Southern Methodist University is pleased to provide information regarding academic programs, enrollment, financial aid, public safety, athletics and services for persons with disabilities. The information is available in a conveniently accessible website at smu.edu/srk. Students also may obtain paper copies of this information by contacting the appropriate office listed below. Disclosure of this information is pursuant to requirements of the Higher Education Act and the Campus Security Act.
1. Academic Programs
Provost Office, Perkins Administration Building, Room 219
a. Current degree programs and other educational and training programs.
b. Instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities relating to the academic program.
c. Faculty and other instructional personnel.
d. Names of associations, agencies or governmental bodies that accredit, approve or license the institution and its programs and the procedures by which documents describing that activity may be reviewed.
Registrar, Blanton Student Services Building, Room 101
a. Graduation Rates – The completion or graduation rate of the institution’s certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate students and students who receive athletically related financial aid.
b. Privacy of Student Education Records – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act governs Southern Methodist University’s maintenance and disclosure of a student’s education records. FERPA provides students the right to inspect and review their education records and to seek amendment of those records that they believe to be inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights. Further, FERPA prevents SMU from disclosing personally identifiable information about a student to outside third parties, except under specific circumstances outlined in SMU’s Policy Manual.
c. Withdrawal – Requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from the institution.
3. Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid, Blanton Student Services Building, Room 212
a. Financial assistance available to students enrolled in the institution.
b. Cost of attending the institution, including tuition and fees charged to full-time and part-time students, estimates of costs for necessary books and supplies, estimates of typical charges for room and board, estimates of transportation costs for students, and any additional cost of a program in which a student is enrolled or expresses a specific interest.
c. Terms and conditions under which students receiving Federal Family Education Loan or Federal Perkins Loan assistance may obtain deferral of the repayment of the principal and interest of the loan for:
i. Service under the Peace Corps Act;
ii. Service under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973; or
iii. Comparable service as a volunteer for a tax-exempt organization of demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service.
d. The requirements for return of Title IV grant or loan assistance.
e. Enrollment status of students participating in SMU Education Abroad programs, for the purpose of applying for federal financial aid.
4. Student Financials
Director of Student Financials, Blanton Student Services Building, Room 212
a. Tuition and fees.
b. Living on campus.
c. Optional and course fees.
d. Financial policies.
e. Administrative fees and deposits.
f. Payment options.
g. Any refund policy with which the institution is required to comply for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of costs paid to the institution.
5. Services for Students With Disabilities
220 Memorial Health Center
A description of special facilities and services available to students with disabilities.
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services, 316 Loyd Center
a. Athletic program participation rates and financial aid support.
b. Graduation or completion rates of student athletes.
c. Athletic program operating expenses and revenues.
d. Coaching staffs.
7. Campus Police
SMU Police Department, Patterson Hall
Southern Methodist University’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SMU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to/accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other related matters.