k) for “Walsh University Cavalier Safeguard Initiative,” Amy Malaska PI (Vice President of Student Affairs), 2017-20. 

 Canton City School District/Ohio Department of Education award ($30k) for “Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Brighter Tomorrow Elementary and Middle School Afterschool Programs,” Dr. Gary Jacobs PI (Professor of Education), 2017-18. 

 Stark Community Foundation award ($28k) for “Walsh University Food Design Institute: Using Design Thinking to Fight World Hunger,” Jennifer Vokoun PI (Assistance Professor of Graphic Design), 2017-18. 

 Herbert W. Hoover Foundation award ($20k) for “Documenting Hoover Photographic History,” Megan Pellegrino PI (Curator Hoover Historical Center), 2017-19. 

 North Canton Medical Center award ($15k) for “Meeting Community Needs by Preparing the Acute Nurse Practitioner,” Dr. Tracey Herstich PI (Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing), 2017-18. 

 Ohio Humanities award ($5k) for “Civil Conversations About Civic Matters: Roundtable,” Dr. Laurence Bove PI (Professor Emeritus), 2017-18. 

 Peg’s Foundation award ($85k) for “Serving Ohio’s Mental Health Needs through Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Preparation,” Dr. Karen Gehrling PI (Professor of Nursing), 2018-21. 

 Stark Community Foundation award ($53k) for “Walsh University Food Design Institute: Using Design Thinking to Fight World Hunger,” Jennifer Vokoun PI (Associate Professor of Graphic Design), 2017-19. 

 The University of Akron/American Heart Association award ($31k) for “Increased VEGF Receptor 2 Expression to Improve Maternal Physiology and Fetal Outcomes in a Rate Model of Preeclampsia,” Dr. Jacqueline Novak PI (Professor of Biology), 2018-20. 

 Burton D. Morgan Foundation award ($17k) for “The Garage,” Dr. Philip Kim PI (Associate Professor of Business, 2019-20. 

 Canton City School District/Ohio Department of Education award ($10k) for “Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Brighter Tomorrow Elementary,” Dr. Gary Jacobs PI (Professor of Education), 2018-19.  

 Charles Koch Foundation award ($8k) for “Walsh University – Promoting Human Flourishing,” Derrick Wyman PI (Associate Vice President for Strategy and Planning), 2018-19

Are more than half of the current members of your faculty practicing Catholics?

Yes

Approximately what percentage of your current faculty members are practicing Catholics?

52%

Are members of your faculty officially informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the institution?

Yes

Are members of your teaching faculty expected, as a condition of employment, to respect Catholic teaching and comply with Catholic morality in their public actions and statements both on and off campus?

Yes

Please identify key undergraduate faculty who are noted experts in their field, have produced important publications, have leadership roles in academic associations, etc. and briefly describe such accomplishments (optional):

Beach, Bradley, Chair, Division of Humanities, Professor of Philosophy, and Powell, Matthew (former theology professor at Walsh), Interpreting Abraham: Journeys to Moriah. Augsburg Fortress, 2014. Print. 

Brown, Katherine, Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Art History. Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art. Routledge, 2016. Print. 

Hanson, Thomas and Mellinger, Christopher, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Routledge, 2016. Print. 

Hawkins, Ty. “The Great War, the Iraq War, and Postmodern America: Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds and the Radical Isolation of Today’s U.S. Veterans.” The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film. Eds. Martin 

Loschnigg and Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014. 95-105. 

Kim, Philip, Associate Professor of Business. Chase One Rabbit: 10 Habits that Move You from Failure to Success. 2014. Print. 

Manning, Patrick. “The Spiritual Summons to Rome: The Oxford Converts’ Call and Response to Holiness.” Conscience: The Path to Holiness (A Walk with Newman). Ed. Edward Jeremy Miller. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 66-84. Print. 

Metz, Kim, Professor of Psychology. Careers in Mental Health: Opportunities in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work. 2016. Print. 

Seeman, Chris. “The Watchers Traditions and Gen 6:1-4 (MT and LXX)” in The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions (ed. A. K. Harkins et al.; Philadelphia: Fortress, 2014), pp. 25-38. 

Spilsbury, Paul and Seeman, Chris, Associate Professor of Theology. Flavius Josephus Translation and Commentarty, Volume 6a, Judean Antiquities II. 2016. Print. 

Torma, Joseph, Professor of Theology. Divine Design: The Cooperatist Alternative to Competition. A Catholic Vision for Society and Church. Oliver House Publishing, 2016. Print. 

Wallenfang, Donald. “Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who ‘Is Not’” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (New York: Springer, 2013), 861-873. 

Dr. Megan Donaldson, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, named Outstanding Physical Therapist from 8,000 in Ohio by Ohio Physical Therapy Association. 

Kandl, John, PhD, Professor of English, Faculty Leader and Mentor for the Walsh Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the National Honors Society for English majors). Publications, 2016-17: “Leigh Hunt and the ‘Public’ Keats,” in Essays on Leigh Hunt, Garland Press, 2017; Article-Review of Reading John Keats by Susan Wolfson, Modern Philology, November 2016. 

Metz, Kim, Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Science Committee Chair at the Ohio Psychological Association, Careers in Mental Health: Opportunities in Psychology Counseling and Social Work, Wiley Blackwell, 2016. 

Bemiller, Michelle, Professor of Sociology, “Distance Mothering: The Case of Nonresidential Mothers” from Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance, Oxford University Press. 2018. 

Wallenfang, Donald. Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, with a Foreword by John Cavadini (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017) 

Wallenfang, Donald. Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Étude in Phenomenology, with a Foreword by Jean-Luc Marion (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017) 

Walsh Faculty Authors Featured in New Book on Faith: The book, Choose Hope – A 52-Week Devotional was edited by former 95.5 The Fish radio host and current podcast host of Good Things Radio, Brooke Taylor along with Managing Editor Patricia Berg, Ph.D., DeVille School of Business Professor. Walsh University contributing authors include:

  • Trish Berg, Managing Editor, DeVille School of Business Assistant Professor
  • Hannah Berg, Walsh OT Graduate Student
  • Phil Kim, DeVille School of Business Associate Professor of Business
  • Chad Gerber, Assistant Professor of Theology, along with his wife Jen and daughter Eden.
  • Miguel Chavez, Associate Vice President for Mission Implementation
  • Ben Walther, Director of Campus Ministry

Drs. Keith Burns and Brandon Pollock, Exercise Science, co-authored a manuscript in the Journal Spinal Cord. The article was titled “ Passive limb movement intervals results in repeated hyperemic responses in those with paraplegia.” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-018-0099-6

Rev. Patrick Manning, Ph.D., Div. of Philosophy and Theology, had his homilies for the month of August published in the Irish Theological Journal called “The Furrow.” In addition, he had another article published in September in the same journal from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University, County Kildare, Ireland, on “The Sanctity of the Seal of Confession.”

Dr. Michael Petrochuk, DeVille School of Business, had his paper, “Developing a Conceptual Model and Scale to Measure Interest and Selection of Medical Tourism Services” accepted for presentation by The European Marketing Academy at their forthcoming conference hosted by the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic).  The conference was held  in mid-September.  The European Marketing Academy is the leading European academic marketing organization, akin to the American Marketing Association.

