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Walsh University

Year Founded 1960
Number of Students 2,009
Location North Canton, OH
Total Cost (Tuition, Room & Board) $38,180
Net Price (learn more) $21,590
Number of Majors 60
Catholic Students 48%
Catholic Faculty 52%
Median High School GPA 3.49
Median SAT 1080
Median ACT 23

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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 (more than 2,000 undergraduates) is a mix of Catholics and mostly other Christians. Only 21 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 more than 60 undergraduate majors, eight graduate programs, and eight accelerated degrees for 400 working adults, 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. A little over 20 percent of students major in business, and almost 30 percent major in nursing or biology. 

Walsh has a new 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. 

Four Brothers serve on the board of directors, which also includes one priest and Diocese of Youngstown Bishop George Murry, S.J. President Richard Jusseaume was appointed in 2001. He is a Walsh alumnus, a former student Brother, a former professor and dean of students, and a successful businessman. Committed to Walsh’s Catholic identity, he built the University’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help chapel, placed crucifixes in all of the classrooms, and made hiring Catholic professors and staff a priority. 

At a cost of $38,180.00 in 2017-18 for tuition, room, and board, Walsh is well below the average for private schools in Ohio and nationally. The average financial aid package is $22,943.00, and scholarships and grants are available, including some for Catholic high school graduates and graduates of home school 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 new 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 are able to 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 in cohorts together.  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. 

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. 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 one-day silent retreat 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 Alexis 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—starting at 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 40 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 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 will be added to the intercollegiate sports offerings and Men’s Bowling will become 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?


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 

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

Information from Career Services Office 

As part of the Office of Experiential Learning, the Career Center seeks to help students and alumni connect their academic preparation with employment or further study after graduation. Career planning is a process, and it begins the moment you step onto campus at Walsh University. We work to establish relationships with employers in the region to cultivate opportunities for internships, seasonal work, and full-time employment – and make those connections across Northeast Ohio and beyond available to you! 

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

To help you prepare for that next step — the Career Center provides online and in-person resources to students and alumni as they explore careers and apply for internships and career opportunities. From mock interviews to career coaching and networking events, Walsh’s commitment to its students and alumni is lifetime. Approximately 75 percent of our graduates are working in a career field of choice, and 20 percent of our students continue their studies at the graduate level. 

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, 2017-2018, for the seventh consecutive year, One of one of only four 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, fifth consecutive year 

– Military Friendly School for2017, seventh 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 2017 Top 10 Program from a Catholic University Colleges 

– 2017 Member of the Center for Student Opportunity National I’m First Program, supporting first-generation college students. 

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. 

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


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


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


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?


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) 

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


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


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?


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


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?


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. Amber Mueser-Vaught; 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:

– 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.
ENG (Literature)

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).

(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 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 323 H1:DV:Public Policy   

GFA 355 H1:American Foreign Policy  

GFA 409 H1:InternPoliti Econ 

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  

LSJ 250 H1:DV:Diversity & Social Just   

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 308 H1:Great Transformations  

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 309 H1:Corrections  

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
HON 250 H2a:SL:Living the Mission  

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 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 208 H2b:The Fren Revolut and Napo   

HIST 308 H2b:Hist of the Ancient World  

HIST 309 H2b:Hist of Medieval Europe   

HIST 310 H2b:Hist of Early Mode Europe   

HIST 350 H2b:American Catholic History   

HIST 413 H2b:Europ Intellect Hist   

HIST 435 H2b:The Papacy   

JS 103 H2b:Jwsh Read of the Bible   

HON 300 H2b:Honors Seminar  

LSJ 300 H2b:DV:Social Chg I:Soc Move   

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 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 Capstone/Art History   

BSC 440 DV:H3:Applied Behav Sci Intern   

BUS 465 H3:Integrative Global Expe III   

COM 305 H3: Intercultural 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 401 H3:DV:Povty & Prspty in Dev Wd   

