University Policies

  1. Cumberland University makes no distinction in its admission policies or procedures on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap.
  2. Cumberland University is in compliance with all known federal, state, and local regulations regarding non-discrimination.
  3. Enrollment limitations in certain programs may prevent a particular student from entering in his/her selected major. Admission to Cumberland University does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course and/or degree program. The University reserves the right to cancel or limit enrollment in any course or degree program.
  4. This Catalog is published by Cumberland University. The statements set forth in this Catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Cumberland University reserves the right to change, update, and/or reprint this document as the institution deems necessary. Changes will be available from academic advisors or appropriate administrative offices.
  5. If a student is not in continuous enrollment at the University, he/she is required to fulfill all degree and other standards of the Catalog regulations in effect at the time of his/her return to the institution. Within the context of its educational missions and resources, Cumberland University is committed to provide educational offerings, experiences, and environment designed to help students be successful.
  6. Cumberland University reserves the right to electronically record or film any University-sanctioned event or class for University purposes.

Contract Policy

No student organization or group of students, or anyone acting for any organization or group, may make contracts of other financial obligations without written approval from the Vice President for Finance, and/or other appropriate official Cumberland University representatives. Persons violating this policy will be personally liable.

Cell Phone Policy

Course instructors establish their own cell phone policies and consequences for any breech of policy.

These policies can be found in the course syllabi. Students are responsible for abiding by the cell

phone policies as outlined.

iPad Policy

Beginning with the Fall semester of 2011-2012, all incoming full-time, first-time freshmen and nursing students accepted to the nursing program will receive iPads. All iPads are the property of the University. The instruments may not be sold, loaned, or given away. Students who maintain full-time enrollment for one complete academic year may assume ownership of the instrument. Students withdrawing before the completion of one academic year must return the iPad to the University. Failure to do so will add the cost of the instrument to their billing statement and result in a hold on academic records until payment is complete.

Each individual is responsible for the security and maintenance of the iPad. If the instrument is damaged, stolen, or lost it must be repaired or replaced in a timely manner at the expense of the student. Independently obtained insurance is recommended. Any lost or stolen iPad must be reported to a campus official.

Students are responsible for the purchase of all apps. Those required for class will be identified by instructors and must be treated similar to text books. All faculty must accept the usage of iPads in the classroom, but may specify restrictions in their individual iPad policy, located, in their course syllabus.