Dr. Will Cooley, School of Arts and Sciences, published “The Work: Dealing and Violence in the War on Drugs Era,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, 15:2 (2018), 77-110.

Drs. Karen Stock, Steve Edelson and Chase Senk,  DeVille School of Business, had the following article “Using an integrated business experience to take the place of “introduction to management” in an integrated curriculum” published in the Journal of Education for Business https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08832323.2018.1490684

Drs. Will Cooley and Michelle Bemiller, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences along with Eric Jefferis, and Rose Penix, published “Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Community Policing in a Rust Belt City,” in Policing: An International Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-01-2018-0002

Dr. Patricia Berg, Professor Tanya Carson and Professor Beth Vazzano, DeVille School of Business,  had a paper accepted for presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association this coming October. The title is “Creating FLEXible Students: Increasing Student Resiliency through Integrating Impactful Activities” and the research is based on integrating resiliency building activities into our courses, and testing the results. The research is also continuing through the Walsh GE 100 courses this fall.

Dr. Leigh Murray, Department of Physical Therapy, published “Is multi-joint or single -joint more effective in reducing pain and improving function in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” June, 2018; IJSPT,13(3): 321 – 334.

Dr. Christine McCallum, Physical Therapy, along with Applebaum D, Teglia, V. Development of an Innovative Taxonomy and Matrix Through Examination of the Director of Clinical Education’s Roles and Responsibilities. JOPTE, doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000050

Dr. Christine McCallum, along with Engelhard C, Applebaum D, Teglia V.Contemporary Role and Responsibilities of the Director of Clinical Education: A National Qualitative Study.  JOPTE, doi: 10.1097/JTE.0000000000000049

Dr. Ute S. Lahaie, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment had a book chapter published in July 2018. She authored this chapter in collaboration with her colleague Mike Ledgerwood from Samford University. The title of this book chapter is as follows:

Lahaie, U., & Ledgerwood, M. (2018). Assessment and Strategic Planning for Language Centers. Lavolette, E., & Simon, E. (Eds). Language center handbook (pp. 35-52). International Association for Language Learning Technology.

Does the institution have a department of Catholic theology, distinct from “religious studies” and other disciplines?

Yes

Are courses in Catholic theology clearly identified and distinguished from other courses dealing with religion?

Yes

Does every faculty member in the theological disciplines have the mandatum (or the “canonical mission” for ecclesiastical faculties) approved by the appropriate Church authority, as required by Canon Law?

Yes

Do all faculty in the theological disciplines make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?

Yes

Does your institution require that all theology courses be taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, and also to the principles and methods proper to Catholic theology?

Yes

Please identify the theology courses that are included in the undergraduate core or distribution requirements and the professors who routinely teach those courses:

Theo 106    Scripture and the Catholic Tradition — Rev. Patrick Manning, Rev. Benson Okpara; Pro. Miguel Chavez; Dr. Chris Seeman; Dr. Joseph Torma; Dr. Donald Wallenfang; Dr. Chad Gerber 

Theo 289    Hate Groups and Violence 

Theo 200   Christian Theology to 1500 — Dr. Chad Gerber 

Theo 201    Christian Theology 1500 to Present — Dr. Donald Wallenfang 

Theo 202    Christology/Trinity — Dr. Donald Wallenfang 

Theo 203    Christian Moral Life — Dr. Donald Wallenfang 

Theo 205    The Church in the Modern World — Rev. Daniel Rogich, Ph.D., Dr. Chris Seeman, Dr. Joseph Torma 

Theo 206    Christian Lifestyle & Spirituality — Dr. Donald Wallenfang; Dr. Chris Seeman 

Theo 215    Old Testament Scriptures — Dr. Chris Seeman 

Theo 216    New Testament Scriptures — Dr. Chris Seeman 

Theo 271    Catholic Belief and Practice — Dr. Chad Gerber 

Theo 282    Vatican I and Vatican II 

Theo 303    Catholic Short Stories – Rev Patrick Manning, Ph. D. 

Theo 309    Principles of Justice and Peace — Dr. Joseph Torma 

Theo 302    Liturgy and Sacraments — Dr. Donald Wallenfang 

Theo 408    Seminar: Selected Topics in Theology (Professors as needed — given their expertise) 

All taught by full-time PHD theology faculty or by adjuncts—each of whom has a mandatum.

Please describe the place of Catholic theology in your institution’s undergraduate curriculum and how it is distinct from other institutions.

Every student takes at least two theology classes, one of which must be “Sacred Scripture and the Catholic Tradition.”  This course emphasizes Roman Catholic sources for revelation in both the Sacred Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition. 

As a foundation for four years of university learning in the Roman Catholic tradition, every student has three required books for this course: (1) the Holy Bible—a Catholic version chosen by our Theology faculty in part for its articles, maps and commentaries; (2) an updated copy of The Documents of Vatican II – including Gaudium et Spes upon which Walsh’s Gen Ed curriculum is built and Dei Verbum; and (3) Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism (with use of the accompanying videos). 

Additionally, the Gen Ed Program requires Service Learning and Diversity as part of understanding the role of the Church (and its members) in the modern world. Also used are A Compendium of the Catholic Catechism and Catholic Christianity by Robert Kreeft. 

Additional Theology information, clarification or description (optional):

All theology professors have the mandatum.

Please identify any course that every undergraduate student must take:

Proficiencies
– ENG 102
– Foreign language/Second language 102
– Math 104  Algebra II
– Science course
– Behavioral science course—2 of them in different disciplines
– Art or Music—1 course
– Theology, Philosophy, History, English (literature) and Fine Arts—1 from each
– Sequential completion of 4 courses in Heritage Series.
– Completion of a Service Learning course (menu of designated courses)
– Completion of a Diversity course (menu of designated courses) 

Overlap or double counting permitted (with some exceptions) 

Please identity the courses that students may choose from in order to satisfy common curriculum distribution requirements:

College Level Proficiencies
(Proficiencies fulfilled by placement test or completion of course) 

ENGLISH 102: Reading and Writing Connections
FOREIGN LANGUAGE/SECOND LANGUAGE 102 (102 level of a chosen language.)
MATH 104: Algebra II 

Diversity and Service Learning Applications
The Diversity and Service Learning Requirements may be satisfied by Tier I, II, and/or Major Courses. There is one Diversity requirement and one Service Learning requirement. 