GFA 405 H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert   

GFA 415 H3:International Law   

JS 211 H3:DV:EarlyJud:FoundChristi   

HON 301 H3:Honors Seminar   

JS 315 H3:Rep Brok Wrld:Jew Valu Heal   

LSJ 350 H3:DV:Soc Chg II: Mobiliz Act   

PEAC 301 H3:Conflict Resolution   

PHIL 304 H3:Bioethics   

THEO 302 H3:Liturgy/Sacraments   

PSYC 460 H3:Senior Research Project   

THEO 310 H3:Contemporary Christian Spirituality   

THEO 320 H3:Repair a Broken World   

THEO 408 Seminar: Topics in Theology DIVERSITY COURSES
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 T1: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   

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   

LSJ 250 H1:DV:Diversity & Social Just  

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 255 H1:DV:Phil of Human Sexuality   

PSYC 210 DV:T1:Human Devel Across Lifes   

PSYC 230 T1:DV:Human Sexuality  

SOC 204 DV:T1:Social Problems   

SOC 205 T1:DV:Social/Cult Divers   

SOC 206 DV:T1:Cross-Cult Iss Gender   

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 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   

LSJ 250 H1:DV:Diversity & Social Just   

LSJ 300 H2b:DV:Social Chg I:Soc Move   

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   

The following diversity courses do not fulfill Tier I or Tier II requirements.
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:Glob Perspec 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  

HIST 410 DV: Aspects East Asian Civil   

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?


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?


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

Every student chooses one course in philosophy. 

N.B. please describe any service programs run by the chaplaincy or campus ministry department in the section on Student Activities

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:

Actuarial Science (Minor only) 

Art (Minor only)
Art History
Behavioral Sciences/Counseling (B.A./M.A.)
Biology – Accelerated B.S./D.P.T. Physical Therapy Program 

Biology – Environmental Science Track
Business Management
Clinical Laboratory Science

Communication – Digital Media Track
Comprehensive Science
Computer Science

Computer Science Networking
Computer Science Programming
Corporate Communication
Counseling (Behavioral Science)
Criminal Justice (Sociology)

Education – AYA Integrated Language Arts
Education – AYA Integrated Mathematics
Education – AYA Integrated Science
Education – AYA Integrated Social Studies 

Education – Early Childhood Administration
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 – Multi-Age Physical Education Licensure
Education – Physical Education 

Education – Professional Program 

Education – Teacher Preparation Program 

Engineering (3+2 Program) 


Environmental Studies (Minor only)
Exercise Science
Family Studies (Sociology)

Forensic Studies (Minor only) 

Gender Studies (Minor only)

Graphic Design

Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations 

Legal Studies (3+2 Program) 

Legal Studies (3+3 Program)
Museum Studies
Music (Tracks available in Performance, Sacred Music or Modern Music Culture)

Peace Studies (Minor only)
Political Science (Government and Foreign Affairs)
Pre-Medical and Pre-Optical
Pre-Occupational Therapy (Psychology)
Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)
Pre-Physical Therapy (Psychology)
Professional Writing
Psychology Community/Clinical
Psychology Research
Research Methods and Data Analysis(Sociology)

Spanish for Healthcare (Minor only)



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

  1. Nursing 18%
  2. Biology 10 %
  3. Management 8 %

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


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


If yes, please describe:

For 42 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 four 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
– 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?


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 will facilitate small group work in basic counseling skills training for participants from the Archdiocese of Gulu (northern Uganda). This is 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?


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


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?


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?


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


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?


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.
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?


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

Mon-Fri at 11:00 a.m., Sun at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.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  

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?


– On Campus Lenten Retreat: led by various visiting priests over the years including Walsh Alumnus Fr. Scott Kopp, Fr. John Michael Paul, CSJ, Prior of the Community of St. John, Fr. Michael K. Gurnick, the Vicar for Clergy and Religious in the Diocese of Cleveland, Fr. Steve Flynn, Fr. Gerard Gonda, O.S.B., and Fr. Bede Shipps, O.P. 

