General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) is a United States federal law codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, with implementing regulations in title 34, part 99 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The regulations provide that educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education must provide students with access to their education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. With several exceptions, schools must have a student’s consent prior to the disclosure of education records.

A few of the many exceptions are:

  • Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.
  • The disclosure is to parents, as defined in §99.3, of a dependent student, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The term “dependent” means an individual over half of whose support, for the calendar year in which the taxable year of the taxpayer begins, was received from the taxpayer.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Saint Augustine’s University’s ADA Compliance Program for Students with Disabilities offers quality services, reasonable and effective accommodations to students with disabilities to enhance their academic success, participation in educational programs, and quality of campus life. The University supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ADA Office invites all students with special needs to take advantage of the support services provided by the University, to enable them to reach their full academic potential. Saint Augustine’s University prohibits the discrimination of students with disabilities and provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.

Student Diversity

In upholding integrity and equality, Saint Augustine’s University does not discriminate against any person based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries concerning non- discrimination policies, contact the Employee Relations/Affirmative Action Office at 919.516.4413.

Price of Attendance

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Net Price Calculator

The net price calculator helps determine the potential cost of attending Saint Augustine’s University by showing the full cost of tuition minus any grants or scholarships a prospective student may be eligible to earn.

Please follow the link to view Saint Augustine’s University’s net price calculator →

Educational Information

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Instructional Facilities

Academic Success

The Academic Advising Center provides assistance to students in attaining their educational goals through academic advising and intervention to help make a successful transition to, and establish their place in college life. Advisors assist students with taking responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals and the ability to develop strategies for achieving them. Advisors provide guidance in helping students graduate in a timely manner by successfully meeting all requirements. Advisors also assist with referrals and mentoring. The Academic Advising Center advises all students in the first year of their collegiate experience as well as students who have not declared a major during the second year. Students will meet with their academic advisor at least twice each semester. Academic Advising Center advisors work closely with all major program advisors to ensure that students receive comprehensive advising. The Academic Advising Center is located in the Delany Building, 2nd floor.

Student Advising Handbook →

Writing Center

The Writing Center’s friendly and knowledgeable team of undergraduate writing peer readers are available to assist students at any stage of the writing process.

Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors are available to supplement in-class instruction in most core classes.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI offerings vary each semester.

Library Services for All Students

The Prezell R. Robinson Library was named in honor of Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, then president of Saint Augustine’s College, on May 13, 1984. The Library serves as a gateway to a robust collection of online resources and services; provides on-site reference and collection development expertise, and facilitates additional services that support the academic programs and research needs of the university.

The mission of the Prezell R. Robinson Library is to provide informational resources, services and programs which meet the educational goals and research needs of the University and community.

Scholarly resources at Saint Augustine’s University are located in the Prezell R. Robinson Library, which provides information and research services for the University and community. Equity of access is provided to the physical collection of books, magazines and audiovisual materials through an automated, online library system. Training on using the online library system and evaluating information is provided to library users.

The Library staff is comprised of information educators who prepare students, faculty and all users to be knowledgeable and creative information consumers.

The Prezell R. Robinson Library consists of three floors: Archives, Digital Learning and Traditional Library. The facility also contains seminar rooms with space for study groups and computer labs. Throughout the Library are individual carrels and study tables that will seat up to 500 students.

The Library has more than 100,000 volumes that represent courses offered by the divisions of Business, Liberal Arts and Education, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Social Sciences. The information resources are in many formats-prints, video/DVD and other audio recordings, Internet and NC LIVE. There are approximately 300 periodicals that provide current information in support of the four academic divisions. About 30 newspapers of local, regional and national coverage are included.

The Prezell R. Robinson Library Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

  • SUNDAY | 1 p.m – 8 p.m.
  • MONDAY – THURSDAY | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • FRIDAY | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(This information is subject to change, please check the library page for the most up to date information.)

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

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Career and Job Placement Services

The mission of the Professional Development and Career Services Center at Saint Augustine’s University is to empower students to identify and maximize the connection between what they learn and how they make a living. Ultimately, it is crucial for students to self-manage their own lifetime career development. To that end, the Professional Development and Career Services Center offers comprehensive services to facilitate self-assessment, skill identification, career exploration, decision-making, and career preparation and graduate school selection. Partnering with faculty, staff, alumni and employers we seek to guide students toward active citizenship in an interdependent world through productive and satisfying work. 

Financial Aid

Policies, Procedures, and Consumer Information

Detailed consumer information and financial aid procedures →

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Saint Augustine’s University is committed and has a long-standing commitment to proactively address high-risk drinking and substance abuse within our campus community. Saint Augustine’s takes pride in creating a campus that is a celebrative one. A campus not downgraded by the misuse of alcohol and drugs. Both harm reduction and primary preventative approaches are used when addressing alcohol issues at Saint Augustine’s University.

Harm reduction is a public health philosophy that seeks to minimize the dangers around alcohol use and risk of harm. Primary prevention works to prevent alcohol, other drug use, and abuse. Through the use of best practices, Saint Augustine’s promotes Student success programs. These programs promote responsible behavior around alcohol use including awareness, education, and compliance with campus policies and state and federal law. Saint Augustine’s objective is to decrease high-risk drinking and its negative consequences among students. Saint Augustine’s University focuses on:

1. Offering and promoting social, recreational, extracurricular, and public service options that do not include alcohol and other drugs;

2. Creating a social, academic, and residential environment that supports healthy norms;

3. Restricting marketing and promotions of clubs, raves, other venues, and events that promote alcohol or drug use;

4. Enforce and develop campus policies by enforcing local, state, and federal laws relating to other drug use.

Vaccination Policies

North Carolina State Law mandates that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization which documents that the student has received immunizations required by law.

All new, transfer, and readmitted student must complete the immunization record and have it submitted to the Joseph G. Gordon Health Center prior to July 15 for fall admission and December 15th for spring admission each year.

Please see the list below for required vaccinations:

  • Three (3) DPT vaccinations – last vaccine must be within 10 years of admission.
  • Two (2) MMR vaccinations.
  • Three (3) Polio vaccinations (for applicants under age 18 at time of admission).
  • Three (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations (if born after July 1, 1994)

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

The Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police Department (SAUCPD) is committed to the safety and well-being of the University community.

2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report →

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)

Saint Augustine’s University takes fire safety extremely serious and continues to improve its programs offered to the Saint Augustine’s community through education, engineering and enforcement.

2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report →

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Voter Registration

Saint Augustine’s University as a private university, complies with the National Voter Registration Act.

Saint Augustine’s University does not endorse candidates, take political stands, or endorse or oppose legislation. Voter registration forms are available online.

SAU students may be eligible to register and vote in Wake County, North Carolina. The deadline for voter registration in North Carolina is 25 days prior to an election.

The links below provide information on registering and voting in Wake County.