TIER I REQUIREMENTS – (Theology, History, Philosophy, English (Literature), and Sciences)
(Total of 21 CREDITS) 

Select one course from each: Theology, Philosophy, History and English Literature.
THEO
PHIL
HIST
ENG (Literature)
 

ARHI 101 T1:DV:History of Art

ARHI 200 T1: Spcl Topics in Art History   

ARHI 210 T1:Gbl Learning Arts & Culture   

ARHI 220 T1:DV:Arts of Asia, Afr, & Isl   

ARHI 230 T1:DV:NativeAm/Af Am/Women Art   

ARHI 240 T1:Greek and Roman Art   

ARHI 250 T1: Medieval Art  

ARHI 260 T1:Renaissance Art   

ARHI 265 T1:Baroque Art   

ARHI 270 T1:Modern Art   

ARHI 280 T1:American Art & Architecture   

ARHI 290 T1:History of Photography   

ART 102 T1:Visual Order   

ART 103 T1:Drawing I   

ART 200-8 T1:Graphic Novels as Art&Liter   

ART 220 T1:Special Topics in StudioArt   

BIO 101 T1:Principles of Biology I   

CHEM 101 T1: Principles of Chemistry I   

CHEM 109 T1:Gen Org/Biochem I   

ECON 203 T1:Global Microeconomics   

ECON 205 T1:DV:Intro to Economics   

ECON 210 T1:Personal Finance  

ENG 200-1 T1:Studies in Short Fiction   

ENG 200-2 T1:DV:Cre Eq:Iss of Gen/Rac   

ENG 200-3 T1:DV:Body in Pain:La Ill/Suff   

ENG 200-4 T1:Money and Success   

ENG 200-5 T1:Intro to Drama   

ENG 200-6 T1:DV:On Food  

ENG 200-8 T1:Graphic Novels as Art&Liter   

ENG 200-9 T1:DV:Women in Literature   

ENG 201 T1:Lit of British Isles I   

ENG 202 T1:Lit of British Isles II   

ENG 203 T1:World Literature I   

ENG 204 T1:World Literature II   

ENG 205 T1:United States Literature I   

ENG 206 T1:United States Literature II   

ENG 207 T1:DV:Literat & Gender Theory   

GFA 103 T1:DV:American Government   

GFA 209 T1:DV:World Regional Geography   

HIST 101 T1:DV:World Civil to 1500   

HIST 102 T1:DV:World Civil 1500 to Pres   

HIST 103 T1:DV:Hist of the U.S. to 1877   

HIST 104 T1:DV:Hist of U.S. since 1877   

HIST 225 T1:DV:African-American History   

HON 104 T1:HON:History of Christianity   

HON 105 T1:HON:The History of Science   

HON 203 T1:Hon: Literature   

MUS 102 T1:Classl Music in ModernWorld   

MUS 103 T1:Class Voice   

MUS 202 T1:DV:Ameri Musical Theater   

MUS 203 T1:DV:History of Blues & Jazz   

MUS 205 T1:Fund of Music Theory   

MUS 210 T1:History of Rock Music   

MUS 211 T1: Music and The Movies   

MUS 212 T1:History of Dance & Music   

MUS 322 T1:Music Education  

NS 101 T1:DV:Sci/Contemp Hlth Iss   

NS 103 T1:Environmental Science   

NS 104 T1:Physical Science  

NS 105 T1:Introduction to Geology  

NS 111 T1:DM:Plants,Foods,Med & Texti  

NS 112 T1:Science for ECE  

NS 114 T1:Intro to Forensic Science   

NS 119 T1:Microbes & Society  

NS 210 T1:Astronomy/Planetary Sci
NS 215 T1:Forensic Chemistry   

Select one 3 credit hour science course; plus two Social and Behavioral Science courses (from two different disciplines: Government and Foreign Affairs, Economics, Psychology and/or Sociology).
SCIENCE
S/BSC
S/BSC 

TIER II REQUIREMENTS
(Total of 12 CREDITS)
Courses must be taken sequentially. Select one course each from the course lists.
Heritage Series.
I.    21st Century Challenges
IIa.    Religious Traditions
IIb.    Liberal Arts Traditions
II.    The Response to the Challenges
Students take four courses, one course in each phase (Heritage 1, Heritage 2a, Heritage 2b, and Heritage 3). 

Heritage I: 21st Century ChallengesHeritage I: 21st Century Challenges
BUS 360 H1:DV:Mgmt in a Global Environ
ENG 315-1 H1:ST:21st Cent:Chal Conte Fi
ENG 315-3 H1:DV:American West in Literat
ENG 31512 H1:Beauty/Desi:Pur Aesth Ideal
ENG 31513 H1:Green Myth:Stu in Lit Ec
ENG 31516 H1:Classical Mythology in Lit
EXS 263 H1:DV:Personal/Com Health
GFA 241 H1:Urban Politics
GFA 301 H1:DV:World Politics
GFA 299 H1:DV:Genocide in Modern Times
GFA 323 H1:DV:Public Policy
GFA 355 H1:American Foreign Policy
GFA 409 H1:InternPoliti Econ
HIST 240 H1:US in the Long 19th Century
HIST 313 H1:Rise/Fall of Nazi Germany
HIST 318 H1:DV:Indust Revol in World
HIST 335 H1:U.S. in the 20th Century
HON 205 H1:HON:Great Ideas of Humanity
JS 290 H1:DV:Hate Groups/Violence
NURS 220PL H1:Theo Found for Nursing Prac
PEAC 201 H1:Intro to Peace Studies
PHIL 255 H1:DV:Phil of Human Sexuality
PHIL 275 H1:Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 290 DV:H1:Special Topics
PSYC 307 DV:H1:Cross-Cultural Psych
PSYC 309 H1:Crit Iss in Child/Adol Deve
PSYC 310 H1:DV:Gender
PSYC 340 DV:H1: Addictions
SOC 207 H1:Population
SOC 303 H1:DV:Marriage, Family&Intimac
SOC 304 H1:DV:Urban Sociology
SOC 311 DV:H1:Medical Sociology
SOC 312 H1:Victimology
SOC 314 H1:DV:Sociology of Aging
THEO 207 H1:DV:African-Ameri Religion
THEO 289 H1:DV:Hate Groups and Violence

Heritage 2a: Religious Traditions 

THEO 200 H2a:Christian Theology to 1500
THEO 201 H2a:Christian Theo/1500 to Pre  
THEO 202 H2a:Christology  
THEO 203 H2a:Christian Moral Life  
THEO 205 H2a:DV:Church in the Mod Wrld  
THEO 215 H2a:Old Testament Scriptures  
THEO 216 H2a:New Testament Scriptures  
THEO 271 H2a:Cathol Belief in Practice  
THEO 303 H2a:Theological Themes in Lit  
THEO 309 H2a:SL:Princ of Justice/Peace  
THEO 317 H2a:RometoJer:AClashofCultures 


Heritage 2b: Liberal Arts Traditions

ARHI 315 H2b:Glbl Contemporary Art
ECON 301 H2b:DV:Global Econ Perspect
ENG 314 H2b:The Literary Essay
ENG 315-6 H2b:Solitudes
ENG 31510 H2b:Utopian & Dystopian Lit
ENG 31514 H2b:Romanticism
ENG 316 H2b:Autobiographica Literature
ENG 318 H2b:The Novel
ENG 324 H2b:African/American Litera
ENG 335 H2b:Travel Writing
GFA 213 H2b:DV:Comparative Politics
GFA 303 H2b:American Political Thought
GFA 305 H2b:West Europe/European Union
GFA 403 H2b:Constitutional Law
HIST 204 H2b:Diplo Hist U.S. since 1877
HIST 208 H2b:The Fren Revolut and Napo
HIST 224 H2b:Military History of the US
HIST 250 H2b:American Catholic History
HIST 308 H2b:Hist of the Ancient World
HIST 309 H2b:Hist of Medieval Europe
HIST 310 H2b:Hist of Early Mode Europe
HIST 311 H2b: History of Modern Europe
HIST 323 H2B: Modern Britain
HIST 334 H2b:Constitutional Hist of US
HIST 408 H2b: Sports & Soc in US Hist
HIST 413 H2b:Europ Intellect Hist
HIST 435 H2b:The Papacy
GFA 403 H2b:Constitutional Law
JS 103 H2b:Jwsh Read of the Bible
HON 300 H2b:Honors Seminar
MUS 201 H2b:Hist of Great Choral Works
NURS 356 H2b:PalliativeCare:EndLifeCare
NURS 358 H2b:Complem & Altern Therapies
NURS 390 H2b:Issues for Global Hlthcare
PHIL 303 H2b:DV:Philosophy of Art
PHIL 312 H2b:DV:Political Philosophy
PHIL 315 H2b:Ancient/MedievalPhilosophy
PHIL 316 H2b:Renaiss & Mod Philosophy
PHIL 317 H2b:Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 350 H2b:Philosophy of Medicine
PHIL 405 H2b:Philosophy Symposium
PHIL 407 H2b:ST in Applied Ethics
SOC 202 H2b:DV: Cultural Anthropo
SOC 301 H2b:DV:Women and the CrJu Syst
SOC 306 H2b:GangsGunsGrad:Educ/Ineq
SOC 307 H2b:DV:Death, Dying and Bereav
SOC 401 H2b:Sociological Theory
SPAN 310 H2b:Human Rights in Latin Amer
SOC 490-1 H2b:DV:ST:Uganda Experience

