Consumer Information

From the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Privacy of Student Records

Union Institute & University has a long-standing commitment to the concern for and protection of students’ rights and privacy of information. Union Institute & University complies with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. Students have the right to inspect, review and challenge the accuracy of their education records. Read the complete FERPA policy.

HEERF Student Portion Reports

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides financial support to colleges and universities, as well as directly to students. HEERF consists of three grants - the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

The intent of these grants is to help students pay for college expenses during the financial downturn created by the pandemic. Examples of eligible "cost of attendance" expenses: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. With the student's approval, CRRSAA grants can pay tuition and fees.

HEERF Institutional Portion Reports

Institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are required to submit a report to the Secretary of Education describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

This page provides public information about Union Institute & University's participation in the CARES Act, CRRSSA, and ARPA under the HEERF Institutional Portion.

Voter Registration Information

Union Institute & University is strongly committed to social relevance and community. The university encourages students and employees to take full advantage of their rights and fulfill their responsibilities as citizens by registering to vote, voting, and, whenever possible, participating in the political process at the community, state and/or national level.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges and universities to make available to students information on how to register to vote, including access to acceptable voter registration forms. 

The website for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) provides a wide range of resources for individuals seeking to register to vote, as well as providing voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory.