Jun 15, 2024  
BVU Academic Catalog 23-24 
BVU Academic Catalog 23-24

Conditions of Admission and Employment

As Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 1993:

“Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Buena Vista University are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the university’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title IX is directed to contact the BVU Title IX Coordinator at titleix@bvu.edu. For section 504 and disability-related concerns, contact the director of the Center for Academic Excellence at cae@bvu.edu or Donna Musel at museld@bvu.edu. For Title VI and all other concerns, contact the Human Resources Director, Katie McKibben, at humanresources@bvu.edu or 712-749-2049. The mailing address for the above concerns is Buena Vista University, 610 W. Fourth Street, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588;

Any person may also contact the assistant secretary for Civil Rights, the U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or Section 504 may use the following contact information: The Office of Civil Rights; U.S. Department of Education; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20202-1100; Telephone: (800) 421-3481; Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 TDD#: (800) 877-8339; Email: ocr@ed.gov

For inquiries regarding Title I compliance: Buena Vista University is in compliance with regulations specified in Title I. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Director, Ms. Katie McKibben, 712.749.2049 or humanresources@bvu.edu.

For inquiries regarding Title II compliance: Buena Vista University is in compliance with regulations specified in Title II of the Higher Education Act. For more information, please contact the 504 Coordinator, Ms. Donna Musel, 712.749.1237 or museld@bvu.edu or cae@bvu.edu.

Recognition and Accreditation

Buena Vista University is a non-profit educational organization which is currently exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Buena Vista University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (since 1927), 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL, 60602, 312.263-0456, hlcommission.org. Our next comprehensive evaluation is in the spring of 2031. Special accreditations for specific undergraduate programs include Education: Iowa Department of Education; Social Work: Council on Social Work Education (CWSE).

Buena Vista University holds membership in Iowa College Foundation; Iowa Association of Independent Colleges & Universities; Iowa Campus Compact; Association of Governing Boards (AGB); Association of American Colleges & Universities; The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL); Council for Independent Colleges; Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities; Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; National Collegiate Athletic Association; and American Association of University Women.

Official Communications

The official means of communication at Buena Vista University is e-mail to individual’s BVU accounts. Students are expected to check their BVU e-mail regularly to receive important information concerning their courses as well as other university communications. E-mails sent to students at their official BVU e-mail address will be considered delivered and read, and failure to remain current on official e-mail does not excuse students from knowing the information contained in communications sent to their BVU e-mail address.