Heritage 3: The Responses to the Challenges

ARHI 402 H3:Senior Cap Paper/Art Hist
BSC 440 DV:H3:Applied Behav Sci Intern
BUS 465 H3:Integrative Global Expe III
COM 305 H3: Intercultura Communication
EDUC 468 H3:Student Teaching Seminar
ENG 323 H3:The Modern Rhetoric
ENG 340 H3:Professional Writing II
ENG 385 H3:Literature and Film
GFA 375 H3:Politics and Film
GFA 401 H3:DV:Povty & Prspty in Dev Wd
GFA 405 H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert
GFA 415 H3:International Law
HIST 428 H3: History of Medicine
HIST 430 H3:Sem Hist of War & Society
HIST 438 H3:Sem Case Stds in Genocide
HIST 440 H3:Sem US Race/Class/Gender
HON 301 H3:Honors Seminar
JS 211 H3:DV:EarlyJud:FoundChristi
JS 315 H3:Rep Brok Wrld:Jew Valu Heal
PEAC 301 H3:Conflict Resolution
PHIL 304 H3:Bioethics
PHIL 408 H3:Sem:Selected Topics in Phil
THEO 302 H3:Liturgy/Sacraments
PSYC 460 H3:Senior Research Project
THEO 310 H3:Contem Christian Spiritu
THEO 320 H3:Repair a BrokenWorld
THEO 409 H3:Sem:Selected Theologians

DIVERSITY COURSES

TIER I
ARHI 101 T1:DV:History of Art
ARHI 220 T1:DV:Arts of Asia, Afr, & Isl
ARHI 230 T1:DV:NativeAm/Af Am/Women Art
ECON 205 T1:DV:Intro to Economics
EDUC 206 DV:Except&MultiCultGlobSoci
ENG 200-2 T1:DV:Cre Eq:Iss of Gen/Rac
ENG 200-3 T1:DV:Body in Pain:La Ill/Suff
ENG 207 T1:DV:Literat & Gender Theory
GFA 103 T1:DV:American Government
GFA 209 T1:DV:World Regional Geography
GFA 299 H1:DV:Genocide in Modern Times
GFA 401 H3:DV:Povty & Prspty in Dev Wd
HIST 101 T1:DV:World Civil to 1500
HIST 102 T1:DV:World Civil 1500 to Pres
HIST 103 T1:DV:Hist of the U.S. to 1877
HIST 104 T1:DV:Hist of U.S. since 1877
HIST 225 T1:DV:African-American History
HIST 227 DV:T1:Glob Pers in Gender Hist
HIST 339 DV:History of Modern Asia
MUS 202 T1:DV:Ameri Musical Theater
MUS 203 T1:DV:History of Blues & Jazz
NS 101 T1:DV:Sci/Contemp Hlth Iss
PHIL 202 T1:DV:Phil of Human Nature
PHIL 203 T1:DV:Moral Philosophy
PHIL 290 DV:H1:Special Topics
PSYC 210 DV:T1:Human Devel Across Lifes
PSYC 230 T1:DV:Human Sexuality
SOC 205 T1:DV:Social/Cult Divers
SOC 206 DV:T1:Cross-Cult Iss Gender
SPAN 322 DV:Latin American Film
THEO 289 H1:DV:Hate Groups and Violence

TIER II (HERITAGE SERIES)

ECON 301 H2b:DV:Global Econ Perspect
ENG 315-2 DV:H1:Amer Indi Lit/Env Jus
EXS 263 H1:DV:Personal/Com Health
GFA 213 H2b:DV:Comparative Politics
GFA 299 H1:DV:Genocide in Modern Times
GFA 301 H1:DV:World Politics
GFA 323 H1:DV:Public Policy
GFA 405 H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert
HIST 318 H1:DV:Indust Revol in World
JS 211 H3:DV:EarlyJud:FoundChristi
JS 290 H1:DV:Hate Groups/Violence
PHIL 255 H1:DV:Phil of Human Sexuality
PHIL 303 H2b:DV:Philosophy of Art
PHIL 312 H2b:DV:Political Philosophy
PSYC 307 DV:H1:Cross-Cultural Psych
PSYC 310 H1:DV:Gender
PSYC 340 DV:H1: Addictions
SOC 202 H2b:DV: Cultural Anthropo
SOC 301 H2b:DV:Women and the CrJu Syst
SOC 303 H1:DV:Marriage, Family&Intimac
SOC 304 H1:DV:Urban Sociology
SOC 307 H2b:DV:Death, Dying and Bereav
SOC 311 DV:H1:Medical Sociology
SOC 314 H1:DV:Sociology of Aging
SOC 490-1 H2b:DV:ST:Uganda Experience
THEO 205 H2a:DV:Church in the Mod Wrld
THEO 207 H1:DV:African-Ameri Religion

OTHER DIVERSITY COURSES

BSC 301 DV:Social Psychology
BSC 360 DV:Counsel/Interview Proc
BSC 430 DV:Applied Behav Science Sem
BSC 526 UG:DV:Group Process
BSC 560 DV:Intro Counsel/Counsel Prof
BIO 402 DV:Genetics
BUS 309 DV:Multicultur Consumer Behav
BUS 318 DV:Hum Res Found in Global Org
CHEM 390 DV:Chemistry Internship
COM 290 DV: Rac,Gen,Po in Mass Med
FREN 321 DV:French Civilizat/Culture
GFA 207 DV:Campaigns & Elections
HIST 225 T1:DV:African-American History
HIST 227 DV:T1:Glob Pers in Gender Hist
HIST 336 DV: Govt & Pol in Mod Latin Am
HIST 337 DV: History of Mod Middle East
HIST 338 DV:History of Modern Africa
HUM 220 DV:Found Interdiscip Study
MATH 110 DV:Math in the World
MATH 130 DV: Math and the Environme
NURS 230PL DV:Hlth Asses/Prom for Nur Prc
NURS 330PL DV:Nurs w/Acutely Ill Adults I
NURS 335PL DV:Nurs w/ Acute Ill Adults II
NURS 340PL DV:Nursing with Families I
NURS 420PL DV:Population Focused Nursing
PE 110 DV:Lifestyle Health/Fitness
PSYC 401 DV:Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 426 DV:Group Process
SPAN 321 DV:Latin American Civ/Culture
SPAN 406 DV:Def of Gender in Hispa Cult
SPAN 408 DV:Adv Read/Conv in Hisp Cult
THEO 105 DV:Comparative Religions