– The AGAPE Retreat: Walsh’s oldest student retreat is grounded in faith. A student core team organizes talks, activities, skits, and prayer opportunities. 

– Silent retreat with Adoration 

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.

– Monthly vocation office visits to campus – every month members from a different religious order spends 1-2 days on campus educating about and promoting their order   

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?


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 60.

Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):

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?


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

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


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?

During the daytime

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.)


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.


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?


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 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 

– 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 

– Monday night Holy hour with presentation on theme by local deacon.

– 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 

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! 

On-campus silent retreat – student-led and organized silent retreat for students that includes opportunities for confession 

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 

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 6 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:
– 54 Service Learning classes in 2016-2017, taught by 25 faculty and enrolling 611 students, completed 10,540 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:

– 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 80 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:

– Women’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 



Bowling (2018-19)  

Cross Country  






Track & Field  


Women’s Sports 


Bowling (2018-19) 

Cross Country 






Track & Field 



Intramural Sports 




Flag Football 





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:

– Active Minds 

– American Sign Language Club 

– Campus Ambassadors—assist admissions and others in introducing prospective students to the campus 

– Campus Kitchen 

– College Democrats 

– College Republicans 

– Dance Marathon 

– Dance Team—perform at certain athletic events 

– Lean-In Club 

– Orientation Leaders—upper-class students assisting freshmen and their families 

– Residence Hall Association—student leaders in residence halls, who assist with programming and policy education 

–  Student Alumni Association 

– Speech and Debate club 

– League of Legends Club 

– Running club 

– The Spectator (campus newspaper) 

– Ski and Snowboard club 

– Trek Backpacking club  

– Walsh University Student Government 

– WCAV 88.3 (campus radio station) 

– University Program Board—prestigious and hardworking group that provides significant leadership and role models in campus life, especially social 

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


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?


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?


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


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


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?”


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:  2009 

Male: 41 %  Female:  59 % 

Catholic:48%  Other Christian: 28%
Jewish:  <1%  Muslim:  <1%  Other:  23% 

Number of states represented:  40 

Top three states: OH (88 %),  PA (2 %),  MI (1%) 

Students from top three states: 91% 

Catholic HS: 21%; Homeschool: 1% 

Private HS: 3%; Public HS: 75% 

Most up-to-date information provided by the University 

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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?


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


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


Is your institution’s president a practicing Catholic?


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


Additional Leadership information, clarification or description (optional):

The President of Walsh University has personally led four cohort groups of 12-15 faculty/staff in 12-month legacy sessions, including summer trips to Alfred, Maine, the headquarters location for the Brothers of Christian Instruction in the United States.  A fifth Legacy cohort was just created Fall of 2017.  The members of these groups focus on and discuss religious orders, the history of Catholic colleges, the history of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, the founding and development of Walsh University, and the nature of charism, mission, Catholic Identity, and sponsorship.   

The Walsh University Rome experience is located at Castel Gandolfo just outside Rome and includes a visit to the Vatican.     

Additionally, the President, and Campus Ministry have organized and participated in several pilgrimages to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Italy, and Mexico.   

President's Note

A message from the president.

Dear Parents and Prospective Students: 

Choosing a university may well be one of the most important decisions you make. Here is what you have a right to expect: 

  • Effective career preparation and solid academics. 
  • Competent, communicative faculty. 
  • A friendly and supportive community. 
  • Pleasant, well-maintained, comfortable and safe facilities. 

Here is what you will find in addition at WALSH UNIVERSITY: 

  • Guidance and leadership in a Catholic community inspired by Jesus Christ. 
  • Service experiences here and abroad in preparation for a life of Christian community service. 
  • Easy access to the sacraments, spiritual guidance, and faith experiences such as retreats, rosary and bible study groups, and adoration. 
  • Personal transformation that leads to a full and productive life wherever you go. 

I invite you to come and see for yourself. Come and experience Walsh University,  “A Catholic University of Distinction.” 


Richard Jusseaume 

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2020 East Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

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