Service Learning
Service Learning is defined by the American Association of Higher Education as a method under which students learn and develop through thoughtfully organized service that: 

– Is conducted in and meets the needs of a community
– Is coordinated with an institution of higher education and with the community
– Helps foster civic responsibility
– Is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the students enrolled
– Includes structured time for students to reflect on the service experience 

A service learning course will involve students partnering with a community-based organization or group. The students will provide service to meet a need identified by the community. In this setting, “community organization or group” means a non-profit agency, educational institution, group of people with a common identity, or for-profit agency when the primary purpose is providing a significant public service. The service learning experience will help bring classroom material and discussion to life by giving students a real environment in which to apply course concepts. Each semester, 20-35 Service Learning courses are offered. 

Digital Media Applications 

In addition to writing and speaking, today’s students need to be able to communicate by creating and disseminating messages through digital platforms and channels.  These modes of communication are now key components of students’ personal and professional lives.  The Digital Media (DM) application in the General Education program (and majors) will help foster the skills necessary to use digital communication effectively.  

When students enroll in a DM-designated course, they will be required to complete a project involving a significant digital media component.  This project will entail learning new technical skills and, more importantly, learning how to use the digital media tools  needed to innovate, create, and disseminate information and content as a part of the course.  This project will not be in addition to course content requirements, but rather part of the course curriculum that requires transforming content into digital platforms, including websites, videos, interactive presentations, social media-based methods, and/or  additional digital-media options.  Walsh University resources will be available to students and faculty to support the DM courses.

How many credits are required for graduation and what percent are from core / distribution courses?

125 credits     29.6%

Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more courses in which they are taught authentic Catholic doctrine and practice?

Yes

If yes, please describe them generally and note how many courses are required?

Every student takes two courses in Theology:  THEO 106 and one of their choosing, the second most often at the sophomore level (200).

Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more interdisciplinary courses relating theology or philosophy with other disciplines?

Yes

Additional Core Curriculum information, clarification or description (optional):

Every student chooses one course in philosophy.

List the major, minor and special program areas that students may choose for specialization while pursuing an undergraduate degree:

Majors
Accounting
Art History
Behavioral Sciences/Counseling (B.A./M.A.)
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biology – Early Assurance Entry B.S./D.P.T. Physical Therapy Program
Business Management
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication
Comprehensive Science
Computer Science Networking
Computer Science Programming
Corporate Communication
Counseling (Behavioral Science)
Criminal Justice (Sociology)
Cybersecurity
Education – AYA Integrated Language Arts
Education – AYA Integrated Mathematics
Education – AYA Integrated Science
Education – AYA Integrated Social Studies
Education – Early Childhood Education Licensure
Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure
Education – Intervention Specialist, Mild/Moderate Licensure
Education – Intervention Specialist, Moderate/Intensive Licensure
Education – Middle Childhood Education Licensure
Education (Non-licensure program)
Engineering
English
Exercise Science
Finance
Graphic Design
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Legal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Museum Studies
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Political Science (Government and Foreign Affairs)
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical and Pre-Optical
Pre-Occupational Therapy (Biology)
Pre-Occupational Therapy (Psychology)
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)
Pre-Physical Therapy (Psychology)
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary
Professional Writing
Psychology (Community/Clinical)
Psychology (Research)
Sociology – Family Studies
Theology

Minors
Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Actuarial Science
Environmental Science
Art
Exercise Science
Art History
Film Studies
Biology
Forensic Studies
Business
Chemistry
Government and Foreign Affairs
Communication
Graphic Design
Computer Science
History
Corporate Communication (Business Majors Only)
Literacy
Economics
Management
English – Communication
Mathematics
English – Literature
Music – General Music Track
English – Writing with Communication Concentration
Music – Performance Track
English – Writing with Corporate Communication Concentration
Museum Studies
English – Writing with Creative Writing Concentration
Peace Studies
English – Writing with Government and Foreign Affairs Concentration
Philosophy
English – Writing with Professional Writing Concentration
Psychology
English – Writing with Psychology Concentration
Sociology
English – Writing with Sociology Concentration
Spanish for Healthcare
English – Writing (General)
Theology

Cross-Disciplinary Certificates
Applied Ethics in Business (All Majors Eligible)
Strategic Leadership (All Majors Eligible)
Women in Leadership (All Majors Eligible)
Small Business Management (Non-Business Majors Eligible)
Sports Management (All Majors Eligible)
Consumer Behavior (All Majors Eligible)

What are the three most popular majors or specialty disciplines for undergraduate students, and about what percentage of undergraduate students specialize in these disciplines?

Nursing 17%

Biology 11 %

Management 7 %

Does each undergraduate degree program require Catholic ethical formation related to the student’s major field(s) of study?

Yes

Does your institution regularly provide academic events to address theological questions related to specialized disciplines?

Yes

If yes, please describe:

For more than 40 consecutive years the university has sponsored a 2-day symposium organized in alternate years by the theology faculty and by the philosophy faculty. The Friday portion includes a dinner, a fine arts performance related in some way to the major question being addressed by the next day’s presentations from national and regional scholars.  Students assist in organizing and attending the symposium.  The campus community and the general public are also invited. 

The two departments (theology and philosophy) also work with students on academic and service projects, on occasion reporting on results at national or regional conferences. 

The Jewish/Catholic Studies Institute
(co-)sponsors numerous speakers and events each year.  For example, in the past five years: 

– Sister Dominga, from the Missionaries of Charity visited and spoke about the life and legacy of St. Teresa of Calcutta.
– Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk presented on bioethics and end of life issues.
– Saint Luke Productions has presented live dramas  of “Faustina” and “Maximilian”
– Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza 

– Leah Darrow, a Catholic speaker addressing relevant topics for young people

– Matt Fradd, Catholic author and speaker, addressed the terrible impact of pornography on our society

– Dr. Paul Kengor, renown author and speaker, presented on President Regan and St. JPII
– multiple ecumenical series with lecture and dialogue at various locations
– an adult learning academy through which adults earn a certificate
– a special course for principals of Catholic schools in the diocese. 

Does your institution require cooperation among faculty in different disciplines in teaching, research and other academic activities?

Yes

If yes, please describe.

Walsh faculty engage in many interdisciplinary activities, some of them required.  For example, teaching in programs such as General Education, Honors, Service Learning, and Global Learning all necessitate collaborative initiatives among different disciplines. Examples include: Service Learning Roundtables and Bootcamp, linked courses serving veterans, health care in Hispanic communities, museum studies in Rome, physical therapy at the Salvation Army community clinic. 

Additional Programs of Study information, clarification or description:

Five specific selected examples of interdisciplinary cooperation follow. 

(1)    Students spend their Spring Break learning and serving in border communities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico with a GFA Service Learning course, “The Border: U.S.-Mexican Integration and Separation”. In this course, students examine the complex relationship between these countries in class and on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.  Participants spend the evenings in Laredo, Texas and visit various social, governmental, and educational sites in the community of Laredo and across the border in Laredo Nuevo, Mexico. 

(2)    The three tracks of Walsh ‘s Museum Studies program are interdisciplinary by nature:  history, art, and the natural sciences. Collaborations among faculty result in:
– fine arts exhibition designs in the Birk Center Atrium Gallery
– student practicums in Walsh’s Hoover Historical Center
– curriculum decisions facilitating frequent double majors in History and Museum Studies
– Global Learning
– Service Learning 

(3)    The Theology division regularly invites members of other departments to speak in their Life-Long Learning Academy.  This public lecture series–free and open to the public–assists not only in educating the Laity, but familiarizes all who attend with the marriage of faith and reason. 

(4)    Counseling & Human Development collaborated with the Physical Therapy Program in offering a free community clinic for clients with health and mobility needs, most recently at the Salvation Army in downtown Canton.  The goal was to promote health and wellness, to offer referrals (especially to free or discounted services), and to provide resource materials, one-on-one networking, and education regarding mental health. 

(5)  For 10 days in May 2018, students facilitated small group work in basic counseling skills training for participants from the Archdiocese of Gulu (northern Uganda). This was an opportunity to promote the expansion of counseling services as this region recovers from the effects of years of internal wars. SAHE students will work with Gulu participants to facilitate expansion and growth in the area of higher education. Students will stay, briefly in Entebbe and then at the Comboni Sisters Animation Centre in Gulu. 

Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?

Yes

Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?

Yes

On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year? 

80% of Catholic students

Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?

Yes

On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?

30-40 students

Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?

No

Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?

Yes

Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?

Both male and female

Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):

Mo  7:20 am and 11:30 a.m., traditional/contemporary 

Tu  7:20 am and 11:30 a.m., traditional/contemporary 

We  7:20 am and 11:30 a.m., traditional/contemporary 

Th  7:20 am and 11:30 a.m., traditional/contemporary 

Fr  7:20 am and 11:30 a.m., traditional/contemporary 

Sat. 7:45 am traditional 

Su 11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m., traditional/contemporary 

All Masses are the Ordinary Form of the Mass. 

Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?

Yes

List the schedule for Confession by day and time:

Mo 11:00 a.m.
Tu 11:00 a.m.
We 11:00 a.m.
Th 11:00 a.m.
Fr 11:00 a.m.
Sa
Su 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Confessions are also available by appointment

Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?

Yes

List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:

Monday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

12:15p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Tuesday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Wednesday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

12:15p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

12:15p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Friday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Sunday

11:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

7:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:

Campus Ministry organizes weekly gatherings with students including: 

Association on Christian Athletes – Faith group for Athletes 

Marian Consecration groups 

First Friday Mass Celebrations 

Lenten Stations of the Cross 

Living Stations of the Cross 

Student-led Bible studies 

AGAPE LATTE speaker series 

From Water into Wine: a faith group of juniors, seniors, and graduate students who focus on discerning their future through weekly relevant topics that integrate faith 

Holy Hours 

Monday Night Campus Ministry club night

Friday Divine Mercy Chaplets

Single-sex Christian Prayer Groups for Men and Women

Weekly prayer gatherings including Rosary meditations, liturgy of the hours, Lectio Divina, and meditation prayer experiences 

Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?

Yes

Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:

Campus ministry hosts 

– A daily men’s formation group (12-19) called The Brotherhood.  The Brotherhood challenges its members to always discern the will of God, especially regarding vocations 

– A women’s formation group called Fiat that meets twice a week 

In 2011-12 the University, in collaboration with the Diocese of Youngstown, created the St. Andrew House of Discernment on campus where 5 men considering priesthood might discern their calling while completing college studies living in community

– Bi-weekly meeting of young men discerning the priesthood with the University Chaplain and Priest in Residence 

Each semester Ministry organizes Holy hours and liturgies for vocations  

If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?

25-30

Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.

Yes. A low estimate would be a total of 65.

Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):

A group of 3 priests living on campus assist with the sacramental life of the Walsh community under the leadership of Fr. Thomas Cebula.  We welcome priests from area parishes each month to celebrate the First Friday Masses on Campus. Altogether 8 priests assist with the Sacramental needs on campus. A group of 2 priests living on campus assist with the sacramental life of the Walsh community under the leadership of Fr. Thomas Cebula.  We welcome priests from area parishes each month to celebrate the First Friday Masses on Campus. Altogether 7 priests assist with the Sacramental needs on campus. 

Please describe options for students to reside on and off campus:

All students reside on campus unless they (1) are 23 years or older, (2) live with their parents or legal guardian (if under 21) within 50 miles of campus, (3) are married and/or have dependent child(ren), (4) have lived in residence halls for 8 semesters, or (5) have served or been discharged from the armed forces. 

Does your institution offer only single-sex residence halls?

No

Your institution offers single-sex residence halls for (please put an “X” in front of any that apply):

All students
Any Student who wishes
X  No students
All freshmen (only if not “All students”)
Only freshmen
Other

What percentage of students living on campus live in single-sex residence halls?

0%

If your institution offers co-ed residence halls, how are students of the opposite sex separated (choose all that apply):

By wing
By floor

Due to space limitations, men and women share one floor in one wing only.

When are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit common areas of residence halls?

24 hrs a day

Are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit students’ bedrooms? (Not including irregular (once or twice a semester), “open house” events.)

Yes

If yes, when?

Between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight on week days. Between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 am on weekends.

If students of the opposite sex are permitted to visit students’ bedrooms, does your institution have an “open bolt” policy? Please describe.

No

How does your institution foster sobriety and respond to substance abuse on campus, particularly in campus residences?

The university complies with federal, state, and local laws with regards to alcohol consumption.  Furthermore, the university upholds a policy that does not permit students under the age of 21 to be in the presence of alcohol.  Students found in violation of this policy participate in a mandatory on-line Alcohol Education course as well as additional educational reflections on the information learned.  Repeat violations involve a group-counseling program centered on alcohol, its impact and the choices students make.  In addition, students may be required to meet with counselors both on and off campus for alcohol and drug assessment and treatment. 

Residence Life, in collaboration with other university departments (counseling, wellness, campus police, etc.) provides ongoing programming to educate students about expectations for alcohol consumption as well as the impact of high-risk behaviors. 

How does your institution foster a student living environment that promotes and supports chastity, particularly in campus residences?

All of our university residence halls are intentionally single- sex by floor.  In collaboration with Campus Ministry, residence hall staff provide expectations and education to students beginning during orientation on upholding the values/teachings of the Catholic faith in regards to human sexuality. 

In addition, student staff members (resident assistants) live on each floor to enforce our privacy and cohabitation policies.  They conduct nightly rounds to ensure adequate privacy is maintained for all residents.  Students found in violation of these policies are referred to the university’s student conduct system and held accountable. 

Does your institution have formal programs to foster Catholic prayer life and spirituality in campus residences?

Yes

If yes, please describe:

A professional staff member in Campus Ministry lives in the residence halls as well as maintains an office and chapel in common living space.  Campus Ministry, collaborating with Residence Life, trains upper-class student peer-mentors called Peacemakers, who are Catholic and live in first-year residence halls.  These students work with Campus Ministry and the Chaplaincy to program prayer opportunities in the residence halls like late-night Adoration, bible studies, rosary meditations, blessing of student rooms, the sacrament of Confession in the residence hall chapel, Catholic book studies, novenas, and occasional residence hall Masses. 

Please identify and briefly describe officially recognized student clubs and activities at your institution that…

foster spiritual development:

Campus Ministry Club—The Student Campus Ministry club organizes prayers and devotions like holy hours, novenas, and intercession prayer as well as bible studies, service experiences, and prayer vigils in front of Planned Parenthood.  Campus Ministry Club meets every week, and is open to all students.  Each club night features praise and worship, scripture study, small groups, student testimony, food and fellowship as well as occasional formation from faculty. 

Campus Ministry retreats which students (rather than staff) sometimes organize and present to area schools and parishes. These retreats include sacramental formation experiences, hunger fast retreats, and themed programs.  Students are trained to facilitate and lead small group gatherings.  Each semester Walsh University Campus Ministry invites local Catholic grade schools to campus for daylong retreats organized by students that covers catechesis themes and faith.  The days include content in the morning, Adoration and Mass and lunch.      

Bible study groups and prayer groups described elsewhere 

Crux Student Organization – organized focused Catholic Scripture studies and a speaker series 

The Brotherhood – men’s group that meets daily for prayer and fellowship  

Fiat – women’s faith group that meets twice a week 

From Water into Wine – upper-class discernment group and small Christian community

Students for Life – pro-life club 

ELPIS leadership in faith program for Walsh students and areas high schools.  This program began with a grant sponsored by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute that includes retreat experiences and a monthly speaker’s series that focuses on themes of faith and leadership.  A manual was created and can be attained: www.walsh.edu/elpis 

Association of Christian Athletes bi-weekly meeting for athletes seeking to develop their own faith life 

Peacemakers residence life peer mentoring and ministry outreach 

Praise and Worship – regular time to praise God through music and peaceful reflection 

IGNITE holy hour – student-led reflective music during Adoration Holy Hours 

AGAPE LATTE – a student –led and run speaker series that originated at Boston College with the theme,  “Where faith and life intersect” 

Feast Day and special liturgical celebrations – throughout the liturgical year there are certain feast days that we celebrate (St. Teresa of Kolkata, a 1982 honorary graduate and speaker at Walsh University, The feast of St. John Paul II, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Divine Mercy Sunday with Holy hour and confessions, etc. 

Marian Consecration retreats throughout the year– using Fr. Michael E. Gaitley’s book, 33 Days to Morning Glory

Prayer runs – students and staff meet regularly to run 5Ks, all while praying in cadence 

Annual Pumpkin All Saints Mass – students, staff and faculty adorn the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel with Christian Jack-O’-Lanterns that symbolize the stories of the saints.  It is a beautiful catechetical way to teach about the saints! 

Beginning and end of the semester late-night adoration and prayer for students:  At the beginning and end of each semester students, staff, and faculty gather with community members for adoration that lasts until 3:00a.m. in our campus chapel where we pray for, individually by name, our incoming first-year students and graduating seniors, placing them in the care of the Blessed Sacrament 

Liturgy of the Hours – At regular times University Ministry organizes Lauds and Compline for students, staff and faculty.   

Rosary Scripture meditations – these often coincide with knot rosary making opportunities 

Day of Prayer (8-hour Adoration) opportunities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 

 Light the Campus personal evangelization and student witness with Adoration – through the semester a team of students are trained by Campus Ministry to go out into the Residence Halls and invite people to prayer in Adoration.   

engage in corporal works of mercy:

Campus Ministry Project Homeless Connect:

The Campus Ministry Club partners regularly with a small local parish to serve the needy 

Blood Drives: Campus Ministry organized 4 blood drives in collaboration with Red Cross and Life Share 

Card Ministry: Cards are sent to faculty, staff, and students for encouragement and support 

Office of Service Learning: 47 Service Learning classes in 2017-2018, taught by 25 faculty and enrolling 609 students, completed 10,000 hours of service learning in conjunction with 50 community partners 

Walsh University Student Government: All student organizations are required to complete service projects each semester 

Walsh University Campus Ministry, in collaboration with Campus Kitchen, prepares and serves food at the Alliance Catholic Worker House in Alliance, Oh 1-2 times every month. 

MLK Day of Service  

Adopt-a-family program with Catholic Charities 

Coat Drives 

Food Drives 

Clothing Drives 

Fall Break Student Service Immersion experience at the Catholic Worker in NYC 

Hammer and Nails – home refurbishing program 

Project Homeless Count – Campus Ministry graduate students occupied a station in down-town Canton, OH to determine the need of the homeless in the city

address sexual issues (including birth control, abortion, homosexuality):

Students for Life—crosses representing abortions on display on campus during October 

Walsh University charters a bus to Washington DC in January for the March for Life

Theology of the Body and bioethics presenters (Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Janet E. Smith, Leah Darrow, and Christopher West) and study groups in Campus Ministry 

Campus Ministry attends Courage conferences and serves on the Diversity taskforce of the University 

Fiat—women’s group within Campus Ministry and Wellness 

Healing the Culture – Life Advocacy Student Training (L.A.S.T.) 

Fertility Awareness Based Methods Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Henkel, Catholic Moral Theologian 

Campus Ministry offers presentations on Natural Family Planning  

address issues of social concern:

Service and civic engagement collaboration with over 60 community partners and the University – Campus Ministry fair trade project—sale of fair trade coffee providing education regarding economic and social issues  

Counseling Services and Campus Ministry work with domestic violence awareness programming 

Service and civic engagement collaboration with over 60 community partners and the University

address particular academic interests:

Clubs that prepare students for particular careers and also perform an annual service project: 

– American Marketing Association 

– Institute of Management Accountants 

– Business Club 

– Walsh Doctorate of Physical Therapy Club 

– Pre-Physical Therapy Club 

– Walsh Design Club (graphic design) 

– Pre-Occupational Therapy Club 

– Pre Healthcare 

– Pre Dentistry Club 

– Pre-Law Club 

Clubs that explore issues of interest to students with particular majors or to those considering the major: 

– Art Club—fosters art interests and skills of students 

– Education Club—generates awareness of campus and community events promoting education 

– Council for Exceptional Children—explores issues related to Special Ed, e.g. sponsoring annual Easter Egg hunt 

– Nursing Club—signature activity is gathering items for Christmas packages to be sent to the armed services 

– Science Club 

 Theology Club 

– Dead Philosopher’s Society (Philosophy Club) 

Honoraries on campus, each of which inducts new members meeting academic and other criteria and also performing a service project annually 

– Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) 

– Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling) 

– Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

– Lambda Pi Eta (Communications) 

– National Residence Hall Honorary 

– Phi Alpha Theta (History) 

– Phi Beta Lambda (Business) 

– Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy) 

– Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) 

– Psi Chi Honorary (Psychology) 

– Sigma Beta Delta (Business) 

– Sigma Tau Delta (English) 

– Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing) 

– Sigma Zeta (Science & Math) 

–  Theta Alpha Kappa (Theology) 

 

address particular cultural interests:

– Chorale—group of 100 students who have toured the Atlantic Coast and who have performed during a Papal Audience in Rome, at Assisi, and at Castel Gandolfo.  On campus they perform at bi-annual concerts drawing hundreds in Cecchini Arena. 

– Genesius Players—group of students from widely varying majors who present two plays annually (6 performances each), one of them usually a musical. 

– Spanish Club—practice of language and learning of Hispanic culture 

– Black Student Union—issues forum and social activities 

– World Student Organization—means of fostering interaction among international students and broad campus community; sponsor of highly successful major events each semester 

provide opportunities for athletic pursuits:

Walsh University Athletics compete in NCAA Division II and the G-MACWomen’s and men’s varsity athletics (baseball, cross-country, basketball, football, golf,  lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball) 

– Intramural–basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, soccer, softball, volleyball. Additional tournaments for other sports vary by year.

– Running Club

– Ski and Snowboard Club

– Student Wellness Organization

– Trek Backpacking Club

– Zumba

– Yoga

If applicable, in which athletic Division and Conference does your institution compete? (Please specify NCAA, NAIA, etc. as well as Division Level.)   

Walsh University Athletics compete in NCAA Division II 

What athletic teams are offered for men and women?  

Men’s Sports 

Baseball 

Basketball  

Bowling (2018-19)  

Cross Country  

Football  

Golf  

Lacrosse  

Soccer  

Tennis  

Track & Field  

 

Women’s Sports 

Basketball 

Bowling (2018-19) 

Cross Country 

Golf 

Lacrosse 

Soccer 

Softball 

Tennis 

Track & Field 

Volleyball 

 

Intramural Sports 

Basketball 

Bowling 

Dodgeball 

Flag Football 

Soccer 

Volleyball 

Cornhole 

Softball 

How do you help develop the mind, body, and soul of student-athletes? 

Campus Ministry works with coaches and students to organize opportunities for athletes to grow in their faith.  In a collaboration with 2 coaches, Campus Ministry supports a faith group for athletes called, The Association of Christian Athletes.  This group meets bi-weekly with a speaker, video presentation, fellowship and prayer.  Some athletic coaches work closely with the University Chaplain to organize prayer services for teams.  Campus Ministry also collaborates with external constituencies in ministry who understand and embrace the Catholic faith and have special connections with many of our student athletes.  One example is Pastor Walter Moss, national pro-life advocate and speaker, who, in 2015, was the Walsh University commencement speaker and recipient of the prestigious Walsh University Founders’ Award.   

please list all student clubs not listed in the above categories:

Pre-engineering club 

University Programming Board (UPB) 

Trek backpacking club 

Student Wellness Organization (SWO) 

The Spectator (Campus Newspaper) 

Student Alumni Association 

Speech and Debate Club 

Lean In Club 

Dance Marathon Club 

Orientation Leaders 

Literary Society (Raison d’Etre) 

Residence Hall Association 

Does your institution require all student clubs and activities, including those listed above, to operate in accord with Catholic teaching?

Yes

How does your institution address student clubs and activities that may conflict with Catholic teaching?

All student organizations are required to register with the Office of Student Affairs. Recognized organizations must operate and plan activities consistent with the Walsh University mission statement. Any organization or individual who fails to operate in accordance with the Walsh mission and/or violates other requirements for student organizations are referred to the university judicial system. 

In addition, the Office of Student Affairs must approve all non-academic speakers and all publicity for campus events to ensure consistency with mission and to determine whether the event is appropriate to be held. 

Does your institution require student services like health care, counseling and guidance to conform to Catholic ethical and moral teaching and directives?

Yes

Additional Student Activities information, clarification or description (optional):

All student organizations actively participate in numerous community service events in fulfilling their mission.

Has your institution’s diocesan bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) officially recognized the institution as Catholic?

Yes

Do your institution’s governing documents include or reference the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?

Yes

Do your institution’s governing documents or institutional policies require conformity to the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?

Yes

What is your institution’s mission statement:

Statement of Identity 

Walsh University is an independent, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences institution.  Founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, the university believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community, and close student-teacher interaction. 

Statement of Mission 

Walsh University is dedicated to educating its students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education.  The university encourages an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition. 

Statement of Vision 

Walsh University is committed to being a Catholic university of distinction, providing each student the educational experiences, resources, and opportunities necessary to foster critical thinking, effective communication, spiritual growth, and personal, professional and cultural development.  The university encourages individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Does your institution have a written policy regarding speakers and honorees that at a minimum meets the standards established by the United States bishops in “Catholics in Political Life?”

Yes

If yes, please give the policy:

From the Walsh University Faculty Handbook: 

Campus Speakers 

The mission of the university is to provide a Catholic, liberal arts education that encompasses an international or global perspective and promotes critical thinking. Walsh University believes that a free and open forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions is essential in our pluralistic society and that every member of an educational enterprise bears responsibility for this freedom. Speakers and programs are attuned with the goals of the university when they provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas. If an approved speaker comes to present non-Catholic opinions, those ideas should be presented in a debate or in a forum where the Catholic perspective will also be stated. Sponsoring individuals/organizations and the approved speaker are required to respect Catholic beliefs and practices; they are expected to refrain from promoting doctrines opposed to essentials of the Catholic faith or contrary to the upholding of Christian faith and morality. 

Speaker invitations come from a member of the faculty, a member of the administration, or recognized groups on campus. Members of the university community who have special competence are especially encouraged to contribute to such discussions. Arrangements for the presence of speakers on campus by faculty and by any nonacademic staff are approved and made through the Office of Academic Affairs (approval for speakers sponsored by student organizations routes through the Office of Student Affairs) to ensure open and balanced examination of issues. The president, representing the Board of Directors, has final authority over such arrangements and approvals. 

Additional Practices: 

When a person or campus organization wishes to bring onto campus a speaker or event that may present ideas, values, or teachings that are contrary to Catholic Church doctrine, the request is denied.  Exceptions may be made if the following format is used: 

  1. The speaker is presented in a debate venue with Walsh designating the person who will present, defend, and uphold the Catholic position. 
  2. The event is organized as a forum wherein the Catholic position is clearly presented and upheld. The person(s) presenting the Catholic Church position is featured and given the optimum role in the forum. 

Both “a” and “b” must be approved in advance by the President. 

  1. It is Board policy that no person campaigning for political office is to be given a Board-approved, traditional award (e.g. Founders’ Award) during the time he or she is running for office. 
  2. Persons running for office may only speak on campus in the context of a debate or forum wherein all opponents are equally represented. 

Describe the makeup of your institution’s undergraduate student body with regard to sex, religion, home state/country and type of high school (public, private, homeschool):

Total number of undergraduates: 1951

Male: 41 %  Female:  59 % 

Catholic: 8%  Other Christian: 28%
Jewish:  <1%  Muslim:  <1%  Other:  23% 

Number of states represented:  40 

Top three states: OH (86%),  PA (4%),  NY (2%) 

Students from top three states: 91% 

Catholic HS: 18%; Homeschool: 3% 

Private HS: 3%; Public HS: 77% 

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Are prospective and current members of your institution’s governing board(s) informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of your institution?

Yes

Are more than half of the current members of your institution’s governing board(s) practicing Catholics?

Yes

Do Catholic members of your institution’s governing board(s) make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?

No

Is your institution’s president a practicing Catholic?

Yes

Does your institution’s president make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?

Yes

Additional Leadership information, clarification or description (optional):

 

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